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Added Jan 22, 2012

by shanvan

Malta, Malta






This dress was born out of a crazy frenzy I had in preparation for a small fashion show I was taking part in. I didn’t feel any of my other dresses were worthy to be walked down the runway, so a day before the dress rehearsal I rushed to the fabric store and bought this. I had no idea what I was gonna do with 2m of multi-colored chiffon but it caught my eye so I just went with my instinct.

It is the easiest thing I’ve ever sewn but definitely my favorite! I realized while making this dress that I work well under pressure :P I didn’t use any scissors to make it. I simply passed the fabric from under my legs, attached both ends at the top, and closed off one side of the leg. Then I made a black waist-belt to match. I’ve always firmly believed that when you have nice fabric and you stick to a simple design, you just can’t go wrong!!

The last couple photos show the dress on the beautiful model who walked it down the catwalk for me :) Because it’s entirely chiffon it really flows nicely.




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    Jan 24, 2012, 02.20 PMby shanvan

    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments!! They are all so encouraging and kind :) :)

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    Jan 24, 2012, 12.10 AMby emily-marie

    the dress is fab but I LOVE the photos. the 4th one is amazing!

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    Jan 23, 2012, 09.08 AMby VeraVenus

    I love the fabric and that you went with your instincts… great result!
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    Jan 22, 2012, 08.50 PMby madebymeg


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    Jan 22, 2012, 03.25 PMby kelepso

    Very original. Love the fabric!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 02.18 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Love this!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 01.00 PMby Andrew Tanardi

    Gorgeous, fabric and design are stunning

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    Jan 22, 2012, 11.24 AMby Cotton Cherry

    love your design, and the fabric fits perfectly. really stunning!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 10.43 AMby Kasiorist

    this is really lovely, I admire the result

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    Jan 22, 2012, 09.58 AMby sarahwau

    Beautiful choice of fabric. I’d never thought of making a dress that way either. Well done!

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