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winter recital couture

Added Nov 24, 2012

by servareginae

Stillwater, Okla...






This is my daughter’s piano recital dress. The dress features rose sleeves (thanks to Julia Bobbin’s tutorial), hem lace on the sleeves and skirt, hand picked zipper, and neckline facing (designed by me) rather than a lining. The rose sleeves were time consuming but simple to construct. It was a joy to watch the beautiful red rose ruffles emerge in the process. The only complicated part was the fit. I had to adjust for my tiny twelve year old daughter’s sloping shoulders, narrow chest and back. She takes after her mother.

Material Notes

cotton, silk organza underlining, Vogue pattern V7845




Garment Type

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    Mar 9, 2013, 11.25 AMby lolacouture

    I love the sleeves and the colour of this dress !

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      Mar 14, 2013, 11.13 PMby servareginae

      Thank you. It was a hit over the holidays.

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    Jan 3, 2013, 08.39 PMby razieh khalili

    Congratulations on your gifted artist.

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    Dec 27, 2012, 01.57 AMby taure

    It’s lovely!

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    Dec 6, 2012, 12.22 PMby Super Jeanette

    Stunning dress, I love the sleeves!

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    Dec 1, 2012, 01.06 PMby tejka

    lovely and glamurous!

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      Dec 3, 2012, 10.09 PMby servareginae

      Thank you. My daughter loves wearing it.

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    Nov 25, 2012, 04.35 PMby Irina Schwab

    Absolutely superb. Those sleeves! Wow!

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      Nov 28, 2012, 02.21 AMby servareginae

      Thank you. The sleeves were her idea. I’m glad she wanted to try something different.

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    Nov 25, 2012, 11.52 AMby barmaglot

    lovely! great job!

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    Nov 25, 2012, 11.22 AMby jadealamode

    very pretty dress…the sleeves are so cute

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      Nov 28, 2012, 02.21 AMby servareginae

      Thank you. They are just perfect for her.

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    Nov 25, 2012, 01.16 AMby Couture Academic

    Beautiful dress and well done on those sleeves! She’ll be the best dressed there, I can guarantee you!

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      Nov 28, 2012, 02.24 AMby servareginae

      Thank you. The dress will no doubt stand out … but not too much.

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    Nov 24, 2012, 10.34 PMby max

    How cute! The dress and your daughter! You did an excellent job.

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      Nov 28, 2012, 02.24 AMby servareginae

      Thank you. It is fun to make dresses for her.

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    Nov 24, 2012, 09.10 PMby Mary Athey

    Its so gorgeous on your daughter!! i love the rose sleeves x

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      Nov 28, 2012, 02.25 AMby servareginae

      Thank you. She is looking forward to wearing the dress to her concert.

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