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Solo dress

Added Mar 19, 2008

by calicocouture

New Jersey, New ...






Irish Step Dancing Costume that I made for myself.

Material Notes

Made of Royal Blue Dupioni silk, with appliqus made of glitter dot, stretch lame. Sleeves and pleats are Sequined/ embroidered Tulle. Dress is lined with a cotton and Brocade.





pattern from

Modified the skirt to make is slimmer, added length to the top to make it a slightly dropped waist.

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    May 12, 2010, 05.13 AMby mlssfshn

    Just amazing, lots of work, congratulations!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 09.12 PMby brandymccoy

    Amazing, I love it.

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    Feb 24, 2009, 07.30 AMby calicocouture

    Thank you for all the nice comments! it’s a heavyweight (but light in feeling) stiffener inside of the skirt, which acts as a backing for the appliques, which makes them easier to satin stitch. A second layer is also put inside the skirt to keep it stiff.

    It’s an Irish dancing dress.

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    Dec 7, 2008, 06.54 PMby ette

    is it ukrainian?

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    Sep 29, 2008, 05.26 PMby biancasavard

    Just one thing to say about this dress. WOW!!!! GREAT JOB…

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    Sep 13, 2008, 08.13 AMby gaslightingabbie

    Oh, wow. This is me in awe. I love the skirt part. =D

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    Sep 5, 2008, 01.04 PMby jsolnushko

    Wow, you did an amasing job on this!What did you put inside the scirt to make it puffy and at the same time i see it is kind of stiff

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    May 9, 2008, 10.34 PMby nehmah

    This is very handsome work. The appliques must take a fair amount of time to cut out. Nehmah

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    May 8, 2008, 09.05 AMby jojoagogo

    Wow, this is amazingly intricate.. its beautiful, well done!! :]

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    Apr 15, 2008, 08.53 PMby calicocouture

    Thanks everyone =) Yes I designed and made all of the appliqués.

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    Apr 11, 2008, 10.21 AMby calicokate

    Wow, wow, wow!!!!! That is incredible! You must have put a lot of work into making that dress.

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    Apr 9, 2008, 06.13 PMby whitetigerlily711

    pretty! did you make the appliques?

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    Mar 25, 2008, 11.44 AMby milkyway

    OMG I just love it, very nice job, I love the color and design

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    Mar 19, 2008, 05.04 AMby lauriana

    WOW! That looks like a massive amount of work! It fits you well and looks very well made.

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    Mar 19, 2008, 03.58 AMby miss-g

    I can see you’ve put a lot of work into this. Well done.

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