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A Mustard Dress

Added Nov 9, 2012

by Irene Jones ...

San José, Costa ...






I made this dress one year ago, for my husband’s son wedding. I wanted to wear something in a different color, step out from my comfort zone (blue, black, pink) and when I saw Diane Kruger in Jason Wu at the 2010 Sag Awards I knew I had to try and make this dress!
It took me a couple of months to complete it, there was a lot of experimenting because I had never ruched or draped before and I wasn’t following any instructions, I made it all from scratch. But after many, many hours of hand sewing my beautiful dress was ready, and I love it!!!

Material Notes

Crinkled chiffon -
Duchess satin -
Polyester lining




Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Jan 30, 2013, 06.59 PMby Michael Stegall

    I love this dress. I came across it because i just randomly decided i wanted to make a dress(i’ve never learned to sew) and i did some research. urs is the closest to what i want. any advice? im more of a figure it out as i go guy. im hoping to make this for my girlfriend as a gift so i have till july. i just think this is more thought/investment than buying something

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      Feb 1, 2013, 11.39 PMby Irene Jones - Arias

      Wow! You are such a risk taker! I’d recommend you buy a good pattern to make the foundation dress (maybe a strapless gown?)
      There are many online tutorials nowadays, look for a good one on how to insert an invisible zipper, those details make such a difference!
      And I’m thinking perhaps a stretchy fabric could be easier for you to work with, and a little more “forgiving” in case you can’t fit it on your girlfriend as you sew.
      It’s very sweet of you to try and make a pretty dress for your girl, I wish you the best of luck!

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    Jan 22, 2013, 05.19 PMby aarista

    love it! How did you get the drawing to stay? Like by the breast area. I tried draping but when it comes time to take it down to sew, it all comes apart!

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      Jan 23, 2013, 03.25 PMby Irene Jones - Arias

      Thank you! I drape the fabric and pin everything in place (hundreds of pins), then I make really tiny hand stitches to hold the draped chiffon to the satin. It takes time and patience because I don’t like those stitches to be visible, but I think it’s worth the effort!

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    Dec 11, 2012, 02.42 AMby jngroen

    Spectacular dress, well done!!!

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    Dec 10, 2012, 07.08 PMby sala22

    Oh my goodness, It’s absolutely stunning! You are so talented!

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    Nov 13, 2012, 05.36 AMby leokadia

    ein wundervolles kleid, es steht ihnen fantastisch!

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    Nov 12, 2012, 11.23 PMby imogens


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    Nov 12, 2012, 07.32 AMby pauline alice

    This such an amazing dress! The colour looks great on you and the fit is perfect. The long hours you put in it were worth it, it looks like a couture gown. Congratulation!

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      Nov 12, 2012, 04.06 PMby Irene Jones - Arias

      Thank you so much! I had never worn this color before and now I’m in love with it! :)

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    Nov 11, 2012, 07.14 PMby Inga 888

    The dress is absolute beauty, couture!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 05.03 AMby smallone

    ooooh how absolutely fantastically fabulous this is….I so wish I could sew this well!

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    Nov 10, 2012, 08.57 PMby zoaki

    This is really outstanding!

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    Nov 10, 2012, 04.45 PMby chillwear

    Amazing! Love the color-everything. Well done!

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    Nov 10, 2012, 02.16 PMby chula123

    Perfecto !!!

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    Nov 10, 2012, 02.14 PMby milkyway

    Freaking amazing!! Me fascina el color, por supuesto todo el mundo nunca sale del negro gris y colores blah!!!! bien que te hayas atrevido con este color que además te favorece increiblemente! Un saludo

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      Nov 10, 2012, 02.27 PMby Irene Jones - Arias

      La elección del color fue un poco osada, lo pensé y lo pensé pero finalmente me atreví y no me arrepiento, en la boda no había nadie con vestido ni parecido!!!
      Muchas gracias por tu comentario! :)

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    Nov 10, 2012, 08.52 AMby Katrin Schwarz

    its great!!! what is the number or the name of the pattern?

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    Nov 10, 2012, 05.43 AMby godesscpsmom

    What an amazing feeling to see a project through and have those kind of results. Not only is the dress beautiful it is so flattering on you. Beautiful!

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    Nov 10, 2012, 05.32 AMby TheSewingStudio

    Love everything about this dress!

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    Nov 10, 2012, 02.15 AMby kerstika

    This is absolutely spectacular!

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    Nov 10, 2012, 12.41 AMby jennyrecorder

    That is spectacular, clever you!

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    Nov 9, 2012, 11.55 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    Amazing!! This dress really looks so well done, and this is only your first time ruching and draping!!! i can onlyimagine the quality of your dresses to come!!!

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      Nov 10, 2012, 12.45 AMby Irene Jones - Arias

      Muchas gracias Vanessa, aprecio mucho su comentario!

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    Nov 9, 2012, 09.32 PMby lonelynortherner

    This is the closest reproduction of a runway gown I have ever seen. You are magnificent!

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    Nov 9, 2012, 09.16 PMby merche

    Stunning, such a delicate work. You look like a goddess!

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    Nov 9, 2012, 08.07 PMby infinite-plus-one

    It looks incredible, WOW!

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    Nov 9, 2012, 06.50 PMby madebymeg

    This is GORGEOUS! Lovely job!

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    Nov 9, 2012, 06.38 PMby GeorgieT74

    Wow, your verson looks much better.

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    Nov 9, 2012, 06.22 PMby machelefranklin

    You look stunning, congratulations on the job.

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    Nov 9, 2012, 05.53 PMby Mary Athey

    Its stunning on you. what a beautuful dress xx

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