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Flamenco dress for Feria

Added May 13, 2013

by camis

Rota, Spain






Made this dress for last week’s Feria de Jerez. The bust is cut from model 111-Burda 12/1012. The rest is influenced by a dress from Juana Martin’s last year collection. It took 3 weeks of hard work, trial and error and improvising. I watched all the pictures and videos I could find online with the dress and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how those amazing ruffles are done. I went with shirred bias cut strips(got the idea from Jullia Bobbin’s rose sleeve). I had to limit myself to just 7 meters of fabric for the ruffles, as the dress was becoming quite heavy. A fuller look would need at least 14 meters, but also a crane to lift me up. I think the red fabric is jacquard. The dress has an invisible zipper, bias piping around neckline and soft tulle petticoat. Ole!




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    May 13, 2013, 09.46 PMby Helguchi

    El traje es divino, es espectacular. Me encanta la combinación de colores que has elegido.

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    May 13, 2013, 08.39 PMby pauline alice

    ¡Que traje más bonito! Me encanta los colores y los volantes. Enhorabuena, vas guapísima… ¡Olé!

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      May 13, 2013, 09.09 PMby camis

      Thank you, Mademoiselle. I remember seeing your nice flamenca dress project when you posted it.

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    May 13, 2013, 03.00 PMby Mary Athey

    its stunning on you. what a beautiful dress you have made and all your hard work shows x

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    May 13, 2013, 11.04 AMby cris orange

    ole guapa! que traje mas bonito! me puedo imaginar cuanto trabajo te costaron estos innumerables metros de volantes :)

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      May 13, 2013, 11.25 AMby camis

      Gracias, Cris. Valio la pena.

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