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Purple Party Dress

Added Sep 17, 2008

by elneenya

Hazel Park, Mich...






I made this to fit model for a fashion show (which is why it doesn’t fit me). This silk taffeta was originally cream with that wide black floral border print. Actually, it was a very old piece when I bought it, so I wonder if it was originally much whiter! Anyway, it was a bit blotchy, so I took my chances and dyed it purple in hopes of getting a more even color. It worked!

I liked the border print a lot, but wanted to find a way to use it at the top and the bottom, so I created the gathered bustline. I added a bit of black tulle to the underskirt for fun.

Material Notes

Silk Taffeta Border Print, dyed purple
Invisible Zipper




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    Sep 29, 2008, 11.50 PMby mariaa

    wow you’ve got talent! Amazing dress, with a lovely colour combination. Do you draft and sew all your creations by your self?

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    Sep 26, 2008, 04.16 PMby metropolitanfrock

    This dress is the reason I signed up on Burdastyle. What talent. Gorgeous!!

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    Sep 26, 2008, 09.35 AMby gertie

    Soooo gorgeous!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 01.17 PMby erdronen

    I absolutely love the dress! That fabric is amazing! wonderful job :)

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    Sep 18, 2008, 12.42 AMby marykej

    Lovely dress, well done! I think the colour is gorgeous, especially with the black border!

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    Sep 17, 2008, 08.44 AMby haseenabazaar

    Great Idea! I love turning old things into new!

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    Sep 17, 2008, 06.32 AMby elneenya

    Thanks everyone! Ghainskom - Yes, I did get it back, and the adjustments to make it fit me wouldn’t be too laborious … I just haven’t done it yet. I guess I need to find a party to go to!

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    Sep 17, 2008, 02.20 AMby anajan

    Beautiful work with border details, especially the gathered bustline. The color turned out divine!

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    Sep 17, 2008, 02.19 AMby polychromatin

    Looks great!

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    Sep 17, 2008, 12.59 AMby lybu

    Beautifull. I like the fabric you used for it. It makes this dress special.

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    Sep 17, 2008, 12.31 AMby susisonne

    Wow! Beautifully done.

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    Sep 17, 2008, 12.23 AMby ghainskom

    I like the skirt’s pleats and the repeated floral print a lot. Too bad it doesn’t fit you though! Don’t you get it back after the fashion show?

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    Sep 16, 2008, 10.36 PMby agucha

    Absolutely fabulous!

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    Sep 16, 2008, 10.07 PMby senasews

    wow, the dress looks beautiful. nicely done!

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    Sep 16, 2008, 09.36 PMby lunatepetal

    wow! what a gorgeous dress!! I love it!

    purple + black, such a great conbination!

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    Sep 16, 2008, 09.32 PMby camilaustral

    wow, beautiful!

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