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Topic: Flared sleeved, Scalloped hemmed, 70s inspired frock! "Making of" video included  (Read 19831 times)
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« on: January 10, 2010 04:51:44 AM »



I had a load of this toasty coloured crochet fabric lying around and envisioned them as wings at first. Then it kind of evolved into a dress. I was inspired by Chloe, Lover, the 70s and Anita Pallenberg. It's an a-line tent shaped frock with a scalloped hem, fitted bust darts, flared crochet-lace sleeves and a kind of key-hole back. It took several hours spread across 4 days to complete. Unfortunately I mismeasured the length of the dress so as you can tell, it's a little bit short! I think I'll wear leggings underneath it or maybe flared jeans if I can op-shop a pair.

here's a link to a "making of" video i shot while i was ... well, making the dress haha

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Her810ml8lo

I followed this tutorial by Vain&Vapid on how to sew scallopped hems, it was my first time and I'm so glad they turned out half-decent!

http://vainandvapid.blogspot.com/2008/10/scalloped-edge-tutorial.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010 05:07:51 AM »

wow that's absolutely beautiful  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010 05:25:54 AM »

Really pretty. that would look awesome with tights.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010 05:32:42 AM »

Great dress - and thanks for the link to the scallopped hem tutorial.  It makes it look simple enough for even me to try !!

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010 06:39:44 AM »

That is gorgeous!  I think it will look great with flare leg jeans.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010 06:48:37 AM »

that's really cool, and i especially love the flowers in your hair!
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010 08:58:57 AM »

Stunning! I think it would look awesome paired with some really pale gold leggings. I love the sleeves and I'm going to have to take a look at the scalloped edgings.
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010 09:22:49 AM »

i love this so so much. the video rocks too by the way Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010 12:09:38 PM »

i just watched the video, it's lovely  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2010 01:51:43 PM »

Very cute! Nice job.
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