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Christmas with Kelly dress

Added Dec 4, 2010

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






I made this custom fit dress for my friend for her Christmas party. I used a tutorial on making an A-line skirt for the bottom and the fitted bodice for the top.

I made the center in black silk and the rest in a mix fabric silver grayish fabric. Having the dark down the middle made it very slimming. I hand beaded the bust and bottom of the dress. I hand sewed sequin trim to the waist with a bow and hand sewed the straps on. I made my own seam binding out of leopard print bandana. I couldn’t find the matching gray zipper so I used a black invisible zipper with a black hook/eye at the top. I made a lining for the bottom part. Orginally she had to have this sparkley tulle under the dress so for her I busted out an figured out how to use my ruffler attachment and then she didn’t want it. I like it better without it though. I did include a pic with it.

She wore it and had a blast at her party and everyone loved it including her!

Material Notes

Black silk dupioni, gray poly mix charmeusey fabric, black lining, sequin trim, black beads/sequins, thread, leopard print bias tape, invisible zipper, hook/eye




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Blends, Lace/Sequins, Silk

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    Dec 15, 2010, 09.12 PMby cherwinamy

    really appreciate the hand sewn details. I am sure she was excited about her dress!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 07.07 PMby natclem

    Awesome! Better than the original!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.52 AMby carolinat

    nice job. seems like it was a lot of work, and it turned out great.

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      Dec 13, 2010, 06.58 AMby loyl8

      Thank you!!! I was a lot of work put into something but I did learn a lot through the process

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.30 PMby eringilday

    Leopard print bias tape!!!!!!!!!!! I wanna see under the hood!

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      Dec 13, 2010, 06.57 AMby loyl8

      OMG forgot to take pics ill have to ask here to ake some!!

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      Dec 13, 2010, 08.53 PMby eringilday


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