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« on: March 26, 2008 12:36:46 PM »

So In all my school stress I said I'd make my kid sisters lancier dress - or what is equivalent to a prom dress. Here in Denmark it's custom to dance lancier when finishing high school and it's on this occasion everybody dresses up in beautiful dresses and suites.

It's made in a light spring green woven with gold, giving the shining effect (which made all the difference). The tulle is salmon coloured bridal tulle in two layers, making it only light red. The zipper is hidden in the seam on the back. I sew a small jewelery chain on the front to support the dress a bit (mostly for her to feel safe dancing around): lancier involves a lot a twirling!
She found a shawl and made the bows on the shoes herself. The original pattern was a McCall pattern which I don't have anymore and unfortunately I can't find a link to the pattern either - sorry! But anyway, we changed many small things. Most important we fitted it so the dress didn't need boning.

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Pics from dancing lancier:




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I'm pretty happy with the result and she turned into a little space hopper. But what do you guys think? Comments appreciated!

~pseudopix
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008 12:44:14 PM »

that is gorgeous!! she looks so pretty in that color--and she stands  out, but in a good way! nice job!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008 12:55:46 PM »

really  cute dress and i love that color
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008 12:56:41 PM »

Oh, I love the dress, the color is beautiful. I am originally from Czech republic and we have the same "dance" going on and I must say I was shoeless by the end of the night too  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008 01:00:02 PM »

How pretty! It goes well with her eyes. I like the shoes too, but judging by the barefoot pics, Im guessing her feet did not!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2008 01:08:23 PM »

wow, a home-made dress that is way nicer than her peer's!!!   Grin  This is gorgeous, what a wonderful big sister to have!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2008 01:32:38 PM »

It fits her very well. You're a very nice sister!
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2008 01:45:17 PM »

i've used that pattern before - though i can't remember what it's called, either.  i did use boning, though.

i love the colors of this!  the greenyness and salmon go together really well.  gorgeous.
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008 03:11:08 PM »

Whoa... that's gorgeous! Your sister looks lovely in it, very well done!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2008 04:45:58 PM »

That is just gorgeous!! The color is beautiful and you did a fantastic job.
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2008 05:52:33 PM »

Beautiful!  I love the fabric!  And it looks like it fits her perfectly Smiley  So nice of you to make it for her too!
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2008 06:49:00 PM »

That is the cutest dress I have ever seen. I love it. You are a nice sister to make that for her!
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2008 07:17:52 PM »

This is absolutely beautiful!  I didn't partake in my school's end-of-year dance, but I think that if I had an amazing dress like this one, I would have gone for sure!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2008 07:41:53 PM »

Kjolen ser flot ud! Jeg kan bedste lide farvet og at det glitrer. Du er en meget dejlig stor-sster!
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2008 07:45:52 PM »

Kjolen ser flot ud! Jeg kan bedste lide farvet og at det glitrer. Du er en meget dejlig stor-sster!

What does that say??  Huh I can't read what ever language that is in!
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2008 08:07:07 PM »

wow that's gorgeous! love the fit and the color.
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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2008 08:19:27 PM »

Wow! Sikke en paen kjole! Gid jeg havde saadan en flink store-soester!
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2008 02:06:51 AM »

For the uninitiated; all of the strange language is Danish, and the posters basically say that the dress is nice and that psedopix is a nice big sister.

And I agree, the dress is really nice. And I sympathise with your sisters sore feet - dancing les lancier is fun but grueling in new shoes :-)

Pseudopix, I have to ask: Did you make the dress for this year or was it a couple of years back - one of the girls in the group photo looks suspiciously like my cousin? And I noted in your profile that you're from the same town as she is.
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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2008 09:35:45 AM »

Rough translations of the danish parts:
capnhonololu: The dress looks great! What I like the most is the colour and that is glitters. You are a very nice sister! Smiley
Ninja_poo: Wow! what a nice dress! I'd wish I had such a nice sister!

Pseudopix, I have to ask: Did you make the dress for this year or was it a couple of years back - one of the girls in the group photo looks suspiciously like my cousin? And I noted in your profile that you're from the same town as she is.

The picture was taken three weeks ago or so. So no, it's probably not your cousin Wink

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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2008 11:17:09 AM »

great job!  the color is beautiful Smiley  and I love the bows on the shoes.  Now they match the dress, but not in an overpowering way  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2008 12:18:07 PM »

How beautiful! I'm sure she was the best-dressed girl there!

My favorite part is how the blue fabric has the soft gold shimmer that matches the shoes!
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2008 12:55:15 PM »

this dress looks great...the color is so beautiful and the understated pink taffeta is a great touch.  she looks beautiful in it with her hair and skin color!
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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2008 02:20:23 PM »

That is an absolutely gorgeous color! And I enjoy dresses with tulle peeking out the bottom.  It's a great piece.
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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2008 02:32:43 PM »

beauteous!!  the fabric is really awesome, you look like a mermaid!!
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« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2008 04:11:39 PM »

That fabric is gorgeous! It's a beautiful dress!

I am turning into such a fabric junkie. Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2008 05:04:16 PM »

gorgeous! I would have never realized it wasn't bought from a store.
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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2008 05:25:28 PM »

Rough translations of the danish parts:
capnhonololu: The dress looks great! What I like the most is the colour and that is glitters. You are a very nice sister! Smiley
Ninja_poo: Wow! what a nice dress! I'd wish I had such a nice sister!

Pseudopix, I have to ask: Did you make the dress for this year or was it a couple of years back - one of the girls in the group photo looks suspiciously like my cousin? And I noted in your profile that you're from the same town as she is.

The picture was taken three weeks ago or so. So no, it's probably not your cousin Wink

~pseudpix

ok that makes more sense!!  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2008 05:30:03 PM »

Ohhh, that's so pretty and mermaid-y! I love her shoes, too---they go perfectly with the dress.
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« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2008 07:16:52 PM »

I just wanted to say that dress is absolutely gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2008 08:59:07 AM »

WAH! I LOVE IT! reallyreally! i love the color, and the fabric! she looks like a mermaid! or a fairy! stunning. love. etc. Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2008 01:03:59 PM »

Beautiful dress. I like the colors and the use of tulle especially. It makes the dress stand out of the crowd - but in a positive way. You did a great job Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2008 08:52:20 PM »

Gorgeous!! Cute shoes, too Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2008 09:26:20 PM »

Beautiful dress!  Great job Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2008 05:36:36 AM »

Thats beautiful. You really stand out against all the other colors.
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« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2009 09:49:29 AM »

This is gorgeous! Well done Grin
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