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Retro dress

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Petite
Style Retro / Vintage
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Vogue 8633

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What materials did you use? stretch poplin, cotton bastiste, fusible interfacing, 22" zipper, hooks and eyes.

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What are you most proud of? I love that I did not cut corners on the fitting, the top or the lining. I wore it out and the first comment I received: "that dress looks like it was made for you!"

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't skim on making a muslin!!!! The facings should actually be a little wider because the collar stands up and can show the interior of the lining. If the fabric is light enough you can do the lining in the same fabric (which was not the case for me). The top of the mid-section should fall under the bust (in my case is right over the underwire of my bra) and the bottom I extended so that it would fall on my natural waist. Having these seams in these places makes it more comfortable to wear and it also is slimming by highlighting the smallest part of your torso.

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Looks beautiful

08/10/2012 Flag

Gorgeous! I want to try it! Thanks for sharing!

08/30/2013 Flag

What a great dress!

10/04/2013 Flag