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sabrina ballgown

Added Jan 7, 2010

by elegantmusings

Virginia, Virgin...






I made this dress to wear in October for the annual Navy Ball (celebrating the Navy’s birthday). This was the first time I had a really dress up, gala event to attend, and I knew right away what I wanted to make! This is based on the evening dress Audrey Hepburn wore in “Sabrina”. Mine isn’t as fabulous as the original was, but it still made me feel quite glamorous that evening! For the basic sheath, I used a two vintage patterns: one for the pencil skirt and another for the strapless bodice. The train I just made free-form and attached to a belt. The train can be bustled if needed (helpful when sitting in a car or in crowded rooms where the train was in danger of being stepped on!). The edge of the train I embellished with beads and clear crystal rhinestones. Read more about it on my blog: http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/2009/10/navy-ball-glamour/

Material Notes

satin, tafetta




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage
Satin, Taffeta

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    Jan 7, 2010, 07.02 PMby lyndsayb

    Gorgeous! Another wonderful ensemble! I LOVE the movie Sabrina, w/ Ms. Hepburn… you totally channeled her look in this beautiful gown! Do you think you could hook me up for the next Army ball my hubs and I have to go to?? ;)

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    Jan 7, 2010, 06.26 PMby sew-fabulous

    Absolutely Gorgeous.

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    Jan 7, 2010, 05.20 PMby wzrdreams


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    Jan 7, 2010, 03.56 PMby irmchen

    I’m lost for (english) words!!! Boahhhh… WOW… Hammer!!! :-)

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    Jan 7, 2010, 03.37 PMby nevencica


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    Jan 7, 2010, 03.26 PMby sunnilj9

    It is seriously the most amazing dress and fits you perfectly! So so beautiful and you look so beautiful in it. And your hair…sigh…breathtaking!

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    Jan 7, 2010, 02.26 PMby ranjani

    This is so gorgeous! Your projects really inspire me.

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    Jan 7, 2010, 01.57 PMby ojglo1

    very very elegant! i love it

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    Jan 7, 2010, 01.18 PMby styles

    Really beautiful and elegant.

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    Jan 7, 2010, 01.16 PMby freakusbzzz

    I want to be you….

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    Jan 7, 2010, 01.11 PMby nettie

    Another complete stunner!!

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