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Rused Couture Gown.

Added Nov 2, 2009

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






I felt like making a rused gown one day…so I did. haha. Lot’s of drapping and hand sewing. Sorry I don’t have a picture of the back right now.




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    Apr 28, 2011, 07.57 PMby Danielka Ta

    XO Jealousy! So gorgeous, and i love your outfit!!

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    Oct 27, 2010, 09.49 AMby nishavinod2009

    divine is the word i have for it….u r a genius!

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    Oct 27, 2010, 09.48 AMby nishavinod2009

    divine is the word i have for it….u r a genious!

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    Jul 8, 2010, 06.04 PMby anniekmcn

    Can I ask how many yards/metres of fabric you used to make this? Is the front made out of two pieces or just one big rectangle? – am trying to get my head around the construction, but the spatial thinking is making me queasy! Beautiful work – a really graceful and elegnat creation!

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      Jul 9, 2010, 01.45 AMby melonhead

      I think I used 3 or 4yds, it was a while ago…but I actually used 4 different peices of fabric and sewed them at the sides….I hope that makes sense? I wasn’t quite sure myself when I made it. Haha it was my first time drapping. Thank you.

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    Apr 13, 2010, 10.14 PMby flowergirl22

    its a really nice dress inspiring , did you wanne be a greek queen for the day???

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    Apr 10, 2010, 07.35 AMby ladysophie

    hahahha I cant believe your the one that made this dress!!! i remember commenting on it ages ago!!! I still cant believe you made it!! Your amazing!!

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      Apr 12, 2010, 02.04 AMby melonhead

      Aw thank you.

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    Feb 12, 2010, 07.26 PMby lizzieloves

    That is stunning! I realllly want to make something like this for my leavers ball :) x

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    Jan 25, 2010, 12.44 AMby sammygirl

    Beautiful dress, I’d buy that :)

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    Jan 19, 2010, 08.46 PMby shanvan

    I want to be your friend….. hehe…. 8-) another amazing dress!!!!

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      Jan 20, 2010, 02.32 PMby melonhead

      Haha thanks.

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    Nov 18, 2009, 11.30 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    what an elegant beautiful dress! congrats!

    also love your outfit!!! you look very niceee

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      Nov 19, 2009, 10.01 PMby melonhead

      haha thank you.

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    Nov 12, 2009, 08.32 PMby tulikukka

    Oh, how beautiful dress!!! I really love this!

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    Nov 9, 2009, 02.32 AMby gidgetlover

    Do you happen to have a pattern for this?

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      Nov 10, 2009, 09.00 PMby melonhead

      No sorry I don’t. You kinda just play around with drapping.

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    Nov 4, 2009, 02.07 PMby Ami Taf

    Aaaaah, the tape rule, hehehe… just kidding. Lovely gown. Simple and clean. I wonder how the back looks like though, and if it’s possible to have it with sleeves. I’ll totally wear it, :)

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    Nov 4, 2009, 10.00 AMby irmchen

    This is fantastic creation!

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    Nov 3, 2009, 08.13 AMby liaspace

    wow…that’s absolutely amazing

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    Nov 3, 2009, 08.01 AMby anneliesgils

    wow, this is beautiful! i want one!

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    Nov 2, 2009, 10.17 PMby ladysophie

    Wow this looks amazing! I love the bust area, what a neat idea! I would also love to see the back.

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    Nov 2, 2009, 09.16 PMby queenb

    What a wonderful creation! Fit for a wedding indeed :)

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    Nov 2, 2009, 09.10 PMby pinup

    absolutely stunning. I just sketched a dress like this I had in my head the other day! Its lovely, well done :)

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    Nov 2, 2009, 09.10 PMby melonhead

    Thank you! Sorry I don’t, it dosen’t fit me. :( I made it to fit my dress form.

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    Nov 2, 2009, 08.44 PMby lala86

    beautiful! please post some pics of the back!!

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    Nov 2, 2009, 08.30 PMby skwarynia

    It looks so delicate and innocent:) I would wear it for my wedding, just an idea. Do you have some photos of this on somebody?? Let me know, please. It’s really great!

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