Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Dress M5269


I had no special occasion in mind when I decided to make this dress. I was inspired to try this pattern after reading Ann's, Gorgeous Things, review on PR. Ann is so creative. She made an exquisite couture garment from this simple pattern. For me, I stuck with the basic design for making my version of this dress.

Pattern Description: MISSES’/MISS PETITE DRESS: Straight, fitted, lined dress, below mid-knee has princess seams, yoke front, back zipper and cap sleeves with pleats; dress A has back slit; dress B has flounce; dress C has ruffle with stay forming bubble. I made view A.

Pattern Sizing: 4 - 18, I made size 14.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes.


Were the instructions easy to follow? There was nothing complicated or confusing about the instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the style of the dress. At first, I thought about making view B but decided to make view A because I tend to gravitate towards dresses/skirts with a flounce or fullness at the bottom.

Fabric Used:Polyester satin and lining from TDW.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Yes. I did my usual alterations: FBA, broad shoulders, sway back, and added two inches to the length. I inserted an invisible zipper instead of a regular one.

Added accessory: I made an belt (optional) to wear with this dress and another that I plan to make for the summer. The making of the belt is in the previous post.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Maybe view C. Yes I would recommend it to others.

Conclusion This dress is classic, but stylish. It's easy to wear.

20 comments:

  1. Wow! This is breathtaking on you!

    Go someplace fabulous in it, and soon.

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  2. Great dress!

    When I saw it, I thought of the book "I Wish I Had a Red Dress" by Pearl Cleage. You've got your red dress!!!

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  3. OMG, that dress is stunning on you. I love the color and the style! You look beautiful.

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  4. Beautiful dress, and even more so with the belt. Thanks for showing how you made that.

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  5. Girl you look good!!Great job!

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  6. Aren't you BEAUTIFUL! You look like you ran to Sak 5th Avenue and just picked up your favorite dress -- cost not an concern!

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  7. this is beautiful, its it an orange or red?
    it looks like orange and it suits your skintone magnificently

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  8. Thanks everyone!
    Toy, It does have some orange under tone, but it's really red.

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  9. I can only say 1 word: H*O*T!

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  10. That color is amazing on you ! ! !

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  11. I love your dress.You look great, the fit/style and colour is perfect.

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  12. That dress is simply stunning and the color is really complimentary

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  13. Fabulous dress... and the color is fierce it goes so well with your complexion. Thanks for stopping by - I've caught the sewing bug and venturing into garment making instead of the ususal curtains and pillow covers...lol

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  14. Cenetta, you looked beautiful in that dress and the color is spectacular. You dress simple style and exquisite. Love the details of the belt and the purse. One more thing, if you go to a stores that sells bridal shoes, you can buy a nice pair of shoes, take a swatch of your dress and they can dye the shoes to match your beautiful dress. One last thing can you give me some info about the magazine

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  15. Alethia, Thanks for the compliment and the shoe suggestion. The Cadena magazine/catalog is sold at Fishman's Fabrics in Chicago. They were sold out the week after Christmas, but they expect the new issue in February. I asked them to give me a call when it arrives. In the store, there is catalog of fabric swatches for the garments pictured in the mag. You can place an order at Fishman. The Cadena fabric house is very up scale; fabric ranging from $50 per yard to way up here. I'm just a spectator. I can let you know when it comes in.

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  16. Cennetta - you look amazing in this dress! The color and shape of it are fantastic on you!

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  17. What a fabulous dress... You look truly gorgeous!!

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  18. I love the dress. I had to go a few post down to see everything. It looks great. The leopard print jacket would look great with a column or floor length fitted dress I think. I read about that in the December issue of Lucky Magazine

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  19. Wow fantastic!!! Looks great on you and I love the color

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  20. Gorgeous!! Stunning!! Go Girl!!!

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