Monday, April 9, 2012

Vintage Simplicity 5707 again


I had a dinner to go to for my fiance, so you know what that means, sewing another dress. This one is my second version of Simplicity 5707, a pattern from 1964. (see my first version here). I used a hot pink silk dupioni, from my local fabric store. The dupioni had a shiny side and a more matte textured side, I chose the latter, for a more casual look.

I was planning on making version 3 which has sleeves, but as soon as I put the sleeves on, it looked like a bridesmaid dress. So off with the sleeves and went with just the simple sleeveless look.

The bodice is lined with leftover rayon bemberg, and I even added a waist stay. I used the quick lining method from threads.com. It looks very neat and professional. I wanted to wear the dress inside out.

I started cutting out this dress on Sunday night, thinking I had plenty of time to finish it for the event on Thursday. While I was cutting out the last piece of facing, I must have pulled my back, and could barely move. I couldn't sew again until Tuesday, and had to recruit my Mom's help to cut the bodice lining. Somehow I finished on Wednesday, and my sewing injury had healed. I think this dress was worth the pain! Ever have a sewing injury?






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21 comments:

  1. Love the pink! This dress looks PERFECT and the little black bow belt you've paired it with is pure adorable.

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  2. Well hello, gorgeous! I bet you had tons of people complimenting your dress - it's stunning! That color looks fantastic on you too! Glad you recovered in time to finish it!

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  3. Beautiful dress! The inside does look very professional! Well done!

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  4. It's gorgeous! I especially like the shape of the neckline. What's your next project?

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  5. Beautiful! Sweetheart neckline, bows on your belt and shoes! I'm majorly coveting this whole ensemble!

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  6. Adorbs! I love the inside construction!

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  7. This is very pretty! I love the neckline and the way that you paired the bow belt and shoes with the dress. I have had many a sewing injury, usually related to pins going between my fingernails and skin, or scissors slicing into fingers. Yipes!

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  8. This dress looks great on you! I received the items from my giveaway on Saturday, btw. Thank you for sending it so quickly!!

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  9. Very lovely! I like the neckline and fit of the dress. Very nice job!!

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  10. Beautiful dress and I love the accessories.

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  11. U look stunning!!!! What an awesome pink dress!! Love it <3

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  12. Fabulous dress. You've done some great work on this dress too. Very nice job.

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  13. Oh Erika I have had so many sewing injuries. At least one per project. My most common are serious iron burns and somehow crunching my finger in the sewing machine lever. The dress looks fab. I'm loving that color and just finished my Easter dress in a very similar hue.

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  14. By far your best sewing project! you look amazing in this hot pink and the fit is perfect!

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  15. It's gorgeous! I love the dress, I love the vibrant color! Great work!

    And the inside construction picture made me feel embarresed about trying to finish my sewing projects in hurry sometimes :D

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  16. So pretty.. love,love the color..Happy sewing.

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  17. ooooh i love this! what a gorgeous neckline! and you look amazing!

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