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Lady in grey...

Added May 9, 2015

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...

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Description

I made this dress to wear to the wedding of friends.
In making it, I’ve combined all sorts of things I’ve learned over the years about sewing, pattern making, lingerie, corsetry and formal dresses.
It has a strapless bodice with bra-style, underwired cups. The bodice is covered with draped and pleated fabric. The straight skirt has a knot and pleat design from the Pattern Magic book. And there’s a little open fronted bolero.
This dress may just be the most complicated thing I’ve made yet… And I’m quite proud of it.
You can read about and see more pictures on my blog
And in the previous blog posts, you can read about the construction of it.

Difficulty

Expert

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Other
Material
Cotton

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    May 19, 2015, 09.37 PMby Abigail Doyle

    This is amazing!

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    May 17, 2015, 09.02 PMby janene

    Such beautiful work :-)

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    May 12, 2015, 10.38 AMby MarineSea

    great!

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    May 11, 2015, 04.10 PMby vinia789

    Wow….this is gorgeous. ..i would like to make an bra-style underwire cup …dress.

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    May 11, 2015, 02.09 PMby nrobson

    What a wonderful dress, great shape, structure, draping :P

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    May 11, 2015, 12.48 PMby ronnielee

    Wow! you have done an amazing job on the detail and your sewing skills have shown through!! How about a red or emerald green version, would be simply stunning!

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    May 10, 2015, 11.50 PMby emilymai

    You dress looks absolutely stunning on you!

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    May 10, 2015, 09.19 PMby martinK

    heel goed gedaan!!! great work of sewing!

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      May 21, 2015, 01.09 PMby lauriana

      Bedankt!

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    May 10, 2015, 12.17 PMby janelee1984

    That’s beautiful. Loved seeing all the work that’s going on inside it on your blog.

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    May 10, 2015, 10.52 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh wow!! This is just beautiful. What can I say!! It’s stunning on you and the bolero is Fab. I love boleros with dresses, It’s very 50’s and so classy x

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    May 10, 2015, 12.36 AMby KikiDelivery

    Oh my, this is one glamorous dress. Very good job! You look fabulous.

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    May 9, 2015, 08.46 PMby PennyMac

    absolutely stunning. The draping and knot are fantastic

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    May 9, 2015, 08.35 PMby rita61

    Nice dress !

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    May 9, 2015, 07.46 PMby MojoHollz

    This is an amazing work of art, absolutely stunning. Your fit is immaculate and the style is beautiful. Your techniques are incredible, so many things in one flawless dress. This is a star of a dress ready for the red carpet, or anywhere, and you look fantastic in it. I can not say enough good thing about this dress, excellent work!

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      May 9, 2015, 07.56 PMby lauriana

      Thank you very much!

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