floor-length floral print tiered dress

Added Apr 14, 2009

by cookiefortune

Orange County, C...

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Description

This dress is probably the best thing I’ve ever made! I made it for a couture sewing class at school – it’s fully lined, bias cut with flounce tiers and a train in the back, spaghetti straps, and an invisible zipper in the side seam. I was going for a vintage Edwardian mixed with 30’s kind of feel – I just wish I had an occasion to wear it!

I took these pictures when we were doing a fashion photo shoot for the campus magazine, Orange Appeal. It looked amazing on the model, Dallas! Since the overall feeling was about whimsy and youthfulness and fun, I decided to toughen her up and pair it with this great vintage motorcycle jacket.

For anyone interested in how I made it – I used Vogue 2237 as a “block”; from that pattern I changed the neckline and added spaghetti straps, separated it across the waist into top and skirt sections, added flounces that I drafted myself, and I’m pretty sure I omitted the foundation pieces and just duplicated all my new ones to make a lining. I can’t remember where the zipper is on the pattern, but I put it on the side. Thanks for looking :)

Material Notes

Floral print chiffon, poly habutai lining

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Chiffon

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    Nov 27, 2011, 06.58 PMby EricaHill

    this is amazing, i love the ruffles.

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    Apr 21, 2009, 09.12 PMby veryprairie

    Your dress is so amazingly spectacular! Like Haleema above, I think you should wear this anywhere you like – out for drinks, for a spring picnic, etc. (perhaps you could hand tack/bustle the train so it doesn’t drag?). It would be an injustice to let this beauty sit in a closet!

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    Apr 21, 2009, 01.59 AMby lybu

    woooow. I love it, it’s absolutely beautiful

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    Apr 15, 2009, 09.54 PMby dressdummy

    I’m just crazy about your dress! I haven’t seen lush tiers like that in 30 years, and it’s just beautiful to see. It’s looking fresh again, especially in that fabric. Beautiful job.

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    Apr 15, 2009, 02.06 PMby lizah

    this is so beautiful! great job!

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    Apr 15, 2009, 12.39 PMby haleema

    In an era where people wear their pajamas in public I think you would be able to wear this anywhere. Perhaps you can start a trend by dressing up instead of down. I would love to see the back of this dress. It sounds just as beautiful if not more beautiful than the front of the dress.

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    Apr 15, 2009, 10.55 AMby aleah

    I’d totally buy this dress! The lenght looks great on you, but if I had this I would probably cut of some ruffles. :) But still, wow, it is great. I am really fond of the fabric, the colours as well as the shape.

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    Apr 15, 2009, 09.16 AMby nenasew

    I want a dress just like it. Its so perfect. The tiers make this dress for me. Fabric is the icing on the cake.

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    Apr 15, 2009, 08.57 AMby hajnika

    Gorgeous dress! I love those lot of ruffles!

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    Apr 15, 2009, 05.38 AMby emlj

    thats unbelievable! perfection :-)

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    Apr 15, 2009, 03.06 AMby flutterbyx

    the word wow is the only thing i can think of!!

    Can you upload the pattern you used, or at least a brief one, I’d love to adapt this into a shorter one, its amazing!!!! :)

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    Apr 15, 2009, 03.03 AMby teamydear

    wow this makes me review my maxidress ideas! are the lower tiers smaller than the upper ones? or is it just one long skirt you attach all the tiers to? is it comfortable enough to walk with? Your dress is soooooooooo wonderful!

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    Apr 15, 2009, 12.13 AMby mcloughlinsarah

    ITS FABULOUS, THE SUBTLE PINT MAKES THE WAY THE DRESS IS CUT STAND OUT. IT LOOKS FANTASTIC AND YOU DID AN AWESOME JOB. IF I WAS YOU ID JUST WEAR IT TO THE SHOPS IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY OCCASION TO WEAR IT TOO!

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    Apr 14, 2009, 11.16 PMby cookiefortune

    Thanks so much! It took a lot of patience and love… and my boyfriend to make sure the flounces were level! :)

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    Apr 14, 2009, 07.02 PMby bakainc

    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. I am so so so impressed. And just a little jealous. Okay…. more than a little ;)

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    Apr 14, 2009, 07.02 PMby charlierose

    this is such an amazing dress i was surprised that no one had commented yet!

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