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clairebjamin
« on: June 24, 2010 04:23:03 PM »

Hi!
My friend is going to an event at a certain well-known mansion and has asked me to help her make a dress that looks like this one:



Anyone know of a pattern that could be adjusted to recreate this?  Also, what fabrics would you recommend using?  I would say that my sewing skills are intermediate- have made clothing before, but nothing for a fancy event... so I'm nervous and would like to help her look as nice as possible!  I'm not sure if the original dress is 2 piece or 1 (we will probably make it a 2 piece) and I am not actually sure what designer/store it is from. 

(Sorry if this is posted on the wrong board, since I don't have a completed project I wasn't sure if it belonged on the designer homage page)
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010 05:23:36 PM »

How bout this one, but leave out the top tier?

http://www.simplicity.com/p-1643-misses-special-occasion-dresses.aspx

The pic you posted looks kinda like the top is either sequined or that fabric I can't remember the name of (it's been on my mind for two days darnit!), the stuff that is VERY shiny and usually with the four-way stretch dancewear fabrics. The bottom tier looks like tulle, and probably that top part is a taffeta cuz it's kinda shiny. Hope that helps Cheesy
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clairebjamin
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010 11:08:09 PM »

That looks like it could work.  Thanks! Smiley
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Poshoeda
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010 07:45:04 PM »

The pic you posted looks kinda like the top is either sequined or that fabric I can't remember the name of (it's been on my mind for two days darnit!), the stuff that is VERY shiny and usually with the four-way stretch dancewear fabrics.

Are you thinking of lam?
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Alexus1325
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010 08:50:11 PM »

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!

Yes, lam Tongue
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A2JC4life
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010 09:04:00 AM »

Tulle can be a bear to sew.  A couple tips: put some sort of paper (like tissue paper) over it while you sew the seams, so the tulle doesn't embed itself in your machine.  (You can tear away the paper after you sew it.  That's why tissue paper works well - it tears easily afterward.)  And use a bit of a zig-zag stitch so you'll be sure to catch it solidly.
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