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Aqua Grace Kelly Style Dress (work in progress)

Added Jul 26, 2010

by suzetewilliams

Toddington, Bedf...






I recently went to a Grace Kelly exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum and fell in-love all over again with the style of that era. I have looked for a vintage pattern to make this dress, but all the ones I could find were extremely expensive, so I have been thinking and thinking until I realised that this needn’t be as complicated as I was making it. I used a bit of muslin fabric and draped and cut the bodice for the top dress on my dummy. For the under-dress, I used a bodice from another pattern I have and a simple A-line lining and soft net on top.

I’m waiting for some materials to finish it (thread, boning for the bodice and zipper), but couldn’t wait to put it up here – like a child really :-).

I made a flower with the netting which has some sparkles on it, though it doesn’t show on the photos. I’ll publish the finished photos sometime soon.

Material Notes

Voile fabric, taffeta lining, studded soft netting, self made flower




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Chiffon, Taffeta, Tulle

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    Oct 8, 2010, 07.44 AMby redslippers

    oh, also so beautiful. i love this style of dress so much, and i can understand how excited you must be about it, because it’s fantastic!!! i think i could see this dress from the outside of exhibition and it is just magical. enjoy finishing it and can’t wait to see the finished product!!

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    Aug 1, 2010, 05.50 PMby emmamgirl

    Just beautiful! I love the color and the details! I want to make one! :)

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    Jul 27, 2010, 10.38 AMby rachelalicia

    I love this! I love the color, and the low-cut back, and the flower! All so well done – the beauty is in the details!

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    Jul 27, 2010, 01.56 AMby olystyrene

    This is beautiful! I’m sure it will be perfect when it’s finished too!

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    Jul 26, 2010, 12.57 PMby aggelicat .)

    this is wonderful!!
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    Jul 26, 2010, 12.35 PMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    good job!

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    Jul 26, 2010, 12.17 PMby porlock

    I love the colour!

    I am planning to visit this exhibition soon, and was hoping to come away with the inspiration to make a Grace Kelly dress, and am even more excited about having seen what you have come up with.

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    Jul 26, 2010, 12.05 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Though it is not finished yet, it already looks gorgeous!

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    Jul 26, 2010, 11.56 AMby lizajane09

    It’s beautiful! I love the back and the extended sleeve.

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    Jul 26, 2010, 11.53 AMby hdk100

    WOW!!! So elegant and delicate! Have fun finishing!

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