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Author Topic: Knock-off summer dress  (Read 708 times)

Magimum

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Knock-off summer dress
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:41:24 AM »

I'm going to have a go at making this dress for a wedding I'm attending at the end of the month. If you zoom in on the photos you can see the interesting bodice seaming. The skirt looks to have a couple of pleats in the front and plenty of flare.

I'll be using a cotton sateen which should have enough body.

I'll post some line drawings later, and pics of the fabric.

https://www.bravissimo.com/products/hannah-hi-lo-hem-dress-navy-pd740nvy/



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Re: Knock-off summer dress
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 02:41:07 PM »

Magimum
I cant see the seaming detail but the back is a knock out!  Hope to see yours when it is done.
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Re: Knock-off summer dress
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 07:15:20 PM »

I love that dress! Perfect for summer and a wedding. I would have a hard time picking between the navy and pink colors.

The back reminds me of the pleats on the dress I made for my daughters wedding. Such a nice touch.

Good luck!

Bev, if you click on the posted link you can see more details on the pink version of this dress.
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Re: Knock-off summer dress
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 08:55:36 PM »

Kowgiirl.up, thanks for the tip for switching to the pink version via Magimum's link.  Once I did that, I could see the seaming quite well.  The seaming is indeed interesting and probably will make for a perfectly fit bodice.  Good luck, Magimum, with your skills, it will sure to be a home run.  Like Bev and Kowgiirl.up, I love that back detail.

The lace on the dress reminded me of the graduation dress you made for your daughter - and I had to go hunting for it - such impressive work.  Hope you don't mind my reposting it here - such great eye candy!

Graduation dress update:

V1428 by Lisa Machin, on Flickr

This is V1428 which the pattern envelope describes as advanced, but I'd say is easy but fiddly.



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Re: Knock-off summer dress
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 10:01:37 PM »

I hadn't seen that dress. I'm glad you dug it up CCL. The lace looks awesome. Whoever said it would be "fiddly" would be right but worth it.
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Re: Knock-off summer dress
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 12:59:26 PM »

Oh yay, Lisa (Magimum), I'm so happy you're posting your progress here. I'm going to love following this topic. That is such a gorgeous dress that you will be emulating.

Kathryn
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Re: Knock-off summer dress
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 08:42:32 AM »

Like Bev said - the back of the dress is stunning. magimum! Beautiful dress.

CCL - glad you posted the dress again, it is wonderful. More than worthy of the work gone into it.
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