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Nora at the Wedding

Added May 27, 2009

by simse

Boston, Massachu...






I made the Nora for a wedding in Central Park, NYC. It was a big hit and so wonderful to dance in. It felt very elegant and I think it was a flattering style with the belt and enclosure high on the waist, right under the bust.

I didn’t use embellishments along the collar and down the front center of the dress because I didn’t have time, but I would certainly love to put some beautiful beaded layer along the band. I also didn’t line the dress, which I would definitely do the second time around.

My only concern about the pattern is the hook-and-eye situation for the closure. It didn’t create a clean, solid closure and there were gaps when I sat down and stuff. I think the hook & eyes also loosened up over the course of wearing the dress and they are a total pain to sew on. I’m going to try a zipper and see if I can conceal it sufficiently.

Material Notes

Dupioni silk in a chocolate-y gray with a satin underskirt in gray/green.




Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear
Satin, Silk


Sorry I don’t have better pictures of the dress, but I’m going to do a fashion shoot and post more.

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    Jul 27, 2009, 07.03 PMby harmony758

    It looks so elegant with these fabrics! Great job!

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    May 27, 2009, 10.15 AMby hannnc

    I’m so glad someones done this pattern and posted it! Can’t wait for your later ‘photoshoot’ to show the gown off. Looks great in the pics so far :)

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