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1950s inspired formal dress

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Classic, Traditional, Retro / Vintage
haela on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Satin charmeuse, interfacing, satin lining, invisible zipper.

haela on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The fact I made this dress from scratch! This was really challenging as I had never made a pattern (bad idea). Inevitably, I made a lot of mistakes which I had to correct. For instance, I originally intended it to have a sweetheart neckline but it was far too 'gapey' so I had to make it a 'V'! But, all in all I think it turned out well given the circumstances.

haela on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan, plan and plan again. Or, if you're not experienced in drafting patterns like I was, it is best to use a commercial pattern and alter it, rather than start from scratch ><

haela on craftsy.com

Very pretty!

06/08/2013 Flag

Thanks :)!

06/09/2013 Flag

Love the neckline and shoulder, Way cute on you tooooo

06/08/2013 Flag

Thank you :)! I really struggled with those areas haha

06/09/2013 Flag