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VintageModern Design Challenge - Cat Embroidered Slip-On Dress

Added Mar 8, 2012

by renatap

Florianopolis, B...






This is a cocktail dress made from crepe georgette using the pattern “Slip-On Jumper Dress”.
My initial inspiration was the sheerness of the fabric, I wanted to make something transparent and work layering the fabric for a delicate but elegant look. I wanted it to look a bit formal but not too serious, so I decided on the cat embroidery. The beads are sparkly and chic, and the motifs make it look fresh and fun! I think it gives a modern edge to the traditional beads.

The modifications i made to the pattern are the added kimono sleeves, and exclusion of all facings and pockets. Also part of the dress is an underskirt made from the same fabric. I fastened the neckline with a small hook.

Material Notes

2m polyester Crepe Georgette,
Plastic beads,
Embroidery thread,
Elastic (for the underskirt),
1 Hook




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Mar 10, 2012, 11.44 AMby racheltinney

    The cats are the greatest!

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    Mar 9, 2012, 03.17 AMby vasgarcia

    Those are cats! Totally didn’t see that until I read marthahaskins’ comment. Lovely dress.

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    Mar 9, 2012, 12.02 AMby marthahaskins

    Love the cat bead embroidery – looks fantastic!!

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      Mar 9, 2012, 01.39 PMby renatap

      Thank you!

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