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The burgundy party dress

Added Feb 20, 2013

by Elochka

Milan, Italy






I created this dress as a party, prom, or bridesmaids dress, it was a fun project but also with a lot of headache.
Here’s the summary:
- for the skirt, sash and bow, I used a poly crinkled taffeta
- for the bodice, I used black poly lace and a viscose lining
Pattern and construction:
- both bodice and skirt are self drafted, the bodice was obtained from a basic fitted bodice block, and the skirt is basically a half circle with 2 side seams
- when constructing the dress, I first lined the bodice pieces and then I treated the 2 layers (lining + lace) as one. I understitched the neckline edge, armhole edges, and back cleavage edges, to keep the lining from showing up. When sewing the darts, I also sewed through both layers as one.
- the skirt is unlined, and it is also gathered
- closure: invisible zipper on the side
- all seams are finished by serging

This product is for sale
By Elochka at Etsy

Material Notes

viscose (Bemberg rayon) lining
poly lace
poly taffeta




Garment Type

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    Feb 21, 2013, 05.23 PMby Petrila Sergiu-Valentyn

    Superba ! de nota 10 .FELICITARI !

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    Feb 21, 2013, 07.21 AMby krice

    Love your choice of fabrics and colour on this, it’s a beauty!

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      Feb 21, 2013, 12.30 PMby Elochka

      Thanks so much krice! :)

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    Feb 20, 2013, 09.18 PMby clementine75

    Wow !!! I love your dress !! So gorgeous !!

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      Feb 20, 2013, 09.34 PMby Elochka

      Thanks Clementine!

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    Feb 20, 2013, 08.16 PMby kisses

    Very nice with a sexy back

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      Feb 20, 2013, 09.34 PMby Elochka

      Thanks Kisses! The back is also my favorite part :)

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    Feb 20, 2013, 03.48 PMby Mary Athey

    Its gorgeous x

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      Feb 20, 2013, 09.34 PMby Elochka

      Thanks a lot Mary!

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