African-Inspired Prom Dress

Added Apr 5, 2013

by el-la96

York, United Kin...

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I made this special events dress in the theme of Africa for my final product for GCSE Textiles. I really enjoyed making this dress although there were a few sleepless nights over whether it would be finished in time, and I am especially proud of the hand embellished neckline! It took me a whole half-term week to complete, but I feel that the overall effect is stunning! It was based on this pattern – http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6609-products-23002.php?page_id=108 – although I lengthened it, removed the pockets and replaced the vent at the back with 2 knee-high slits.
Thanks to the beautiful Chisom for agreeing to model the dress – she looks amazing in it!

Material Notes

Satin Backed Crepe – Burnt Orange
Ramie and Viscose Blend – Patterned Lining
Polyester Lining Fabric – Burnt Orange
Black Felt
Mixture of black and gold cup sequins

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Apr 5, 2013, 04.25 PMby ariation

    good job! I’m sure you will do well in your GCSE! The embellishment really is lovely!

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      Apr 5, 2013, 10.06 PMby el-la96

      Thank you!xx

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    Apr 5, 2013, 04.25 PMby jacquipardue

    very nice. the beaded neckline is amazing!

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      Apr 5, 2013, 10.06 PMby el-la96

      Thanks!xxx

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    Apr 5, 2013, 04.04 PMby Mary Athey

    its fabulous and looks so good on your friend. the fabric and neckline are gorgeous x

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      Apr 5, 2013, 04.10 PMby el-la96

      Thank you!xx

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