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JillRN1995
Posted 2013-01-26 1:18 PM (#84511)
Subject: Ball Gown



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Here is a picture of the gown that I made to wear to a Mardi Gras Ball.  I used Simplicity 2217.

 





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Brenda
Posted 2013-01-26 1:34 PM (#84512 - in reply to #84511)
Subject: Re: Ball Gown



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You look stunning and elegant. Well done!
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Patti
Posted 2013-01-26 6:43 PM (#84513 - in reply to #84511)
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Magnifico! Blue looks beautiful on you! Nice work.
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sewsally
Posted 2013-01-26 8:02 PM (#84515 - in reply to #84511)
Subject: Re: Ball Gown



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Looks great. Did you use PMB to make it fit so well?
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margie2
Posted 2013-01-26 11:57 PM (#84516 - in reply to #84511)
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That is fabulous, Jill.
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vickys
Posted 2013-01-28 11:30 AM (#84523 - in reply to #84511)
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A beautiful dress on a beautiful woman. Congrats.
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tbirdtammy
Posted 2013-01-28 12:01 PM (#84526 - in reply to #84511)
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That is a beautiful dress, Great Job
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JillRN1995
Posted 2013-01-28 1:13 PM (#84528 - in reply to #84511)
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Thanks everyone. I didn't use PMB at all on this one.

Jill
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TessainGabriola
Posted 2013-01-28 9:52 PM (#84529 - in reply to #84528)
Subject: Re: Ball Gown



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Yes, such a nice dress *with such nice tucks* !!!  How does one get to go to parties where you just have to wear a ball gown?   Enjoy for all of us!

Tessa



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Grandma C
Posted 2013-01-29 7:34 AM (#84530 - in reply to #84511)
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Such nice work. I would love to have your since of style and sewing skill. What is your sewing history?

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JillRN1995
Posted 2013-01-29 10:21 AM (#84532 - in reply to #84511)
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Tessa,

I live in south Louisiana, and Mardi Gras balls are popular here. One thing that I especially like about the formalwear worn during Mardi Gras is the sparkle and glitz.

Grandma C -

Thank you so much for the compliment. I usually feel like my sense of style doesn't quite hit the mark, and I've made quite a few duds that never get worn.

As for my sewing history...
I took one Home Ec class in school, and I immediately took a liking to sewing. My mom doesn't sew at all, so in the beginning I had a lot of very homemade looking garments.

My husband's grandmother was an excellent seamstress, and I loved spending time with her. She taught me so much. I also learned a lot from a seamstress who made Mardi Gras costumes. She taught herself how to perfectly fit every body type! I wish that I would have spent more time with her. There is no better way to learn to sew than by spending time with a seamstress while she sews.

I enjoy reading Threads magazine and a variety of sewing books, and I've learned some handy techniques that way.

I'm able to devote more time to sewing now that my kids are grown. My husband serves on the Board of Directors for quite a few organizations, and that translates to quite a few social events where I need dressy garments to wear. I'm not one of the lucky ones that can easily go buy something off the rack. For many years I loved to sew, but I couldn't get the commercial patterns to fit me. I never could master the full bust adjustment. I am thrilled to be able to make garments that fit me with PMB. The process of learning to draft patterns with PMB has helped me to learn more about fitting. I'm that I was able to get this commercial pattern to fit me so well, and I'm going to try to make more of the patterns that offer a D cup option.

Jill

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KinDE
Posted 2013-01-30 9:05 AM (#84539 - in reply to #84511)
Subject: RE: Ball Gown



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Love the Ball Gown. What is the fabric used for the top? It looks like a metallic brocade. If so, was it hard to form into pleats that laid as you wished?

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JillRN1995
Posted 2013-01-30 9:40 AM (#84540 - in reply to #84511)
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You guessed it. It's a metallic brocade that I found at JoAnns. It pleated just fine and I found it easy to work with. It did ravel easily though.

The skirt is a heavy weight polyester duchess satin that I found at Village Fabrics, which is a local fabric store.

Jill
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Mariette Rose
Posted 2013-01-31 4:21 PM (#84549 - in reply to #84511)
Subject: RE: Ball Gown



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Lovely---just lovely. I am jealous---I wish I could go to a function where you can get really dressed up. Easter Sunday is about the best I can do,but I do wear an Easter bonnet

Keep up the good work and keep posting---
Mariette Rose
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