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Trudi's Rodarte Dress

Added Jul 4, 2010

by natmarie

St. Peter, Barbados

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Description

My friend Trudi flipped over the Rodarte for Target dress and decided she wanted a similar thing for a friend’s wedding back in May….with a few adjustments, of course. She didn’t want the bows on the shoulder, but a detachable band for the waist, we did a deeper slit at the back so her hair wouldn’t be mussed and we only lined the bottom to keep a lingerie-y feel. We put an invisible zipper in the side so she could get in easily.

The fit was great, but Trudi ended up wearing a back-up dress because there are a couple things we weren’t so happy with – I’ve got to re-do the binding on the armholes and we decided we will take the lace trim off and dye to a darker shade, as its too matchy-matchy.

We’re proud of the dress because Barbados doesn’t offer a lot of variety in fabrics and trims, but we still found some champagne-coloured charmeuse and glittery gold mesh. Trudi had to stand on a sheet to fit, but I still managed to get a lot of glitter all over the floors! We took the fabric outside to shake most of the glitter out because it seemed too costume-y, but its invasive stuff!

The dress is done in 2 parts – I developed a camisole and added a gathered skirt for the underneath and the mesh is a separate over-piece. Both are joined at the waist.

Its something of a work-in-progress but Trudi is never short of invitations, so I’m sure she will get some mileage out of this dress before too long!

Material Notes

Charmeuse, poly-silk lining, lace edging, glittery mesh

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear
Material
Satin

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    Jul 6, 2010, 09.13 PMby calicia-1

    This is beautiful! it looks almostly exactly like the original! beautiful work

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    Jul 6, 2010, 12.20 PMby sabzarap

    The Dress looks greate! I Know, it is not easy to draft a pattern for a dress you have sean in a magazine and gez all right…

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    Jul 5, 2010, 06.58 AMby katya89

    good work!!!

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    Jul 5, 2010, 03.10 AMby Makeda Haberdasheress

    Wonderful variation on this dress!

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    Jul 5, 2010, 02.33 AMby natmarie

    Thanks a million for the compliments.

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    Jul 5, 2010, 02.06 AMby lala86

    I love it!!! I like the lkingerie look

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    Jul 5, 2010, 12.09 AMby nazmiehm

    this is amazing!!! u have major skills.

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    Jul 4, 2010, 08.24 PMby leahfranqui

    Amazing!

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    Jul 4, 2010, 07.25 PMby aggelicat .)

    this is great!! very romantic and even better than the real thing!! :)

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