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50's Cocktail Dress

Added Jun 24, 2009

by Shalyn McFaul

Toronto, Canada






Another creation all about the back, though I wish it had been more about the front as the chest did not turn out like I would have wanted at all. Perhaps I will rework that part someday.

Check out more of about this and of my other work on my blog! http://arsgratiaartis-shalyn.blogspot.com/

Material Notes

Got a bunch from the thrift store for a buck. Same for the lace.




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    Aug 28, 2009, 12.58 AMby davee09

    the dress is cute! but perhaps in another fabric it would lie more nicely in the bust area! hmm this gets me thinking now!!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 05.03 PMby ofestherlee

    This is beautiful. I love your work!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 12.02 PMby bellamabella

    i adore it!

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    Jun 25, 2009, 06.05 PMby Shalyn McFaul

    Thank you so much.

    Like most things that I make, I never use a pattern. The front and skirt were made as one large piece that was laid out with pleats to take it down to my waist measurement before sewing it onto the lace band. Unfortunately, this resulted in the odd way the material sits over my chest. If I did it again I would keep the front piece separate and cut it out flat.

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    Jun 25, 2009, 06.39 AMby lybu

    Beautiful dress. I love the colour, fit, and especially the waist lace detail. Great work

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    Jun 24, 2009, 10.37 PMby hannnc

    i really like this dress, is it your own design? (cause i want the pattern!) I love how the skirt puffs out, and the back is a nice shape! Gorgeous colour too :)

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