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Social Darling Frock

Added May 19, 2010

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...






For more Grosgrain frocks see my Sewn by Me Page

I had my lovely sister model this next frock. Perfect for holidays especially New Year’s.

I originally got the idea for this dress from a suit case I saw with a white scalloped edge. I thought it would really interesting on a dress.

The scallops are echoed in the skirt as well as along the neckline. The black scallops are framed with the feathered layers of white scallops.

This nicely covers the cleavage. I know I always like that aspect. The layered white scallops also stretch up at the sides of the neck for a sophisticated look.

The top black skirt opens in the front and overlaps a white underskirt.

The dress is cinched at the waist by a wide 5" white sash. The sash then crosses in the back and peaks out at the sides for a feminine look.

The sleeves are capped and have no seam between the bodice.

I was lucky enough to get my sister to make time in her busy day to stop by at my house and take these photos. Although she did comment on how my basement studio setup looked like a crime scene out of CSI. Did I mention how dank it is? Really, you’d never believe what it looks like around these photos.

You may recognize Chan from my Limoncello Frock. I use the word ‘may’ because I photoshopped her hair a dark brunette in those photos. This is what she looks like in real life and honestly, I have to say, blond is better….on her.

I really liked the way the dress flattered her waist. Of course, with a body frame like hers it’s not that difficult but I think this a-line skirt would flatter most figures.

I imagined wearing this dress to a holiday party and getting many compliments;) Chan even told me that it was something she would wear and I don’t doubt she’d tell me if she didn’t like it.

Material Notes

stretch poplin




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Mod

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    Sep 19, 2010, 12.31 PMby emilybib

    May I ask you how you’ve finished the edges of the scallops? Are they just raw? I can’t quite tell from the pictures. Gorgeous, by the way!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 02.56 PMby myssmeow

    I think this would make a beautiful bridesmaid dress! Love the detail.

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    Jun 2, 2010, 01.08 PMby lybu

    Wowzers. I love this one. It so very very beautiful and elegant

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    May 24, 2010, 03.20 PMby baroness

    oh wow! this is absolutely stunning. i am in awe…

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    May 20, 2010, 10.11 PMby littlecottondresses


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    May 20, 2010, 01.27 PMby ellie-sew

    It just looks gorgeous! Very Haute Couture! I really have to add it to my favourites!

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    May 20, 2010, 01.22 PMby tabyaby

    It’s lovely! Just SO gorgeous.

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    May 20, 2010, 11.26 AMby pambox

    showstoppingly beautiful.

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    May 20, 2010, 10.28 AMby claudinka

    I can “only” say: Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    May 20, 2010, 06.07 AMby sabzarap

    Were do you get all these ideas from! Some how you are like a creativ-frock-mashine (don’t get me wrong) ;O) You did a great job on this!!!

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    May 20, 2010, 03.43 AMby irmchen

    Klasse! :-)

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    May 20, 2010, 01.32 AMby dian 1024

    your work is always stunning :)

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    May 19, 2010, 10.52 PMby mollykatherine

    You are amazing! How on earth do you find the time to make all these stunning dresses? I look forward to seeing many more and i’m sure i will – keep up the spectacular work :)

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    May 19, 2010, 08.22 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Beautiful dress! I can’t imagine all those scallops, but then again, I’ve never scalloped anything before. I love the contrast. Very nice dress!

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    May 19, 2010, 07.18 PMby storres56

    I am really loving this dress. Simply gorgeous!

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    May 19, 2010, 06.21 PMby oscarthegrouch108

    i LOVE this……can you make me one? lol

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    May 19, 2010, 05.03 PMby mama-mooch

    Gorgeous dress,love it and speaking made me laugh because it sounds similar. lol.

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    May 19, 2010, 04.54 PMby sandoz18

    Gorgeous! I saw on your blog that you’re thinking of selling some of your patterns on Etsy. I’d buy this one in a second!!

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    May 19, 2010, 04.05 PMby jaimesews


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    May 19, 2010, 03.46 PMby chillwear

    Stunning, I want one!

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    May 19, 2010, 03.17 PMby smurfette2010

    Love it!

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    May 19, 2010, 03.15 PMby anajan

    Gorgeous! Love the contrasting scallops, especially the skirt part.

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    May 19, 2010, 02.36 PMby calicocouture

    I love it! It’s very unique. The scallops are exquisite. I love the layers of contrasting fabrics. I’d wear it in a heartbeat!

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    May 19, 2010, 02.26 PMby crafty-pig

    Simply gorgeous. Wow wow wow.

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