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Inspired Dress... Come to Life...

Hey Everyone!!!
Back with another dress, no not a gown..
This time it's a inspired dress.
I post the inspiration dress on a Haul and Inspiration looks in one of my October blogs. 
I'm was and still am obsessed with the black beautiful number our First Lady Michelle Obama wore at the Esty Awards by Cushnie et Ochs and all I can say is, BRAVO!!

I've always wanted to try to recreate it but didn't have the nerve.
Well now, I'm going for it. 
As I said before, this year is for experimenting and trying new things and stepping out of my comfort 

I'm calling her, Jumeau..
That's twin in French, lol..
Getting a little Fancy on y 'all, Oui Oui.. 


The fabric is a blue-gray ponte' I received from a coworker who gave me a bag of fabric last year.
This is just a test run until I really give it my all with an expensive fabric.

I looked into my stash and pulled out on of the most basic front and back bodice pattern I had.

On a brown paper, I traced the front bodice on the fold, opened the front bodice.
I have soo many pictures of this dress, I studied it, dissected it in my mind. 
I looked at her shoulders and everything else.
OMG.. I really wish there was a way that I could explain it. 
I didn't measure, I just winged it.. 

I used the same darts that was on the pattern I traced on both front and back bodice.

All cut out!!!

Front bodice on dress form just pinned up. I wanted to see if I cut it right, as I said before I winged it.

Closer look..

Traced back bodice and cut 1 and 1/2 inches out of neck.

Close up picture..

Stitched front up..

How it looks on dress form.

Even closer look..

Forgot to tell you all. Cut 2 of front on fold and 4 back, 2 each side for lining..
I also made an Rouleau to connect front to back of dress.

Close up picture of neckline.

Another view..

Arms attached, as you can see I shortened my arms sleeves.

Dress sewn together..

Back view of dress..
I have sewn on the zipper, I'm waiting for my Lt. Blue zipper to come in the mail from

I sewn it in between the lining and the top of the bodice..

Far away view..

Things I'd do differently, I needed to put in some stabilizer so the top will hold it's shape better..

My daughter smiles the way that I feel on the inside.. 
Soo proud of myself for even trying to do this.
My apologies for not really having a tutorial but as I said this was trial and error as many of my creations. I'm not a professional sewer, I don't measure or even do muslin, I literally see it take that dive..

If you have any questions please feel free to leave it below..
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Until Next Time....


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you very much. It one of my most precious creation..

  2. Such a great job! Can't wait to see your next one!

    1. I'm trying find another dress it replicate. Would love to get some inspiration? Thanks for stopping by and supporting my blog..

    I am going to try my hand at this one and will definitely tag you for showing me how...
    You did a great job!!! I love this!!

    1. I hope you do, it took a minute to figure it out but once I got started, it was no turning back.
      I can't wait to see you creation, if you need any pointers, come on bye or email me...

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    1. Thank you, Thank you.. I really appreciate that.. Don't forget to subscribe so you can all of my sewing creations.. Cheers...


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