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« on: November 18, 2007 03:43:52 PM »

Backstory: I am a 2nd year Uni student studying Design for Theatre and Television (costume design). At my Uni, there is an area that is sort of isolated called TV Land, made up of my course, the actors and the TV Production students. It's almost the end of the University year here in Australia, and at the end of each year, the lovely ladies and gents of TV Land gather together for the Oskars - our version of the Oscars, with lots of booze, food and of course awards. I've been nominated this year (for 2 categories! woohoo!), so I needed a fab dress to wear.

I rifled through my (considerable) collection of vintage patterns, and decided upon a simple but classy 1960s empire waisted dress, with a deep v neckline.



Of course I opened the pattern packet and discovered that all of the pieces for the dress that I wanted to make were missing. I had to draft the bodice pattern, and although I'm pretty good with a sewing machine, I'm a complete noob when it comes to drafting. Thank the almighty cheese that it fits!



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(Looking squinty and vaguely pregnant here.)

I'm planning on doing my hair in a sleek french roll with a diamante pin (go the fake diamonds!), and long shoulder duster diamante earrings. I'm so excited! Here's hoping that if I get an award I don't end up tripping over the skirt and ending up on my face. That'd be fun.

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I have an in action photo - it's not the best, but sadly no one thought to take a full length photo of me on the night (what is with people, anyway? Tongue)



This is me and my buddy Aleatta (who won best dressed, and no surprises there - you can't see it, but she was actually wearing a hoop skirt under her dress!).
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007 03:54:24 PM »

that dress is SOOOO beautiful!!! great work!
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007 04:08:33 PM »

That is fab! You do good work!
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007 04:40:21 PM »

That's a beautiful dress and the colors suit you so well. You look very elegant.
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007 04:53:17 PM »

Love the dress! Awesome work!
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007 04:34:46 PM »

You are so pretty!
Nobody would've ever noticed that you have drafted the bodice, even mind having a "drafting problem". It's pretty fantastic, really georgous.
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2007 12:57:22 PM »

Beautiful!!What type of fabric is it??
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2007 09:37:11 PM »

Thanks everyone! The night rocked out, and I was super comfy.

balkandina, it's a lovely cotton fabric, but it has a soft hand and drapes wonderfully. Up close it has a really interesting zig-zag weave and a tiny bit of sheen. It's really pretty!
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2007 12:13:53 PM »

Hey, did you win the awards? I hope you did!
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2007 02:16:32 PM »

Thats really cool, the ribbon at the top is also a very nice accent
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