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Champagne at Midnight Dress (Bernina 3 Series Competition)

Added Nov 19, 2010

by tinybows

Philadelphia, Pe...






This dress is an entry for the Bernina 3 series competition “Party Through the Decades”.

I’ve been watching a lot of old black and white movies from the 1940s and have absolutely fallen in love with the glamorous silhouettes and silky fabrics. I chose to make a party dress perfect for a 1940s New Years Eve party, using black and champagne colored satins. I used inspiration from old dresses to make a peplum style dress with a cut out back and a big bow in the back. The front is decorated with lots of rosette details to give it that one of a kind vintage look.

You can read more about it on my BLOG.

I can’t wait to wear it out for a night on the town!

Material Notes





Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Chiffon, Satin

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    Nov 25, 2010, 03.41 PMby Filipa Nobre

    beautifuly made!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 05.12 AMby jde

    your creation are so good as well as your make-up. You looks like a movie star from the past

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    Nov 22, 2010, 04.14 AMby Denise Angela

    Gorgeous the dress and I agree you do look like a movie star!

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    Nov 20, 2010, 04.05 PMby jem1022

    OMG, this is soo cute… Very 40’s indeed and also very Lanvin Fall 2009…

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    Nov 20, 2010, 09.43 AMby elyzampa

    Super cute! Love how you styled everything, well done :)

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    Nov 20, 2010, 04.07 AMby roarah

    I love all the details on the dress. Plus the styling in the photos is amazing (I wish I could get my hair to look like that!!) I hope you win – best wishes!

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    Nov 20, 2010, 02.55 AMby sewgurlwmu

    I LOVE THIS! Your pictures are amazing :)

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    Nov 20, 2010, 01.37 AMby melonhead

    Wow that is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love the whole vintage feel of the dress and the photos! Beautiful job!!

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    Nov 19, 2010, 10.49 PMby cantare

    Lovely! It’s a perfect blend of vintage and modern. And your hair is superb!

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    Nov 19, 2010, 10.19 PMby kat-1

    This dress looks amazing on you. I love it!! Really liking the hat too.

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    Nov 19, 2010, 09.04 PMby analogue

    Wow, you look stunning!

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      Nov 19, 2010, 09.05 PMby tinybows


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    Nov 19, 2010, 08.38 PMby lkeogan

    Its gorgeous! :)

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    Nov 19, 2010, 06.54 PMby zaarissima

    the pictures are so wonderful – you look like a movie star from the 40s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Nov 19, 2010, 06.55 PMby tinybows

      thank you!!!

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