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Dramatic ruffles - Ultimate Member Model Challenge

Added Jul 21, 2015

by bellifontaine

Fontainebleau, F...






This dress immediately drew my attention in the fresh April issue of the BurdaStyle magazine. The Princess-style silhouette, the original shape of bustier with a little slit and its dramatic ruffle collar were just irresistible.

I thought that this model would look lovely as a Little Black Dress. But then shortly afterwards I came across a nice shirt poplin of a deep navy blue colour. Bleumarine goes well with any other colour and the dress looks great either with golden accessories for the evening or with white sneakers for the street style.

The dress is quite easy to make. I added two black cups for the bustier just by sewing them to the inside.

The dress drew lots of attention be that at the theatre or at the seaside resort during my vacation.

Material Notes

shirt poplin of navy blue colour




Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Jul 31, 2015, 01.30 PMby liliv-1

    I’m in love with your dress! I liked the model from the fisrt time I saw it in the magazine mostly because of the dramatic ruffle. Your color choise is excellent and makes the dress look very chic!

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      Jul 31, 2015, 06.55 PMby bellifontaine

      Thanks a lot for your comment!
      I am really glad how the dress turned out and also was attracted by this ruffle collar. Thanks!

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    Jul 29, 2015, 01.38 AMby sewing fanatic

    this looks so good, impressive results! i like the color choice as well, very chic and versatile =P

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    Jul 23, 2015, 12.25 AMby trigirl

    This is beautiful! As others have said previously, the colour and style suit you perfectly :) Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

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      Jul 29, 2015, 08.36 PMby bellifontaine

      Thanks a lot for your comment!
      It is a busy vacation period, but I will make sure to post more of my works.

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    Jul 22, 2015, 03.44 PMby bellifontaine

    Thank you very much to everyone for your positive comments! I am very glad you liked my project. As I mentioned the dress is quite easy to make and goes well for other occasions not just as an evening wear.

    Thanks a lot again!

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    Jul 22, 2015, 09.03 AMby Ivanamania

    I adore it!

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    Jul 22, 2015, 08.07 AMby Franci Kettman

    Great job! The dark blue really goes beautifully with your complexion and makes such a dramatic impact.

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    Jul 22, 2015, 08.01 AMby Luda Tomashevska

    Wow! Best look I ever seen here!!! You are like a real model! It suits you so well!

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    Jul 22, 2015, 05.19 AMby Mokara

    Beautiful!!! I love your choice of fabric, it just makes the dress look richer and expensive looking, better than the original one in the magazine. Now I want one too :)

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    Jul 21, 2015, 10.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous! You look wonderful!

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    Jul 21, 2015, 05.18 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very refined image. The choice of the fabric is great for the project. Splendid feminine look.

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    Jul 21, 2015, 01.43 PMby bellifontaine

    Ladies, thank you so much for your comments! It is so nice to hear such a positive feedback on your first post! Thanks a lot and happy sewing to everyone!

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    Jul 21, 2015, 12.52 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    So beautiful!!!!

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    Jul 21, 2015, 10.49 AMby RedBelka

    Fabulous dress! Good luck!

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    Jul 21, 2015, 10.07 AMby alice9163

    Wow you look so classy! You will win hands down

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    Jul 21, 2015, 09.31 AMby Elina Belova

    Oh, wow! Stunning. Your version definately looks better than the original. Flattering result.

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    Jul 21, 2015, 09.10 AMby Miljana Popović

    Excellent work! I love it!

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    Jul 21, 2015, 07.57 AMby ronnielee

    Very pretty indeed! This style and colour suits you to a T. Great job and good luck!

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    Jul 21, 2015, 06.58 AMby Mary Athey

    Stunning dress, I love this on you.the colour is so rich and it fits you perfectly. Great photos as well. Good luck x

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    Jul 21, 2015, 05.20 AMby lomarilou

    So chic! Bravo!

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