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Beaded birthday dress!

Added Mar 10, 2014

by peneloping

Bay Area, Califo...






Another Modcloth copycat, this time for my birthday! I used a modified McCall’s 6646.

This one is based on this dress: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/speak-volumes-dress

More on my blog: http://peneloping.com

Material Notes

stretch taffeta, chiffon, bugle beads, seed beads, montee rhinestones, pearls




Garment Type

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    May 15, 2014, 02.37 AMby Byanka Ayala

    You did an exceptional job! So identical I cant even tell it was home made! This is by far one of my favorite sewn dresses!

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    Mar 18, 2014, 03.09 PMby Denise Wild

    YAY! So glad this is the member project of the week!! It’s such a gorgeous dress. Bravo!!

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    Mar 14, 2014, 06.01 PMby missjackieo

    I think I would prefer it if the skirt was knee length but thats just personal preference . This dress is so much more interesting than most of the Oscar dresses !

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    Mar 13, 2014, 04.24 PMby patzel

    Yay member project of the week! Well deserved. This dress is absolutely stunning.

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    Mar 13, 2014, 01.15 AMby Meldbombs

    Jealous. I can’t even imagine how much effort that was!

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    Mar 13, 2014, 12.49 AMby chillwear

    Wow simply stunning. The beading work is amazing!

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    Mar 12, 2014, 10.47 PMby Ebotheseal

    wow! you are really talented this is amazing!!

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    Mar 12, 2014, 10.02 PMby efh1687

    Absolutely amazing dress! I am really impressed

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    Mar 12, 2014, 07.15 PMby MandieW

    Love it! And check out the homepage, you’ve made our member project of the week.

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    Mar 12, 2014, 05.33 PMby yenny lee

    Lovely and happy belated birthday :)

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    Mar 11, 2014, 11.21 PMby peneloping

    Thanks everyone! <3

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    Mar 11, 2014, 02.58 PMby mkonieczki

    Happy Birthday! The dress is stunning! Really lovely work.

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    Mar 11, 2014, 02.40 PMby blueartisan

    Happy Birthday, gorgeous dress, love a good copy! :D

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    Mar 11, 2014, 08.11 AMby Elena Perletti

    as usual, your work is stunning!

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    Mar 11, 2014, 07.59 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous dress! Happy birthday! and congrats on being featured! :)

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      Mar 11, 2014, 11.22 PMby peneloping

      Ooh thanks for the heads up, I hadn’t realized! :)

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    Mar 11, 2014, 01.21 AMby nrobson

    thats a beauty

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    Mar 10, 2014, 10.36 PMby ClemenceAimee

    It looks amazing!

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    Mar 10, 2014, 09.49 PMby Denise Wild

    This is stunning! Amazing job!

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    Mar 10, 2014, 09.34 PMby MegH

    This is soo pretty!

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    Mar 10, 2014, 07.47 PMby misslivia

    Wow! I cannot imagine how long all that lovely beading took you! Amazing!

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      Mar 11, 2014, 11.22 PMby peneloping

      Just about two weeks! My fingers were not pleased with me by the end of it..

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    Mar 10, 2014, 07.43 PMby jennycuky

    Oh wow it looks just like the Mod cloth one. Good Job!

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    Mar 10, 2014, 05.58 PMby Mokara

    Oh wow, I love the bead work, great job.

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    Mar 10, 2014, 04.10 PMby calatrava92

    I looks great, the back is really special!

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    Mar 10, 2014, 03.55 PMby slmnstyle

    This is beautiful! I am in awe of all that bead work you did! Very nice job and Happy Birthday!!

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    Mar 10, 2014, 03.15 PMby kihli

    Happy birthday! Love your dress!

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