sabrina ballgown

Added Jan 7, 2010

by elegantmusings

Virginia, Virgin...

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Description

I made this dress to wear in October for the annual Navy Ball (celebrating the Navy’s birthday). This was the first time I had a really dress up, gala event to attend, and I knew right away what I wanted to make! This is based on the evening dress Audrey Hepburn wore in “Sabrina”. Mine isn’t as fabulous as the original was, but it still made me feel quite glamorous that evening! For the basic sheath, I used a two vintage patterns: one for the pencil skirt and another for the strapless bodice. The train I just made free-form and attached to a belt. The train can be bustled if needed (helpful when sitting in a car or in crowded rooms where the train was in danger of being stepped on!). The edge of the train I embellished with beads and clear crystal rhinestones. Read more about it on my blog: http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/2009/10/navy-ball-glamour/

Material Notes

satin, tafetta

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage
Material
Satin, Taffeta

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    May 25, 2010, 05.08 PMby tamezdc

    This gown is Red Carpet worthy. You have an amazing talent for sewing.

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    Feb 18, 2010, 02.12 PMby gonnange

    beautiful :) it looks amazing on you!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 10.57 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    This is fabulous!

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    Feb 3, 2010, 01.13 AMby tanyaaa

    Love it! I bet all the men were asking you to dance! =]

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    Feb 3, 2010, 12.10 AMby oddoneout

    This is amazing! The colours are so regal! I think the Larrabee’s would be fighting over you too!

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    Jan 31, 2010, 09.51 PMby filmnoirgirl

    Stunning! You can tell it’s inspired by the Audrey Hepburn dress but you’ve totally made it your own :)

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    Jan 28, 2010, 03.08 PMby sammygirl

    Your dress is amazing! The cut and the fit are just fantastic!

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    Jan 11, 2010, 05.01 AMby kathariney

    This is so elegant :)

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    Jan 10, 2010, 07.04 PMby harmony758

    This is absolutely gorgeous! You did an amazing job…I hope you had an amazing time!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 05.13 PMby Marija Cosic

    EXCELLENT – EXCELLENT – EXCELLENT

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    Jan 10, 2010, 04.17 PMby benew

    I love this too much. It’s a spitting image of that gown. It really really is.

    Great choice of fabric color. That blue is exquisite.

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    Jan 10, 2010, 01.19 PMby poppye

    Beautiful!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 10.42 AMby susanne2011

    This is really amazing, I really like this vintage style. I also love how you did your hair to match the dress. It’s awesome, I am sure you made some heads turn at the ball.

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    Jan 9, 2010, 10.18 PMby kate822

    “Yards of skirt and way off the shoulder…” Love it! Really well done.

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      Jan 10, 2010, 11.34 PMby elegantmusings

      hehe—that kept going through my mind all evening when I wore this! ;) lol.

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    Jan 9, 2010, 10.02 PMby Ana B

    Very pretty. Classy and Elegant like Ms. Hepburn. (love her!) You are amazing and you are absolutely stunning in this dress.

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    Jan 9, 2010, 10.01 PMby Ana B

    Very pretty. Classy and Elegant like Ms. Hepburn. (love her!) You are amazing and you are absolutely stunning in this dress.

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    Jan 9, 2010, 10.01 PMby Ana B

    Very pretty. Classy and Elegant like Ms. Hepburn. (love her!) You are amazing and you are absolutely stunning in this dress.

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    Jan 9, 2010, 11.48 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Amazing! I wish I an excuse to wear a dress like that, you look amazing and I bet you had a great time! :)

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    Jan 8, 2010, 11.13 AMby miss-g

    So gorgeous! You’ve got the bodice fitted to perfection. Hope you had a great night out in this dress.

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    Jan 8, 2010, 05.05 AMby icecjan

    stunning dress! and you’re gorgeous!!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 02.59 AMby the-gilded-bee

    WOOOOW!!!!! Your are just fantastic! That dress is stunning~ it does look like ms. Hepburns. Beautiful work as usual!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 01.51 AMby heartspromise

    OMG! So gorgeous! Love the train! You look so pretty!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 12.08 AMby chillwear

    Love it! Vintage WOW!

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    Jan 7, 2010, 11.19 PMby oonaballoona

    holy freaking wow.

    you know, from the title i thought this was based on BS’s “sabrina” pattern, and now you given me the idea to do a gown from it… now i need a reason to wear it…

    beautifully done!

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    Jan 7, 2010, 11.15 PMby gidgetlover

    This really is beautiful!!!!!

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    Jan 7, 2010, 10.58 PMby brandymccoy

    Gorgeous:)

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    Jan 7, 2010, 09.56 PMby ichigogirl

    Such a great idea, it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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    Jan 7, 2010, 09.47 PMby oscarthegrouch108

    if i didn’t know better i would say that this was couture made for you in some fancy shop! wonderful idea, beautiful work!

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    Jan 7, 2010, 08.55 PMby be-bops1

    Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! You are glamorous AND talented. Love the vintage look.

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    Jan 7, 2010, 07.19 PMby Syrena B

    How beautiful!

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