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Butter Ball Gown

Added Aug 8, 2012

by littleleecy

Perth, Australia






I made this to wear for my work ball, it was great fun to make and a joy to wear. I used Vintage Bridal Burda pattern 7251 for the top half and self drafted the bottom half from my initial design sketch.

Material Notes

Shot satin, lined with Bemsilk, bodice reinforced with boning




Garment Type

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    Nov 22, 2012, 01.25 AMby Christel Meyer

    Hi! Lovely dress, I’m working on the same pattern now, I’m only going to use the top but I just can’t seem to get my head around how the layers on the top is made? Do you fold the front pieces 1-4 or is there additional pieces that you add onto the front pieces? Help please!:)

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      May 8, 2013, 03.24 PMby littleleecy

      Oh goodness I’m so sorry I haven’t logged on here in a long time! Are you still working on this? I don’t have the pattern on me so I don’t know what pieces you are referring to.If you still need help though I will get them out :)

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    Aug 12, 2012, 05.51 AMby littleleecy

    thanks so much for the support guys! I’m quite new to this so the feed back really helps with my confidence!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 03.24 PMby Innamc

    Beautiful dress, nicely done, love all ditales :-)

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    Aug 8, 2012, 01.33 PMby squirrellypoo

    Totally lovely!! I’m so partial to the butter yellow colour, too – my prom gown was this colour and I’ve also got a cocktail dress I’ve made in this satin, too. You’ve done an amazing job on the pleating a lace!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 09.40 AMby Mary Athey

    Stunning work!! i love all the details and the colours lovely xx

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    Aug 8, 2012, 04.18 AMby watatoe

    Simply exquisite! Lovely work! It’s nice to be able to take a part of something that you like and add a bit of your own design to it. Absolutely beautiful work! So….were you the belle of the ball?

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