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Elie Saab Inspired Dress

Added Dec 4, 2013

by chanel2005

Sydney, Bass Hil...






Inspired by the 2014 Elie Saab Haute couture show, specifically dress number 10 on the catwalk.
I purchased seed beaded french lace and beaded it with hundreds if not thousands of beads, added genuine swarovski crystals and spent 12 hour days beading, it took a month and a bit to make, once the lace was beaded I cut out each motif and hand sewed it on to the dress which was traced out onto the silk chiffon and put into a hoop then hand appliqued it onto the silk chiffon, it was a very labour intensive dress took really long to make but I think it was worth it.

Material Notes

Silk Chiffon for the bodice part, silk habotai for the flowy skirt part and silk crepe de chine as another layer under the skirt, french lace and beads, beads and more beads.




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    Jun 10, 2016, 08.10 PMby Liddellcat

    Hi, please could you offer advice on the pattern. I’m making it for a friends matrix farewell and I’m a bit lost. Please help.

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    Jul 15, 2014, 03.17 AMby Amanda Thayer

    Did you draft the pattern or use a burda pattern? what number was it?

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    Apr 20, 2014, 02.46 PMby Chantell Hayden

    how much are you selling it for? im interested in buying it.

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    Apr 14, 2014, 11.28 AMby juwairiah1

    it looks absolutely amazing! just wondering if you’re selling similar dresses, or if you ever would? And how much you’d sell one for? I really want an Elie Saab dress but they’re just so expensive! And this literally looks like the original!

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      Apr 18, 2014, 12.38 PMby chanel2005

      Hi, yes I have recently decided to sell the Elie Saab inspired dress, I would love for someone to wear it and to feel amazing in it.

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    Dec 8, 2013, 02.30 PMby Adriana Orozco

    For sure it was worth it!!! beautifull dress and looks great on you!!

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      Dec 9, 2013, 07.37 AMby chanel2005

      Thank you, That is my cousin modelling the dress for me.

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    Dec 6, 2013, 05.11 PMby yenny lee

    Cool!! :D

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    Dec 6, 2013, 09.13 AMby ceciliahed

    Amazing work! Congratulations! What was the occasion???

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      Dec 6, 2013, 11.57 AMby chanel2005

      Thanks,It was for someone as their engagement dress.

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    Dec 5, 2013, 09.43 PMby claudinka

    Wow! Reads like haute couture (hours and hours of beading). And looks like haute Couture!

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    Dec 5, 2013, 09.01 PMby antraxdesigns

    incredibly AMAZING!

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    Dec 5, 2013, 07.40 PMby ArcticFoxx

    That dress is fantastic! Tell us all the places you have worn it!!! I picture you going to an evening opera, a christmas party, and an upscale cruise or rivercruise/dinner in it.

    That dress screams “Take me to fabulous places …OFTEN!”

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      Dec 9, 2013, 07.40 AMby chanel2005

      I made the dress for someone as their engagement dress.

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    Dec 5, 2013, 02.48 PMby Ivanamania

    I admire your will and patience! you have created masterpiece!

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    Dec 5, 2013, 11.33 AMby Brittaasp

    Fantastic dress!

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    Dec 5, 2013, 11.03 AMby trploceanmoon

    Lovely and so feminine!! :-) Did you make this for a special occasion?

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    Dec 5, 2013, 09.43 AMby 1sewingprincess

    Gorgeous! I admire your patience!!!

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    Dec 5, 2013, 12.51 AMby Arynvere

    Utterly exquisite work, well done!! You should definitely do some more… :)

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    Dec 4, 2013, 11.36 PMby MandieW

    Check out the homepage, you’ve made our member project of the week!

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    Dec 4, 2013, 10.42 PMby Ariana Bauer

    Wow, just wow, it is lovely.

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    Dec 4, 2013, 10.25 PMby lilseamstress

    Elie Saab is my favorite designer, and this dress is an amazing representation of his work! Awesome job :)

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    Dec 4, 2013, 10.11 PMby purplegoat

    Absolute gorgeousness! Where did you where it?

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    Dec 4, 2013, 08.04 PMby asperge11

    Wow! It’s fabulous!!

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    Dec 4, 2013, 06.12 PMby Mary Athey

    Its beautiful and well worth the effort x

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    Dec 4, 2013, 03.49 PMby So Adé

    I am so jealous ! It’s georgous, great job

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