A silver and golden night.....

Added Jun 3, 2010

by Adriana Orozco

San Pedro De Mon...

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Description

This dress is made in a lovely silk that gives 2 tones when it moves, antique gold and silver. I really love it!!!. Now, what I did is a one piece dress with a corseted blouse that fits very snugly, and the chiffon was all hand draped in a twist. There are no side seams, since doing it by hand gives us that choice. The skirt looks simple, but!!!!! since it is cul on circular layers, the chiffon kept growing, and I had to let it hang for about a week bejore I was able to do the hemmyng that is all done by hand (no machine baby hem….this is hand made baby hem). Now, I use a most beautifull and heavy trim all hand embroidered in silver to united the skirt and the blouse, and to enmarc the neckline also. At the back it closes with loops and small covered buttons. I was very please when I finished, and I hope you like it too.

Material Notes

Outer shell: 100% silk chiffon irisdiscent.
Lining: 100% silk crepe .
Trim: Hand embroidered over silk organza .

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    Jul 1, 2010, 08.13 PMby domestic-divaonline

    This is just my cup of tea! I love it! I may have to copy it for myself. But I might find a way around all the hand stitching. Not sure I have that much patience. I’ve had the problem you described – of the fabric growing. Waiting for a week or two to hem it is the only answer. I’ve done this kind of thing and I know what a challenge it is. Your layers are perfection!

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      Jul 1, 2010, 08.54 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you D-diva!!! I am so happy that you like it. And about the layers…..you are so nice to say that they are perfection…..but I can where it is not perfect…….almost….:) thank you again

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    Jun 13, 2010, 09.07 PMby badkitty-1

    Oh Adriana, every piece that you do is gorgeous. If I sewed for the rest of my life I could never make things as beautiful and elegant as yours. xx

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      Jun 15, 2010, 12.02 AMby Adriana Orozco

      My dear Bad Kitty!!! how can you say that!!!! your corset work is wonderfull and that needs lots of patiente too……and that is what my dresses require: patience and a big smile when they are finish!!! Thank you for you kind words!!!! : )

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    Jun 4, 2010, 01.59 AMby Ophelia K

    Oh wow, this looks gorgeous. You really know how to use fabric in a right design. I admire your skill and sense!! So beautiful. I wish i could make dress like this.

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      Jun 4, 2010, 02.25 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Ophelia, thank you so much for your nice words. You are very talented so….you can make dresses like this one also, just have to be: very patient!!!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 11.50 PMby judeb

    Adriana, your work is always stunning. this dress is just outstanding, a truly elegant dress to show off your amazing talent. Thank you for constantly sharing your creations with us. It always makes me happy when I see them.

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      Jun 4, 2010, 01.06 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Judeb, do you know that I am a “cry baby”? and your words are making my eyes watering???? No, no, please do not thank me for sharing my work, I thank you for your nice words that you could very well keep to your self and I will never get the happines of knowing that a person so far away, knows my work and likes it!!!! Thank you Judeb.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 10.36 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Adriana, you are amazing! I wish I had your talent!

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      Jun 4, 2010, 01.03 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Gabriele, thank you for your words, what happens is that I have some nice friends in this site that are so kind to tell me all this things…..I feel so priviledge. Thank you for your friendship too!!!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 09.48 PMby sofia-1

    :) love it!!!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 04.49 PMby milkyway

    Eso mismo te iba a preguntar!! los volantes son circulares verdad??? OHhhhhh that takes a lot of hours and patiente!! My dear Adrianna, your gown is absolutely gorgeous!! love the colors! So my friend!! this is perfection

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      Jun 4, 2010, 01.00 AMby Adriana Orozco

      My dear friend, thank you very much!! tus comentarios siempre son muy apreciados, de verdad!! Si, cada uno de los volantes es un circulo mas y mas grande, pues van montados en una base de chiffon en linea A, the problem came when I had left the material grow, and trim the circles, and did the hand baby hem, and then…put the into the base skirt……hang the skirt….and next day it was full of “colas” so……to cut again a….left it hanging for about a week….to make sure I was not going to have to redo the hems…..they are so time consuming!!!! well, to be quite honest…..if you look at the pic. carefully….there are some “colas” now and then…..but….I had to finished.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 03.20 PMby tamezdc

    Wow! This is like a designer gown. It is beautiful and I am impressed at the amount of work it took to get it right. I think it was all worth it as it came out beautiful.

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      Jun 4, 2010, 12.53 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you very much tamezdc!!! I very much appreciate your words, and it was not really the amount of work…..it was the patient I needed to wait till the material stretched all that much, but you are righ, I feelt happy when it was finish.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 03.18 PMby anajan

    Un vestido perfecto, como siempre!

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      Jun 4, 2010, 12.50 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Ana Jan, thank you so much!!! and….how do you know spanish? You are so far from us….do you get the oportunity to practice it there?

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      Jun 4, 2010, 08.50 AMby anajan

      De nada!
      Empeze estudiarlo hace 2 anyos desupes de mi viaje a Espanya, pero yo siempre queria aprenderlo. Ahora puedo comunicar en enspanyol, pero de hecho tengo que estudiar mas. Y normalmente, uso cada oportunidad para practicarlo – como ahora :)

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    Jun 3, 2010, 02.58 PMby tanitisis

    This is astonishing and fabulous! Wow!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 02.41 PMby Adriana Orozco

    Que bella Suzete!!! your comments allways give me a smile, and I thank God because He guides my hands every step of the way!!! Remember my dear friend: everything that we have, He gave to us to put it to the best!!! Thank you againg for your words.

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      Jun 3, 2010, 03.07 PMby suzetewilliams

      Eres tu la modelo? I can’t see if it’s you because you profile photo is tiny. Muy guapa anyway – in Portuguese anyway = de qualquer modo, but I’ve had to delete it as I thought I was starting to speak Portognol again. Lol, my Spanish friends tell me that I speak Portugnol when I get too excited. hahaha

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    Jun 3, 2010, 02.31 PMby suzetewilliams

    Wow Adriana, you did it again! This is wonderful! I love the whole dress especially the trims on the top. Me encanta mucho ver tus proyectos. Son siempre muy elegantes y bien terminados – como trabajo de una expert! :-) Besitos guapa

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      Jun 4, 2010, 12.49 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Oh Suzete!!! I thank you for the complements, but no, that is not me….I am not as guapa……and do not worry for your portugnol!!! I understand it very very well!!!!

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