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The Streamer Frock

Added Jun 21, 2010

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...






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This dress took so much longer than I thought it would. I started it on Tuesday and did not finish until Saturday and I worked on it every day in between. Usually a dress takes me 2, maybe 3 days TOPS. But I LOVE the way it turned out. I mean really….love….it. I might be my favorite, evAH!

The dress is totally asymmetrical. The front, the back, the skirt. It has layers and layers of rounded edges that are all lined with red rickrack. The way it hung reminded me of streamers, especially at the hem of the skirt. If I had planned better, I could have combined Molly’s birthday party and the photo shoot in one. As it turned out I did manage to use the balloons we purchased for the party.

The sash that wraps around the waist is really interesting. It is straight in the middle and each end is curled, cut in a circle then sewn together at the ends for a twisty look.

We took the photos at an old bath house on city island. I’m surprised I hadn’t used the bathhouse before. It has great old architecture and color. Ideally I wanted to take the photos for the dress at a carnival. That would have been great. But of course there were no carnivals in the nearby area. You know, something with a dippy slide and cotton candy in cones.

The back is asymmetrical as well, see pic below. I love the randomness of the layers. Like I said, reminded me of party streamers.




Garment Type
Mod, Romantic

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    Jun 26, 2010, 06.21 PMby jude66

    amazing :)

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    Jun 25, 2010, 04.27 AMby solsticefire

    I think the red rick rack and the “petals” on the skirt really make this dress. All of your dresses are so creative and your photos help to complete the whole look. Your work is truly inspirational!

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    Jun 24, 2010, 05.22 PMby piukku

    Amazing! love it :)

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    Jun 24, 2010, 01.00 AMby mardou123

    Absolutely smashing! Where to begin…the bodice, the back, the tiering on the skirt, the color, the trim… Meow and more. INDEED!!!!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 03.25 PMby marissaismyname

    Bah!!!! I’m going to throw up because I am so excited to see this dress! This is one of the best dresses I’ve ever seen on here!!!! You did a beautiful job. Kudos!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 04.46 AMby vthokielove

    This dress is beautiful. I love the color combination, and the asymmetrical shape! Everything you make inspires me.

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    Jun 22, 2010, 01.55 PMby tessi

    SIMPLY FABULOUS! Please publish a pattern!!!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 06.33 AMby loyl8

    turned out adorable!!!! I always wondered what else to do with rick rack!!! I love it and photos!!!!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 06.31 AMby ajtak7171

    This is absolutely fabulous – but then, you never put anything short of amazing out there. And I have to say, the photography certainly adds to it’s absolute perfection! You are an inspiration!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 10.51 PMby kelepso

    I can’t believe you wanna give it away after such hard work. I also can believe the amount of details with the red rickrack. Sometimes the simpliest things create the most interest and beauty within a garment. I love the color and the photos. You did an AMAZING job! Congrats to you!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 09.41 PMby pejammin

    This dress looks like it is straight out of an Anthropologie catalogue! I absolutely adore it, and yes you must PLEASE publish the pattern. I have never purchased a pattern on Burdastyle before, but I would totally buy this if you put it up for sale. Please consider sharing your exquisite design with us!!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 09.08 PMby runningwithscissors1

    I love all your dresses and your pictures are always amazing. Thanks for posting them!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 07.59 PMby assets

    Amazing Dress you ARE so talented I love it….. Well Done

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    Jun 21, 2010, 06.28 PMby nuiwida23

    The color, the contrast, the originality…it’s my favorite of yours too! I would like to become more capable of asymmetry…it’s the downfall of a perfectionist, I guess :)

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    Jun 21, 2010, 06.12 PMby manuela

    Just great! I love this dress!!!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 05.15 PMby bhs

    Wow, it is amazing. I love everything about this dress. Each of your next project is a surprise. I wish I have more time for sewing.

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    Jun 21, 2010, 05.12 PMby gray

    Super cute!!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 05.00 PMby irmchen

    Klasse! :-)

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    Jun 21, 2010, 04.09 PMby tamezdc

    Everything is so pretty about this dress: the color, the pattern, and the way it fits you. Gorgeous pictures too.

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    Jun 21, 2010, 03.49 PMby laurwyn

    I enjoy all your dresses, and accessories, and your tutorials and everything, but honestly, this piece is the best you have made! It is the first time I think to myself “I want it” and that I would actually consider buying the pattern (never bought any online)!!! I vote for you publishing it! Who votes with me?

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    Jun 21, 2010, 03.29 PMby rifka

    Very pretty. The photos are just so vibrant! I agree, one of my favorites as well. I love the layered skirt and scalloped trim.

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    Jun 21, 2010, 02.56 PMby anajan

    Amazing and so original. Bravo!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 02.39 PMby moonstar

    Such a fun dress – I love it!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 02.35 PMby Ophelia K

    Oh this is fabulous. I tried to think about its pattern, but it just confused me;P Your skill is so amazing and your sense of design is just great. Good to see this just before going to bed. I hope I can wear it in my dream.

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    Jun 21, 2010, 02.25 PMby sunnilj9

    So sweet and I love all of the tiers and frills and such! The colors are especially lovely together! Beautiful job!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 02.21 PMby ghainskom

    oh my gosh, I love this! I wish you’d sell the pattern!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 02.16 PMby lizajane09

    I love the color combination.

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    Jun 21, 2010, 02.00 PMby britynn89

    I love this whole dress, but the back it my favorite! you did a great job!!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 01.57 PMby keren

    very pretty! I love the idea! it’s so unique. Lovely result! Did you draft the pattern yourself?

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      Jun 21, 2010, 02.18 PMby grosgrain

      Yes. And I even saved it on muslin first. But I had to add a tier underneath the skirt because it was wayyy too short at first. I was so tired of working on it I didn’t even bother saving a pattern for the rest of it.

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