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50's Styled Formal Dress

Added Feb 2, 2014

by twinkletoes14

Belfast, Ireland






For an upcoming formal I designed a dress that was inspired by one of my favourite eras…. the 50’s! To ensure that the dress had a bit of a “swing” to it, I made a circle skirt out of the light duchess satin. The bodice is boned and lined, and I also added a band of wide elastic to create a smooth cinched in silhouette for the waist.

Thanks for checking out my project! :)

Material Notes

2.5mts Soft Red Duchess Satin
0.75mt s Red Chiffon
0.75mts Cream Polycotton
1mt Plastic boning
Wide Elastic
3mm Satin Ribbon
15mm Satin Ribbon
10" Invisible Zip
Diamante Trim




Garment Type

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    Feb 4, 2014, 01.20 PMby yenny lee

    Lovely :)

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    Feb 3, 2014, 02.16 PMby kisses

    Nice dress…like the back details

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    Feb 3, 2014, 01.39 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Just Lovely!!

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    Feb 3, 2014, 08.49 AMby liliv-1

    I like this dress a lot!

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    Feb 3, 2014, 01.06 AMby rita61


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    Feb 2, 2014, 11.44 PMby Olga Tur

    Fun Dress! Well made!

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    Feb 2, 2014, 08.28 PMby slmnstyle

    Beautiful! I especially love the back detail.

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