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« on: July 05, 2013 03:13:44 AM »

Here is my entry.

 It has a velvet bodice with mesh strip insertions and satin skirt with a thigh high split.  Here is the back

I started with this pattern

but had to alter the neckline as it wasn't sitting right so I changed it to a halter neck with bias binding ties.
I am pretty happy with how it turned out but it will be a while before I do anything with velvet again as it moves so much,
thanks for checking it out
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013 05:43:03 AM »

Very pretty! Like the contrasting binding you used for the bodice. Your version is much more appealing and dramatic. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2013 10:15:25 AM »

Just wish I had the figure to wear this LBD, it's lovely.

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2013 10:55:53 AM »

Very nice design! I love this neckline!
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013 01:09:37 PM »

It looks lovely! I love the neckline, too!

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2013 02:39:32 PM »

Very pretty.

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2013 08:35:37 PM »

Wonderful job! I love those neat, cutting lines. I also commend you for daring to work with velvet! Was there lint everywhere after you cut it?
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2013 04:54:30 PM »

It looks like a latin dance dress you'd see at a ballroom competition.  Does the bodice have side darts?  If it wasn't velvet I'd think it was bias cut.

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2013 07:13:44 AM »

I love that you made the pattern your own and solved fitting issues---sewing for yourself is the greatest!

I also hate working with velvets...so slippery!  Looks like you will have a lovely black dress for many fun events!

« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013 02:19:25 AM »

Wonderful job! I love those neat, cutting lines. I also commend you for daring to work with velvet! Was there lint everywhere after you cut it?

thank you, I only attempted this because the technique was in a recent threads magazine and I could follow it step by step.  And yes there was lint everywhere after!

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