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Added Jan 17, 2010

by cheriered

Brisbane, Australia






This was one of the formal dresses that I made. I designed the dress myself. But never making formal dresses again! :)

Material Notes

Lace, satin, cotton, polyester, stress




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic, Victorian
Blends, Lace/Sequins, Satin

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    Jan 21, 2010, 04.01 PMby kaa88

    I only can say what the others say,… beautiful

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    Jan 19, 2010, 03.06 AMby Syrena B


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    Jan 18, 2010, 07.29 PMby sandoz18

    Very pretty! Did you use an even-feed foot for the velvet? I’ve made 2 all-velvet formals, and that helps tremendously.

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      Jan 18, 2010, 08.38 PMby cheriered

      No, to be honest with you, I should have read the instructions on how to sew velvet! I had a lot of trouble with it however it came together ok in the end :) I guess thats 1 reason why I can’t get along with velvet!

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    Jan 18, 2010, 11.58 AMby cheriered

    Thank you everyone! Yes it is black and red. The girl who I made it for was very adamant that she was going to have red and black much to the dismay of her mum and me but I think the lace made the red less dramatic and I agree nenasew – romantic :). The one thing I never could love about the dress was the velvet, that stuff freaks me out! All in all, a long process but satisfying nonetheless :)

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    Jan 18, 2010, 10.17 AMby tanyaaa

    So unique. I love it. =]

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    Jan 18, 2010, 03.45 AMby nessys

    You did a lovely, lovely job on this Darl! All those button loops! I can’t blame you for thinking you never want to make a formal dress again – but you’ll come around I am sure!!! Just stunning! It is GREY and red isn’t it? That is what it looks like – because I agree with nenasew – some times black and red looks garrish – but your dress looks soft and romantic.

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    Jan 18, 2010, 02.59 AMby calicocouture

    Gorgeous! I love the lace, and the little buttons. It’s a very nice design, You should be thrilled with it.

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    Jan 18, 2010, 01.32 AMby nuiwida23

    Absolutely gorgeous, the fabrics are lovely and the design is WOW!

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    Jan 18, 2010, 01.00 AMby oscarthegrouch108

    gorgeous! i absolutely love it!

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    Jan 17, 2010, 11.30 PMby nenasew

    I love it. It looks gorgeous on you. I think the red and black can be tricky because it can be garrish but I love your red and black. It looks romantic.

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    Jan 17, 2010, 10.37 PMby bug379

    Wow! this is a very beautiful dress.

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