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Added Jan 11, 2009

by retro99

Coeur D'alene, I...






This dress I made for one of my sisters. We don’t live close and it was a surprise so I wanted it totally adjustable….Yeah, it didn’t work out. The gathered waist was just all wrong for this sisters body type. Also, the darts were totally wrong. I really don’t like darts. I thought I’d post it like this and then I’ll also post pictures of the redo. Totally from scratch for this one.

I ended up making a skirt out of the dress.

Material Notes

Champagne satin, elastic for waist.






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    Jan 12, 2009, 12.08 AMby erdronen

    so sad! it’s such a pretty dress!

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    Jan 11, 2009, 09.05 PMby laurertheexplorer

    sucks it didn’t work out, but it is quite lovely! you did a great job

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    Jan 11, 2009, 01.04 PMby jaco-chan

    It’s really pretty, I’d love to make one myself. Too bad it didn’t fit your sister…

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    Jan 11, 2009, 12.00 PMby rizum

    Sorry it didn’t work out! but anywhooo its really beautiful I luv the silver!

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    Jan 11, 2009, 09.11 AMby dressdummy

    Even though it didn’t work out, it’s still an absolutely gorgeous dress. The generous neckline and the arm openings that slant in toward the chest would be very flattering to those of us who don’t have a lot of definition around the arms. A roomy yet structured opening for the arms keeps it from pinching and magnifying any undesirable “voluptuousness” (okay, fat) in that area. I like the relatively simple front with the detailed, flattering back. What a way to make a lasting impression while walking away! It has a lot of detail, so the platinum color was perfect to keep it elegant and a bit more timeless.

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    Jan 11, 2009, 06.12 AMby mandicoulter

    i love it, the color and the hem especially!

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    Jan 11, 2009, 02.31 AMby beeyeon

    oh sorry it didn’t fit.. but I like your design and this lovely silver color!!!

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    Jan 11, 2009, 12.32 AMby julietta

    This is sooo beautiful. Too bad it didn’t fit your sister.

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    Jan 10, 2009, 10.54 PMby tunaforbreakfast

    Sorry it didn’t work out. Still an incredibly beautiful dress! You should open an etsy shop. Or use ebay!

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