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Chartreuse & Lilac 10 yr reunion dress

Added Jun 10, 2011

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






Perfect dress!!! It took me quite a long time to figure out what to make for my 10 year high school reunion, but after searching I found the perfect dress. I wanted a chartreuse color with an accent color for the neck. It only took 2 weeks in between working to finish it. After seeing the Givenchy dress with lilac and chartreuse
I thought instead of going out and buying stones I could just cover them with fabric and sew them on.

I lined the front and the bottom because it was a little see-thru and wasn’t quite sure what to do with the back neckline per the directions so I just used 2 hook & eyes closures. I couldn’t find matching invisible zipper so I used white since my lining was white. I did for the first time add an invisible zipper with an inseam pocket; a little tricky but I think I was successful. Let me know you’re feedback, it’s much obliged and needed thank you :)

Everyone loved my dress and so did I. It was soo comfy. The only thing is that it wrinkled easy photos were taken after and the best photo came out blurry :( maybe a solo photo session is needed) I didn’t get a pic of the back because on the dress form it was too small and when I wore it I forgot to get my hubby to get the back. again which pic should be my main photo?

I paired it with nude Vera Wang pumps (Khols), L.A.M.B. earings, and a bedazzeled skull ring (the one my hubby proposed to me with). Tried to keep it simple fun sexy but elegant.

Material Notes

Chartreuse rayon poly mix, lilac lace, lilac poly chiffon, gray stones, white invisible zipper, white stretch lining, thread, hook/eye closures




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bridal, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Blends, Lace/Sequins

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    Sep 17, 2014, 05.46 PMby Misstristras

    so perfect…

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    Jul 15, 2013, 11.27 PMby yevgeniaf

    Thank you for detailed photos. I am working on this project right now and it really helped to see how you did the back of the neck band. Your top stitching looks terrific!!!!

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      Aug 6, 2013, 04.31 PMby loyl8

      thank you good luck..i’m sure it will turn out fabulous

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    Jul 15, 2012, 04.24 AMby heatherlou

    This is STUNNING. Perfect colour combo, looks amazing with your skin & hair. What a knock out dress to wear to a reunion!

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    Oct 31, 2011, 12.01 AMby Dayrar1983

    I would love to say how incredible you look and the use of color makes your hair color stand out. You look amazing and the design of the dress is beautiful too. Congratulations. Cant wait to do something so enchanting. :)

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      Jan 11, 2012, 01.31 AMby loyl8

      Thank you!! It’s going to be featured this year in threads!!!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 05.13 AMby turtlegirl00

    stunning! the dress looks perfect on you! excellent job!

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      Jul 6, 2011, 06.31 AMby loyl8

      thank you sooo much!!!

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    Jul 5, 2011, 08.38 PMby Joy Olson

    This just looks so perfect on you! And I also love the dressform shots. The color combination of turquoise background with the chartreuse dress and hot orange form is so great. Congrats. I think I ’ll make this for an upcoming wedding. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Jul 6, 2011, 04.59 AMby loyl8

      thank you :) this would be a great dress for a wedding. good luck :)

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    Jul 4, 2011, 06.40 AMby Lori Fabian

    great dress and i think it suits you perfect. perfect decision for the color :) the last picture of you it s the best :) congratulation

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      Jul 4, 2011, 08.20 AMby loyl8

      thank you soo much. I love chartreuse especially with my red hair. i love the last one of me too but it came out blurry.I tried to clean it up but I don’t have a great photo editor. oh well thanks again

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    Jul 4, 2011, 02.38 AMby rossallia

    Absolutely stunning! in a subtle way. I’ve had my eyes on that pattern for a long time but somehow never got to it. It inspires me. You’ve done a great job.

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      Jul 4, 2011, 02.53 AMby loyl8

      get to it and stick with it….thank you so much for such a wonderful compliment. i love to hear feedback it does boost my moral. :) thanks

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    Jul 3, 2011, 06.56 PMby nouvellegamine

    your dress is amazing! absolutely amazing!

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      Jul 4, 2011, 02.51 AMby loyl8

      merci tres beaucoup :) love your blog by the way very cute and you’re very talented

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      Jul 4, 2011, 05.48 PMby nouvellegamine

      thank you!

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    Jul 3, 2011, 02.49 PMby claudiacc

    WOW. you knocked it out the park on this one. GREAT job. you look lovely.

