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Member Model Challenge Cascade Dress Pattern

Added Dec 15, 2014

by Marusya Grace

South Bend, Unit...






Phew… I finished this dress just before the Burdastyle’s Member Model Challenge deadline!
The dress is made with champagne silk charmeuse and champagne silk wool. (The top bodice crossover and back of dress pieces are silk wool.)

Since the bodice pattern had no darts and was made to be used with soft fabric, I knew the silk wool would be tricky. But since I’m not busty, the silk wool worked fine!
I chose silk wool because I love the contrasting fabric AND I planned to add Ukrainian embroidery along the edge of the silk wool. Unfortunately, I ran out of time and didn’t finish the embroidery. (BUMMER!)
Instead of Ukrainian embroidery, I’m wearing a necklace my aunt recently made me. It’s a photo of my bacha on one side and a photo of my grandfather on the other side.

The bodice is lined with ivory silk charmeuse.
The skirt was originally lined with silk. I removed the skirt silk lining because it created too much bulk and draped oddly with the other silk.
The skirt is finished with a lot of hand-stitching!

More on my blog here: http://www.marusyamarusya.com/the-perogi-cascade-champagne-silk-wool-and-silk-charmeuse-dress/




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Bridal, Evening Wear, Ethnic, Classic, Romantic
Silk, Wool

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    Dec 25, 2014, 08.45 AMby sewing fanatic

    Nice colour and it looks bridal :)

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    Dec 20, 2014, 03.05 AMby BlackSquirrel

    Lovely dress!

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    Dec 17, 2014, 04.51 PMby slmnstyle

    Simply stunning! Wonderful work on this dress!

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    Dec 17, 2014, 03.42 AMby MarineSea

    such a wonderful dress

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    Dec 16, 2014, 08.09 PMby Cheryl Scott

    Exquisite! This is a perfect combination of design, fabric and model. Just love it!

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    Dec 16, 2014, 03.52 PMby sewbella

    Great job on this dress, you embodied all the qualities that a great dress can have! Cheers!

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    Dec 16, 2014, 01.40 PMby kisses

    Lovely dress Marusya! good luck

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    Dec 16, 2014, 10.49 AMby bkkmei

    Beautiful dress. Like you’re going to the Oscars! It’s going to be tough voting in this competition, so many great entries!

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    Dec 16, 2014, 10.03 AMby chula123

    very elegant! beautiful fabric and colour. Good luck

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    Dec 16, 2014, 05.03 AMby Ruthie-fish

    Gorgeous! Lovely pics!

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    Dec 16, 2014, 12.23 AMby KristenPW29

    Great job

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    Dec 15, 2014, 11.49 PMby cchristie

    What a stunning dress. You really have captured everything that might be in a ‘member model challenge’. Best of luck!

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    Dec 15, 2014, 10.40 PMby sarahsdaughter

    WOW it looks a truly quality gown. Beautiful!

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    Dec 15, 2014, 10.11 PMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful dress, good luck x

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    Dec 15, 2014, 08.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous Marusya! Perfect fit and you look stunning in your dress! I’m sure your lovely necklace will bring you luck!

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      Dec 15, 2014, 09.13 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks Ellen! I love your version of the dress!!!!

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    Dec 15, 2014, 08.08 PMby cur-jargon

    GORGEOUS. excellent color choice, beautiful fit, precious photos for display. Best wishes!!

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