Indian Forest silk evening gown

Added Aug 31, 2011

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

I just fell in love with this fabric. From far away it’s so beautiful and from up close, so interesting. It’s like an Indian forest teeming with camels and deer hunters. I decided to make it into a dress for a wedding I was going to.
I used Mccalls 5806, which looked like it would be exactly what I wanted, but what a vile pattern! It was the most unflattering thing I’ve ever put on. The bust was so short and had way too many gathers. I ended up redrafting the bodice myself, adding like two inches to the top and taking away the gathers on the side. I am so happy with the final result. It fits perfect now.

Material Notes

Printed silk from Lorraines Fabrics

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Ethnic
Material
Silk

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    Sep 3, 2011, 11.55 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    Thank you everyone!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 09.36 PMby flowergirl22

    oh yeah its great,, totally understand the love you have for this fabric….

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    Aug 31, 2011, 07.19 PMby kihli

    This is stunning!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 05.59 PMby Testosterone

    Quite a stunning redo!

    That fabric choice is commendable. What could have been pedestrian, is now a statement.

    Take a bow!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 03.39 PMby stefanisarah

    Wow! It turns out super.

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    Aug 31, 2011, 02.33 PMby turtlegirl00

    it is beautiful!! lovely fabric!!

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