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Topic: Evening dress- satin and organza - with custom bodice pattern! Lots pics  (Read 2162 times)
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« on: January 21, 2008 04:09:30 AM »

Hello!!!!!!!!!! Haven't been on crafsters of aaaaaaaaaaaages!! Undecided

Here is my latest sewing project : I made myself an evening dress from scratch, as bought patterns always need this or that changing.

I wanted a dress like that:


First I made myself a model of my own bust using a tee shirt and parcel tape and made my bodice pattern from it:

Like that:


And here is the end result!



The organza layers are just wrapped around - that what if one day I want to try a different organza colour I just need to make that!
I had lots of trouble trying to sort the edges of the organza over skirt though but in the end I opted for cinging the edges with my craft soldering iron :



The flowers are not sewn on directly, just pinned into place with safety pins, so I can re-use them on another outfit or move them where ever! Grin




I also made a matching small handbag:

and barcelet:


Altogether I am really pleased because for once the bodice actually fitted me properly!! Grin Grin




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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008 04:19:41 AM »

Gorgeous!

The colors, fabric, mix of textures and the dress itself are all amazing! And you look great in it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008 04:32:34 AM »

It's awesome, the way you made your own pattern and everything...
The organza layers remind me of one of my classmates' prom dress - it was short dress with attachable long skirt, so she could use it either as evening dress or just a nice short dress (how is it called?) This is similar, you can also alter it to your liking!
And all the flowers are gorgeous.
I'd say it's much, much better than the first idea, which doesn't happen so often... Congratulations!
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008 05:07:24 AM »

That is so lovely!  Wonderful job.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008 08:30:29 AM »

u did an awesome job on this dress*
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008 10:40:25 AM »

I'm in awe of the bodice! Wow!
I love the dress and the flowers, "simple" yet so "special"
Ahem. Gorgeous!
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008 12:00:04 PM »

That turned out spectacularly. It's amazing what good shaping can do for a dress.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008 02:29:54 PM »

Very nice! I love the removeable flowers!
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