Scarlett O'Hara Barbecue dress

Added Jul 11, 2013

by pauline alice

Valencia, Spain

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Description

I made this dress for a costume party. I drafted the pattern myself: simple darted bodice and gathered skirt (5 meters!) of chiffon for the dress. The underdress is composed of a handmade corset, a hoop-skirt (3 meters) and an over-skirt (4 meters), all made in heavy muslin.
The ribbons are organza and the umbrella was recovered with some silk retail and chiffon from the dress.
The dress was surprisingly confortable for its heavy foundation and made me feel so much like a princess I didn’t want to take it off at the end of the night…
More details on my blog

Material Notes

Dress: chiffon
corset and crinolines: heavy muslin
bonings for hoop-skirt and corset (plastic ones).
Organza ribbons
silk and chiffon for umbrella

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Material
Chiffon, Cotton, Organza, Silk

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    Jul 13, 2013, 12.05 PMby thebluest

    Fabulous!!!

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    Jul 12, 2013, 05.12 PMby papermothballvintage

    Perfect match, love it, and what a gorgeous fabric!

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    Jul 12, 2013, 04.36 PMby Nähsalon

    Wow! The ensemble with dress, hat, umbrella and of course the main actress looks simply perfect! Big compliment!!

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    Jul 12, 2013, 02.15 AMby Elina Belova

    Gorgeous dress! You look excited and I would be too. Great work for a costume party.

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    Jul 11, 2013, 03.35 PMby LadyLaurenSewalot

    It looks incredible!

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    Jul 11, 2013, 01.59 PMby Mary Athey

    oh my my.my this is just stunning. i love everything you have done and the parasol is fabulous. the fabrics beautiful and it fits you perfectly. its very scarlet o’hara from gone with the wind x

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      Jul 11, 2013, 02.48 PMby pauline alice

      Thanks Mary!

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      Jul 11, 2013, 03.37 PMby Mary Athey

      i’ve just noticed what you called the dtess lol i really never noticed. so you named it well x

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    Jul 11, 2013, 10.08 AMby camis

    Wow, indeed. It really looks like the barbecue dress. Great work.

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      Jul 11, 2013, 11.10 AMby pauline alice

      Thanks Camis! I was quite happy, it looks like the original even if the fabric is not identical.

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    Jul 11, 2013, 09.23 AMby liliv-1

    Wow!!!

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    Jul 11, 2013, 07.08 AMby martinK

    WOW, amazing!!!!

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