The Gala Dress

Added May 5, 2010

by robotsforbre...

Portland, Oregon...

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Description

I designed this dress for an evening out with my lady friends. The plan was to have champagne and caviar hors d’ oeuvres and then take a limo to dinner and go dancing afterwards, so I needed a dress with a lot of fancy pizazz! I used dupioni (a silk/cotton blend) for the dress and tulle underneath to give the skirt more body. I made a matching clutch as well.

Material Notes

Dupioni, tulle

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Blends, Silk, Tulle

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    Jun 11, 2010, 01.53 AMby ginasophia

    Gorgeous bow! so so perfect!

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    May 9, 2010, 12.35 AMby rifka

    Wow! Color is stunning.

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    May 7, 2010, 09.36 PMby badkitty-1

    This is lovely, such a beautiful dress in a beautiful colour. xx

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    May 7, 2010, 05.53 PMby nglalala

    Beautiful dress! I love the bow tie!

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    May 7, 2010, 10.22 AMby carolyn-s

    that’s a very classy dress! and I adore the clutch!!

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    May 6, 2010, 11.38 PMby alasse

    This turned out very pretty :-) I think I’m doing a similar dress right now, mine is Butterick 4919. It looks kinda similar. Do you know the pattern?

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    May 6, 2010, 11.36 PMby xxlyshxx

    wow such a classy dress, i love it x

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    May 6, 2010, 11.28 PMby natski

    This dress is fantastic! Wow!

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    May 6, 2010, 08.02 PMby jamaicanqueen

    I simply love this dress… and the color is beautiful.

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    May 6, 2010, 05.02 PMby milkyway

    LOVE ITTTTTTTTTTTTT

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    May 6, 2010, 04.36 PMby benew

    su.perb.

    really.

    the color, the fabric, and the contruction are phenomenal. I bet you looked great!! _
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    May 6, 2010, 02.49 PMby littlemissny

    Wowm this is really beautiful! I love the color and you did a really great job

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    May 6, 2010, 12.42 PMby helenadoll

    elegant and stunning, well done!

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    May 6, 2010, 11.38 AMby abbeychrissie

    beautiful!

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    May 6, 2010, 09.24 AMby Jodi Wade

    That is a gorgeous dress!!

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    May 6, 2010, 06.36 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    It’s beautiful, great job. Hope you had a fabulous time.

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    May 6, 2010, 06.23 AMby mixtlii

    I looove the belt!!! Great idea!

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    May 6, 2010, 06.15 AMby lazylinchen

    That’s one dress I would love to wear! Everything is perfect: colour, shape, material… Absolutely gorgeous!

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    May 6, 2010, 02.51 AMby corduroycoat

    The twisted waist wrap and oversized bow really make this special, it’s such a lovely and classic design! Beautiful work :-).

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    May 5, 2010, 09.50 PMby brenda42

    Gorgeous! Love the color and silhouette :-)

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    May 5, 2010, 09.01 PMby thismamasews

    Beautiful!

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