Project Ferretti

Added Mar 20, 2013

by orchiddream

West Chicago, Il...






Draped chiffon dress with stretch jersey under dress. Ruched chiffon belt with feather embellishment.

Alberta Ferretti Dress 04/2012

Material Notes

silk chiffon, polyblend jersey, custom colored feathers




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear
Blends, Other, Silk

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    Mar 23, 2013, 10.52 PMby ealinglou

    R u thrilled with it? You shld be! I saw this in Burda Magazine and was in two minds – I think I am now going to go for it .

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      Mar 24, 2013, 03.46 AMby orchiddream

      Thank you for the favorite!
      The client was thrilled. I had a lot of fun with the belt.
      I don’t think the dress would really flatter anyone unbelted.
      Thanks again for the kind words, and have fun!

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    Mar 23, 2013, 07.34 PMby marie-michelle


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    Mar 21, 2013, 09.54 AMby Ivanamania

    I love it! everything – pattern, color, fabric, belt… I can imagine it’s super flattering

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      Mar 21, 2013, 04.11 PMby orchiddream

      Thank you, Ivana! It’s a tricky dress to make and wear, but if everything goes right, it’s a show stopper! I had a lot of fun with the belt.

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    Mar 21, 2013, 07.15 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    oh wow! i LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!!! the effect that chiffon drapes are doing is amazing GREAT job!!!!!

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      Mar 21, 2013, 04.09 PMby orchiddream

      Thank you for the kind words, Ralf.
      This dress is a nightmare to make, and frankly, I think the rating should be expert++
      It was for a maid of honor, she looked terriffic, but I’m glad it’s over! The belt was the only fun I had….

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    Mar 20, 2013, 11.28 PMby jennyrecorder

    I have seriously considered making this one, but I’m thinking it will make a short, slightly ovweight woman (me) look seriously dumpy- any thoughts?

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      Mar 21, 2013, 04.05 PMby orchiddream

      Hi Jenny! It is a lot of draping. The woman I made it for is curvy, but she has a very trim waist and is tall. I’m not sure it would flatter without the small waist. The pattern doesn’t call for a belt, but NO ONE could wear it without one, it would be a disaster. If you decide to make it, I’ll give you some construction tips. As usual, Burda leaves a lot to the imagination regarding construction. :-)))

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    Mar 20, 2013, 10.24 PMby Glenville Hughes

    Ok you may wear that one when you take me to dinner? It looks fabolouse!

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      Mar 20, 2013, 11.06 PMby orchiddream

      Unfortunately, this one was for a client. I have one in the works for me in a more sophisticated color. I am not getting younger,but I can get classier!
      I would love to take you to dinner! It’s a date!

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    Mar 20, 2013, 03.59 PMby Mary Athey

    its fab, love the belt and i’d love to know how you made it x

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      Mar 21, 2013, 03.58 PMby orchiddream

      Thanks for the compliment Mary! I’ll post more instructions for the belt soon.

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    Mar 20, 2013, 03.31 PMby gimmeonekiss


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    Mar 20, 2013, 02.54 PMby rita61

    Very nice! It looks great! The belt is interesting; are there more instructions on making it?

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      Mar 21, 2013, 03.56 PMby orchiddream

      Hi Rita! Thanks for the interest. I’ll give more instructions on the belt soon. Thanks again

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