Added Jun 23, 2008
some years ago my 2 partners & i had our own boutique in my country (Indonesia) called Ame No Machi. during that time, i designed this simple vintage-looking dress, inspired by dresses of the ‘30s, and our tailor made it a bit wrong (but still good!). now, years later, here i am making a replica of my own designed dress, and this time i sticked to my original design (= higher neck-line) :)
it was only because when i went hunting for cheap fabrics, i found this one that reminded me so much of the original dress, and it was for such a cheap price that i just HAD to buy it XD instead of fake pearls like in the original dress, i used some plastic beads as the strap.
this is the 6th piece of clothing that i’ve sewn in my whole life, and it’s my 1st time ever that i did a dress all on my own, without any pattern/following any tutorial. even with lots of trials & errors, i finished it in around 3 hours. it may not be perfect, but still i love it to death :)
the last 2 pics show the original dress, made by our tailor back then, worn by our model Zulfa, in our boutique’s launching fashion show.
again, due to my lacking of fabric knowledge, i don’t know what the fabric’s called. it’s maybe some kind of lace, though thicker than regular lace :p
myself, Zulfa for modeling the original dress, and our beloved tailor who made the original dress.
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