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Bright Pink Dupioni Party Dress

Added Jan 25, 2009

by gertie

Astoria, New Yor...






This is the first pattern I’ve designed completely by myself! I used a basic dress sloper to start with, and then added an asymmetrical neckline, a waist seam, a gathered skirt, a bow on the strap, and lots of tulle under the skirt. It took me forever to make! I used a lot of techniques I hadn’t tried before—using an organza interlining, supporting the bodice with rigeline boning, making a built-in crinoline, and doing the finishing work entirely by hand. Whew! A great learning experience.

Material Notes

Silk dupioni from Metro Textile in New York, silk organza for interlining, acetate lining





Me for the pattern

My husband for the photos

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    Oct 19, 2009, 07.06 PMby bellamabella

    this is perfect

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    Jan 29, 2009, 11.35 AMby daisylynn

    I love the shininess and the bow on the shoulder. It looks elegant, but cool/chic. :-) Suits your style totally. Way to go!

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    Jan 27, 2009, 06.45 AMby gertie

    Thanks, guys! latjjardbai, I see what you mean. Usually I wear square or scoop necklines because they do frame my tattoos better, but this is a fun change for me and I’m happy with the neckline. My worry is actually the skirt. The more I look at it, I think it’s puffing out too much in the front! I think I need to rearrange some of the tulle. Anyway, thanks for your comments everyone! :)

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    Jan 26, 2009, 07.43 PMby katiec

    so so cute! it suits you perfectly! and i love how the bow sits…congrats on all the hard work!

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    Jan 26, 2009, 04.01 PMby justmica

    I adore it!!

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    Jan 26, 2009, 06.20 AMby bola

    great dress Gertie!! really cute!bx

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    Jan 26, 2009, 03.04 AMby Emma (Cotter) O'Connell

    Very pretty dress.

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    Jan 26, 2009, 01.22 AMby erdronen

    wow! it’s a beautiful dress! and what a project! sounds time consuming, but totally fun :) fabulous job!

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    Jan 25, 2009, 04.57 PMby daisa24

    this is so cute!!! <3 <3 <3

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    Jan 25, 2009, 02.22 PMby hooley

    Looks great on you. Good work! Really stunning!

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    Jan 25, 2009, 02.21 PMby jem1022

    Absolutely love the color of this dress… the design looks so chic and simple….

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