Plum Mermaid Gown

Added Jan 8, 2013

by Darren Nesbitt

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Description

I’m very proud of this dress. It’s my first try at boning and I think I did pretty well. The only think I noticed is that I pushed the bust down. (I was supposed to leave the bones below the bust so that things could sit pretty.

I’m almost afraid I’m obsessed with the mermaid bustier shape lol

Clear inspiration: Zac Posen, Zac Posen, ZAC POSEN!

Material Notes

Heavy Crepe and plastic bones.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Blends

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    Mar 13, 2013, 04.27 AMby cupcakequeen234

    beautiful! I want to make a similar dress for prom, did you use a pattern?

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      Mar 13, 2013, 08.45 AMby Darren Nesbitt

      Yes I drafted the pattern myself with directions from a text book I bought online. About 3 hours of calculators, rulers, and pencil marks and the pattern was done. After that cutting and construction didnt take more than a day or two.

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    Feb 19, 2013, 10.11 PMby TheAtelierHauteCouture

    I looove this dressss u worked it well out and the colout is for dieng`````sooo beautiful and elegant!!! i wanna see moore from u :)

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    Jan 14, 2013, 08.29 PMby Sieya TheSewingdiva

    YESSSSSSSSSSS…..GREAT JOB

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    Jan 10, 2013, 09.59 PMby barmaglot

    Looks great on you!

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    Jan 9, 2013, 10.00 AMby vasea

    Nice dress on a perfect body.

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    Jan 9, 2013, 03.40 AMby Princess McGhee

    There is nothing about this dress that I do not like!! It is beautiful! GREAT JOB!

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    Jan 9, 2013, 01.45 AMby noriecreates

    Very impressive!

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    Jan 8, 2013, 10.33 PMby Abigail Jones

    This is freaking GORGEOUS!!!!!! Love the colour! Your model is beautiful! The silhouette is perfect for her!

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    Jan 8, 2013, 09.06 PMby tigger0580

    it is a very nice dress.

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    Jan 8, 2013, 07.39 PMby carolientje

    nice dress, well done :)

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    Jan 8, 2013, 06.15 PMby razieh khlili

    Hello. acclamation.

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    Jan 8, 2013, 04.03 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress x

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    Jan 8, 2013, 03.16 PMby martinK

    hi guy, very nice, I like it! but allow me a little point of critic: I think the bust is too narrow as to see on the wrinkels, the same by the front of the skirt. Give the bra one size bigger and it won’t push down and your beautiful model can keep on breathing :-) But it’s still a lovely design!!!

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      Jan 8, 2013, 03.23 PMby Darren Nesbitt

      yeah I realized that. The photo you see here is an outtake the model was having fun but then said “I need to breath” lol. Next time I will ease up on the boning and take it a size up.

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    Jan 8, 2013, 02.50 PMby nishavinod2009

    very nice!

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