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Rose ashes evening dress

Added Jan 18, 2013

by iewa

Riga, Latvia






Cocktail dress based on Burda Style pattern 12/2011. I made some changes on decorations. Can’t find sequin fabric I liked, so I chose lace and rose ribbon.
I could not find some pleating shop to pleat chiffon for a hem. I even already gave up. But I really wanted it, so I made a “pleating machine” by myself, using http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/how-to-make-a-pleater-board
It did not came out as good as I expected (I did not sew under a hem, so it frays a little), but from a distance looks OK ;) Actually, it was the first time I really worked with chiffon.

Material Notes

Syntetic strechy velvet, a lot of chiffon, lace ribbon, “rose” ribbon, sequins.
Lining – thin jersey.




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Chiffon, Lace/Sequins, Velvet

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    Dec 3, 2017, 04.50 PMby mezzocouture

    This is just lovely. I especially like your choice of colour. Much nicer than the contrasting fabrics Burda used for their version. Well done!

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    Dec 27, 2015, 12.24 AMby kosk0025

    This is simply amazing!!!

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    Jan 27, 2013, 01.39 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I didn’t like the pattern in the magazine but your work improved and surpassed it. Bravo!

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      Jan 27, 2013, 04.50 PMby iewa


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    Jan 22, 2013, 04.39 PMby b. boop

    lovely !!! ;)

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    Jan 19, 2013, 06.51 AMby quiltsewsewsue


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    Jan 19, 2013, 04.37 AMby sewsweetviolets

    really lovely version of this pattern!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 04.05 AMby RedDynamica

    you are very creative! your dress is pretty!

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      Jan 27, 2013, 04.50 PMby iewa


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    Jan 18, 2013, 07.15 PMby Claire Cooper

    great version of this dress – like it!

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    Jan 18, 2013, 06.43 PMby Mary Athey

    This is so lovely. I dismissed.this.pattern when.i saw.it.in burda.but.your versions fab x

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    Jan 18, 2013, 06.08 PMby bliridi

    I love this dress and this style. The dress looks great on you.

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    Jan 18, 2013, 06.04 PMby Madcinderella

    Oh, I love it, it´s a bit “Downtown Abbey” over it :D

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    Jan 18, 2013, 04.43 PMby pampula

    super adorable, the colour and the silhouette are beautiful! I especially love the combination of velvet and chiffon.

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