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Blue Satin/shantung Reversible Fabric Plus Size Boustier Dress

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What materials did you use? Blue satin/shantung reversible fabric with blue cotton poplin lining.

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What are you most proud of? Creating a pattern just for me. It has been a huge learning curve, but I understand so much more through this experience. There's still some things I need to finish (waist stay, hem although I'm still tossing up changing it to a 3/4 circle skirt), but what I've learned is invaluable.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just try stuff out and don't be afraid to do it. You will make mistakes, but embrace them as part of the learning process and you will come out of this experience with a gorgeous dress and whole new understanding of dressmaking.

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You go girl... Look great.

08/22/2014 Flag

Beautiful job!

10/04/2014 Flag


10/16/2014 Flag

This looks great! Did you upsize the original pattern or use one of the alternatives?

11/28/2014 Flag

Thanks :) I upsized the skirt which was the original pattern, and then used the bodice from the plus size alternative. The seams matched up with a bit of fiddling. I would use a different method today to what I did then. The pattern grading course on here is fantastic for learning how to grade the patterns to fit :)

06/04/2015 Flag

you did a great job with pattern and class! you look beautiful! now if only I would adjust and finish MY dress! thanks for showing us what our dress is SUPPOSED to look like. very nice!

05/29/2015 Flag

Thanks :) There was a lot wrong with this dress, haha. I couldn't bend over, so there were things that at the time I couldn't fix. I'm going to do an updated version soon. But give it a go, it does feel great once you finish :)

06/04/2015 Flag