My own Prada dance dress

Added Oct 31, 2009

by ichigogirl

Stockholm, Sweden

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Description

Ok, it’s not Prada. But the material is (from my material-heaven where they sell designer remnants).
I based it on my cowl-neckline-top but changed the sleeve-openings to cap-sleeves. I added instructions on how to make that change to my Cap Sleeve Cowl Test-run and linked it here.
I called it my dance dress because the first time I wore it was to my friend’s birthday-party with african dancing-dance-teachers (we danced all night, it was great!) and the second time was to a Ryksopp concert (where they were accompanied by Robyn. hm, they are scandinavian musicians so you mightn’t know them but it’s great dance/club-music) followed by clubbing at my friend’s club. So it’s well danced after only two nights out.
However, I don’t recommend making dancing-dresses in 100% wool. Steaming. I guess I’m going to have to make another one in cotton…
The mean smile must stem from the fact that the devil wears Prada, oh my…

Material Notes

100% wool, knitted Prada remnant

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton, Rayon, Wool

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    Aug 26, 2010, 01.59 AMby youfoundzen

    I love this dress, and I love how you’re wearing it! So .. I bought a seewing machine, and I’m going to teach myself using this pattern as my first dress lol! Wish me luck!!

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    Nov 3, 2009, 09.18 AMby lybu

    Great idea! It fits you perfect. Well. I think I will make one for my Zumba lessen :)

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    Nov 2, 2009, 05.52 AMby pixelink

    YAY, loving the sleeves and can’t wait to see all the versions. Keep on partying in Prada ichigogirl!!

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    Nov 1, 2009, 07.21 AMby ladysophie

    Hey, nice job on the dress! Looks fab!

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    Nov 1, 2009, 05.49 AMby arete999

    The dress looks great on you! Where is your fabric heaven :-)? Is it on-line store?

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      Nov 1, 2009, 10.43 AMby ichigogirl

      Thank you! The shop is on Södermalm in Stockholm, and no, unfortunately they don’t have an online store. If you ever visit Stockholm I’ll tell you where it is though!

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    Nov 1, 2009, 12.27 AMby missymay

    love it, what a great variation! hehe, we get scandinavian music all the way down under as well – konichiwa b**ches!!

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      Nov 1, 2009, 10.47 AMby ichigogirl

      Thank you! Aha, wow, cool, it’s hard to tell wether artists that are world famous here are outside Sweden, you know…
      Btw, I went to High School in Mornington for a year (ages ago) so I listened to loads of ozzie-music for a while (I saw INXS live in Melbourne, dear memory!)

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    Oct 31, 2009, 10.37 PMby frkbustad

    This looks very good on you, and the fabric looks amazing… I guess it feels great to wear Prada-by-you ;-)

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