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For a dear friend

Added Jun 15, 2011

by Adriana Orozco

San Pedro De Mon...

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This dress looks stunning on my dear friend Lissete!!! It was so nice to design and make this gown for my childhood friend who I saw again after…..more than 40 years!!!! Any how, she looks so wonderfull and wears this dress beautifully. I made it with two kinds of silk in the same color. All the draping was done in chiffon and the cords, waistband and skirt was made in silk charmeusse. The color is just to die for!!! don`t you think so???

Material Notes

100% silk

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Jun 21, 2011, 12.55 PMby helenadoll

    I’m afraid it’s too late now, the dress is finished! But thankyou anyway, I’ll keep what you’ve said in mind for next time :)

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    Jun 20, 2011, 11.35 PMby domestic-divaonline

    A wonderful reunion and a gorgeous dress. Just love these beautiful jewel tones and the styling is divine. Another example of your impressive expertise!

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      Jun 21, 2011, 01.58 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you so much my dear Gloria!!!! it is so nice to be back and “read” my friends comments!!! I appreciate that very much and it gives me strength to go on!!!! :)

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    Jun 20, 2011, 05.51 PMby helenadoll

    Ah, good hints. I’m afraid at college we have to drape on the stand, then take the fabric off and make a pattern from it! a lot of the draping gets lost in translation, I wish we could just drape with the final fabric! argh! thankyou anyway :)

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      Jun 21, 2011, 01.56 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Well…..it is worth wile to try the amount of draping that your dress fabric allows!!! once you know that (can be up to 6 times !!!) then you have to try in a similar fabric on the stand……you do it and un doit to find out the shape and amount of material and then you go to your dress fabric….try it and tell me OK????

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    Jun 20, 2011, 06.55 AMby zaarissima

    it is absolutly beautiful!!!! (welcome back, Adriana!!! How are you?)

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      Jun 20, 2011, 01.05 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Hello my friend, and thank you for your words and concern. Life goes on, and I am well, thank you so much!!!! May God bless you!!!

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    Jun 19, 2011, 07.22 PMby helenadoll

    This is gorgeous! I’m making something similar at college at the moment, but nothing this good! I wanted similar draping on the bust, but we have to take the fabric we’re given and it doesn’t work so well. Any hints for succesful draping?

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      Jun 20, 2011, 01.05 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you!!! I am glad that you like it!!!. Well, a good hint is to hand baste the fabric very finely every 2 inches……giving the shape that you need….so later on you can sew it to the base very finely from the back with tiny stitches that you are not suppose to see on the front…….even if the fabric is difficult to work, this basting will make the draping really neat and nice…..that is how it works on this dress on the blouse part…..after you finish with the small stitching, then you take out all the basting…..hope you understand me!!!! best wishes of success on your piece!!!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 12.00 PMby becia

    Lucky friend

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    Jun 16, 2011, 09.11 AMby vji

    the color is so beautiful..and the draping s adding special to the dress…its awesome

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      Jun 16, 2011, 11.56 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you for your nice comment!!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 07.43 AMby robygiup

    I completely agree with you, this dress is gorgeous!

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      Jun 16, 2011, 11.55 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you, I am glad that you like it!!!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 06.29 AMby mixtlii

    This dress is stunning, and the colour is gorgeous! I have a question: how did you get this fine draping on the bodice? Is the quality of the fabric playing a bog role in it? Because I intented to make something like that (photos coming soon!) but It was very difficult and the final result wasn’t what I expected… Which is what you got here!

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      Jun 16, 2011, 11.55 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Hi mixtii!!! I am happy that you like the dress, and actually in draping I have found that the finer and looser the fabric, the finer is the draping, so, have a look at this dress: we have silk chiffon on the bodice-bust part and the draping is very fine…..then we have the waist band made in a charmeusse or fine satin and the draping is a bit bigger. If the fabric is stif, the draping does not come finely. Another hint: I sew the draping into the dress very very much……to make sure the draping stay very finely……I hope this helps you, if you have any other question, please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a wonderfull day.

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    Jun 16, 2011, 05.09 AMby janene

    Welcome back Adriana. So glad to have you and your amazing creations back on board! This is truly stunning. You must really love your friend! x

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      Jun 16, 2011, 11.48 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you for your nice words janene!!!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 03.00 AMby cantare

    That is SO beautiful my goodness! I’m sure the color is stunning on your friend too.

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      Jun 16, 2011, 11.47 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you for your words and actually, my friend has a lovely cinnamon color skin, so the color looks wonderfull on her!!!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 02.46 AMby turtlegirl00

    wow!!! so gorgeous! Love the lines, the color—elegant and stunning!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 02.29 AMby ronnielee

    Wow!! One very lucky friend, would love to see this on?? Fantastic job!!

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      Jun 16, 2011, 11.45 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you so much ronnielee!!! actually, I like very much the dress from your picture black and white!!! I would love to see it complete……

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    Jun 16, 2011, 12.26 AMby freakusbzzz

    The second I saw this I knew it was an Adriana creation.

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.40 AMby Adriana Orozco

      ja-ja-ja!!! you make me laugh Hollie!!!! that tells me that my style is very much mine!!!!?? or? any how, thank you so much for your comment, and….I am using your guide!!! it is wonderfull!!! thank you so much!!!!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 11.24 PMby libra-s

    Gorgeous as usual! And welcome back :)

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.36 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you for your words my dear friend, and….I am also happy to be back!!!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 08.35 PMby aleah

    This is just amazing, great job.

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    Jun 15, 2011, 06.14 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Yes, this dress is stunning! Love the color. Lucky friend indeed. Neckline is elegant.

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.36 AMby Adriana Orozco

      How are you Gabriele!!!! it is so nice to see you again!!! and thank you for your allways so kind comments!!! big hug

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      Jun 16, 2011, 02.03 AMby Gabriele Yorlano

      I’ve been away from the computer for a while, but I have been sewing. Really should post something. Hugs to you too.

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    Jun 15, 2011, 05.13 PMby secondbedroom

    Wow! Gorgeous!

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.35 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Secondbedroom……what an original nick-name!!! I love it!!! and also want to thank you for your comment on my dress!!!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 05.07 PMby tamezdc

    How beautiful!!

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.34 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you so much tamezdc!!!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 04.56 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    lovely!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 04.55 PMby irmchen

    OMG! :-) It is not only the colour which is just to die for!

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.33 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Hi Irmchen!!! I am so happy that you like my dress!!!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 04.53 PMby Helen Iosipitsa

    very nice dress… and color…wow.. I like it… congratulation

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    Jun 15, 2011, 04.45 PMby anneecharri

    should be on the red carpet! beautiful, looks very skillful

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.31 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you for your nice words Anneecharri!!

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