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Strapless Brocade Cocktail Dress

Added Aug 31, 2008

by etcpantoufle

San Francisco, C...






This is a low-backed strapless dress with pleating at the top of the skirt for volume and nice, deep, practical pockets on the front sides so that you don’t have to cary around a clutch or purse if you don’t want to :)

This dress zips up the left side with an invisible zipper and hook & eye closure. As with most of my designs, this was draped directly onto the dress form with no pattern.

Material Notes

brocade, invisible zipper, hook & eye, gutermann all purpose polyester thread.




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    Mar 5, 2010, 12.30 AMby meegie-moo

    gorgeous material, beautiful dress – it looks great on you

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    Jan 10, 2010, 03.39 AMby Melanie O'Dwyer

    such a beautiful dress

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    Nov 20, 2009, 03.23 AMby petitmoutonbleu

    trop mignon!!!!! i love it!!! the back is very romantic and sexy!!!

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    May 12, 2009, 10.27 PMby brocadegoddess

    Lovely dress, teal is my favourite colour!

    You also have really great photos of all your pieces. Do you take them yourself?

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    Mar 5, 2009, 01.38 PMby jordanrxoxo

    i absolutly love this!! it sooo cute!!! please add it to your list of how tos!!!!

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    Jan 15, 2009, 11.10 AMby etcpantoufle

    There is no boning. As a result, wearing it with a plunge back bustier has proven helpful. I’ve also been asked for double-sided tape from models shooting in it. This model is me! Thanks ginarec! I love this fabric. at $3.99/yd, I went back and bought another 6 yards, so there should be even more of it coming up :) No pattern :( I’ll add it to my list of how-to’s to do, though, if you want to try on your own form
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    Jan 12, 2009, 03.41 PMby oodko

    Really beautiful dress! The open back is lovely. Pockets are a nice touch too~

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    Jan 2, 2009, 06.13 AMby staticstasy

    Amazing! I love it!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 06.06 PMby frillslacebows

    wow…. this is amazing! did you use boning in the strapless top part of the dress or is it just very tightly fit? (Excuse my grammar!)

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    Sep 15, 2008, 06.15 AMby lybu

    Gorgeous dress, beautiful fabric.

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    Sep 8, 2008, 06.49 AMby mandicoulter

    cute, i love the pockets!

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    Sep 5, 2008, 10.52 PMby littleredfox

    gorgeous! lovelovelove it!! i’ve been looking for a strapless pattern—did you make this pattern yourself or can you tell me where to get it (or one like it)?

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    Sep 1, 2008, 01.33 PMby ginarec

    Beautiful dress! BTW, are you the model? I’m very jealous…

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    Sep 1, 2008, 11.43 AMby lillasyrran

    What a lovely dress! The fabric is fantastic!

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    Sep 1, 2008, 10.11 AMby teaandcake

    You’ll certainly be the belle of any ball in that – gorgeous!

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    Sep 1, 2008, 08.29 AMby x-candyfloss-x

    the dress pattern here is amazing ( your very talented ,) but i think for me the fabric ( which is stunning,) makes it . :D

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    Sep 1, 2008, 06.29 AMby carlatv

    Awesome and gorgeous!

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    Sep 1, 2008, 01.19 AMby cassielouise

    What a great dress – I love the colour, pattern and pockets! I’m so impressed that you created it by draping on a stand… it’s definitely something I aspire to.

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    Aug 31, 2008, 09.43 PMby ashchaser

    this is uber awesome

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    Aug 31, 2008, 05.38 PMby curlyxrt

    The styling of this dress is amazing, especially the dropped back lines and pleats – not to mention, the color is magnificent – very lovely on you!

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    Aug 31, 2008, 05.24 PMby erdronen

    This is gorgeous! I love it :)

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    Aug 31, 2008, 03.00 PMby corduroysarcasm

    wow!! this is fantastic…you’re very talented

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    Aug 31, 2008, 02.57 PMby polychromatin

    Wow, I love it, looks really great!

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