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dkouture "The Unusual"

Added May 22, 2014

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica






This dress is totally made from remnants. The design is mine which I named dkouture and it has an unusual one sleeve hence the name. No patterns were used.

This was an idea flowing in my head so I bring it to life. The remnants are black jersey from my two tone dress: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/two-tone-maxi-dress, a black and whitish silky type fabric measuring only a yd that I had so long now and the sleeve is made from my grandma old chiffon skirt which has beading details at the hemline. (see last photo)

The top of the dress has shoulder and back yoke, bust darts, skirt is asymmetrical with gathers and a one sleeve bell sleeve.

I am extremely proud of myself as this was my first experiment using the fabric to create the design as the dress is being made up. The yokes are for balancing out the style and the main point of the style is to see if the idea of that one sleeve placement could work. I have never seeing it done like this before and I am so living it.

Thanks for the support:-)

Material Notes

jersey, silk and chiffon




Garment Type

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    Jul 8, 2014, 07.14 PMby KristenPW29

    Thumbs Up

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      Jul 9, 2014, 02.19 PMby kisses

      Thanks Kristen…much appreciated. Motivation goes a far way.

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    May 26, 2014, 04.13 AMby nrobson

    gorgeous kisses x

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    May 22, 2014, 09.57 PMby rita61

    Your dress looks really nice on you; nicely done!

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    May 22, 2014, 05.41 PMby SassyT

    So you should be proud, this dress is awesome.

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      May 26, 2014, 01.41 PMby kisses

      Thanks Sassy T…its a good feeling

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    May 22, 2014, 01.27 PMby liliv-1

    These projects are my favorites, very nice use of your materials, well done kisses!

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      May 23, 2014, 02.19 AMby kisses

      Thanks Liliv :-)

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    May 22, 2014, 11.56 AMby Mary Athey

    This is fabulous daina and i love how you incoporated part of your grans skirt. All three fabrics are balanced so well and it is gorgeous on you. Love this x

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      May 23, 2014, 02.21 AMby kisses

      Thanks Mary…I am glad I use it too as it has more memory now:-)

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    May 22, 2014, 11.07 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous Kisses! You are a Great designer! Love-love-love!

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      May 22, 2014, 05.11 PMby kisses

      Thanks Ellen….you are so sweet and a good motivator !

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    May 22, 2014, 10.47 AMby Mbaliyethu

    Great pattern drafting, the dress looks beautiful.

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      May 22, 2014, 05.10 PMby kisses

      Thanks very much Mbaliyethu…encouraging words!

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