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Added Oct 7, 2009

by labetenoir

Cape Town, South...






black party dress with interesting origami-ish folds down the front.

My own design using a standard bodice (which I adapted with some folded pieces) and a circle skirt with an extra band bellow that. (actually It was just meant to be the circle skirt but I miscalculated the length somewhat and it was a bit pornographic. Once I added the band though, it looked so great i realised it was meant to be!)

If I did it again I’d adapt my folded pattern to be 2 single sections instead of 6 as lining up all the sections proved difficult…

Material Notes

Black poly-cotton




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita
Cotton, Blends


JJ1 for the basic bodice sloper pattern I adapted

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    Mar 11, 2010, 07.07 AMby baellchen

    What I like about it a lot is that it looks so classic and classy. Beautiful!

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    Jan 29, 2010, 02.57 PMby meseide

    Love the dress! It looks so interesting..

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    Oct 9, 2009, 09.25 AMby richendaewen

    cool origami style front thing

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    Oct 7, 2009, 05.01 PMby beebo1004

    This is gorgeous! Wow.

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    Oct 7, 2009, 02.13 PMby apiary

    I love this!

    it would be so super lovely in a silk base, with organza details.

    or as is. whatever works.

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      Oct 7, 2009, 02.18 PMby labetenoir

      yeah that would be cool- one day I’m going to do a more lush version- now that I’ve made it once, I know what to do/ what not to do.

      but for now I want to wear it out to a fan-cy par-ty!

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    Oct 7, 2009, 08.40 AMby sarsaparilla

    Very beautiful!

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