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Cupcake Pageant Dress

Added Jul 10, 2012

by Mcfarlat

Choctaw, Oklahom...






OK, this two piece outfit was an extreme job of patience as I successfully handstiched a very heavy trim with a special stitch, wired my own ribbons for flowers, hot-fixed numerous swarovski crystals and added a handmade creative scroll appliques. The skirt was made of bias cut organza cut in several widths and gathered unto a waistband. The ruffles were made with a zigzag stitch and a rolled hem foot. I would have used a serger but the color wanted by my customer was to be an exact match.

This was not your typical pageant dress! Really stands out from all the other “cookie cutter” cupcake pageant dresses out there.

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Material Notes

Organza and stretch satin was purchased at our local Han**** Fabrics store. We used this source because it was the perfect color for a beautiful young pageant girl. The crystal banding actually looked as though it had pointed backs because the sparkle factor was amazing!




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    Apr 4, 2014, 01.11 AMby Mcfarlat

    I had to make my own pattern for this. The skirt lining is a circular skirt. The 5 bias organza layers are created from several lengths of fabric with varying widths to add volume. I used fishing line in the serger with a special foot attachment that helped me breeze through the skirt edges.

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    Jan 30, 2014, 11.31 AMby Jessica Reich

    I’ve searched everywhere for a cupcake pattern and can’t find one. Could you help me?

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    Jan 15, 2014, 10.33 PMby Christian Rhodes

    Well all materials can be purchased online. I dont cut on the bias but I used cut out circles. if You really want to know how to sew a dress like this, email me at ballerpup1234@gmail.com. I can tell you how to die the applique or decorations to match the dress as well.

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    Jan 9, 2014, 10.25 PMby rchildree

    I would love to know also.

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    Jan 3, 2014, 03.07 PMby sewsewmusical

    What pattern did you use for this project? Beautiful!

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