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Caramel rust gown

Added Oct 11, 2007

by shielaimbao

Taguig, Philippines






This is the first gown I ever made for myself. I wore it last Saturday at my friend’s wedding. The gown was a blast, one of the bridesmaids even asked me where I bought it because she wanted a white version of it to be her wedding dress. She was surprised when I told her that it was me who made the dress.
The gown has a matching long sleeves jacket with standing collar.

Material Notes

indian silk, swarovski beaded necklace.




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    Jun 3, 2008, 02.50 PMby hereonawhim

    i absolutely love it! congratulations on being the featured member!

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    May 31, 2008, 06.15 AMby shelb

    Hi Shiela – adore your dress. A tip I have discovered for myself, if horizontal bust dart is too evident front on, especially in shiny non print fabrics, don’t sew in dart, but gather it or pleat it at seam side instead. It gives the look of a fuller bust as well.

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    May 30, 2008, 07.01 AMby nenasew

    Gorgeous and rich.

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    May 21, 2008, 02.08 AMby anajan


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    Oct 13, 2007, 04.38 AMby natalia-g

    The beaded necklace goes perfectly with the simple fitted cut. Fabulous!

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    Oct 12, 2007, 10.55 AMby evenstar-africa

    Hi, that is a lovely dress with the beading trim. I recently discovered a place in London with such trimmings and bought some samples but i have not been able to attach it, you would be able to show me the ropes, would you? thanks. P.S its inspiring

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    Oct 12, 2007, 12.38 AMby shielaimbao

    Hi elainemay, i just did simple basting to attach the necklace to the gown, and yes he is my husband:)

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    Oct 11, 2007, 11.06 AMby stephanie-s

    Fabulous! You are very talented and you look just lovely in your creation!

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    Oct 11, 2007, 10.22 AMby sunnyb64

    Wow, that dress is stunning! Especially with the Swarovski necklace.

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    Oct 11, 2007, 09.31 AMby mirela

    I can see why your friend was surprised :) Maybe you should sew her wedding dress!

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    Oct 11, 2007, 08.27 AMby assya63

    Sublime, I love this cut

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    Oct 11, 2007, 04.44 AMby elainemay

    this is pretty. how did you attach the necklace to the gown? oh PS- i love your husband’s (?) barong tagalog- i’m going to the philippines next month and i want to get one for my boyfriend!

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