Added Nov 27, 2010
New England, Nsw...
In all, this dress cost me $40 in materials. Such a big difference from the hundreds that I would have had to spend in a shop, and I was able to create exactly what I wanted =)
It was a nerve racking process as I only had about 2 weeks to construct it, and I took forever finding the right colours in fabric. However, I am so glad I did it. In the end it fit perfectly. I am in love with the lace sleeves, and even the invisible zipper turned out okay. =)
I used a lovely crepe backed satin for the bodice (the same satin used in my spiral corset), with a black lace overlay and sleeves. The skirt is made from 2 layers of polyester chiffon (conveniently the perfect colour was on sale for $2/meter). Black velvet ribbon around the empire waist for a cute finishing touch.
Pattern of the Week
This slim-fit dress makes a perfect cocktail dress for this time of year!
Sweet dresses, an outfit for a doll, and cute embellishments are fun for the holidays!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's latest mash up of our Straight Skirt, and how she made it look so yummy!
Member Project of the Week
The latest Elie Saab collection inspired this hand-beaded dress by chanel2005.
Celebrate with lovely dresses, sparkly dolman tees, and an embellished peplum skirt.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.