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black sparkly dress

Added Jan 13, 2014

by mokosha

Beograd, Serbia






my (never worn) new year’s eve dress
it’s a silly story how this dress happened
i have an aunt that also sews
and she has a friend that is a professional seamstress
and that seamstress friend has a costumer
a certain girl that has dozens of dresses made for her every year
last year, at some point, seamstress was making 7 dresses for the girl
and at first fitting, girl decided she doesn’t like black sparkly maxi gown
so she left the half-made dress and the rest of the fabric to the seamstress
and seamstress gave it to my aunt
it wasn’t really my aunt’s style, so she gave it to me
dress had shoulder seams and the left seam finished
it had maxi mermaid skirt
and right sleeve was also sewn up
it came with bag of scraps too
i’m not into mermaid style dresses, nor maxi skirts
but decided to try transforming dress into knotted burda dress, from this september issue
i cut the skirt at the knee, and used lower part to make front bodice ties
i slashed front bodice vertically, and altered it according to knotted burda dress
(ended up with a bit deeper v neck, but i can live with that)
used the right sleeve of original dress
as a pattern to cut the left sleeve
(poofy knotted dress sleeves wouldn’t fit into this altered version anyways,
and i like these more fitted ones better)
fabric is some sort of wool knit, ridiculously soft and warm
and has a bit of lurex in it, to add some sparkle
it’s quite a bit more fancy and expensive fabric than those i usually sew with
i feel really lucky it found me :)
see more pics on my blog mokosha




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  • 2013_pentax_k-5_11_218_large

    Jan 19, 2014, 06.14 PMby catofdrurylane

    Love the fabric and cut, it’s a shame you didn’t get to wear but hopefully you can find an occasion for it soon!

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      Jan 20, 2014, 10.23 AMby mokosha

      thanks! gonna wear it today, for a party.. yeah!

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    Jan 15, 2014, 04.40 PMby MojoHollz

    Great job! and very crafty! Love the alterations and the final look :)

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    • Princezica_large

      Jan 15, 2014, 05.52 PMby mokosha

      glad you like it, mojo! and thanks :)

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    Jan 15, 2014, 02.14 AMby SofiaBlake

    You look so chic! And that’s not a word I use very often… :)

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    • Princezica_large

      Jan 15, 2014, 11.22 AMby mokosha

      thanks, sofia :)

  • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

    Jan 13, 2014, 10.33 PMby rita61

    Nice; thanks for sharing the story.

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    • Princezica_large

      Jan 14, 2014, 11.07 AMby mokosha


  • Ellen1_large

    Jan 13, 2014, 05.47 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    very nice dress! Lucky you :-)

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    • Princezica_large

      Jan 14, 2014, 11.07 AMby mokosha

      thanks, ellen

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    Jan 13, 2014, 04.38 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and what an intereresting story of how it came to be. I hope you wear this out x

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    • Princezica_large

      Jan 14, 2014, 11.07 AMby mokosha

      thanks, mary..

  • Betykissposterd906_1__large

    Jan 13, 2014, 11.58 AMby Ivanamania

    so sexy and feminine and chic at the same time

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    • Princezica_large

      Jan 14, 2014, 11.06 AMby mokosha

      hvala.. drago mi je da ti se svidja

  • Burda_profile_picture_large

    Jan 13, 2014, 11.57 AMby Couture Academic

    So gorgeous and gorgeous story too. Glad you finally got to wear it in that beautiful setting :)

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    • Princezica_large

      Jan 14, 2014, 11.06 AMby mokosha


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