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Golden Ballgown

Added Dec 10, 2008

by loren-rat

Johannesburg, So...






This is the 2nd dress that I made for my models to wear to the races (The other one is a version of Azalea – you can see it in the pics above.) The theme of the day was “My Golden Summer”.
The model pictured above(In the ballgown) actually won the best dressed at the course and was in 2 local newspapers.

Unfortunately in these pics she had loosened her corset (so she could breathe) so it isn’t sitting as flat as its supposed to be.

I made the corset pattern by 1st adjusting my dressmaker doll to the models measurements.
Then I pinned paper onto it and adjusted it to the corset shape that I wanted by pinning and cutting the shape on the doll.
As for the skirt – Its easy to find tuturials on making tutus – Just google it.

Material Notes

Raw silk for the corset (plus boning and ribbon for the back tie); layers and layers and layers of Tulle in differant shades of gold and a top layer of glitter Tulle for the skirt. I lined the skirt for comfort (Tulle itches) and put in a zip and a satin ribbon belt to close it.





FTV for asking me to make the dresses and my model for making the dress look good

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    Dec 13, 2008, 09.45 AMby arete999

    Beautiful!!!!Great work!

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    Dec 11, 2008, 03.36 PMby x-mops

    VERY, VERY, VERY GORGEOUS))))))))))))))))) I love them

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    Dec 11, 2008, 01.24 AMby ghainskom

    Gorgeous! And is it you in the middle of the last picture? I like your dress as well!

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    Dec 11, 2008, 12.27 AMby loren-rat

    Thanks :) They were really fun to make too!

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    Dec 10, 2008, 10.50 AMby thora47

    Oh my! This is absolutely amazing; I love it!

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    Dec 10, 2008, 10.27 AMby nicole55

    the ball gown is soo beautiful! you could sell lots of those for prom dresses

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    Dec 10, 2008, 09.55 AMby taffetasilk

    wow these are beautiful, i especially love the ball gown one :D what did you use for boning?

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    Dec 10, 2008, 08.22 AMby allygally

    Both dresses are stunning! Great work!

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    Dec 10, 2008, 07.48 AMby lunatepetal

    gorgeous gown!!

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    Dec 10, 2008, 06.45 AMby justmica

    Wow… You done all this!?! Wonderful, congratulations for this dress!!!

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    Dec 10, 2008, 06.01 AMby hazelhoney

    beautiful dresses makes me want to give sewing clothes a try. I mainly sew purses.

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    Dec 10, 2008, 03.32 AMby doitmomma

    Beautiful, really love these!

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    Dec 10, 2008, 03.05 AMby machelefranklin

    Super class, very nice one…

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    Dec 10, 2008, 02.23 AMby catmagalhaes

    both dresses are beautiful. They look like wedding dresses.

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    Dec 10, 2008, 02.14 AMby erdronen

    so beautiful! amazing dress :)

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