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|Style||Retro / Vintage, Romantic, Classic|
What was your source for this sewing project?
Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Simplicity 4070
What materials did you use? Dress: French ribbon fabric- possibly cotton rayon blend, Silk organza, Cotton lining, pearl buttons, zip, Gutemann thread. Belt & flowers: Scraps of dress fabric & dupion silk, Silk velvet ribbon, Swarovski crystals & pearls, brooch pin.
What are you most proud of? Making something that Emily loved, even though she never wears dresses. Also It was only 45 euro($55) for the 3.5m piece of fabric, so pretty cheap for bridesmaid fabric. I already had the silk organza, buttons & velvet ribbon, so I only had to purchase a couple of metres of cream cotton for the lining & underskirt.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is quite an easy pattern, but it's the finishing details that can really make it a stunner. I made a toile of the under bodice to get the fit right, but the overlay was simple, & easy to tweak. I just hand tacked it to do a first fitting. If using stripes, take the time to match your pattern correctly, it will make it a quality garment if they all line up. I was turning the skirt every which way to get them to match on the seams & then I still cut two right back skirts(even with 30 years sewing experience you still make silly mistakes). Luckily I had enough fabric to cut another back left skirt. I also used less fullness in the ruffle as it was a folded piece of silk organza instead of a soft tulle.