The Serena Dress

Added Apr 14, 2012

by alicewang

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Description

I have wanted to make a dress similar to the one worn by Serena VDW in Gossip Girl (see last picture) since the day the episode was aired – now I’ve finally done it!

This dress has a sweetheart neckline, a dropped waist, bubble hem skirt with pick-up detail and a two-toned oversized bow.

I have attempted to “tone down” the original design slightly in order to make it more wearable.

For lots more photos and how I’ve made this, please visit my blog

To make a bow just like mine (or one that’s even better), see tutorial

To make a skirt with bubble hem and/or pick-up details, see tutorial

Material Notes

Polyester

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Polyester

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    Jul 16, 2012, 07.57 PMby b4igotfamous

    Ever since I watched that episode I’ve been wanting to make this dress! You did such an awesome job! I like that your version of it is toned down to make it easier to wear, though I love the original as well. I love seeing peoples takes on different projects, well done!! :)

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    Apr 15, 2012, 08.46 PMby genovah

    I love your dress

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      Apr 15, 2012, 09.33 PMby alicewang

      Thank you :)

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    Apr 15, 2012, 07.40 PMby janene

    What a fabulous dress. I think your ‘toning down’ has made for a much classier version. :-)

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      Apr 15, 2012, 07.53 PMby alicewang

      Thank you :D

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    Apr 15, 2012, 04.09 PMby smallone

    absolutly awesome! I much prefer yours to the original….yours has better proportion and looks wonderful on you!

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      Apr 15, 2012, 05.04 PMby alicewang

      Wow these are comments that I wouldn’t have dreamed of! Thank you very much.

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    Apr 15, 2012, 03.40 PMby G-A-

    It suits you well and I like how you reduced the puffiness of the original model which was definitely too much. Great job

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      Apr 15, 2012, 04.04 PMby alicewang

      Thank you :)

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    Apr 15, 2012, 02.34 PMby zsyzu

    I love the dress and your version is actually better. Awesome job!

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      Apr 15, 2012, 04.04 PMby alicewang

      Thank you for your kind words!

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    Apr 15, 2012, 12.08 PMby pamchar

    Lovely!!!

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      Apr 15, 2012, 01.57 PMby alicewang

      Thank you :)

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    Apr 15, 2012, 09.27 AMby asperge11

    Great job! I love the color :)

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      Apr 15, 2012, 01.56 PMby alicewang

      Thank you :D

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    Apr 15, 2012, 09.05 AMby lienepien

    Looks great! I like the colour too!

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      Apr 15, 2012, 01.56 PMby alicewang

      Thank you – I love the rich green colour too!

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    Apr 15, 2012, 03.57 AMby mojo elgin

    Very cute! Great dress!!!

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      Apr 15, 2012, 01.56 PMby alicewang

      Thank you! I think it’s my favourite project so far (hopefully until my wedding dress is finished).

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    Apr 14, 2012, 11.53 PMby kinsmana

    Wow the fit is impeccable well done!

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      Apr 15, 2012, 01.55 PMby alicewang

      Thank you! I could just about breathe in it! definitely can’t wear it to a big meal :p

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