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Topic: Vintage inspired halter dress, very Rock'n'Roll  (Read 9604 times)
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« on: May 09, 2010 02:00:06 PM »

Hi everyone, I am very exited to share this dress with you. My friend Helen needed a dress to wear to a function and asked me to help her out. She wanted a vintage-y polka dot halter dress with a full circle skirt. Of course I am always happy to help when it come to making clothes and went for the challenge. I didn't have a pattern for it so I frankesteined a few bits of one pattern, drafted the halter and the skirt and put it all together. I also made a petticoat for her. Fortunately I had a cut off from an old wedding dress petticoat to use. It's handy to be working in a bridal shop because I get my hands on these things sometimes before they end up in the bin. It saved a lot of cutting out net and tulle and gathering.
Anyway, she came around for a final fitting tonight and absolutely love it. I am just so happy I got to make her exactly what she wanted. As a thank you she let me take some pictures for my blog and craftster.
Please let me know what you think.
Thanks for your time.

Doesn't she look stunning?
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010 02:07:24 PM »

The dress is beautiful, she is beautiful, the shoes are even beautiful! (and I don't say that about shoes very often)

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010 02:23:41 PM »

Too darn cute!!  Looks wonderful. Smiley


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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010 03:01:08 PM »

That dress is so pretty.

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2010 03:41:55 PM »

I love this dress!!! It's gorgeous!!!  And yes, your friend does look stunning in it

« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2010 03:46:08 PM »

This puts a huge smile on my face. Grin I agree with funkyporkeverything is beautiful. 

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010 03:48:21 PM »

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I will sleep sweet and sound tonight feeling accomplished.

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2010 06:46:50 PM »

i LOVE that bodice
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2010 08:17:02 PM »

it turned out great and looks great on you, definitely rockabilly!

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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2010 11:54:16 PM »

Wow, amazing job. I especially love the mix of the different polka dots. Great idea  Cheesy

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