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A Gangster or a Moll?

Added Jun 29, 2012

by Lattikka

Leeds, United Ki...






Modern interpretation of 1920s flapper dress. SO modern that it is actually a corset dress; with a triangle piece overlapping the front, imitating straight silhouette of 1920s, and a cowl back – also an imitation.

Corset fastens with an open ended invisible zip (have to be honest it is not that invisible, but still looks neater than a normal open ended zip would) – yes, getting in and out is easy :)

An underskirt was a must, as flaps expose the whole leg (up to the low waist line).

The dress was meant to fit me like a glove, but the party was just a week after our holiday, we went all inclusive – I got fat, LOL.

All beads were stuck on by myself, there are around 2000 of them.

Self drafted pattern, as usual.




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    Jul 2, 2012, 11.16 PMby sophienissirios

    Stunning dress. love it :-)

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    Jun 30, 2012, 11.32 PMby guineveresmom

    Wow! This is an amazing dress.

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    Jun 30, 2012, 05.26 PMby alexus1325

    Wow, you can easily see the amazing amount of effort you’ve put into this fabulous dress! Your modern interpretation looks stunning :D

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    Jun 30, 2012, 02.51 PMby MissHickory

    I love this dress!!!!

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    Jun 30, 2012, 02.22 PMby SassyT

    What fabric is it?

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      Jul 5, 2012, 03.56 PMby Lattikka

      I would say light satin, but that’s the part I need to work on – fabric types :(

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    Jun 30, 2012, 02.20 PMby SassyT

    Looks fabulous on you, and the fabric is gorgeous. Where is your fat around your big thumb lol. What did you use to stick the beads. Very impressive.

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      Jul 5, 2012, 04.00 PMby Lattikka

      Beads were iron on… But literally, it was ON iron. I had to turn the iron upside down, put the fabric on it’s hot surface and create patterns by picking beads (half beads really) with tweezers… When I tried ironing beads from the top, the heat melted pearly paint, so it was a no go…

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    Jun 29, 2012, 10.24 PMby jennyrecorder

    As a devotee of the dropped waIst, I can say “Gorgeous”!

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