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Brown dress with a rhinestoned sheer top

Added Feb 18, 2011

by Laura Chirita

Timisoara, Romania






First of all, meet Eva! She’s my manequin, I bought her as a birthday gift for myself(I turn 22 next week), and I thaught that the first dress I design on her should be my birthday dress. So I made a brown dress, with showing darts,and pleats, from an old pair of cottonwool pants, and for the sheer part I used stockings…yes stoskings!:) But I spent like 30$ on rhinestones and the metallic back zipper, and hours of manual labor ghand sewing the 70 rhinestones on the dress!. And on the back photo you can see that I’m skinnier than Eva!

Material Notes

brown cottonwool, brown stockings, 70 rhinestones, long metallic zipper




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Wool

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    May 12, 2012, 01.46 AMby MissCorsetLizz

    Wow, very creative!!! Love the design!!! and the rhinstones!!! and your use of stockings!!! Amazing :-)

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    Feb 20, 2011, 01.00 AMby kelepso

    Very unique! Thanks for sharing your inspiring project.

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      Feb 20, 2011, 12.25 PMby Laura Chirita

      Thank you Kelepso! Now looking at the dress, I think it needs more rhinestones:)), but maybe I’m not objective enough, and don’t know when to stop.:)

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      Feb 20, 2011, 01.30 PMby kelepso

      Well maybe you can put a few more in the middle so it’s gradual application of rhinestones from the top to bottom, but on the other hand adding more rhinestones makes the dress tread a thin line of a pagent dress (on the top). I think it’s fine regardless of what you decide to do.

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      Feb 20, 2011, 03.24 PMby Laura Chirita

      I’m leaving it as it is, and maybe I’ll be more bold on the next dress I make:)

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    Feb 19, 2011, 10.06 PMby hankypanky-1

    Wow! This dress is LUSH!! Looove the dart details and so cool that it’s from recycled fabrics! Hope you had/have a great Birthday, you’ll definitely be celebrating in style!!

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      Feb 19, 2011, 11.17 PMby Laura Chirita

      Thank you very very much!:)

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    Feb 19, 2011, 04.00 PMby bjr99

    Happy Birthday! The dress is quite lovely. Rhinestone are quite expensive but a nice touch in this dress.

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      Feb 19, 2011, 11.19 PMby Laura Chirita

      Thank you:) Yes the rhinestones were a bit expensive, but without them it would have been a plain pleated dress, that I would have to accsesorize a lot.

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    Feb 19, 2011, 02.20 PMby seazoo

    very unique! love the details!

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    Feb 19, 2011, 07.48 AMby Jurgita Vizbariene

    Your’s dress is amazing! Happy birthday!

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    Feb 18, 2011, 09.29 PMby rokonela

    La multi ani! Eva este pretioasa in noua ta rochie :) Avand in vedere ca e cam dolofana cred ca rochia iti vine tie mai bine decat ei :p

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      Feb 19, 2011, 09.03 AMby Laura Chirita

      Multumeeeeeeeeesc:) Da, mie imi vine mai bine rochita decat Evei:))

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    Feb 18, 2011, 04.19 PMby karina00g

    Amazing! You are very talented, happy birthday!!!

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    Feb 18, 2011, 01.37 PMby libra-s

    Happy birthday! Your dress is very pretty!

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    Feb 18, 2011, 01.29 PMby Douli Bee

    OMG!!! This dress is great!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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