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Gold Silk & Black Lace

Added Oct 21, 2010

by red-lia

Kiryat Bialik, I...






This is the outfit I made for my brother’s wedding. I wanted something with some old Hollywood charm, but not outspoken vintage.
Though it looks like a dress, it is actually made of 3 separate pieces: a bustier, a skirt and a petticoat. I figured this way I may get some more use of it, as separates, in the future.
The fabric is silk with lace and sequins applique.
Bustier: fully lined, closes at the back with 10 buttons and a loop-ribbon. Pattern is #129 from Burda 1/96.
Hand-sewing done on the button band and loops band, to join upper layer and lining.
The same buttons adorn the bow-tie on the skirt’s belt. I did the skirt without a pattern – simply gathered to the measure of my waist.
Petticoat: I used Sugardale’s tutorial – it was very clear and most helpful!
“link”: http://sugardale.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-to-make-petticoat.html

Material Notes

Silk – ~3 meters, Lining for bustier – ~0.5 meter, Tulle for petticoat – 1.5 meter, 15 buttons (1 cm diameter)- 10 for bustier and 5 for the bow-tie, 25cm loops band, 20 cm zipper for skirt, 2 hooks and eyes for skirt’s belt.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage
Satin, Silk, Tulle

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    Nov 1, 2010, 12.25 PMby libbysharf

    Wow! The dress is beautiful… Love the fabric, And you look great in it

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      Nov 2, 2010, 11.09 AMby red-lia

      Thank you Libby!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 05.25 AMby cquinn13

    it’s beautiful! well done!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 07.00 PMby lienepien

    Like the dress!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 05.37 AMby magdamagda

    you look astonishing, great choice of materials and great thinking making it of more pieces!

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