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Emergency Dress!

Added Mar 13, 2015

by AneliseN

Tarzana, Califor...






I made this dress last-minute to wear to an event at my school, using just stuff I had sitting around my house!

This unique dress has a tight-fitting, princess seamed, strapless bodice with a sweetheart neckline and is held up by boning. The skirt is overlaid by two peplums that create a really cool architectural, flower-like design.

I made a few small alterations to the pattern. I lengthened the torso by 1’’ and lengthened the zipper by an additional 2’’ (which ended up working out because the zipper was the same length as the top peplum). Also, when I was first putting together the skirt my top peplum stuck out a LOT! I think the combination of the stiff satin I used and the gathering on the hips made the top level stick out really far over my hips. I fixed this by concentrating the gathering to the front and back edges of the gathered region as opposed to right over the side seam and by pressing/pulling/folding the peplum until it lied a little flatter.

For more pictures and details, check out my blog, It’s Not Bragging If You Made It !

Material Notes

I used silk satin for the skirt. The bodice is lace underlined in the same satin. I lined it in silk dupioni.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Lace/Sequins, Satin, Silk

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    Mar 19, 2015, 12.56 PMby nrobson

    thats amazing what you did, looks beautiful!

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    Mar 16, 2015, 03.35 PMby kisses

    Nicely done…like the style

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    Mar 15, 2015, 09.33 AMby janene

    Wow! That’s a showstopper of a dress! :-)

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    Mar 15, 2015, 04.23 AMby izbott

    Its awesome!

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    Mar 14, 2015, 01.13 AMby MojoHollz

    I have seen this pattern before, it looks beautiful the way you have put it together! Fits you like a glove and you look amazing, great job!

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    Mar 14, 2015, 12.14 AMby chillwear

    Really cute dress, looks great on you!

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