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« on: September 16, 2008 06:05:46 PM »

A few weeks ago, my favourite pub had its 10th birthday. We dedicated bar-flies were specially invited, and the dress code was "Strictly formal - no excuses". So, what's a girl to do but whip up a massive frock? I did a few sketches, came up with an idea that I liked, and went fabric shopping... and was unable to find ANY of the fabrics I had in mind. Poo. So compromises were made. I got the red tulle that I wanted for the petticoat, ended up settling for black poplin for the skirt (lighter than I wanted - I couldn't even find drill!), and found this delish Japanese cherry blossom for the bodice. At that price and fabric width, it would have cost me $80 to do the skirt in this fabric as well, but I decided I liked the two-piece look of the outfit. Onwards to images!


This was taken after we got home (I wanted to make sure I had some good dress pics - pity it's blurry...). Whole outfit, including freshly painted red stilettos!

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Have some petticoat! The pic's blurry because other people don't understand the concept of pre-focus. Thanks to Chris for being my drunk prop.


Closer pic of the bodice fabric, and my boy (also drunk. He didn't tell me about the bottle of red wine before we left the house).


And here's one of the petticoat during construction. This was my first petti, and it was scaring the pants off me just how big it was getting! This is with one (extremely) gathered layer, and a flatter layer on top to smooth things out. Also featuring special guests Jeans, Pink Frog Socks, and Vacuum Cleaner. I ended up putting another flat layer on top.

Let me know what you think - I got a lot of compliments that night, but I don't think I'll wear the petticoat again in a hurry! I didn't fit in the taxi, under the table, in the toilet cubicle...  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008 06:08:49 PM »

Oh my, is that cute or what?? Cheesy  You look perfect in it!
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008 06:12:55 PM »

Toilet cubicle!  Grin
It looks like it was worth it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008 06:14:15 PM »

Wow, that is SO CUTE!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008 06:14:33 PM »

I love that!! It looks amazing Smiley
May i ask where you got the fabric for the top?
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2008 06:15:36 PM »

i wish i could make a dress like that! it is so pretty!! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2008 06:39:16 PM »

Oh, that IS a LOVELY dress!

Did you draft it yourself?  well done!
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2008 07:03:20 PM »

Thanks lovely people!

May i ask where you got the fabric for the top?

I got the fabric at Spotlight Australia. Unfortunately the only information on the fabric was " 'Cherry Blossom' - Made in Japan". It was heinously expensive (well, compared to what I usually spend), and there was one other variation - a lighter, mottled grey background, with pink flowers... Beautiful, but I wanted the red.


Did you draft it yourself?  well done!


I drafted the skirt - it started as a circle skirt, but I ended up cutting out some of the fabric so it's more of a "cone" skirt...

For the top, I made a trial version, using the princess-line bodice from some old horrible Butterick pattern. I then removed about 7 inches of ease (WTF?), and nipped & tucked until the seams followed my body better. I'm really happy with the way it turned out!
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2008 07:06:09 PM »

I love this!
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2008 07:13:57 PM »

It's really beautiful!  Awesome work!
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