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Formal dress...

Added Nov 22, 2008

by sarsaparilla

Brisbane, Australia






This is the dress my mum made for my formal. I fell in love with a gorgeous designer dress in the store, but it was extremely expensive. So my mum and I decided to replicate it. Due to factors such as time and fabric availability the dress ended up quite unlike the dress I had in mind. I still love it I think we did an admirable job! The dress is made of a soft gold crepe with a black Georgette overlay. A bit tricky to sew, but it gave the dress this intriguing shimmer…

Material Notes

soft gold crepe; black Georgette; invisible zipper





my mum for doing the bulk of the sewing (exams and assignments prevented me!), a few old patterns for the basic bodice and A-line skirt

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    Oct 2, 2012, 04.22 PMby oopsitssierralu

    wow this dress is really inspiring :D im favouriting it NOW

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    Apr 10, 2011, 01.26 PMby Miriam Worrad

    It’s beautiful.

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    Feb 10, 2009, 07.20 AMby camilaustral

    what was the occasion for the dress? you are not 12 now right? (english is not my first language, sorry) (i check your profile and you are 17 :P still you look older than me, and i’m 22 :D)

    you look awesome, the fabric combination works just great!

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      Apr 10, 2011, 01.25 PMby Miriam Worrad

      in Australia year 12 is the last year of school and at the end of the year we sit our final exams and to celebrate finishing school we also have a “formal” or “graduation” (depending on the school). It is much like what Americans call a Prom. We also usually have one 2 years earlier at the end of year 10 because a lot of people leave school then as well.
      Typically someone in year 12 is about 17 and someone in year 10 is about 15.

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    Nov 26, 2008, 05.15 PMby justmica

    Wonderful dress!!! Elegant and charming!!

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    Nov 25, 2008, 03.45 PMby mcloughlinsarah

    this is fab, you look very elegant~

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    Nov 24, 2008, 11.57 AMby fordelis

    Very nice formal dress! :) Great photos :)

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    Nov 23, 2008, 07.57 PMby mzcharchi

    Very beautiful..:-)

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    Nov 23, 2008, 10.56 AMby emsalot

    soooo beautiful! the colour of the georgette looks almost chocolate, i love it!! the neckline and bodice are great too :)

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    Nov 23, 2008, 07.59 AMby heatherrique

    Breathtakingly gorgeous!

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    Nov 22, 2008, 11.57 PMby sarsaparilla

    thank you all for the very kind comments =)

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    Nov 22, 2008, 10.18 PMby mjb14

    Very beautiful.

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    Nov 22, 2008, 07.23 PMby erdronen

    gorgeous dress! great job!

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    Nov 22, 2008, 04.57 PMby polychromatin

    You look great in it! Very nice fabric combination!

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    Nov 22, 2008, 04.23 PMby calicocouture

    It’s very pretty on you! The cut is and color are very flattering. =)

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    Nov 22, 2008, 04.17 PMby sarsaparilla

    Apologies for the grainy photos – I’ll try to upload better ones in the near future :)

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