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My friend Elyse went to the Sex and The City 2 movie premiere this Monday in a dress I created for her with BurdaStyle and WOW she looked hot!

I designed Elyse’s dress off of the BurdaStyle Jenny Dress Pattern which was the perfect template for what Elyse wanted: A low V in the front, an empire waist, and soft cap sleeves. The fabric is one of my all time favorites: luxurious pearly-white hammered silk, the skirt cut on the bias for the va-va-voom effect, and it’s lined in white silk de Chine. For this dramatic transformation, the following changes were done to the pattern:

-Removed the front & back skirt darts and cut the skirts on the bias for comfort and slight stretch, as Elyse wanted some room around the waist to flatter her post baby tummy.

-Eliminated the buttons in the back of the dress and just used an invisible zipper up to the V.

-Lengthened the skirt to be mid-calf length. I love the “Old Hollywood” vibe this created!

Here’s what Elyse said about the evening: We walked the “blue” carpet and saw lots of celebs @ Radio City, and watched the movie. It was really stunning- they go to the Middle East and the set design is outrageous. After the premiere, we went to the after party which was held in a tent at Lincoln Center. We walked down a long, red Middle-Eastern carpet complete with Moroccan-style lanterns to the entrance of the party, where they served hummus and couscous. We danced and drank SATC-themed cosmos. A total blast!!

Thanks for taking those great photos Elyse!


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    Sep 21, 2010, 05.41 AMby chrinner

    Wow it look so lovely great job!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 07.32 PMby Maria Antonietta Morelli Medaglia

    Wonderful and elegant dress!!! I like to much Jenny Dress Pattern.

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    Sep 9, 2010, 07.32 PMby Maria Antonietta Morelli Medaglia

    Wonderful and elegant dress!!! I like to much Jenny Dress Pattern.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 09.05 AMby slektskap

    Wonderful dress! Perfect for her!

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    May 31, 2010, 01.21 PMby Sadie Fox Metter

    WOW! She looks AMAZING. Great job on that dress.

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    May 28, 2010, 11.17 PMby stefanisarah

    Wow, it’s very simple and luscious at the same time. I’d wear the complete outfit.

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    May 28, 2010, 09.44 AMby sandrasews

    Gorgeous dress, your friend looks fantastic. Love the neckpiece also.

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    May 27, 2010, 05.17 PMby aisther

    wow that’s stunning! And I never would have guess she just had a baby :D

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    May 27, 2010, 01.38 PMby wzrdreams

    The dress turned out even more beautiful than the sketch and Elyse looks gorgeous in it. Thank you for sharing your mods!

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    May 27, 2010, 07.54 AMby anajan

    The dress turned out smashing. And that lacy necklace really matched perfectly with it. Lucky girl! :)

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    May 27, 2010, 07.47 AMby wishofhappiness

    Great job Alison! It looks very good! Can’t wait to catch the film now! Totally jealous that she got to go!

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    May 27, 2010, 03.23 AMby loyl8

    She looked FAB!!!!! Great job and how lucky is she!!!!

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