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« on: July 12, 2009 03:50:00 PM »

I am making a dress, a wedding dress and yes it is purple. Anyway it looks like I didn't take a picture of just the dress, but here is my drawing...It is a basic princess line dress.


Then I started to become worried that it was too simple, the wedding is informal and outside, but maybe a little more "fancy". So I wanted to add a cowl neck drape thing. After lots of work here is what I came up with. I like it but what do you think?



I was also thinking about the drape falling off the back shoulders sort of like this



Or do I lower the back of the dress and have it drape down the back?

The other think I was thinking of to make it more...something was to add godets to the skirt. Or do I just need to leave it alone and let it be?


Thanks! New photos below
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009 04:43:08 PM »

i like it, i would sleep on it and look at it fresh the next day, your brain will be working on it as you sleep and you will probably know instantly when you wake what you should do (or not do!)
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009 06:23:27 PM »

You should make it longer! Like this:

I love purple and I think it looks gah-geous.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009 06:39:20 PM »

That is really great. I love it. Yeah, I cut the piece longer now that I am really trying to do it. But it is not that wide. It is nice to see what the back could look like. I got the fabric for the dress 6?8? months ago and recently was trying to find a chiffon to go with it. I ordered swatches and nothing was right. Being a little crazy we went up to Portland to look at the big fabric stores. I took the guy and he found the fabric. Earlier we bought shirts and ties (I love matching shirts and ties) then we were matching fabric (he is really good at matching fabric).
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009 08:55:21 PM »

You should make it longer!

LOVE this idea. The back of a wedding dress is very important -- it's all your guests will see during most of the ceremony.

Purple is good. Start off marriage by making it clear who the royalty is around here. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2009 09:38:52 PM »

Singing Llamas said exactly what I thought when I saw the first photo. I expected the drape to drop waaaaay down the back, like those lurvely vintage dresses. I do like your second idea, though, to lower the back and sew the drape framing your back.
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009 09:16:34 AM »

I really love Singingllamas dress image too.  I think your royal purple fabric is beautiful and this extended draping down the back will be dazzling!! I don't think you need the godets on the skirt.
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009 05:33:17 PM »

I am coming to the end...almost! I have finished the neck and armscye edges. I just have to tack the pleats as I want them and decide if I am doing godets or not. Right now I am thinking not. The guy had a good suggestion though, so I will wait (until I can get the fabric back from my mom). Of using the yellow from the under layer for more godet pop. Oh boy am I glad that he wasn't serious about not seeing the dress. That never would have worked!

I know that this would really look better on a person.

Style one back                                                                     Style two back

And a picture with one godet sewn in, but again what does that show, it hides most of the time.


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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009 08:46:38 PM »

Eek, I kinda like both! I'm partial to option one, though. That purple godet is nice and subtle Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009 07:51:59 AM »

Yes, the extended drape looks good!  I like draping option 1 the best.
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