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Chinese New Year Ball dress

Added Feb 5, 2012

by sallybear85

Kuala Belait, Br...






The dress code was ‘hint of the orient’… I put chopsticks in my hair…

I made this dress a little inspiration from the afternoon tea top. It’s a touch too long but I decided to have a manicure on the day of the ball rather than turn it up again!

There are some other imperfections too but I don’t think that they are noticable (e.g. the side seams for the top and the skirt don’t match, they are about 1cm out each side)
Over all, I am proud of it, I bit off a little more than I could chew and I spent more hours than planned on it… but it didn’t fall down when I danced so I was happy!

Material Notes

Some satin type affair




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic

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    May 9, 2012, 04.21 PMby HannahClark

    Love, love, love this! Way to not get so hung up on the details that you didn’t enjoy it- can’t even see the “imperfections” you pointed out. It looks awesome.

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      May 9, 2012, 11.33 PMby sallybear85

      Thank you :) I’m pretty proud of it!

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    Feb 5, 2012, 11.18 PMby jacquipardue

    so pretty and shiny! :)

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      Feb 20, 2012, 06.12 AMby sallybear85

      Thank you – I thought it might be too shiny… I nearly backed out and reversed the fabric so it wasn’t but I was brave in the end!

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    Feb 5, 2012, 07.49 PMby freakusbzzz

    well done.

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    Feb 5, 2012, 07.10 PMby lilseamstress

    such a pretty dress!

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    Feb 5, 2012, 06.21 PMby tirrs

    great job!

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