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"Pink and Red" Bombshell Dress (Contest Entry)

Added Jan 31, 2010

by damianadesigns

Sandpoint, Idaho...






A baby-pink velveteen bustier sits above a red skirt that consists of layers of red satin and tulle. A deep-red velveteen obi ties at the waist with satin straps that can be adjusted and styled as desired.

I used the crazy-quilt stitch on my sewing machine extensively on this garment. Pink and red rows of the fern stitch decorate the edges of the bustier, while all the satin layers of the skirt were hemmed using the same stitch in red metallic thread. The obi also has rows of fern stitching using deep magenta sulky thread.

Material Notes

Hand-dyed baby pink and red cotton velveteen (the bustier and obi), polyester red satin, nylon tulle in hot pink and red, sulky threads in baby pink and magenta, metallic thread in red. Polyester thread used in main body construction.




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Polyester, Tulle, Velvet



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    Feb 2, 2010, 08.54 PMby allicat

    Love this! Everywhere i look i see smart use of color variation, texture, topstitching. Excellent styling…dark grey tights, heels with background showcase beautifully.

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    Feb 2, 2010, 02.08 PMby damianadesigns

    It’s amazing how this dress started out looking completely different in my head compared to how it came out. I really like the silhouette, it’s very different from what I normally do with how form-fitting the skirt is, but the shape is actually really flattering. I think I will try to do another skirt in this style for day-wear.

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    Feb 2, 2010, 04.28 AMby kelepso

    You really made those color work well together. What a great look. I hope you win.

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    Feb 1, 2010, 11.27 PMby Jean M

    yay! I hope they compile all the entries into a slide show, would make it heaps easier to browse/vote. But anyhow, looks like some nice textures in that skirt and all the best to ya!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 06.51 PMby galatina

    wow! Good luck in the competition

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    Feb 1, 2010, 06.25 PMby zickzack

    The colours, especially the red, are amazing and the fit seems to be perfect, too.

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    Feb 1, 2010, 05.32 PMby sew-fabulous


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    Feb 1, 2010, 05.05 PMby pinup

    gorgeous! love the details.

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    Feb 1, 2010, 09.56 AMby tanyaaa

    My fave pink&red creation I’ve seen so far! Love it! =]

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    Feb 1, 2010, 12.05 AMby kharris

    I love, love, love it!!! The detail is amazing and really interesting textures. It’s a winner for me :) Good luck with the competition.

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    Jan 31, 2010, 11.29 PMby skwarynia

    I like it, stylish&chic!:)

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    Jan 31, 2010, 11.16 PMby lenarrrd

    This is gorgeous! Good luck in the competition :)

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