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Topic: Sha-ZAM! ...my first dress project.  (Read 415 times)
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« on: December 02, 2008 01:56:56 PM »

So, this weekend, my guy and a group of our friends are going to see the Nutcracker ballet. We decided it was the perfect excuse to get all dolled up and feel snazzy. I was just going to wear an old dress out of the closet, but I saw the new James Bond movie over Thanksgiving break and was reminded that I've always wanted an elegant dress with a delightfully low cut back. I just recently got a sewing machine in a glorious $8 thrift store deal, so I went out and bought some fabric and a pattern and here I am jumping in with both feet.

I decided on Vogue's 7365. http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V7365.htm with some minor adjustments. I got some luscious black crepe-backed satin and a lovely patterned sheer to add some interest. The patterned stuff will be used for the godet and the straps. I haven't decided whether I'd like to include the bows, probably not, or maybe just at the neck.

Has anyone here ever tried this pattern? Any tips, warnings? I'm 5'7" and 125 lbs, and I already know I will probably encounter some trouble in the bust. I'll likely have to sew in some cups for support and modesty, but being a large B to small C in size, that may pose some difficulty.

All my fabric is cut out, and I'm ready to start the sewing tonight. I'll have some pictures to post later, too.

Oh, the title? Because "Sha-ZAM!" is how I want this dress to look when I put it on and step out of the bedroom to see the look on my guy's face. Ladies, you know what I'm talking about.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008 06:38:12 AM »

I don't know anything about this pattern, but good luck! I bet it will look amazing! I can't wait to see pictures! Smiley
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