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Draped Evening Gown

Added Sep 26, 2010

by meiissi

Wien, Austria






For the journeyman examination we had to make an evening-dress with a higher level of difficulty and soooo: here is mine.

As You could see in the past I´d rather cut off my fingers than using poly-materials, neither had the money for a whole silk gown. What should I do? I bought the nicest rayon-lining available for the dress and for an elegant feeling I took some rayon-silk for the underskirt. This is what came out, and I was somehow amazed by how much I liked the action of draping.

Most Seams are made by hand, like the hem and the pleatfixing.

Material Notes

Lining-Rayon, Silk & Rayon Underskirt, Habutai-Silk for the Flower, Glass-Pearls and Nacre-Pearls



Related Techniques


Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear, Romantic
Other, Satin, Silk

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    Jan 9, 2013, 03.48 AMby razieh khalili


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    Mar 23, 2011, 06.29 PMby stuffit-1

    Wunder-wunder-wunderschön geworden!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 06.28 PMby madebymeg

    amazing details!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 01.29 PMby cathleencats

    I love it! And I´m looking forward to the shooting!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 08.58 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    this dress is wonderful. for the red carpet.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 07.10 AMby juebejue

    so gorgeous!!! i love it so much and i wish i have mad skills like you do!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 06.58 AMby helluvaguy

    Simply adorable.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 12.28 AMby ashchaser


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    Sep 26, 2010, 11.47 PMby meiissi

    thank You!! @teia: I only have two male dress-stands, so if I need them for a gown, they usually get a filled bra and different to this foto, usually they get removable wadding hips :-D – but I like the red bra underneath, too (altough I would never be spunky enough to wear it like this) This is also the reason why the hem is uneven at one side: on the right the zipper holds the hip area in place, on the other side the hip falls down an the garment seems longer – well, that´s the tricky part about using a male stand ;-)

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    Sep 26, 2010, 09.04 PMby teja teja

    love grey-red combination=)

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    Sep 26, 2010, 06.36 PMby magdamagda

    amazing i really really like it :) waiting to see more of your creations…

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    Sep 26, 2010, 06.31 PMby red-lia

    Oh my god! That what I would like to wear when I go to the Oscars! Well you definitely passed the exam in my school…

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    Sep 26, 2010, 06.07 PMby nettie


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