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Mirela's Malissa Dress

Added Sep 24, 2008

by mirela

Hollywood, Flori...






My inspiration came from the raglan cut and the fabrics I had in my stash.
I eliminated the sleeves and collar and really kept it simple. I cut out the front and back panels, raised both and sewed them together at the shoulders. I used the all in one facing how to (very helpful!). I chose a fabric that drapes well and added a weaved ribbon at the neckline and under the bust. It can be worn with the weaved ribbon like a belt at the waist line or without it.
How to sew the lace with the overlock blindstitch attachment

Material Notes

sheer black veil with velvet flowers surrounded by silver glitter lined with smooth white lycra (hemmed with lace) and a weave for the belt.





BurdaStyle for pattern

Marius for photos

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    Sep 5, 2011, 10.49 AMby Jelena Mitic

    The material is beautiful and so is the pattern! Great job! :)

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    Jul 11, 2010, 08.02 PMby ellen-lumpkin-brown

    so adorable!!! thanks for the great ideas!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 03.13 AMby sedjet

    Such a gorgeous dress. i love this variation.

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    Jul 7, 2010, 10.29 PMby betssey

    its so lovely

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    Jan 30, 2010, 08.55 AMby maky30

    It is so beautiful, love it very much

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    Dec 5, 2009, 01.33 AMby tallykay

    wow this is a beautiful dress, The pictures are so beautiful

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    Jul 27, 2009, 06.48 PMby GabrielleDanielle

    Beautiful job on the Malissa!! Mine looks like a pregnancy dress for the winter, like it much better without the sleeves & collar!!

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    Jun 3, 2009, 06.24 PMby kathariney

    This is sweet and classy!

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    Apr 17, 2009, 05.58 PMby mlssfshn

    Love what you did with the Malissa!

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    Jan 30, 2009, 07.35 AMby dkocsis45

    I love this. The color is great and the fullness of the skirt under the empire waist is perfect. and I love the lace overlay. very beautiful!

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    Dec 10, 2008, 02.58 AMby ichigogirl

    Gorgeous! Love the neckline and the colours.

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    Dec 2, 2008, 07.15 AMby ursula947

    oh my GOD!!!! this is soooo beautiful indeed!!!!, you are really good !

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    Nov 19, 2008, 07.57 AMby cowlina

    Ooh really nice dress….:) Love the fabric too!

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    Nov 11, 2008, 08.08 AMby missmojo-1

    Ooooh this is really pretty! :)

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    Oct 1, 2008, 12.55 AMby queenb

    So chic! You’ve got my vote!

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    Sep 28, 2008, 08.10 PMby islndnthesun

    This is very cute! Great job!

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    Sep 27, 2008, 08.08 AMby amermaid

    wow … this is soo good

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    Sep 26, 2008, 01.39 PMby emmawahlstrom

    Beutiful dress!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 11.08 AMby sonhoazul

    I love this dress!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 08.36 AMby loreliz

    wow, its beautiful!!!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 01.13 AMby lybu

    wow. Your Malissa is beautiful and very chic.. Looks much better than original one. Bravo !!!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 10.44 PMby senasews

    your dress is awesome. i love the fabric

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    Sep 24, 2008, 06.08 PMby auntchelle

    This is a great transformation of the Malissa. It really nails the cocktail style. I’d make this version.

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    Sep 24, 2008, 05.29 PMby justmica

    One more beautiful dress in line… Great job!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 04.17 PMby mcloughlinsarah

    man this is lush

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    Sep 24, 2008, 03.29 PMby sweetpadee

    Oh wow that is just gorgeous! The fabric, the drape… So dreamy looking!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 02.27 PMby victors

    looks amazing, great stash you must have!!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 12.19 PMby celinaj

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!! The fabric is perfect in you version of the dress. Congratulations!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 12.15 PMby ghainskom

    so simple but the fabric and the details make a huge difference. Wow!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 12.03 PMby fabricaddict

    Your dress looks fabulous! well done, it’s stunning!

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