Purple and bronce chiffon dress......

Added Oct 29, 2010

by Adriana Orozco

San Pedro De Mon...

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I made this dress more than a year ago. The lovely purple and bronce silk chiffon, is cut on the bies, so the movement is just wonderfull and it shows the 2 colors so nicely!!! The pleating is just broomstick hand pleating, and is done to about the knee, because I marked like a big zig zag and left that part without pleating, because I wanted lots of movement and pleating makes the silk a bit stiff….At the top, I made a ribbon in the same color organza, that was embroidered in gold with a small design and then we hand embroidered with tiny beads in same color of the dress and antique gold seeds. For the chawl, I use the same design as in the ribbon, but in different sizes, and machine embroidered again in the same color but in silk organza, fill the paisley with beads and cut them one by one, and then aply them on to the shawl. I hope you like it!!! By the way, I invite you to visit my blog to learn couture finishings……Rainforestcouture

Difficulty

Intermediate

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    Dec 12, 2011, 11.57 PMby sala22

    Wow, just wow.

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      Feb 9, 2012, 01.20 PMby Adriana Orozco

      sala22, thank you for looking and liking my proyects!!

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    Aug 17, 2011, 02.13 PMby flowergirl22

    without reading all the other comments,, did you make it for yourself?? its gourges,,

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      Feb 9, 2012, 01.20 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Hello flowergirl22, sorry to answer so late, but Inever got your comment!!! Thank you so much, and ….no, it is not for me….I hardly ever have the time to make a dress for me…..jajajajaja!!!

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    Nov 15, 2010, 02.52 PMby seazoo

    wowww JUST SO BEAUTIFUL! I love the flow of fabric and the decollete line. I am always impressed by your professional techniques!

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      Feb 9, 2012, 01.19 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you so much my dear seazoo!!! I have now a blog with couture finishings, so I invite you to follow me: Rainforestcouture

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    Nov 6, 2010, 06.43 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Adriana this is truly beautiful. I read your status and went to find out what has been going on in Costa Rica, it seems there is no country without a natural disaster right now. So much loss. I hope you are doing ok.

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      Nov 6, 2010, 08.14 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you so much for your concern!!! I really belive that God made us with a good nature. Yes, this has been terrible here!!! Thanks God me and my family are all well, but one of the mountains that collapsed is only at 1/2 hour drive, and we are being told that if this weather continues, we will have more problems. Only God can help us. Thank you again.

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    Nov 6, 2010, 11.20 AMby floreedith

    Thanks and whats your next project though!!!!!?

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      Nov 7, 2010, 03.16 AMby Adriana Orozco

      It is a pleasure!!!! and…my next proyect is allready on: chinese buttons, a finishing detail, I hope you like it!!!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 01.18 PMby carottesauvage

    That’s insanely beautiful!

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      Nov 2, 2010, 03.27 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Wow!!! thanks!!! what a wonderfull compliment!!!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 05.39 PMby luxihere

    Thanks Adriana! for the details… i am not able to grasp it fully now, will revisit it again and will surely bother you with doubts. Thanks in advance for that as well…

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      Nov 2, 2010, 11.59 AMby Adriana Orozco

      It is a pleasure, and it will not be a bother at all to hear from you. Best regards from……the rain forest….

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    Nov 1, 2010, 03.23 PMby alyc

    Gorgeous dress … I love it!

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      Nov 2, 2010, 12.00 PMby Adriana Orozco

      OHHHH how good that you like it!! thank you so much!!!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 12.57 PMby Maria Alejandra Curbelo Cal

    Luv it!

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      Nov 1, 2010, 01.52 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you for your comment Maria Alejandra!!! y que maravillosa historia nos compartes de tu tierra. Debe de ser un lugar……frio…..pero espectacular!!! Te embio mis calidos saludos desde el rain forest en Costa Rica!!! conocida como “la Suiza Centroamericana” por la belleza en su naturaleza!!! Dios es tan maravilloso que nos ha rodeado de belleza, cierto???

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      Nov 1, 2010, 02.25 PMby Maria Alejandra Curbelo Cal

      Es cierto,Dios nos ha rodeado de paisajes maravillosos.Uruguay es un país con diferencias climaticas,deberiamos tener un clima agradable,soleado y casi veraniego pero esta primavera ha venido fría.Tengo amigos en Csota Rica…un pais bellisimo aunque no lo he visitado.

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    Nov 1, 2010, 12.57 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    another lovely creation of yours!

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      Nov 1, 2010, 04.20 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Zane, it makes me very happy to learn that you like my proyects!!! right now I am working on a chanel style jacket……lets hope it comes out nicely!!!

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      Nov 2, 2010, 03.09 AMby Zane Tanqueco

      I bet it will!=)

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    Oct 31, 2010, 10.04 PMby Emma (Cotter) O'Connell

    This is such a beautiful dress. I love the colour and the way the material falls, well done!

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      Nov 1, 2010, 04.18 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you very much Emma!!! and yes, you are right, the matterial is so lovely!! it is pure silk chiffon but it has a satin weave, so it is lovely to the touch. Thank you for your words.

