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« on: August 03, 2007 02:35:52 PM »

So... I went to France this summer, and returned with some beautiful sheer floral fabric.  I knew I wanted to make a dress out of it, but i was unsure of how make the top of the dress look, because i was bored with the plain scoop or straight neck dresses i have been making.  So I went to the store that gives me the most inspiration for dresses - anthropologie - and lo and behold!- i found a lovely one.

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=73407&parentid=APP_DRESSES_FLORALPRINTS&pushId=APP_DRESSES_FLORALPRINTS&popId=APP_DRESSES&sortProperties=&navCount=4&navAction=poppushpush&color=bla

- wow that's a long link
anyways here's how it turned out.



the green and black fabric i used wasn't from france - good ol' Hancock.
Oh- here's the top portion... the work of the devil.  I had to cut the black cotton in the curved shape of each scoop and do other tedious things with it to make it look how i liked. ack. ack.



Et ici est the fabric from France.  The stripes on the fabric made the pleating look very nice.

 

Oh - incase you looked too closely at the anthropologie dress - the back of the dress does not have those circle scoops, it's just plain straps.

So.. there's the beauty.  I hope you enjoyed it.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007 02:53:40 PM »

wow i really love that.  i love it more than your inspiration piece.  how did you do the neckline? it looks so clean!
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007 02:59:55 PM »

I agree...I love your dress more than the one that inspired you!
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007 07:12:18 PM »

c'est tres magnifique! i love the design and the fabric. evrything. the combination of the florals wiht the green really pops. great job.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007 08:37:43 PM »

I adore everything about this dress. First off, the intracite top is absolutely beautiful. I love the circular design. Then, the bottom fabric and pleating is fabulous. I love it. And finally, I loved how you paired both the top and the bottom to make the wonderful dress. It is truly a great piece. I hope you keep it forever and wear it often!
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2007 08:40:25 PM »

I love it!!  Definitely more interesting than a plain scoop neck.  I wouldn't have even known how to begin trying to do that neckline!
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2007 10:29:41 PM »

that is so beautiful. I like it better than the inspiration. good job!
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2007 10:25:44 AM »

Your dress is so beautiful! I like it more than the Anthropologie one... Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2007 10:26:31 AM »

It turned out gorgeous but my incompetent-at-bias-tape self doesn't even want to imagine the trouble that went into that beautiful neckline.
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2007 10:29:24 PM »

Adorable and unique!
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