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Added Mar 31, 2011

by marloncosta

Boston, Massachu...






I absolutely love to drape fabric on the form, and that`s how this dress was created. There are three layers of fabric (fashion fabric, muslin – which I used to anchor the folds I created on, and the lining) and it`s also fully lined. My plan for this fabric was to make a suit, but then I changed my mind and made this dress.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Apr 1, 2011, 12.53 PMby majnets3s

    It’s just fantastic,love it!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 10.35 AMby anajan

    Totally breathtaking! Are the top and bottom draped from a single piece of fabric?

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      Apr 1, 2011, 12.31 PMby marloncosta

      Yes Anajan! It`s one full piece of fabric. This dress has only three seams (two side seams and one back seam where there`s a zipper). Thanks! I`m glad you liked it!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 09.39 AMby ichigogirl

    Aaah, fabulous…. super stylish dress!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 05.39 AMby zaarissima

    wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 04.35 AMby chillwear

    Beautiful design!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 04.22 AMby junaluska

    The design is so impressive! Draping always intrigues me. And the fabric you chose is absolutely divine.

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    Apr 1, 2011, 03.06 AMby kelepso

    Wow! That’s a hot piece! What a beautiful garment. I am so impressed. Wow oh wow! You should be very proud of yourself!!!

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      Apr 1, 2011, 12.33 PMby marloncosta

      Thanks Kelepso! I checked your fashion show video and I`m also impressed with your designs inspired by the challenges on Project Runway.

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      Apr 2, 2011, 07.01 AMby kelepso

      Awh! Thanks :-)

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    Apr 1, 2011, 12.54 AMby caramia-made

    Marlon Costa – you are officially my new fashion hero! Bravo sir!

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      Apr 1, 2011, 02.37 AMby marloncosta

      oh sssstop it! kkkk! Thank you for so much kindness!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 12.47 AMby Peter Lappin

    That’s just fantastic, Marlon!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 09.55 PMby milkyway

    This dress is absolutely gorgeoussssssss!!! is great to see your creations, this is a true inspiration. What a great shape, the fabric, the color, is just amazing!! Bravo!!! well done my friend

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    Mar 31, 2011, 08.40 PMby apfelbluete

    OMG! the dress is a poem! a hymn to femininity! the curved lines make the wearer of the dress very feminine and very elegant. and I love draping. Your project is great performance!

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      Apr 1, 2011, 02.36 AMby marloncosta

      Wow! Thank you so much! I love getting comments from you.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 08.12 PMby freakusbzzz

    Love it.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 08.08 PMby knt831

    Absolutely Beautiful!! I need one in size 6… LOL!!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 08.07 PMby janene

    Im so glad you changed your mind. This is far more interesting and beautiful than any suit could have been!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 08.05 PMby tamezdc

    Awesome dress!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 07.16 PMby magdamagda

    beautiful shape, your dress is just wonderful!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 07.16 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is not WOW! this is WOWER than WOW! i love the lines and am really jeallous as i am not very good in draping! i love this dress!!

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      Apr 1, 2011, 02.34 AMby marloncosta

      Thanks dude! I`m sure you can drape, you might just need to practice a little bit. I know that you are a “rockstar” tailor.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 06.21 PMby dottty

    Wow, that is just beautiful :)x

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    Mar 31, 2011, 06.18 PMby sarahmckee85

    Really great dress, absolutely love the fabric and the structure.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.39 PMby rifka

    Gorgeous! Beautiful design and perfect choice of fabric. Are you taking orders?

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.26 PMby saranoemi

    great cocktail dress and so flattering!! great to see a fellow bostonian on burda too =)

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.18 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Wow! Just beautiful. Love the lines of it.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.14 PMby JCM Collections

    very beutiful constructed, When you draped the dress you did one piece Or it has acut in the waist?

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      Apr 1, 2011, 02.27 AMby marloncosta

      it is just one entire piece.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.14 PMby mixtlii

    It is beautiful! You did an incredible job on that fabric!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.09 PMby irmchen

    I am with Testosterone! In german I would say: HAMMER!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.09 PMby minxe

    Lovely! :O

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.06 PMby Testosterone

    Oh yeah!

    This dress shows fine design and fabric manipulation skills.

    Finally, an innovative one-shouder that really works!

    MarlonCosta, you’ve outdone yourself!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Apr 1, 2011, 02.28 AMby marloncosta

      Thank you! I really appreciate your comment!

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