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Masquerade ball dress

Added Jan 19, 2013

by Lauren9

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When I was in Venice I bought this beautiful mask, although I did feel a little silly because I thought I’d probably never use it. However, in December one of the charities here decided to put on a Masquerade Ball fundraiser. This was perfect – I could wear the mask…but I had no dress!

I ended up making this dress out of Silk Crepe De Chine fabric. I used a normal bodice pattern and added a ‘U’ shaped piece of material which I sewed into the bodice’s front and back seams.

The lower section is just a piece of material which I crossed over to make a split. I then sewed in a few stitches so that it wasn’t as high (although I wish I did it a little lower).

I was very scared to start this dress as I had no backup material but luckily it turned out ok.

It was really fun to wear and I had an extra fun night because I knew I’d made it myself. There’s something special about wearing clothes you’ve made yourself.

I have a few more photos on my blog here

Material Notes

Silk Crepe De Chine – Colour 217 from NY Fashion Centre




Garment Type

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    Jan 21, 2013, 10.02 PMby barmaglot

    Gorgeous outfit! Great photo too..

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    Jan 20, 2013, 12.45 PMby qerran

    Sorry you lost that beautiful mask ! Great dress ! I love this orange silk…

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    Jan 19, 2013, 01.07 PMby asperge11

    Pretty dress! I love that color. The mask is beautiful! And I know what you mean about wearing self made clothes :)

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    Jan 19, 2013, 10.35 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh I.d love to go to a masquerade ball!! Your dress is lovely on you. I love the colour and your masks.x

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      Jan 19, 2013, 12.51 PMby Lauren9

      Thanks Mary. Unfortunately I lost the mask that night!

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