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jennyduck
« on: December 01, 2009 03:19:59 PM »

Okay, so I didn't make the whole thing, just the prettiest part!!!  Grin

I wanted a designer dress so badly, and after sadly slobbering over it for 6 months and not having nearly enough dough to get it, decided to recreate it myself... 

this is the link to THE ONE.
http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?line=d&pageSize=100&style=RD1044

So I went to Davids Bridal, bought a similarly shaped and styled base for the gown (for $300 on clearance!!!), then went to JoAnn's for some white silk and spent countless hours on my bed creating silk roses of all shapes and sizes. The DB dress had some crappy flat bow and a crystal cluster attached to the underbust, so I ripped that off (the crystal piece became the closure for my bouquet ribbon) and sewed on 3 of the handmade roses. When it came to the strap part, I thought, "wouldn't it be cool if it was removable?!?"  So in order to make that happen, I took a length of white ribbon and randomly attached the rest of my roses to it. Then I added hook and eye closures in strategic places and to my own surprise, I had actually rigged it to work!!!

In the end, I LOVE it. Everything about it. I rocked it with and without the strap, and I love how distressed the roses came out. It turned out to be perfect for me. Along with my wonderful new husband...  Wink Ya'll want to see it?  Roll Eyes

here is a link to the before gown:
http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49997265&currentIdx=1&subCategory=-49998492|-49997958|-

and here are the silk flowers just laid out in an arrangement on my bed:


after I attached the first 3:


the strap (threads still hangin' loose...haha I'm lazy):


and in ACTION!!!  Cheesy





c & c always welcome! Smiley much love...
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threehang
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009 03:56:06 PM »

absolutely gorgeous, i LOVE it
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009 04:02:54 PM »

how clever.

and it's beautiful!

have you got a shot of the whole dress? i'd love to see the complete bust/strap part in one picture
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009 04:05:24 PM »

Lovely! Such a great way to take a a simple gown and really rock it as your own.  You look gorgeous in it too!
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Elphelba
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2009 07:31:08 PM »

Wow, that's gorgeous (and a great idea). It really adds something very special to the dress and makes it look very expensive. Also, you look beautiful Smiley Congratulations!
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Alatarial
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009 11:03:09 PM »

This is beautiful! The flowers look great (and so do you), and the dress looks so much better with them!
Great job!
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E.J.
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009 11:06:55 PM »

That is beautiful, you must feel so satisfied and all for just $300! Great work Smiley Congratulations!
(I'd like to see a full shot of the front bodice and strap to)
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M Fox
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2009 11:34:45 PM »

I like the way yours turned out better than the original 'one'.  I like the v cut in the bodice.  WTG!  and congrats!
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japananne
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009 10:10:01 AM »

I agree with M Fox - I like your dress way more than the inspiration.  Well done!  It looks fab Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009 11:33:45 AM »

Gorgeous!

Your distressed silk roses look super classy and couture. What a wonderful way to add character to a relatively plain (but beautifully fitting) gown. And congratulations!
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