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My Red Valentine

Added Feb 2, 2013

by Cristina Staicu

Crawley, United ...






Some women prefer chocolates, some prefer flowers…but I preferred to create a special dress for a romantic Valentine’s dinner. Of course, I wouldn’t mind the flowers and the chocolates :)
This dress is made of red silk taffeta and with a soft tulle insert at the bodice. The petals are made of the same taffeta, burned around the edges, and hand-stitched on the bodice. I really liked the effect on the neckline area, it looks as the petals are applied on the skin. Applied red velvet waistband.
It took me about 70 hours to complete the dress, as it was a lot of handwork.

Material Notes

Silk taffeta, soft tulle.




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Taffeta, Tulle

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    Aug 16, 2013, 05.09 PMby nishavinod2009


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    Feb 13, 2013, 07.37 PMby Allison Page

    It’s a stunner!

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    Feb 9, 2013, 03.03 PMby Cristina Staicu

    Thank you very much, freakusbzzz :) xx

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    Feb 3, 2013, 08.36 PMby mokosha

    so pretty

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    Feb 3, 2013, 07.40 PMby peipe

    What a great dress and so special. I love how the petals look “thrown down”. You can be proud, a gorgeous dress.

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      Feb 4, 2013, 01.41 AMby Cristina Staicu

      Thank you so much, peipe :) I’m very happy with the result, even though I have few minor burns from the petals :))

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    Feb 3, 2013, 06.48 PMby Cristina Staicu

    Forgot to mention that the mannequin is a size 8-10, and the dress is size 12. So it should look ok on the right size.

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    Feb 3, 2013, 06.26 PMby chased-away

    Stunning and special!! The petals look like they are floating around, not attached to anything which is so cool!

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      Feb 3, 2013, 06.45 PMby Cristina Staicu

      Thank you :) Yes, actually now that u mentioned about the floating effect, it reminds about that scene from the film American Beauty, when the girl had flying red petals all around her. Inspiration comes from everything :)

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    Feb 3, 2013, 05.13 PMby distie

    Looks like rose petals! Very pretty and romantic :)

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    Feb 3, 2013, 11.20 AMby eliseanna


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    Feb 3, 2013, 03.34 AMby Bianca S

    This is gorgeous!

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    Feb 3, 2013, 03.06 AMby kisses

    Lovely dress…your work really paid off

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      Feb 3, 2013, 11.11 AMby Cristina Staicu

      Thank you very much :) I want to make one more in black, but with another twist.

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    Feb 2, 2013, 10.16 PMby Mary Athey

    This is.just so unique.and gorgeous.x

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    Feb 2, 2013, 10.11 PMby malenamargo

    love it:)

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    Feb 2, 2013, 09.27 PMby krice

    This is gorgeous! I really love the bodice and how you constructed it with the tulle as a base for all those petals! The execution of this is really something, well done!

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    Feb 2, 2013, 08.35 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Holly God this is something out of this word!!!! Beautiful…and I’ve never seen anything like it! x

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      Feb 2, 2013, 10.08 PMby Cristina Staicu

      Thank you very much, Trudy :) xx

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      Feb 9, 2013, 09.15 AMby freakusbzzz

      I second that.
      Really unique.

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