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Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter

Added Sep 25, 2010

by Shannon Grech

Malta, Malta






No doubt my hardest, longest project ever!!! I made it for a school assignment.

This dress was a first for many things:
→ using chiffon
→ using boning
→ fully lining a dress
→ sewing a blind hem
→ serging
→ beading (the lines on the shoulder flower, NOT the waistband. I bought that ready made)

I’m so happy with it mostly because of the fit! I have never really successfully sewed a strapless without having staying-up issues later, but this one fits like a charm and I never have to ‘fix myself’, if ya know what I mean ;)

Material Notes

chiffon, crepe satin, gold beaded waistband, gold beads, boning, lining




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Chiffon, Satin

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    Jan 4, 2011, 08.16 PMby strawberrydestruction

    Congrats on mastering the strapless! The execution is amazing!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 05.54 AMby solsticefire

    Really great job on all of your firsts!! Love the color and especially love love the photos…. such a beautiful place!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 08.56 PMby tamezdc

    Adorable dress!!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 02.59 PMby Shannon Grech

    Thanks guys for your delightful comments!! It means a lot to me :)

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    Sep 27, 2010, 02.18 PMby artemis-ivorywings


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    Sep 27, 2010, 09.04 AMby lulls

    wow this is amazing, the beading is great and I love the photography! :)

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    Sep 26, 2010, 09.56 PMby bakily

    AMAZING! Love dress, love how it suites you, love color, love everything! BRAVO! Great place for shooting to.

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    Sep 26, 2010, 08.11 PMby pamchar

    It’s a perfect red carpet dress, it is elegant, light and the color is so rich! The pictures are really great too.

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    Sep 26, 2010, 06.35 PMby carolinam

    Very beautiful! Great color too

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    Sep 26, 2010, 10.56 AMby nika80

    BELLISSIMO! I like it very much!

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    Sep 26, 2010, 09.32 AMby pambox

    gorgeous. sexy and elegant – and i think it’s normally pretty hard to pull off both.

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    Sep 26, 2010, 08.52 AMby sarahpee

    This is absolutely amazing! The green and gold really complement each other and the location is perfect, amazing job.

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    Sep 26, 2010, 06.41 AMby helluvaguy

    Another jewel in you favorite color. You look ravishing in it. Very beautifully done and you chose a nice spot for the pictures.

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    Sep 26, 2010, 05.03 AMby cquinn13

    it’s beautiful, great job!

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    Sep 26, 2010, 03.03 AMby nattyjane

    You look like a mermaid! It’s gorgeous.

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    Sep 26, 2010, 02.07 AMby vintageluvr

    I love this – beautiful color!

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