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Added Aug 27, 2009

by ruthkatherine

Melbourne, Austr...






This is a dress I designed for a girl’s formal or “prom” (hence lack of quality photos atm). Whole top half is hand sewn, which took forever!

Made the pattern myself but unfortunately I dont know how to up load or draw it on the computer at the moment!

The back is actually really cool but I dont have photos of it at the moment. It scoops down to her waist and the side strap splits into two and it all buttons together.

Material Notes

Silk Dupion, chiffon, satin




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Chiffon, Polyester, Satin, Silk

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    Mar 16, 2010, 01.49 AMby sassy-sewer

    this is gorgeous… I’m getting ready to make my first formal dress but I’m trying to decide on the fabric…

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    Sep 2, 2009, 02.17 AMby lynaldine

    beautiful shape ! love the bow on the front

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    Aug 28, 2009, 04.36 AMby sarahwau

    I love this dress. Was the silk dupion difficult to sew? I’m about to make a dress out of it myself and it’s my first time sewing with it so hopefully it will work well.

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      Aug 29, 2009, 08.40 AMby ruthkatherine

      Well, it kind of was a bit hard. wasn’t too bad, the only thing was I tried to sew all the gathering with a machine and it pressed it flat when I wanted it to stay without any creases on the gathering because I wanted the volume. SO i unpicked it and ironed it but the needle marks and creases stayed. I washed it in cold water and dried it again, if you looked close the pin marks were still there but I got the creases out.

      So I guess maybe just be careful of not making mistakes like me? haha, be careful of the edges though, it frays really easy.

      Good luck with your first dress!! You’ll have fun! put photos up when your done :)

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    Aug 28, 2009, 01.19 AMby davee09

    sooo cute!!!!!!!! i would have cute it off above the knee and wear as a cocktail dress!!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 11.52 PMby peachywalrus

    Stunning dress! Must have taken you a while to hand sew the top part but it paid off- it looks amazing!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 09.38 PMby marloncosta

    Great job! The dress looks very beautiful! Nice design!!! The bust part is a work of art!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 07.21 PMby timeatalian

    Very nice! I love it!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 03.58 PMby lucaltd

    Wow that is really beautiful, amazing job!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 03.52 PMby sianysiany

    Oh. My. Word. This is beautiful! I’m sure that the lucky girl that will get to wear this gown will be the best dressed at the prom!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 03.49 PMby lunatepetal

    what a beautiful dress! it will be awesome to see the back when you get a chance to upload a photo.

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