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Evening Gown BERNINA 3 Series

Added Nov 24, 2010

by Ophelia K

Japan, Japan






This is my version of BERNINA 3 Series.
My inspiration was from 1940s to 1950s.
My favorite designer, Claire McCardell’s gave me so much hints to design the dress and the turban.

I first wanted to cover the shoulder, but to make it more “party look”, I changed it and exposed shoulders. Most of the Claire McCardell’s dress fascinated me were active & simple cotton day dresses. So I kept it simple and added turban to give it a spice of working girl:)

The fabric is very beautiful shiny polyester I bought in Thailand and used cupra rayon for lining.

Material Notes

polyester, cupra rayon




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Nov 28, 2010, 07.10 PMby ellohdesign


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    Nov 28, 2010, 01.59 PMby frkbustad

    What a beautiful dress! The neckline is so flattering!

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    Nov 26, 2010, 04.59 AMby Deborah Zimmerman

    I’m taken to Havana, 1950! You really captured the period, while at the same time, it looks very “of the moment” today.

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    Nov 25, 2010, 09.03 PMby fashionfreek

    Very nice!

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    Nov 25, 2010, 02.11 AMby olystyrene

    What a beautiful creation!! Very very well done!!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 07.59 PMby lkeogan

    Ahhhh, I love it! It’s gorgeous :)

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    Nov 24, 2010, 06.42 PMby amibambini

    A.MAZE.ING!! You are totally rocking that turban too.

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    Nov 24, 2010, 06.33 PMby tinybows

    oh wow, very cool! love the headpiece! all around amazing.

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    Nov 24, 2010, 06.13 PMby frankiesoup

    Perfect, as usual! :) I am so jealous of your wardrobe!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 03.19 PMby integerclub

    So beautiful, and I love the matching turban too!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 02.50 PMby Gail Thompson

    Wonderful dress!! One of the most lovely I’ve seen.

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    Nov 24, 2010, 11.32 AMby zeegang

    very beautiful! you are a talented artists/designer. i especially love the head piece!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 10.11 AMby Ophelia K

    Thank you so much ladies! I enjoyed each single comment of yours!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 10.00 AMby baka-pepica

    really retro!!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 09.36 AMby Lora Martinez

    WOW this is absolutely beautiful, I love it, great choice of fabric!!!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 09.04 AMby zaarissima

    what a wonderful dress, very classy!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 06.28 AMby lauriana

    Absolutely lovely. The neckline and sleeve combination really gives a vintage look.

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    Nov 24, 2010, 06.18 AMby cantare

    The fabric is reat and the silhouette is perfect for inspiration, I had no doubts when I saw it. I just love how you patterned the sleeve into the bodice.

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    Nov 24, 2010, 05.48 AMby loyl8

    i love this!! beautiful and great job

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    Nov 24, 2010, 04.24 AMby smallone

    lovely. lovely. lovey ….and the turban is just great …..this week I favorited a bunch of vintage esty pattern with turbaned ladies :) (none in my size unfortunately)

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