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Empire Style Dress

Added Apr 21, 2010

by alasse

Munich, Germany






This will be my friend’s graduation dress. I made it for her as an advanced birthday present.
I used the same pattern as for Hippolytia’s Gown, which is Burda magazine 12/07, No. 104. I just went without the chiffon layer and of course it’s shortened.
It suits her really well, so I hope I will have a picture with her in it soon.
I had to do the skirt part twice because of a stain that wouldn’t go out and I got REALLY frustrated with it because of that, but in the end it turned out very pretty :-)

I made the green dress in the second picture as well, you can find it here
You can soon find all the graduation dresses I made on my blog (four in total!)

While doing all of these, I’m discovering how much I love working with silk, but I fear that’s just a little too expensive to use it in all my projects. ;-)

Material Notes

two different kinds of silk; lace




Garment Type
Lace/Sequins, Silk


Innocent bystanders in the picture

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    Apr 22, 2010, 01.13 PMby sabzarap

    Your friend will be looking so amazing in this dress an luck for getting such a birthday present!

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    Apr 22, 2010, 11.09 AMby maria-gehrke

    Very cool. I love the fabric choice, especially the lace. Very pretty dress!

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    Apr 22, 2010, 09.21 AMby frankiesoup

    This is so lovely! Really classic lines and colours – a great choice and I’m sure your friend will love it!

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    Apr 22, 2010, 03.54 AMby brenda42

    Stunning! It reminds me of a similar dress I had in high school – the only garment ever tailor-made to fit me (so far). I loved it, and I bet your friend loves hers!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 05.59 PMby cquinn13

    the bodice is so pretty! looking forward to more pics!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 05.06 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Gee, wish I had a friend like you when I was graduating! Your friends are very lucky. Beautiful job on the dress. I like the scalloped edge lace.

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