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Draped Cocktail dress with bag - Acqua Marina -

Added Jun 1, 2010

by alice-couture

Venice Venezia...






It’s made by acqua marina crepe-chiffon (SILK and COTTON mixed!)and it’s lined inside with 100% Cotton fabric.

- zipper left side
- sweet heart shaped bust

The inside corset is boned(and with cups,like a bra)and outside it’s draped in 2 different ways(a very long work of Haute Couture and patience!).
The skirt seems like a ruffled cloud^^

The bag is part of this fantastic dress and it’s obviously made by the same fabric…so you don’t have problems to find a purse to match with!

I made this dress in almost 3 weeks…very very long work!

This product is for sale
By alice-couture at AliceCouture

Material Notes

crepe chiffon,bones,cups,zipper,cotton,




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Other, Romantic
Chiffon, Cotton

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    Jul 8, 2010, 07.31 PMby tamalicious16

    I love love love this dress! I know this is your own pattern, and it’s gorgeous. The fabric is gorgeous, too. I was wondering if you have any tutorials online on making a corset foundation. I’m working on learning it now (without any official instruction), starting with making an actual corset. I haven’t found a great instructional piece, though! Let me know!

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    Jul 8, 2010, 04.00 PMby katzl


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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.55 PMby elayne0

    Beautiful. You’re technique is amazing. I’d buy this any day!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 10.18 PMby calicia-1

    Alice, your creation is LOVELY! …but I have always been curious about this type of design….did you individually tack down the layers so they stay on the bodice front? ….and while picturing the inside of a bodice like that in my head, I can think of 3 layers (4 in this case), the fabric for the shirring, the bodice front underneath, the section that has the bust cups and boning and then lining to cover all of that, is that correct? sorry! I don’t mean to be a pess!! but I create my own patterns too but I’m not as advanced as this in my sewing and what I know is what I read or make up on my own….Thankyou!!!!!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 05.12 PMby jamboos

    Hola, como estan…. amiga, es fabuloso, hermoso y muy delicado, felicitaciones…. y el color es perfecto para destacar los detalles…… Lindo en verdad…. Una consulta, donde puedo conseguir un tutorial sobre la forma o formas de realizar el drapeado??? Mi sobrina cumple los 15 años a finales de año y deseo hacerle el vestido!!! Mil gracias anticipadas….

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    Jun 3, 2010, 12.42 PMby joanne267

    really really fabulous job. Is there a pattern from where I can download?

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      Jun 3, 2010, 04.31 PMby alice-couture

      Hi Joanne! Unfortunately the pattern is not from Burda,but it’s my own personal design :)
      In the next weeks,I’ll list a dress,designed by me,with its pattern too! Stay tuned! : D

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    Jun 3, 2010, 11.10 AMby 4eva

    Beautiful- so inspiring!!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 01.59 AMby harmony758

    This is phenomenal! Excellent work!!

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    Jun 2, 2010, 12.26 AMby caterina

    Please can you tell me about the wedding dress train- is it a full wide width of fabric with no centre seam below the back waist. Both this and the aqua dress with folds are beautiful. Are they based on Burda patterns or a New Look interpretation. Looking forward to hearing from you. caterina.

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      Jun 2, 2010, 06.27 AMby alice-couture

      Hi Caterina! The wedding dress train has a lot of seams ;) Unfotunately the train can’t be so wide without seams. Look the back photo ;)
      Every dress is a my own personal design:I design and prepare the pattern…then cut and sew _
      Thanks : )

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    Jun 1, 2010, 10.52 PMby kreative-kat

    i love it! u did a marvelous job!!!

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    Jun 1, 2010, 07.45 PMby pamchar

    wow every thing is perfect and you even made the clutch to fit with the dress, that’s amazing. Good job!

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    Jun 1, 2010, 06.08 PMby alice-couture

    Thank you very much to everybody for your amazing compliments!!!!!!!

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    Jun 1, 2010, 05.47 PMby cantare

    This is so lovely! What a weightless drape and lines! Did you pleat the bodice or is the fabric manufacture pressed?

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      Jun 1, 2010, 06.06 PMby alice-couture

      Unfortunately it isn’t the fabric manufacture pressed…. I draped all the fabric with patience and a lot of thread :D

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    Jun 1, 2010, 05.08 PMby chillwear

    Just stunning!

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    Jun 1, 2010, 02.52 PMby anajan

    Oh, the dress is stunning. I can only imagine how much time the draping took. The result is outstanding, and soooo sophisticated. Bravo!

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    Jun 1, 2010, 01.54 PMby caldera

    Very pretty dress with very nice fabric colour.

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    Jun 1, 2010, 11.19 AMby kiansian

    Fantastic Job Alice, really stunning work :)

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    Jun 1, 2010, 11.17 AMby babyelimited

    Beautiful, beautiful dress! :D

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    Jun 1, 2010, 11.09 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    Ooooo, fantastic!

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    Jun 1, 2010, 09.56 AMby milkyway

    OMGGGGGGG I adore this dress!!! the drapping is perfect, the skirt is a dream and the color is simply amazing!!!

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    Jun 1, 2010, 09.04 AMby kosmika

    This dress is gorgeous!! I love the skirt :)

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    Jun 1, 2010, 08.45 AMby robygiup

    Great!!! I love in particular the skirt! Lovely!

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    Jun 1, 2010, 06.16 AMby irmchen

    Boahh… this is sooooooo pretty!!! :-)

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    Jun 1, 2010, 06.01 AMby badyan

    Oh my, this is fantastic! I´d wish one! Great greeat job, indeed.

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      Jun 1, 2010, 06.12 AMby alice-couture

      Thank you so much Badyan!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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