10 after 5 dress

Added Sep 7, 2009

by michelleiswell

Portland, Oregon...

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Description

When I patterned this dress I had the grey and white stripe silk in mind. Loving a good ol’ chevron, I am really happy with the outcome. The neckline is faced with a conrasting raw silk fabric in my favorite color-PUCE! Oh, and I have also done it in navy silk, which is a lot harder to see detail, but I wore it to a dinner and it was a smashing success!

Material Notes

Silk. Raw silk. Ribbon.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Romantic
Material
Silk

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    Jun 7, 2010, 06.59 PMby clabrazil

    What a great cocktail dress. Good job!

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    Sep 12, 2009, 07.07 PMby heatherrique

    Eyecatchingly gorgeous! So runway worthy!

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    Sep 10, 2009, 02.45 PMby ladylaurelin

    I ADORE the navy version… very lovely.

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    Sep 9, 2009, 07.14 PMby creativetrisha

    hi i like this dress very much and you did a great job on it. please post the pattern and instructions. great job!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 02.15 PMby lunatepetal

    l o v e l y ! love it :)

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    Sep 9, 2009, 01.24 PMby florean-fortescue

    Exquisite, I love the effect of the stripes, and so are the horses!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 11.20 AMby lil-red

    this is lovely! the neck is beautiful – please post the pattern!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 09.08 AMby labetenoir

    ooh! please post a pattern for this, it’s LOVELY!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 08.47 AMby passthepins

    wow.. LOVE this.. its a stunner. Great pics too…

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    Sep 9, 2009, 07.55 AMby djoule

    Fantastic dress !! The design is really great, bravo !

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    Sep 9, 2009, 05.51 AMby amarie

    Hold your horses, (in this case quite literally) this is a show-stopper. So many lovely things happening here. The chevrons lining up so perfectly and yet off center and a yellow/green color peeking under all that loveliness in collar. One of the best I’ve seen all year.

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      Sep 9, 2009, 05.57 AMby michelleiswell

      too kind! thank you so much! i really loved making it and loved watching a woman wear it that looked so good in it! a good stripe is a terrible thing to waste!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 05.01 AMby robotsforbreakfast

    I adore this dress! It is simply stunning, and I want it. My birthday is in December, in case you were wondering… ;-)

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      Sep 9, 2009, 05.54 AMby michelleiswell

      since i know you, and i like you… we need to talk trades…. this could be my first ‘grading’ experience if you want, but i no long have any of this fabric so it would have to be different. what do you want more, this dress or the cape?

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    Sep 9, 2009, 04.22 AMby juebejue

    i love it!!! I am always afraid to work with very clear stripes like this because i know its hard to match. you made it so … crisp! i just love it!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 12.01 AMby susan3-1

    What’s not to love – this is asymmetry and stripes at their best! I absolutely love the collar design.

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    Sep 8, 2009, 11.37 PMby nenasew

    This a very beautiful dress. Your work is awesome.

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    Sep 8, 2009, 09.51 PMby erdronen

    Fabulous dress! Very creative use of the stripes. I love the way they meet at the middle point. The asymmetry is fantastic also! Great job! I’m so impressed that this is your own design! You should totally post a pattern :) I would make it!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 05.11 PMby littlecottondresses

    Gorgeousness! The asymetrical front which makes it even cooler

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    Sep 8, 2009, 02.25 PMby carottesauvage

    Great dress! I love the stripey one, ‘biased’ simplicity with a hint of ruffles

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    Sep 8, 2009, 10.24 AMby anajan

    Both dresses are lovely, but the striped one ROCKS! I love everything about it – the fish-bone effect, the ruffled collar, the asymmetric detail on front, and the tie! BRAVO!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 08.01 AMby milkyway

    Your dress is gorgeous, I adore it, did you use any pattern? I want one!!!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 05.31 AMby irmchen

    Please, never don’t publishing your projekt at this place! :) It is a pleasure to see them!

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      Sep 8, 2009, 05.32 AMby irmchen

      Oh… Sorry:
      I mean: Never don’t STOP publishing.

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    Sep 8, 2009, 03.50 AMby superjennylove

    Amazing!!!! I need it!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 12.41 AMby alazycalm

    Gorgeous! And you’re so brave to use fabric like that. I’d not dare!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 12.30 AMby sewithought

    This is so amazing! Great work!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 12.07 AMby Zyanya Walker

    is there a pattern for this? or did you draft it yourself?

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    Sep 8, 2009, 12.04 AMby Zyanya Walker

    I LOVE IT! i want it so much.

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