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« on: December 22, 2004 02:53:24 PM »

Yay! I finally got my yellow ball dress back from my sister (who has been borrowing it for a very long time!), so thought I'd share. I made it a few years ago for my 7th form ball, and it's my absolute favouritest dress in the world! I used a Retro Simplicity pattern for the whole dress, but skipped out making the crinolines - the outer skirt was poofy enough. The rose is held on with safety pins, and is going a bit droopy now...  Wink

It's a little brighter than in this pic, and it's a bit hard to tell, but the skirt is yellow with these tiny white polka-dots all over it.



Here's what it looks like on (excuse the graininess of my camera):



I also made this headpiece, which is a bunch of flowers sewn onto a headband, with hat netting (I originally wanted a pill-box hat but couldn't figure them out, so made this instead):



And here's a pic from the ball with me in the whole ensemble (I'm on the left):

http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyrU1x9wxMPrUMhn4--xCYGi4PVNjSIPXmQZe4BWULg-l0grx8Gtq_2pquC8hQShpQsXXwU-q9VKRjcFyetGv-ksU2v5MJEb-Q3MkM93AuczWIk8isfW-suH

Poohs.... now I just need to find more excuses to wear it...  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2004 02:54:49 PM »

Ah! Totally cute. I love it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2004 03:20:28 PM »

that's very beautiful i love it!
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2004 03:24:14 PM »

What a gorgeous dress! I'm a fan of old dresses and old styles - they suit my body so much better.
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2004 03:28:05 PM »

So dreamy!
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2004 05:49:38 PM »

gorgeous. it reminds me of bell, from beauty and the beast. im sure youve heard that a hundred times.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2004 07:13:44 PM »

oh my goodness!!!

That is beautiful!!

How long did it take you to make???
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2004 08:12:35 PM »

Positively stunning. How hard was it to make?
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2004 08:16:51 PM »

omg i love it. its sooooooooooo pretty
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2004 04:09:16 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments everyone!  Cheesy

It wasn't really that hard to make, and probably only took me a few nights to sew (although the cutting out took ages!). What took the most time was probably gathering the skirt - there was just so much of it! But then I took a couple of shortcuts with the hem, and instead of actually hemming it, I just overlocked the edge and left it like that.

gorgeous. it reminds me of bell, from beauty and the beast. im sure youve heard that a hundred times.

Actually, that's the first time I've heard that! But now that you mention it, it really does remind me of her dress!!  Cheesy
Though I did get told once I looked like a big beautiful pineapple, (what they said to Frenchie on Grease).. heehee

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