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« on: March 10, 2011 01:08:05 AM »

This is the dress I made for my year 12 ball (the Australian version of prom). Technically it's the second, I began with making a floor length dark blue one, which I basically stuffed up but no longer liked enough to fix. So I made this in 2 and a half weeks

I'm pretty happy with it, there is a huge raw edge at the join of the skirt and the bodice, due to the large number of layers (something like 9, plus the folds in the bodice). It's made of chiffon and a cotton/spandex blend (i think).
I also didn't hem it, namely because I knew it wouldn't look any good. So I used a product called fray-stoppa, which did a good enough job. I was a bit worried about the effects of dancing and thus a lot of sweating, but it held up very well Smiley
From the back (my friend can lace a lot better then I can Tongue)

And the detail of the invisible zip and ribbon. I'm surprised at how easy it is to put in an invisible zip, but I can never get it straight!

Plus a picture of the night Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011 05:56:37 AM »

You looked beautiful in it! I love the back of the dress!

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011 09:10:17 PM »

Very nice!  I'd love to see how that fantastic back looks while it's on you.  Plus, I love your hair in that photo!

« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011 12:41:01 PM »

it's sooo cute, great job
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011 03:01:55 AM »

I do actually have a photo of the back, but it was taken while i was dancing and had been for a while, so definitely not at its best Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011 09:11:26 AM »

Oh wow! I love it and you look so Cute!!!

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