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Ribbon Dress

Added Dec 31, 2011

by ariation

Port Of Spain, T...






This is a dress I made for one of my graduation celebrations. I made it using 1 1/4" (or 1 1/2" ) satin ribbons. I bought myself a roll of champagne and about 30 yards of black. I did not use all but I got through most of it.
I’ve uploaded the inspiration dress design which I saw on a UK site I believe. I don’t think they used ribbons to produce the effect but that’s what the dress looked like to me.

I really love to use ribbon in my work as well, like a trademark.

The dress was made by making a shell out of a sturdy material (I used twill). Darts were put in and the side seams were joined. The back stayed open till I attached all the ribbons. I added ribbon piece by piece up the dress carefully layering for about a 1/2" overlap. WHAT A LENGTH PROCESS! but a wonderful result.

I hope you guys like it!

Material Notes

Sturdy fabric, satin ribbons




Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Nov 21, 2012, 08.33 AMby iewa

    Amazing! Looks great! Is the one side of each row open?

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      Nov 22, 2012, 03.49 PMby ariation

      Thank you……yes the bottom side of the ribbin is left open to just fall over the ribbon layer below

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    Apr 10, 2012, 08.05 PMby orchiddream


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    Mar 8, 2012, 03.21 PMby Julia Morley

    This is great! I agree that yours is totally better than the original dress – the lines down the side and the black band at the top give it much better lines. I can’t imagine how long it must have taken to sew all those seams, beautiful work!

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    Jan 6, 2012, 11.57 PMby Yuki M

    You made very beautiful lines. you look stunning !

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    Jan 5, 2012, 07.12 AMby rossallia

    great inspiration. And looks gorgeous on you.

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    Jan 2, 2012, 03.03 AMby ariation

    Thanks guys…………..It took alot of time, I really hope some of you would try it. I’m sure it would look great in colour!

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    Jan 2, 2012, 01.52 AMby turtlegirl00

    like it? i LOOOOOOOOOOVE it! it is elegant and yet so modern looking. and you wear it well! excellent job!

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    Jan 1, 2012, 10.59 AMby pambox

    That must have taken a lot of time and effort using so much ribbon. It looks great.

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    Jan 1, 2012, 12.37 AMby RenaissanceBombshell

    I love it! I’m definitely trying this one!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 10.06 PMby neama

    Oh I love your dress! So elegant and classy! Well done :)

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    Dec 31, 2011, 04.32 PMby LadyDanburry


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    Dec 31, 2011, 03.05 PMby martinK

    another wonderful dress for a beautiful women!!!!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 02.44 PMby lienepien

    Indeed! Looks wonderful! Must have been a lot of work but the result is there!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 11.28 AMby tirrs

    looks great! and a amazing idea!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 04.20 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Very cool! Love the idea and the dress.

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    Dec 31, 2011, 04.15 AMby patti-r

    You look amazing, agree great job on the dress!!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 03.04 AMby Vanessa Velasquez

    What a great interpretation of the original dress!!! I think i like yours better!!! and after i red your wedding dress post i am just curious to know how many time you spent doing this magnificent dress, maybe 1 or 2!!! ; )

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