Midnight Charm Gown

Added Jul 6, 2010

by seinde

Chicago, Illinoi...

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I’ve always wanted a fancy piece of clothing that was made the couture way.

And it’s so sad that people don’t really wear evening wear the same way they used to. It’s very difficult to find an occasion to wear a gown like this one now.

Most of the dress was handsewn. I used to always look down on handsewing because it’s so 2nd grade, but it really affords you so much control on how the fabric drapes. I wouldn’t have made it any other way. Body is silk chiffon with a matching knit lining. I used a knit instead of the usual lining fabric because I didn’t want any sort of shine to come through, and it seemed much more comfortable.

The twisting on the fabric was pretty tricky to do since chiffon puckers so easily if pulled the wrong way, but careful steaming with an iron does it.

On display at a walking gallery event in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Worn by friend and well admired model, Amanda, who is off to grad school in California now.

Difficulty

Expert

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Chiffon, Cotton, Silk

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    May 20, 2012, 03.51 PMby funkencreme

    This dress is SO BEAUTIFUL! The colour, the pattern… I’m totally in love. It looks amazing on you.

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    Jul 11, 2010, 09.39 PMby maria3

    Very pretty.

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    Jul 8, 2010, 12.02 AMby kelepso

    It’s beautiful and made well, plus it looks couture. Love the color! Great job!

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    Jul 7, 2010, 02.02 AMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    OMG that’s an amazing dress.

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    Jul 6, 2010, 06.11 PMby suzetewilliams

    Elegant, dreamy, sexy! Great job.

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    Jul 6, 2010, 05.01 PMby cd909

    absolutely gorgeous!

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    Jul 6, 2010, 03.01 PMby cquinn13

    it’s lovely! I’ve often wished I lived back in the days when people dressed up all the time, just so i could wear stuff like this.

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    Jul 6, 2010, 02.49 PMby laurwyn

    OOoooooh, it’s so pretty! Well, you can wear it to weddings I guess… I wear my cute gowns home :s when I feel like putting them on, all of them after the other…

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