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1930's Style Bias Cut Evening Gown

Added Jul 2, 2011

by 17aza

London, United K...






1930’s inspired evening gown in pale gold satin. The gown is trimmed with red velvet and is made up of five panels which form a 1 1/4 circle skirt. It has a matching hooded jacket which pins onto the bodice of the gown and is lined in dark red taffeta. The jacket is trimmed with hand made findings at the the centre front and on the cuffs, and it has fitted two-piece sleeves with a gathered sleeve cap and a gathered lining in the hood. Worn with a vintage ‘bow’ brooch. It’s not 100% perfect but since it’s my first attempt at working with bias I’m pretty pleased with it.

Material Notes

Pale gold satin and dark red taffeta.



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    Jul 3, 2011, 09.14 AMby tine94

    Wow, this is wonderful. Perfect choice in fabric. Did you use a pattern.

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      Jul 3, 2011, 10.04 AMby 17aza

      Thanks, glad you like it! I think satin is perfect for bias cut gowns because it hangs wonderfully.
      I draped the gown and jacket myself, hence the not so perfect finish

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    Jul 3, 2011, 01.38 AMby learningnewtricks

    What a beautiful dress. I also love the little jacket and its hood. You should make it again in other colors. You did a nice job, especially as it was your first try.

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      Jul 3, 2011, 10.03 AMby 17aza

      Thanks! I’m tempted to make it again in a darker colour, with maybe a velvet jacket…?

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    Jul 2, 2011, 05.53 PMby 17aza

    Thanks guys! Sally, I made the dress for my friend Holly (who’s modelling it in the pictures) for a ball we went to a few months ago. She couldn’t find anything she liked on the high street so she asked if I could come up with something. It was definitely a challenge working with bias, but it was worth it as it gives such a nice drape.

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    Jul 2, 2011, 05.34 PMby Sally Kramer

    This is really a beautiful gown. Did you make for a special occasion or just for the challenge?

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    Jul 2, 2011, 05.31 PMby applesofavalon

    Stunning dress! You did a great job!

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