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Topic: Wedding outfit - New Look 6515 (lots of pics!)  (Read 2087 times)
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patchyemm
« on: January 03, 2009 02:51:01 PM »

I've just finished this outfit for my stepmum to wear to her son's wedding.  It's in summer in Australia so the outfit needed to be cool and comfy so I've used good quality quilting cottons - from a great online shop in NZ called Stitcher's Closet. 


Sorry about the poor quality of this photo.







I used New Look 6515, view C, for the top.  Had to do a fair bit of alteration to the pattern to get it to fit over the bust.  I learned on Craftster that most patterns are for a standard B cup regardless of dress size, and that was very useful info!  My stepmum's measurements were an 18 according to the sizing on the pattern but I cut a 16 and that fitted perfectly.  The skirt was just adapted from some other dress pattern I had.

Check out the machine embroidery on the band under the bust - I'm doing that every chance I get.  She looks beautiful in it  Grin

Comments and criticism always appreciated.  Thanks for looking!
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Quinkes
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009 03:56:14 PM »

It really suits her,  well done. Smiley Smiley Smiley
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bananabanana
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009 05:20:40 PM »

What a lovely outfit. The embroidery is gorgeous, well done.
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sewjayded
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009 02:57:33 PM »

She looks great in it, love the embroidery!
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karentopaz
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009 02:34:51 AM »

I agree, she does look beautiful in it.  I like that you added a strip of the blouse fabric to the skirt.  It really pulls the outfit together.
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kazzavinci_w_87
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009 08:41:59 PM »

Looks like a perfect fit for her and beautiful fabric choices, great work Smiley Smiley Smiley
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KMOM13
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009 04:59:37 AM »

It is very lovely and it looks comfortable too.  I love the embroidery on the band - it really classes up the outfit.
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patchyemm
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009 08:38:46 PM »

Thanks very much for all the lovely comments - it's always great to receive encouragement  Grin
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hchambers
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009 11:38:38 PM »

very nice. i'm sure she'll be proud to wear that to the wedding. you did a fantastic job! Smiley
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