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Added Mar 31, 2011

by marloncosta

Boston, Massachu...






I absolutely love to drape fabric on the form, and that`s how this dress was created. There are three layers of fabric (fashion fabric, muslin – which I used to anchor the folds I created on, and the lining) and it`s also fully lined. My plan for this fabric was to make a suit, but then I changed my mind and made this dress.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Dec 1, 2014, 05.32 AMby Chi Krneta

    Wow! Gorgeous form and material, and very architectural too!

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    Mar 9, 2014, 08.15 AMby Mokara

    What a gorgeous dress.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 07.51 PMby martinK

    this is just beautiful and would love to such a dress one day. When I see such designs I remember why I love to work with fabric, the ability to creat identity and personality

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      Dec 21, 2012, 04.49 PMby marloncosta

      Thank you Mister!!! I`m glad you liked it and that you felt inspired. I also get inspired when I see other people’s work. That`s why I like the Burda community so much! So let`s continue to inspire each other!!!

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    May 16, 2012, 06.30 AMby marinescu irina andreea

    Super wow!! Perfect draping

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    May 6, 2012, 08.09 PMby Adriana Orozco

    I am glad you change your mind!!! the result is………..divine!!!! Wonderfull work as allways!!!

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    Mar 24, 2012, 08.57 AMby fashionfreek

    Excellent dress:-D . I like how you draped it. Well done. I know its ages when you made it. I must have overlooked it.

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    Jan 3, 2012, 12.57 PMby elayne0

    This draping is exquisite Marlon, Did you draft?

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      Jan 16, 2012, 06.36 PMby marloncosta

      Thanks Elayne. I drafted the muslin base only. The folds you see on thye dress were draped and handstiched right on the dressform.

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    Nov 16, 2011, 04.27 AMby JCM Collections

    Beautiful work Marlon I have seen your web too. very nice

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    Jun 30, 2011, 05.22 AMby RoniBarr

    Absoloutly amazing! Beautiful work. Some of your other projects are gorgeous but this one just takes the cake!

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      Jul 2, 2011, 04.08 AMby marloncosta

      Thank you! I like this dress too! It was fun making it!

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    May 21, 2011, 09.01 AMby mariposa21

    my goodness this is genius.

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    Apr 23, 2011, 05.52 PMby cantare

    Absolutely stunning, simply gorgeous!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 06.57 PMby henniem

    This dress is stunning!!! What a great job you’ve done.. I love draping and i’d like to find the inner Mdme Gres but have to experience so just trying out on my form. You’re a real inspiration – thank you!

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      Apr 6, 2011, 07.08 PMby marloncosta

      thank you henniem!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 03.45 AMby supercalla

    Gorgeous. I love how flawless this looks and the contrast of the draped shadow lines against the lines on the fabric.

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    Apr 5, 2011, 05.23 AMby Eli Z

    Muito bonito, parabéns.

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      Apr 5, 2011, 04.52 PMby marloncosta

      Muitissimo obrigado! Bom encontrar outro brasileiro por aqui no BurdaStyle.

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    Apr 4, 2011, 05.28 PMby shyloli24

    Oh my! Incredible!

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    Apr 4, 2011, 10.12 AMby urbandon

    Excellent job once again.

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    Apr 4, 2011, 04.39 AMby pambox

    bloody hell, that’s incredible!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 07.31 PMby peaches2218

    I really like the top of the dress.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 04.18 PMby sarahfbr

    really nice , love the flow of the line’s, makes me want to start draping again , very inspiring!!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 05.19 AMby moonbell

    Gorgeous! I’ll have to bookmark this to show to my nieces, who are learning how to drape their forms.

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      Apr 3, 2011, 05.30 AMby marloncosta

      Nice! Draping is so much fun! I wouldn`t call it easy, but draped designs always intrigue me. I hope your nieces like my project and feel inspired by it! Thanks for the nice comment!

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    Apr 2, 2011, 06.54 PMby simplyb

    Now this is what I call amazing!

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    Apr 2, 2011, 04.50 PMby Di FAITH

    Love this dress. Well done!

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    Apr 2, 2011, 03.34 AMby shoshana13

    The dress is amazing. A longer dress would be even more elegant.

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    Apr 1, 2011, 10.57 PMby shirosh

    W o w , good work!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 08.33 PMby Gurtlamorous

    amazing work mr love the shape of on….. and the colour really nice (i think if it was a darker grey i would wear it)

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      Apr 1, 2011, 10.54 PMby marloncosta

      The funny thing is that the fabric is not really grey. It has tiny light blue stripes, white stripes and this metallic silver thread running in between the stripes.

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    Apr 1, 2011, 07.15 PMby pamchar

    Amazing dress… I think you should made one in black for Angelina Jolie but anyways every woman who wear this dress look like a star for sure. It’s simply perfect!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 05.01 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    Ache’ pa’ ti (Afro-Cuban dialect), just amazing

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    Apr 1, 2011, 03.25 PMby joost52

    That’s rather amazing man. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 01.02 PMby lizah

    this is absoluely stunning! great job!

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