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fishtail ball gown

Added Nov 27, 2009

by elayne0

Nairobi, Kenya




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A dress i made for the biggest fashion event in my city

Material Notes

i used black and printed jersey, stiff net and cotton lining




Garment Type

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    Aug 25, 2010, 12.41 PMby beaufabulous

    Gorgeous dress! It fits you perfectly :)

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      Aug 28, 2010, 03.52 PMby elayne0

      Thank you so much!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 09.33 PMby marloncosta

    Stuuning! You are carpet ready with this dress! Great, great job!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 06.04 PMby kelepso


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    Mar 19, 2010, 04.48 PMby helenadoll

    This is stunning!

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    Mar 7, 2010, 11.55 PMby Poppy Kumo

    WOW that dress looks fantastic on you.

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    Jan 22, 2010, 02.05 PMby Jacqueline Kellly

    Perfect fit! I’m impressed this is not made from a material that stretches! Congratulations. =)

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    Jan 21, 2010, 01.17 AMby brandymccoy

    Beautiful dress, love the shape and it hugs your curves just right. Gorgeous, Great work:)

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      Feb 27, 2010, 05.49 PMby elayne0

      Thank you very much. All the hard work was worth it

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    Dec 18, 2009, 07.04 AMby Ashlee Nemo

    i’m in love with the memaid shape :) very flattering!

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      Feb 27, 2010, 05.49 PMby elayne0

      It certainly is. I’m obsessed with mermaid gowns.

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    Dec 18, 2009, 05.49 AMby zmeargreen015

    Love the dress, I think I make mine a little different and thats all goo. Great work.

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      Feb 27, 2010, 05.48 PMby elayne0

      Thank you. Please post the pictures once you’re done with yours. I’d love to see it.

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    Dec 10, 2009, 09.26 PMby elayne0

    thanks guys, i’m glad you all like the dress so much.

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    Dec 5, 2009, 11.35 PMby cthuliz


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    Dec 1, 2009, 09.01 PMby ashtonrounds

    What pattern did you use??? I want to make one.. hehe.

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      Dec 10, 2009, 09.23 PMby elayne0

      hey there, I didn’t use a pattern. I drafted and used a close fitting bodice block that i dropped to knee length. As for the fishtail part, i just tried it out with some muslin and once i achieved the effect that i wanted, i cut out my fabric and attached it to a petticoat i’d sewn with rows of stiff net for the volume. i then attached this to the upper part of the dress. hope that makes sense…

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      Dec 10, 2009, 10.32 PMby ashtonrounds

      Wow, amazing.. I’m so jealous of you.

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    Nov 30, 2009, 09.00 PMby ddmeeks

    Love the dress. Great fit.

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    Nov 30, 2009, 04.36 AMby gidgetlover

    Gorgeous dress…

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    Nov 29, 2009, 11.22 PMby renate

    wow, this is fantastic! it looks very womanlike

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    Nov 29, 2009, 01.17 AMby barbaraagatha

    This is so amazing it is something Whilelhmina Slater from Ugly Betty would wear!

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      Dec 10, 2009, 09.25 PMby elayne0

      lol! i agree, the effect of the dress on people when i wore it made all the hard work so worth it!

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    Nov 28, 2009, 08.29 AMby nenasew

    I love how this dress really emphasizes your hourglass figure. The color is lovely too.

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    Nov 28, 2009, 05.54 AMby freakusbzzz

    Looks amazing, really suits your figure too.

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    Nov 28, 2009, 12.22 AMby nettie


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