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Topic: Egyptian/grecian inspired evening gown w/ ton of photos :)  (Read 9310 times)
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QueenbyQuinn
« on: May 01, 2005 01:57:29 PM »

Hey everyone, I finally fiinshed my prom dress!!! I AM IN LOVE WITH IT. I was going for a whole egyptian goddess feel to the dress and with my hair more of a grecian thing.

Take a look at the photos and tell me what you think. Read my deescription too! Thanks Smiley

Here is my journey of making this dress lol. I documented everything with photos!!
http://www.queenbyquinn.com/creations_files/lacedress2.jpg
This first sparked my idea for my dress. I pretty much completely altered it though! This was found on a vintage dress website.
http://www.queenbyquinn.com/creations_files/inspire3.jpg
Here is an elementary sketch of my dress made in anatomy class!
http://www.queenbyquinn.com/creations_files/inspire1.jpg
This is a shirt that is my lover! I loved it so I decided to make a similar top to my dress. It has flutter sleeves on one side, then hangy fabric on the other.
http://www.queenbyquinn.com/creations_files/pattern.jpg
I had a lesson on how to make patterns so for the first time, I made my own pattern, completely custom to my body! I felt like a real designer Smiley
Here's my dress...
http://www.queenbyquinn.com/creations_files/promtest1.jpg
Haha, just kidding! I made a test dress (like 4 test tops) so perfect the fit!
http://www.queenbyquinn.com/creations_files/promtest3.jpg
Now this took forever. I still altered it a bit after these photos.

Drumrolllll(finally)....
My dress!! I am so proud of it! Don't you guys feel so great when you finish some huge project?   I started sewing like 11 months ago so I was just surprised I could figure this all out!
http://www.queenbyquinn.com/creations_files/fulllength.jpg
It's so flowy, there is a train in the back...and a tapering layer on the back too. Sorry didn't get a photo of it but check out the test dress photo. has wonderful sheer gold striped fabric with flowy black underneath!
edit! here is the back on a hanger
http://www.queenbyquinn.com/creations_files/back.jpg
http://www.queenbyquinn.com/creations_files/overshoulder.jpg
Hair and style and friends!
http://www.queenbyquinn.com/creations_files/andquinn2.jpg
close up

so yesterday was CRAZY leading up to the prom.  i got up at 9, went from about 9:30-7 worknig on my dress.  i have some mess ups and yes, it was ridiculous how long it took.  then at about  6:30, i went to zip up my zipper and it wouldn't go all the way! i guess it was sewed a little too close in, plus the fabric is hard to work with so it wasn't laying correctly.  my mom definitely was SEWING ME INTO the dress when my date came at 7! i didn't hem the dress at all, i randomly cut a piece of fabric for the hangy thing, the flutters weren't as open as i wanted, but it still looked great!! i don't think anyone could tell. could you looking at the pictures? i think only the person who made it would notice!

i felt so great in my "look"/outfit.  i took an inspiration from phantom of the opera and used gold ribbon in my hair for the grecian look!!!!! i actually didn't get a good look at myself before i went but when i went in the bathroom at prom i was like WOAH, this is perfect!! and it was SO different than anyone elses looks.

okay phew. would love comments! there's my journey of the prom dress.

Yay, thanks for reading!
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2005 02:06:32 PM »

OMG that is gorgeous!!  Shocked  I admire your patience in making so many alterations before even starting on the finished fabric!! You look amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2005 02:15:13 PM »

JUST LOVELY!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2005 02:16:47 PM »

That is an amazing dress!  You did a fabulous job and it fits you perfectly, I don't believe a professional seamstress could have done a better job.  Great choice of fabric as well.  It is probably the most original prom dress that I have ever seen.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2005 02:19:21 PM »

It's beautiful!  No, you can't see any of the "imperfections" that you mentioned.  How many dresses have you made?
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2005 02:21:46 PM »

that's incredible!  especially since you've only been sewing for eleven months =)  it looks great on you! =D
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2005 02:22:51 PM »

aww thanks you all!

princess sara- this is my first evening gown! i have never made something to this high caliber with the pattern and test dress before!

serac- oohh, i was going for something completely different. thanks for your compliment!

skn- Smiley

cccaryyy-!@! thanks

squirrellypoo-i can't believe my patience either, i did spread working on it out a bit though.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2005 02:28:22 PM »

OK, here's something you're gonna find totally weird. . .  but I really like the funky-colored prototype!  I love the red, yellow, blue, and interplay of patterns!  Smiley  Of course, the real one is pretty too, but I just love the prototype!  Kudos on making 2 lovely dresses!  Don't you love having something totally different than everyone else's?
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2005 02:29:46 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous! I admire your patience on such a complicated process, and especially on drawing out the pattern.
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2005 04:30:18 PM »

that is so unique & beautiful!  you did an amazing job.
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