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Wife in Draped Dress

Added Jun 6, 2010

by marloncosta

Boston, Massachu...






I made this project for a couture class. The dress was draped on the form. The skirt is on the bias and does not have side seams, instead the seams are frontal and in the back. The bra top has three layers plus two bra pads. My wife is modeling it on the pics for me.

Material Notes

satin, microfiber, wool, bra pads




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Other, Satin, Wool

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    Jan 1, 2011, 07.10 PMby Xenia phillip

    this is gorgeous and your wife is extremly lucky.

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      Jan 1, 2011, 07.14 PMby marloncosta

      thank you! I hope she reads this! LOL

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    Dec 17, 2010, 09.57 AMby zhynee

    ur wife is so lucky…and she’s very pretty with that dress..waaa i’m so jealous..a guy could make a dress like that…that’s talent right there..hehe

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      Dec 23, 2010, 04.53 AMby marloncosta

      Thank you! WoW! U r so kind! Yep…I`m a guy who sews! My father use to sew for a living when he was young. I got it from him. You r very talented yourself! I really like that plaid summer dress you made.

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    Jun 11, 2010, 02.27 PMby nova-1

    It’s fabulous! You chose exactly the right material, so now it really ‘flows’, I wish that was hanging in my closet. But the top in particular is so beautifully executed, did you make the pattern yourself? It just fits so well, it’s really amazing!

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      Jun 11, 2010, 09.25 PMby marloncosta

      Hi! First thank you for the nice words! I made the pattern for the top by draping on a dressform, and for the skirt I didn`t use/make a pattern, I freely draped 5 yards of material keeping the grain on the bias. It was fun making it. Thank you again!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 05.18 AMby mariejoe

    wow this dress is amazing ! Love the prints. Wish it was in my closet ^^

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    Jun 10, 2010, 11.42 PMby mlssfshn

    Simple line and incredible prints make beautiful pieces.

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    Jun 10, 2010, 07.30 PMby jaimesews

    gorgeous work on the bodice and the skirt is icing on the cake!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 07.21 PMby sianysiany

    OMG. I absolutely love this. I aspire to be able to make items like this!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 05.50 PMby denise2003

    Beautiful! It caught my eye instantly.

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    Jun 10, 2010, 05.23 PMby suribabe

    One word : WOW!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 01.13 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    Very pretty! Gorgeous and the fabric pattern is is great.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.43 PMby elayne0

    Could you give instructions on how to make for your adoring fans. :-)

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      Jun 11, 2010, 02.28 PMby nova-1

      Yes! I would even pay him, that top is to die for.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.40 PMby elayne0

    this is amazing. the workmanship is superb. It doesn’t have that ‘homemade look’ that most sewers can’t seem to shake off.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.43 AMby delsol

    This is so gorgeous! I love the draping with the print of the fabric.

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    Jun 7, 2010, 03.31 PMby laurwyn

    I wish I was at the level where I could sew this… The colors are gorgeous and the fabric too! It looks sooo expensive (so would say Michael Koors). The shape is so flattering, and I also think it is comfy and could forgive a copious dinner,,,

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    Jun 7, 2010, 01.35 PMby cquinn13

    gorgeous fabric! the lack of side seams works really well with it. very nice job!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 04.53 AMby smallone


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    Jun 7, 2010, 03.00 AMby gedwoods

    What a beautiful dress! I just love the diagonal seams through the bust – it gives the bodice such an interesting shape. The lack of side seams is also really spectacular, especially with this print. Fabulous job, marloncosta!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 01.55 AMby kimboat


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    Jun 6, 2010, 11.50 PMby nehmah

    Another elegant gown. You have such a fine touch with fabrics. Cordially, Nehmah

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      Jun 7, 2010, 02.50 AMby marloncosta

      You are always really nice with your comments! Thanks!

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    Jun 6, 2010, 10.08 PMby twoboos

    Hi Marlon…this is just stunning, really excellent work, your wife is indeed VERY lucky!

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    Jun 6, 2010, 09.11 PMby milkyway

    OMGGGG this is really haut couture!!! This dress is gorgeous!!! the bra, the colors, the texture, the material, everything is absolutely amazing!! Love this dress!!! Congratulations this is a piece of art

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    Jun 6, 2010, 06.07 PMby stellula

    Very well made indeed.

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    Jun 6, 2010, 06.07 PMby stellula

    Very well made indeed.

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    Jun 6, 2010, 01.27 PMby assets

    I love it

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    Jun 6, 2010, 12.51 PMby jazzyka

    Bravo ! nice wow

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    Jun 6, 2010, 11.58 AMby hargismom

    Beautiful – Wish my husband would make me a dress…

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    Jun 6, 2010, 11.10 AMby Dani Restercher

    The top is beautifully fitted and I love the skirt! The colour combination is to die for as well.

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      Jun 6, 2010, 03.57 PMby marloncosta

      Thank you! I was lucky to find the right materials!

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    Jun 6, 2010, 08.16 AMby bohemiannow

    I love the fabric! Looks amazing!

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    Jun 6, 2010, 08.01 AMby kitkatmiller

    This is gorgeous!

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    Jun 6, 2010, 07.54 AMby blackmajicwoman


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