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The '20 dresses project': red brocade dress / Le 'projet 20 robes': robe en brocard rouge

Hi everybody, (français en bas)

I know it's been awfully long since my last post, but in case you wonder, my '20 dresses project' is still alive; I can't believe I have just one more dress to go before the sewing part is completed! I have to hurry if I want to complete the blogging about all those dresses before the end of 2017 - of course not posting for 3 months doesn't help... I got very busy with work in the last couple of months and my blogging mojo wasn't there - if you're a blogger yourself you are well aware of how much time it takes.
Anyhow, let me introduce you to dress #8 - the red brocade dress.

The fabric
From sewing this dress again and again (pattern Style #1528) and experimenting with all kinds of fabrics, I know now you can definitely expand beyond the soft and flowy fabrics (viscose, challis, silks, etc.) that the pattern calls for. Once again I pushed the enveloppe a little bit and went for brocade for this version, which has more body a…

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