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Monday, July 30, 2012

Yummy Yummy cake dress

Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. I am so excited about this dress.....It. Is. Cake.


That's right, I will probably never get another chance to wear it, but for now it is glorious and I love it! My cousin is getting married this weekend, so I wanted to make something special and fun. I have been sitting on this Cynthia Rowley pattern 1872 from Simplicity for a long time. You may notice I added a modesty panel. More on that later.


Added bonus? My giant Kim Kardashian butt! I have no butt to speak of and am always covetous of a good one. Apparently what I need to look for in clothing is a bustle silhouette. I stinking love this dress! Who 
wants to see my insides?


I could not find any reviews on this pattern except this one, which said to make a size smaller in the bust. I did, and as you can see I had to add a modesty panel. I could have pinned it, but I kind of liked the look of the modesty panel. I used a satin crepe and used the matte side as the outside. The only thing that is shiny the belt and modesty panel. I think it makes for a cool contrast.


Now, the insides as promised. I have never done a layered skirt dress before, but it has a yoke for the top layer and the two bottom layers attach to each other at the top and then to the yoke. It made for easy construction. 

Outside
Inside

Both the neckline and armholes were finished with a bias style facing which made for a clean finish. I really loved this pattern.


Now with three layers of skirt that would mean hemming three circle skirts. I decided to go with a rolled hem using my serger. I'm so glad I did. It looks very clean, and I didn't lose any length. I love that it hits me right at my knees.

In review I can't recommend this pattern enough. This has been the cleanest pattern I have ever made. Every notch lined up and it fit together perfectly. The dress would also be cute in a cotton to make it a little less formal as well. 







13 comments:

  1. omg. OMG THAT LOOKS SO GOOOOOOOOOOD!!!! I didn't think this would work for anyone with a more curvy body BUT YOU PROVED ME WRONG! WAAAAANNTTTT!!! You look beautiful and the dress does fabulous things for you. Try not to outshine the bridal party now, you hear? :D

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    1. I'll try my best, but it is hard to be covert when you're this cute! ;-)

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  2. Yes, I agree, it's fantabulous!!! And very, very flattering. Must try it for my curvy body. Bev

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    1. I love it! I think it is a must try too.

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  3. Beautiful... love it ..Looks great on you and love the color of the fabric.. Happy sewing.. Sending best wishes for the bridal couple.

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    1. Awww, thanks. I am really excited about this wedding.

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  4. Came here from Heather's blog and she's very right - this dress looks fabulous on you!! Great color too.

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    1. I'm honored you're visiting! I'm a regular reader of yours. Thank you so much for the kind words. I loved your wedding dresses by the way.

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    1. Thanks, it's kind of Barbie, kind of Ms. Piggy, but kind of awesome.

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  6. Very cute! A formal dress that's a quick dependable pattern, that sounds hard to find! I think it'd look cute in a solid cotton as well.

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  7. You did an absolutely awesome job on this dress! I bought the pattern, but have been skeptical about making it up, based on the waifish model on the front (OK, I know the models are all small, but this one seemed particularly slim to me). I love how this turned out for you, and I love the modesty panel!

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  8. What material did you use to make this dress? I just bought the pattern and never know what to choose. Your dress is beautfiul!

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