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Vogue #1542
This beautiful red dress is great for any dressy occasion such as dinner out, weddings, or special evening events. Made with Vogue pattern #1542 it is for average level sewists.

The front of the dress has beautiful hand made flower and cording details. These are not hard to make, don't let them intimidate you! Details are hand stitched to the front of the dress.

Posted by Jessica Cramer from Madison, Wisconsin, United States • Published See Jessica Cramer's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a dress. Red Evening Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut fabric and baste front and back sections together according to pattern directions. Fit dress front and back (I forgot to fit the back of this one!). Make any necessary adjustments before continuing.

    Stitch and finish seams, press. Sew sides of ruffle, attach ruffle at hem.

  • How to make a dress. Red Evening Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Attach shoulder straps. Baste zipper opening closed. Install invisible zipper according to zipper directions. Hem bottom of dress with narrow rolled hem.

  • How to make a dress. Red Evening Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make cording by cutting strips of bias fabric 1 1/4" wide. Stitch with right sides together, then turn. Sew leaves for flowers as per pattern directions, with right sides together then turn. Hand assemble the flower leaves, stitching them together with needle and thread. Add the cording loops across the front of the dress and secure with hand stitches. For the complete blog post click here: https://chambrayblues.com/2019/01/24/sew-along-dinner-date-dress-reveal/

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