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Bernina 3 series: Twenties ocean waves.......

Added Nov 17, 2010

by Adriana Orozco

San Pedro De Mon...






The design of this summer evening dress, came up to my mind while I was looking at Vionnet book. It is not similar to any of her dresses, but my client`s fabric, was a printed silk chiffon very beautifull, but….not much, just 2.5 yds and the simplicity of the design had to be the key. I love the 20`s and 30`s, and I found in this pictures the inspiration that I needed to make this simple, but lovely dress. First of all, I mounted this enormus turquoises toguether with some small ones, into a collar, that finishes at the back with hanging ribbons that end up with small turquoises. From that point, the dress just flows…..with a low cut back and a small wavy train that is taken up if desired, and also the dress can be a bit fitted with a couple of bustles on the side that comes to the center back also. There was not enough fabric for a chawl, so I had some satin face chiffon in white that flows in the same way as the dress fabric, so…..it was coloring time!!! it was risky but……. I think the shades of the sea came out beautifully!!! so I put toghether the shawl finishing the hems with hand embroider small turquoses to make it hang, and……you do not see this……but you put your arms into a slit and the chawl just stays in place and looks…………like I can see in my mind all those wonderfull dresses in the 1920`s. I am happy with the result, and even more by the fact that my client just adore her new dress!!! PS: with a tiny bit left over from the hem, I made her this little hand bag…..

Material Notes

Silk chiffon for dress and shawl, and lining in silk habotai. Turquoises in 2 different sizes.




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    Dec 12, 2011, 11.57 PMby sala22

    I love everything that you sew! The neck on this dress is the perfect touch!

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      Feb 7, 2012, 12.59 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you somuch sala22!!!! the neck….is very heavy!!!!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 03.48 PMby strawberrydestruction

    This dress is beautiful! I love the way your outfits stand out. You have an amazing talent, not only sewing, but picking out the perfect fabric to go with it.

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    Nov 27, 2010, 10.04 PMby domestic-divaonline

    My goodness Adriana! Did you make her shoes too!!! Your talent in overwhelming. Every bit of this is devine. I’ve been thinking of painting on a sheer fabric to create a dress or shawl but had not come up with a design element. Your work has given me inspiration. How did you color the shawl? Brush? Airbursh? Dye?

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      Feb 7, 2012, 12.57 PMby Adriana Orozco

      My dear friend, i FEEL embarrast to answer till now, but i NEVER received all this comments!!! and thank you very much for lyour words. Actually the shawl was a piece of white “Satin chiffon” that is such an exquisite fabric…..and I hand dye it….I do not have or know how to use the airbrush….so, it is just hand dye. Nex time I do something like this, I will post it on my blog!!!! Best regards all the way from the Rainforest!!

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    Nov 25, 2010, 02.29 PMby Zane Tanqueco

    gorgeous dress as always! love the color and print!

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      Feb 7, 2012, 12.52 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you so much Zane!!! sorry to answer you so late, but I was never advise of your comment!!!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 09.22 AMby zaarissima

    so elegant and classy! Wonderful!

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      Nov 24, 2010, 03.18 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you!!! is is a shame I was not able to take the picture with the client wearing it……she looks just so wonderfull!!! is nicer on person than on the manequi

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    Nov 24, 2010, 07.39 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    what a backside decoltee!!! this is wower than wow and i adore this decade and it’s style and fashion very very much. you are an amazingly creative women and i am really impressed by your work. you are such an inspiration to me (eventhough i do not work much with women’s cloth!)

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      Nov 24, 2010, 03.18 PMby Adriana Orozco

      So happy that you like it my dear friend!!!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 01.14 AMby jde

    I love the color and the simplicity of the design. Great design!

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      Nov 24, 2010, 05.33 AMby Adriana Orozco

      That is wonderfull that you like it!!! thank you so much!!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 12.26 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    Love it!

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