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ModCloth's 'Center Of Attention' Inspired Dress

Added Jun 20, 2011

by duckiebox

Sydney, Australia






A long while ago I saw a dress on the ModCloth website and I fell in love with it. It was called the ‘Center of Attention’ dress, they’ve stopped selling them now but you can google it and images will pop up if you want to have a look at the original dress.

Anyway~ I had a Ball for Cadets coming up so I thought I’d make my own dress, and I’d wanted to re-create this dress for so long, and I finally got the chance to hehe.

I used a corset pattern from New Look and I just shortened it so it stopped just under the bottom of my ribs and attached a circle skirt that went to just above my knees and waist ties. There’s an invisible zipper installed to the side and shirring at the back for a comfortable fit. The bodice is lined with calico.
I also made a simple satin shawl to go with the dress [and my shoes which were the same colour] and attached a brooch to keep it around my shoulders since it was super cold considering it was winter, though it got a lot more warmer as the night went on and some dancing went underway.

All up, it took me a few hours at night for 3 days to finish.

Tip: When wearing strapless dresses/tops, use double sided tape to help keep it up so you’re not pulling up your dress/top all day/night. I did this and had no problems at all with my dress falling down even when I was dancing/jumping around

The last photo is of the dress I’m referring to.
Sorry there aren’t many good photos of the dress, or any of the back, this is all I could find~




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Satin

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    Jun 20, 2011, 07.55 PMby bjr99

    Beautiful dress!

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      Jun 22, 2011, 10.08 AMby duckiebox

      hehe thankss~!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 12.51 PMby turtlegirl00

    excellent job!!

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      Jun 22, 2011, 10.07 AMby duckiebox

      thanks (:

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