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« on: October 20, 2013 03:14:10 PM »

For months Iíve been waiting to sew my Chloe dress by Victory Patterns, and itís finally happened.


I love all the panels, and it's a great canvas for showcasing different prints. The pink floral at the front and back sides was brought by friends from Malaysia. The metallic stripes at the front sides was a vintage cotton from my Grandmaís stash that I dyed fuchsia. The peacock in the back was purchased for this dress at Joann. The orange and chartreuse silk pieces are left over from my wedding dress.


The pattern was very easy to construct and fit. I cut a size 10, but wound up tapering to an 8 at the top. Other alterations include: re-drafted sleeve pieces, tapered front panel at collarbone and hips, added back shoulder darts, adjusted for sloping shoulder seam, took in side seams.


The only materials purchased for this dress was the peacock cotton (1yd @ $6) and the digital pattern. Once my muslin was adjusted, the dress was cut and sewn together in about 2-3 hours.


Itís kinda the perfect dress. The Chloe pattern has simple design lines, is easy to make, and could be customized by fabric choice or pattern variations. I canít wait to make it again!


more pictures and words on my blog: http://madebyjulianne.com/chloe-dress/
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013 11:40:17 PM »

This is lovely! The different panels all work together beautifully. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013 05:33:30 AM »

It looks beautiful on you! I love all of the colors. This would be cute with some kind of sleeve, too, but I also like it as it is. Perfect dress! <3 (Also, I'm in LOVE with your stripe-y tights. Adorable!)
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013 08:23:08 AM »

It looks beautiful. But, just to achieve perfection, you should either widen it a bit at your hips OR shorten the back. See last picture? The fabric gets folds because it rests on your lower hip instead of gliding further down.
(Since the dress doesn't look to tight at the hips I'd shorten the back. Just take in that fold.)

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013 09:10:56 AM »

It looks beautiful. But, just to achieve perfection, you should either widen it a bit at your hips OR shorten the back. See last picture? The fabric gets folds because it rests on your lower hip instead of gliding further down.
(Since the dress doesn't look to tight at the hips I'd shorten the back. Just take in that fold.)

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Thanks for the tip! I think it might just be the way I'm standing in the last picture, because when I'm walking around (and in the top pictures) there's not really a swayback problem, which sometimes is an adjustment I need to make.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013 09:15:20 AM »

Thanks for the feedback everyone! I made the leggings as well, and at this point I probably have 5 pairs. I've been making them for years, and usually wind up keeping a pair from each different fabric I get. Way too many stripes!
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014 12:38:48 PM »

I've looked at this pattern before (I'm by no means any kind of seamstress but always have hope hehe), it is gorgeous in the fabrics you chose!  So cool that you were able to include fabrics that had meaning to you and you are totally rocking it with those tights as well lady Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014 01:33:57 PM »

I've looked at this pattern before (I'm by no means any kind of seamstress but always have hope hehe), it is gorgeous in the fabrics you chose!  So cool that you were able to include fabrics that had meaning to you and you are totally rocking it with those tights as well lady Grin

Thank you! It's a really nice pattern and very flattering; all the seams make it easy to tailor the dress.
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2014 04:07:57 AM »

It's a beautiful dress!
And I love how you combined all those different fabrics.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014 03:22:18 PM »

Wonderful dress. You combined colors perfectly, just love it Smiley
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