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Red Dress - Fireworks

Added Apr 27, 2010

by rachelily

Cincinnati, Unit...






Designed for the Red Heart Association runway show

Material Notes

silk dupioni, bemberg rayon lining, czech 10/0 seed beads, Swarovski crystals




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Rayon, Silk

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    Dec 30, 2011, 03.58 PMby tirrs

    it looks great on you

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    Aug 4, 2011, 09.24 PMby mlichtenwalner

    I can’t believe you had the patience to sew all of the beads on! A gorgeous result

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      Aug 13, 2011, 06.06 PMby rachelily

      Me neither! Haha thank you! :)

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    Jul 29, 2011, 06.43 AMby toupinette

    just great!

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    Feb 27, 2011, 12.46 PMby lelie

    Really Cool! I love it!

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    Aug 30, 2010, 09.38 AMby marloncosta

    This dress is gorgeous! Red is my favorite color. It`s simple but t so elegant. The beaded bow is just the icing on the cake!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 08.22 PMby rachelily

    Thanks everyone!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 07.05 PMby tschnuggel1980

    really sexy…

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    Apr 27, 2010, 05.44 PMby flowergirl22

    stunning bow,, how many slaves did you have doing that???

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      Apr 27, 2010, 08.20 PMby rachelily

      Hahaha I wish! My boyfriend kept offering if I would write his paper for him. He would have been mad an hour later to see his paper one and only 50 beads sewn on! :)

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    Apr 27, 2010, 03.08 PMby rifka

    Wow, gorgeous. You look absolutely stunning.

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    Apr 27, 2010, 01.16 PMby jescarose

    this amazing, probably the nicest dress I’ve seen. Would you hate me if I copied it and made it for my prom dress? only joking ;) but I’m making one like this with princess seams but with a low back and a bow like that across the top of the back as a fake fastening i had no idea what colour to make it in but this has given me a good idea thanks :) what have you used to make the bow sit as well as that? or was it just the fabric

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      Apr 27, 2010, 08.22 PMby rachelily

      Thank you! Our school recommends we call these “patented designs” but really, fashion is all about recycling ideas and getting inspired by others.

      The bow is stiffened with 2" wide horsehair braid. The particular braid I used was actually torn out of an old bridal gown given to me by one of the upperclassmen professors. I wrapped the braid in the silk to hide it, and then hand tacked it into the inside of the bow in a couple places, just enough to hold it inside. Then lots and lots of tight hand stitches to attach the knot to the strap!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 10.42 AMby scheryka

    Beautiful. Is that bow heavy? It is so pretty and that blood red color is to die for. (no pun intended.) I have a pattern such as this but have not cut into it yet. You have given me yet another task.

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      Apr 27, 2010, 08.22 PMby rachelily

      Hahaha I love puns :) Thank you! And yes, it is quite heavy!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 10.18 AMby lenarrrd

    That’s fantastic! I love the bow.

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    Apr 27, 2010, 08.45 AMby nadia42

    wow, such a stunning dress, nice work!! love the colour and the bow!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 06.51 AMby julietta

    Amazing dress! The fit is great and I just love the beaded bow! Well done!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 02.55 AMby cquinn13

    It’s beautiful! Such a classy, sexy shape to it. Well done!

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