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« on: August 24, 2010 12:45:36 PM »

I bought a very expensive fabric earlier this year. I have squirmed over the fact that I had to cut in the fabric. Both because it was so expensive and because it is made of silk. As many of you know, silk lives it own life and cutting the pattern pieces were not easy. The fact that I had chosen to construct a pattern that should be cut on the bias did not make it easier . Thought for a while that everything would go all wrong, especially when the hem turned very uneven because of the bias cut. But finally i made even the hem look good. I had to hand sew some of the seams and the hem but other wise I think the sewing wasn't that difficult.

The pattern that I designed is basically pretty simple. I thought the fabric would be allowed to speak and the only extra is drape in the neckline. I will certainly use the pattern again.

Are happy with the outcome and I really felt nice when i wore it for a friend's 40 year celebration. Wore a yellow suede belt to make the outfit tougher. Tried it with a turquoise satin ribbon to and that also works well, but It felt it was too elegant for this event.

Anyway here is the result:

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010 01:08:30 PM »

That is a lovely dress, I also like the drapey neckline.

I have silk that I have been hoarding for almost a decade. It isn't a large amount though.

« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010 01:10:16 PM »

It's really pretty -- I love the neckline too!
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010 03:20:12 PM »

How lovely! The colors look great on you.
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010 03:38:23 PM »

That's an awesome dress! Looks great on you!
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010 06:03:23 PM »

Oh it's beautiful! The dress is so great for the fabric. The pattern is really pretty too.

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010 11:08:05 AM »

Wow, that's gorgeous! Did you make your own pattern? Two thumbs up!
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010 08:07:54 PM »

That dress is STUNNING! I'm so glad you made it. Fabric that sits in a closet will never be as good as fabric that gets made into something and enjoyed by everyone who sees it.

Not only is that fabric beautiful, but the dress looks like it fits you well, and you are having fun in it.

I'm jealous. I want to make a silk dress now!
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2010 08:51:00 PM »

Thanks all of you!

fiberartist219: You are so right, fabric is best on some one Cheesy And go for it! You kan make your own silkdress.

If any one is intrested I can show how easy it is to make you own drape neckline pattern.
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010 03:52:23 PM »

That is a fantastic dress and fabric.

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