Saturday, January 14, 2012

Amber Samba Viscose Dress

Here's a look at the stunning dress Georgia made up for our Christmas party last month. The dress is a wonderful creation from a combination of two Vogue patterns made up in our drapey 100% Viscose Crepe Amber Samba (sold out). Vogue 8032 (view A) formed the bodice of the dress and Vogue 8232 for the skirt.

From V8032 - Georgia cut out the front and back of view A to the waist marker. Trimming off the seam allowance around the armholes and binding them in the self fabric. Because the body of the bodice was very long resulting in low armholes, Georgia came up with an idea to pull up the bodice by turning down the top of the neck front and back, then gathering the neckline and attaching the neck tie to the top, forming a pretty ruffle detail to the neck!

To remove excess at the waist, Georgia gathered the centre front and back leaving 10cm either side of the gathering, then attaching the skirt which is cut from V8232. For easy access a 35cm invisible zipper was sewn under the armhole. The dress was left to hang overnight to allow the skirt to drop, before levelling the hemline before sewing a narrow double 1/4 inch hem.

The new dates for Georgia's Sew Inn classes for Term 2 are now listed online here.


  1. Lovely dress - both the colour of the fabric (which really suits her colouration!) and its drape are perfect for this pattern. It looks gorgeous!

  2. Gorgeous dress in a fun bright color, and contrasting accessories.

  3. I thought I had too many dresses in my wardrobe (50+) but I feel so much better knowing that Georgia must have at least double that in hers ;)

    Great colour (pantones colour of the year in tangerine tango) and great pattern changes.

  4. wow, what a stunning colour and the style suits you tremendously!!!!!!!

  5. What a gorgeous dress and fun color matching!

  6. What a gorgeous dress! I always love seeing Georgia's creations.

    Colette, did you get my email back on Dec 2nd about the navy spot fabric giveaway? I haven't heard from you so I'm thinking you didn't get my email. (My email address is linked to my blogger profile to contact me.)


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