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Couture Mermaid Dress

Added Aug 5, 2013

by giadragoi

Timisoara, Romania






This is the first dress I made. It was specially made for my brothers wedding. I had to make all the patterns and the corset. Even though it is a strapless dress, the corset helped the dress to stand still so I could dance without problems.
It was a great adventure, but it worth it. I had the most beautiful dress at the wedding. ;)

Material Notes

I used elastic satin (champagne color), tulle, natural silk for the lining, bones for the corse, almost 400 pearls and 100 swarovski rhinestone for the belt.




Garment Type
Satin, Silk, Tulle


Mermaid Dress

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    Aug 9, 2013, 06.57 AMby thewallinna

    I really like the effect of sea foam you created with tulle! How long did it take you to attach all the pearls and gemstones?

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      Aug 9, 2013, 07.20 AMby giadragoi

      It took me a day…but working hard because I only had few days until the deadline :D

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    Aug 8, 2013, 08.20 PMby Renée Wagemans

    WOW, what a dress. I think you are a marvelous sewer

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    Aug 8, 2013, 06.18 PMby briyell

    WOW girl! I cant believe this is your first project! You’re a natural! :) I love your hair too! I just decided this is how I will wear mine for my wedding in less than one month :)

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    Aug 8, 2013, 07.56 AMby cooi

    Holey moley! Stunning! You look gorgeous (and the dress too)!

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    Aug 8, 2013, 01.25 AMby princessa1833

    i can hardly believe its your first project! Its absolutely beautiful!

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      Aug 8, 2013, 09.18 AMby giadragoi

      It’s true… this is my first dress… :) I am starting a new dress..it will be gorgeous ;)

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    Aug 8, 2013, 01.10 AMby Cheryl Scott

    Can’t believe it’s your first dress!! Amazing and beautiful job!

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    Aug 7, 2013, 08.29 PMby Marusya Grace

    You and the dress look beautiful!

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    Aug 7, 2013, 07.28 PMby maidenjane

    Gorgeous! Both you and the dress! Well done – keep on sewing! Is the corset part of the dress? It is always a challenge to keep strapless dresses from slipping.

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      Aug 8, 2013, 09.21 AMby giadragoi

      Yes…the corset is part of the dress. I worked alot on the corset and it was fitting perfectly, so this is why it was so comfortable :)

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    Aug 7, 2013, 07.26 PMby papermothballvintage

    Great job, color and proportions are right on! Laurahttp://papermothballvintage.blogspot.com/

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    Aug 7, 2013, 06.42 PMby MandieW

    Congratulations, you made our Member Project of the Week!

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      Aug 8, 2013, 09.21 AMby giadragoi

      Thank you! Today I found out! :D

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    Aug 6, 2013, 05.56 AMby slmnstyle

    Stunning! You did an amazing job on your first dress and you look beautiful in it!

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      Aug 6, 2013, 07.02 AMby giadragoi

      Thank you! :)

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    Aug 6, 2013, 05.38 AMby SassyT

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    Aug 5, 2013, 05.09 PMby Aida Petre

    Marfa!! Felicitari. Pana sa citesc descrierea , am crezut ca este de fapt o rochie de mireasa :)

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      Aug 5, 2013, 06.46 PMby giadragoi

      Nuu… eu eram domnisoara de onoare :D

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    Aug 5, 2013, 04.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fantastic! The dress is gorgeous! You did a great job ;)

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      Aug 5, 2013, 06.44 PMby giadragoi

      Thank you :)

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    Aug 5, 2013, 01.14 PMby RedDynamica

    I am sure your dress was the prettiest!

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    Aug 5, 2013, 11.25 AMby Mary Athey

    wow!! this is gorgeous on you. i love the colour and the styles lovely. well done x

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      Aug 5, 2013, 11.29 AMby giadragoi

      Thank you! :D

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