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Peach Braids

Added Nov 16, 2010

by abiah88

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I used a pattern in order to get the cup size right for this dress. I used a kwik sew bra pattern just for the cup size and it fit perfectly! i had to adjust the pattern slightly because i didn’t want to have any unfinished edges on the inside or outside of the dress, and i didn’t include an under wire, instead i just sewed a double layer of bias tape where the under wire would have been. I made up the design for the rest of the dress…turns out i really, REALLY underestimated the amount of time it would take to create all the braids that i used on the dress!! I love the result though and it really does fit perfectly!

Material Notes

I am not sure what the material is…it was about four dollars a yard and i fell in love with it for its color and what i consider to be a somehow feminine zebra print.


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    Jul 15, 2012, 03.36 PMby Mauude

    This is soo lovely !!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 07.05 PMby efh1687

    this dress is amazing!

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    Jan 11, 2011, 06.27 PMby noushka31

    For the bra cup, did you just do multiple stitch lines to get that layered look or did you actually have many seams? It reminds me of that layered look bra that Madonna made famous- the pointy one?

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      Feb 8, 2011, 07.30 AMby abiah88

      hah I didn’t see that connection til now! I am not completely sure what your talking about, but the bra top was made out of about 9 pieces (not including lining or bias made out of the same material). I then sewed all the braids over the top, following it’s contours.

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    Jan 10, 2011, 04.35 AMby marinaglory

    Wow! amazing texture & fit and that fabric is just great!

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    Jan 9, 2011, 11.03 PMby noushka31

    that’s freakin amazing!! Love it

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    Jan 8, 2011, 05.00 AMby sewlame

    This is amazingly gorgeous. You’re very talented. =)

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    Nov 27, 2010, 03.47 AMby rachelgren

    I absolutely love this, fit and all! if i trusted myself, i’d try to recreate it for my new years trip to brazil. it would be perfect! how did you do the braids without having them fray? did you sew each individual cord and then braid them together?

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      Nov 27, 2010, 06.22 PMby abiah88

      thank you so much for your compliments!! and yeah, i did sew each individual cord. the braids took me almost as long as the dress itself! i cut about 24 strips of fabric, each about 3 inches wide, and then sewed them together, then made the one LONGG strip into a cord, and then divided it and made the braids! once the braid was done i also ironed it flat hoping to make it a little more edgy. you should give it a try!!

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    Nov 25, 2010, 01.47 PMby daughterfish

    This is fantastic. Looks great!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 06.37 PMby fabricaddict

    Wow your dress is amazing, those braids deserve a serious WELL DONE!!!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 06.48 AMby timtamz

    The dress looks great!!

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    Nov 18, 2010, 03.05 AMby keichenberg

    I lovev this dress! how did you construct the top?

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      Nov 18, 2010, 09.25 PMby abiah88

      there is a great kwik sew bra pattern that i used for the cup size (pattern 2489), and from there i just drafted my own pattern of sorts. i sewed on the braids after the top was completed, and then sewed the band and the bottom of the dress to the top. i would definitely recommend the kwik sew pattern!!

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      Nov 24, 2010, 01.10 AMby keichenberg

      Thanks so much! What kind of material do you use for the structure?

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    Nov 17, 2010, 08.43 AMby zaarissima

    soooooooooo beautiful!!! Great Idea!!!!

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    Nov 17, 2010, 03.53 AMby camilainarq


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    Nov 17, 2010, 12.01 AMby jodieclark

    Love, love, love! I wish I had the patience to make something like that.

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    Nov 16, 2010, 11.14 PMby olystyrene

    You did a wonderful job! Stunning creation!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 11.02 PMby carottesauvage

    I love your inventions!

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      Nov 18, 2010, 09.18 PMby abiah88

      thanks, that means so much! your inventions completely mesmerize me!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 09.07 PMby laceumbrella


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    Nov 16, 2010, 08.42 PMby lizah

    I love it! You can really see how much work you’ve put in this dress with all the braids. Turned out really cute!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 06.44 PMby sew-me-the-money

    this is beautiful. Well done! =)

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    Nov 16, 2010, 06.31 PMby janene

    Just lovely. Shows dedication, creativity, attention to detail and stamina! So refreshing to see something so original. Thank you for sharing :-)

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    Nov 16, 2010, 04.28 PMby Erin E

    Stunning! Well done!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 04.25 PMby corra

    really lovely! great job!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 03.58 PMby deids

    what a fit! text-book…. well done!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 03.45 PMby kristensaurus

    wow! This is just lovely. It fits you absolutely impeccably, the fabric is very feminine, and I love love love the braids. Great job!

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