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    Oct 31, 2010, 08.30 PMby milkyway

    gorgeous my friend, love the colors!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 06.58 PMby luxihere

    Gorgeous. May i ask how to do broomstick pleats by hand, is it a lame question, sorry.

    i had seen such pleats on many dresses and have been wanting to make one myself, not sure how to go about it hence asked,

    Regarding the saree blouse draft you had asked, i am working on 2 versiosn of it, one version is up on my blog http://adithisammasews.blogspot.com/2010/10/saree-blouse-pattern-draft-1-enjoy.html

    if you find time do check it out

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      Nov 1, 2010, 12.21 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Hi my dear!! actually they are not difficult at all. For a long piece like this one, I hand baste tiny a line every 30cms, and then I pulled the thread (please do not do it by machine if you are using 100% silk, like is the case of this dress) to make it very tight. Once this is done, you keep one side very tight (hopefully, a friend can help you to hold it) and then at the other side you start pulling and twisting to the right…..folded in half and it will became a “rope” and tie with a piece of silk. I make a bag to fit the size of the rope and put it on a steamer…..yes, boil water, and put a wooden sieve where I put the rope, without touching the water, and let the steam do the job. Leave it ther for 20minutes or so. I forgot, before that you have to check that the silk color does not run, otherwise you have to washed in water with white vinegar…….hope this will help you my friend. If you have any doubt, please let me know. Thank you for the tutorial, I am going to see it!!!!

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    Oct 30, 2010, 11.45 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Here we go again Adriana. The only words I can find for your design is stunning. I have to get an embroidery machine, that’s all there is to it. I would love to create similar work. I say similar because I could not come close to your advanced techniques. But I sure would love to try! Excellent!

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      Nov 1, 2010, 12.13 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you for your words my friend. Actually, the embroidery is a very simple one, is only outline in gold, the rest we do by hand, so…. is not that hard, but it is nice because you can do the embellishments for the dress. Here in Costa Rica, we do not get any fine quality trims, so….I have to find a way to make everything. Best regards,

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    Oct 30, 2010, 05.23 PMby Ari Beau

    that is beautifulll!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.39 PMby Adriana Orozco

      So happy that you like it Ari Beau!!!

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    Oct 30, 2010, 04.44 PMby kelepso

    wow oh wow

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.39 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Coming from you kelepso…..I thank you very much!!!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 07.41 PMby kelepso

      I am no expert. I wish I had your level of technique and skill.

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    Oct 30, 2010, 11.06 AMby floreedith

    gorge…!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.38 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Hi!! did you….did you not…did you….Thank you any how….by the way….I saw your site and I adore all your hats……….Perfect for Ascot or Henley…..really lovely!!!! Best wishes from the rain forest!!!!! : )

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    Oct 30, 2010, 08.55 AMby zaarissima

    what a beautiful dress! I love it very much!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.31 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you zaarissima!!!!! by the way: I love your nick name!!!!

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      Oct 31, 2010, 12.26 PMby zaarissima

      that’s funny! When I was not married, I was by schoolfrieds and colleagues as called, because it was a part of my lastname! I send my best wishes to you in Costa Rica!!!!

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    Oct 30, 2010, 08.33 AMby libra-s

    GORGEOUS! The fabric, the color, the embelishment, the shawl,… lovely!!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.30 PMby Adriana Orozco

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Such nice compliment comming all the way from Iran!!! wow!!! I am the luckyest girl!!!!!

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    Oct 29, 2010, 06.34 PMby sandoz18

    Like all of your work, absolutely gorgeous!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.29 PMby Adriana Orozco

      sandoz18……….I thank you so much for your lovely comment, and I am so happy that you like my work…..it is really a work made with love…..

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    Oct 29, 2010, 06.01 PMby magdamagda

    ah pls post some pics wearing this if possible sometime, I can only imagine how beautiful it looks when worn! amazing patience and such a gracious dress! the colour is to die for!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.28 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Magdamagda….I wish I could please you, but once the dress is finish I give it to the client and …is gone!!! But for shure look beautifull on her. Thank you for your comment.

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.55 PMby magdamagda

      lucky lucky client:)

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    Oct 29, 2010, 04.32 PMby sunnilj9

    So beautiful! I love the ribbon and beading detail! The fabric is just to die for. So, so lovely!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.24 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you Sunili9. Actually the ribbon makes the dress….and the fabric it is really soo beautifull. I am glad that you like it!!!

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    Oct 29, 2010, 04.16 PMby sewingqueen-1

    Another exquisite creation!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.23 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you so much sewing Queen. Best regards for you and your husband

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    Oct 29, 2010, 04.08 PMby vintagegal

    Gorgeous! The color is fantastic.

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.20 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you so much!!! actually the photos do not show the color properly, because the material and color are really divine!!!

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    Oct 29, 2010, 01.23 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is so beautiful and well made! you are a master and i am full of admiration!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.22 PMby Adriana Orozco

      My lovely friend, you allways have nice words, and I thank you for them. Admiration is a mutual feeling. Lots of love from………this morning: cloudy, windy but….beautifull rain forest!!!!

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    Oct 29, 2010, 01.18 PMby anajan

    Amazing!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.19 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Coming from you, your comment makes me very happy!!! thank you

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    Oct 29, 2010, 01.10 PMby asperge11

    beautiful

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