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party dress!!

Added Dec 12, 2007

by brocadegoddess

Kingston, Canada






beaded silk dress – the beading took way longer than I thought it would – and I actually had to do it twice because I had macine stitched the lines in gold thread first which ended up distorting the bodice, bah!!

Material Notes

the dress is actually in 2 layers: the top layer is made from a pink-red vintage silk organza sari brocaded with gold thread; underneath is magenta silk dupioni; the bodice is lined with bemberg.
I used the border of the sari around the hem edges of the pleated skirt sections
oh, and there are beads




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    Jun 24, 2008, 02.19 AMby mallenna

    Love the dress!

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    Apr 13, 2008, 02.31 PMby melinareadytolearn

    hello i love this dress it is so beautiful, this is melina from a site we chatted on last night. i wonder if you can make this dress reversible and with just the detail on the top and not the bottom. It would look great in red and black i think.

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    Dec 13, 2007, 03.18 PMby biancasewsbrains

    You truly are the Brocade Goddess!

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    Dec 13, 2007, 12.25 AMby yoshimi

    this is stunning!

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    Dec 12, 2007, 06.55 PMby katrena

    this is a beautiful dress!!

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    Dec 12, 2007, 11.14 AMby atmomma

    Beautiful dress! I love the beading.

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    Dec 12, 2007, 09.33 AMby mirela


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    Dec 12, 2007, 09.05 AMby lcavagnolo

    Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous!

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    Dec 12, 2007, 09.00 AMby fashion1

    yes, it´s really beautiful and the fabric also!

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    Dec 12, 2007, 08.39 AMby sunnyb64

    Wow, this is stunning! I’m in awe that you did all the beading yourself.

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    Dec 12, 2007, 08.26 AMby senasews

    Oh another wonderful creation. This looks great, too!

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