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Marriette's Leavers Dinner Dress

Added Dec 15, 2011

by micbrown

North Hobart, Au...






An evening gown for my niece’s grade 10 leavers dinner. This project was challenging as we could find no pattern or dress exaclty the same that we could work from or copy. It was very trial and error but all parties were happy with the end result. Marriettelooked beautiful and had a great night out. She even got her picture in the local newspaper!

Material Notes

Stretch sequinned tulle, satin back crepe, lining, crystal organza, invisible zip in the side




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear
Lace/Sequins, Organza, Tulle

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.46 PMby annakonduh

    I love this! It’s very inspiring for when I’m going to have to make my prom dress! She looks lovely :)

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      Dec 15, 2011, 09.14 PMby micbrown

      Thanks, making your own dress will be so rewarding. It is the best way to get exactly what you want and a dress that fits so much better than something off the rack. Do try on a bunch of different styles to get a clear picture of what you want and make a practice one. I also found it helpful to buy a little extra of the special fabric to do some practice seams and tested how the material ‘behaved’. Have fun!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 07.41 PMby annakonduh

      Thanks! Those are all really good tips!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.10 AMby claudeb

    It’s lovely, she is looking rather happy. Love you work….fantastic job!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.25 AMby schnui

    Mariette is so lucky to have such a clever aunty!! And I am sure you loved doing it for her too.

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      Dec 15, 2011, 07.43 AMby micbrown

      Thanks, It was stressful sewing something for such a special occasion as I didn’t want to dissapoint her. I was so relieved that she was happy and that she had a great night out.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.51 AMby zetinja

    The dress looks stunning un your niece and she looks gorgeous in it!

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      Dec 15, 2011, 06.54 AMby micbrown

      Thanks, she’s a pretty girl so she always looks good.

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