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      Jul 4, 2011, 02.54 AMby loyl8

      well not a grand slam in my book but a home run maybe a double but thank you soo much for such a kind comment

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    Jul 3, 2011, 01.30 PMby mayeya

    is very very very beatifull! Great.

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      Jul 4, 2011, 02.47 AMby loyl8

      thanks you sooo much :)

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    Jun 29, 2011, 02.31 PMby aggelicat .)

    you couldn’t have a greater result!!!
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      Jun 29, 2011, 08.00 PMby loyl8

      thanks so much :)

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    Jun 29, 2011, 06.35 AMby Sanimya

    i love this dress what is teh name of the pattern you used ?

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      Jun 29, 2011, 07.30 AMby loyl8

      thanks….its the burda cocktail dress with asymmetrical neckline from 06/2010

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    Jun 28, 2011, 03.14 AMby kt4309

    What an incredible dress! After being underwhelmed by the pattern illustration many times, I’m pleastly surprised at how much I LOVE your finished product! It’s gorgeous and you look fabulous in it! What a great creation for a reunion!

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      Jun 28, 2011, 03.55 AMby loyl8

      Thank you soo much, I just recently started to use patterns from here and it is frustrating at times, but i didnt give up and had to improvise at times. I’m really happy I pushed through and finished it. thanks ;)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 10.17 PMby lizajane09

    what an awesome dress! I love the unexpected color combination. You look great in chartreuse!

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      Jun 27, 2011, 10.58 PMby loyl8

      thank you i thought so at first too but i went with it and after i saw the Givenchy dress i knew it would be good. thanks you :)

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    Jun 26, 2011, 10.28 PMby bmapso

    Very Lovely!

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      Jun 27, 2011, 11.31 PMby loyl8

      thank you :)

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    Jun 26, 2011, 06.35 PMby wildflower31

    Very elegant and constructed so well.

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      Jun 27, 2011, 11.32 PMby loyl8

      thank you very much it was perfect for the occasion and i try really hard for good construction.

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    Jun 26, 2011, 04.49 PMby peaches2218

    I have this dress earmarked to make, but symmetrical using the shouldered side for both halves, because I didn’t like the asymmetry on the model. It looks really good on you, though. And that is one hell of a hard colour to wear, but it’s fabulous and totally flattering with your hair and skin colours. Great job. You look lovely!

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      Jun 27, 2011, 10.47 PMby loyl8

      thank you for such a wonderful comment :) symmetrical or asymmetrical I’m sure it would be fabulous. thanks :)

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    Jun 26, 2011, 03.17 PMby juliaj

    Cant breath,., It’s so beautiful!

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      Jun 27, 2011, 10.47 PMby loyl8

      thanks you soo much…give it a try some day.

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    Jun 26, 2011, 10.33 AMby magdamagda

    wow! this is so cool!

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      Jun 26, 2011, 12.27 PMby loyl8

      thanks :) by the way love your designs they are fantastic!!!

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    Jun 25, 2011, 03.15 PMby corduroycoat

    What a fabulous dress! I love chartreuse, and I LOVE the little lace covered gems on the neckline. What a perfect dress to make and wear to a reunion! So chic and stylish. I also adore Cate Blanchett, and that Givenchy dress she wore was my favorite gown on any red carpet this year. Cate is quite possibly the most fierce creature on this earth.

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      Jun 26, 2011, 03.19 AMby loyl8

      agree I love her style too. Thanks for the lovely compliment. It really is the perfect dress for a reunion :) Chartreuse is such an underused color. I really love it.

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    Jun 25, 2011, 01.18 PMby sixgunsally

    I love everything about this dress. Great job!

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      Jun 27, 2011, 11.34 PMby loyl8

      thank you:) my fave parts are the colors and how its a hint of sexy but elegant.

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    Jun 25, 2011, 12.30 PMby Timea Schmidt

    Oh, this is so beautiful!!! Very nice work! Covering the stones with lace is totally genius. You look very very pretty in it. Congrats!

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      Jun 26, 2011, 03.20 AMby loyl8

      Thank you :) I think it turned out quite well. I am going to put a little post up soon on a how to for the stones. thanks again for a great comment

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    Jun 25, 2011, 11.48 AMby nikkishell

    Fabulous! Love the colour.

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      Jun 26, 2011, 03.21 AMby loyl8

      I couldn’t decide if it was peridot or chartreuse but either way it is a fab color. thank you

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