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Awards Dinner Dress

Added Jul 17, 2011

by roarah

Melbourne, Austr...






Last week I had to attend an awards dinner & decided it was the perfect excuse to make a new dress. The dress code was ‘black tie preferred’ which for guys is easy, (wear a tux if you have one, otherwise wear the darkest suit & tie you own), but for girls is a little trickier, so I decided that it was a perfect excuse to make a new dress!

I decided on a knee length dress but in a more extravagent fabric, in the hope that it would fit in with the dress code. I started with Vogue V8729 & instead of the full skirt I extended the bodice down into a pencil skirt. I still have plans to make the skirt of Vogue V8729 but to have it as a removeable skirt so that the dress is a little more versatile than just a full blown evening gown.

The lace is an embroidered & sequined tulle, underlined with silk organza & lined with rayon.

For more information check out my blog, Orchids In May

Material Notes

Fabric: Embroidered & Sequined Tulle
Interlining: Silk Organza
Lining: Rayon




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Other, Vintage
Lace/Sequins, Organza, Rayon



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    Sep 5, 2011, 06.14 AMby sophienissirios

    What a stunning dress. The style and colour just looks great on you. You did a wonderful job putting this together. I really love it! WOW!!!! :-)

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    Jul 22, 2011, 06.07 PMby SDCunni

    Beautiful Dress, you did a wonderful job!

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    Jul 18, 2011, 09.24 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Quite beautiful. I love the fabric. And you’re right. I did an invisible zipper once with sequined fabric. It drove me crazy!

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    Jul 17, 2011, 06.46 PMby applesofavalon

    Gorgeous dress! Very elegant :)

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    Jul 17, 2011, 04.28 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Wow, gorgeous! The fabric is beautiful. I love the detailing at the back.

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    Jul 17, 2011, 03.17 PMby max

    Beautiful dress and it looks so good on you! I love the color, everything about it!!!

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    Jul 17, 2011, 02.29 PMby Sally Kramer

    That is a smart and sexy dress. Beautiful.

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    Jul 17, 2011, 12.20 PMby MaryamNaghdali

    Very smart! Love your choice of pattern, fabric and shoes!!! Well done!

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    Jul 17, 2011, 09.59 AMby flowergirl22

    wow,, that is nice,,

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    Jul 17, 2011, 09.25 AMby freakusbzzz

    Love it!

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