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Topic: (yet another) Green Atonement Dress (SO PIC HEAVY!)  (Read 23716 times)
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« on: July 25, 2010 01:22:36 PM »

Like many other ladies who have seen the movie Atonement, I fell in love with the green dress Cecilia (Keira Knightley) wore. Unfortunately, I had no prom, wedding or other formal social events planned on my calendar, so I put off making the dress. Until now! My friend is getting married in August, and I needed a dress; I needed *this* dress.
(in case you're not familiar with it, here's the dress http://www.costumersguide.com/cr_atonement.shtml)

After reading through the various posts of other crafters' creations of the dress and checking out multiple reference sites, I sewed up my interpretation of the dress. The dress in the movie was EMERALD green - I wanted something subtler, and really liked the colour-tweak of the dress in a magazine photoshoot, so I looked for a moss-green fabric in a matte material. I found this great fine jersey fabric - the fact that it doesn't wrinkle sold me on it, as I was taking a red-eye to a wedding across the country and would have no time to go out and steam and iron it. The sash is bulkier, because of the fabric choice, but the dress still drapes and flows nicely, and I think it make the dress a bit more modern. It's definitely less fragile than the fabric they were working with in the movie!

I used (the out-of-print) Vogue 7387 as a base (going with skirt B, and after checking out the tops for the dress, made my own to fit my body). I decided to go with the 'B' skirt, that has a star-burst pattern at the top, so if I wear the dress without the sash there would still be a bit of skirt pizzaz. The top was finalized after several attempts (it was tricky balance between too loose and too tight). There are two wraps/sashes (one around the waits, and a really really long one around the hips) that button to the dress and can be removed; the additional 'false-sash-looped' piece was sewn to the skirt. I also made a shawl to go with it, which I'll wear at the wedding.

My friend, with a shiny new camera, came to visit, so just decided to be silly and go take photos. And I can't model. So please excuse the weird-lipped bored-dryad-poses and just admire the dress Smiley The hip-sash should be lower in the back, so I'll make sure to wrap it lower it for the wedding (I couldn't see where it was during the shoot, and it's a little too high, should hug the rump really). The waist sash end also should tuck in a bit better, to hide its starting point (if only there were mirrors in the forest!)









I'll also be taping the top along the sides, just in case (it is a bit gappy in one photo, please excuse that, let me know if it needs to be flagged) Please also excuse my freakishly long toes :S



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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010 01:35:00 PM »

Wow!  This dress is absolutely beautiful!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010 01:46:39 PM »

Fantastically done!  And I love the colour you picked.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010 02:24:12 PM »

I love the dress and the photos!!! Great job!

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010 02:27:31 PM »

So beautiful!  I prefer the color you chose to the original.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010 02:35:37 PM »

This such an awesome rendition.  I like that instead of trying to faithfully reproduce the impossibly delicate and impractical movie version, your version is modern and clean.  It suits you perfectly.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2010 02:37:40 PM »

 Love that dress!  Gorgeous and your pictures are just stunning!  Beautiful.
I just love the way the fabric drapes and the back is sooo pretty.  Actually, you look like you belong there in the woods..like some woodland fairie. Those pictures are really stunning and show off that beautiful dress to the T..good job.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2010 03:32:19 PM »

omg, im in love. that dress is absolutely gorgeous! Grin you did an amazing job.
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2010 05:02:29 PM »

Beautiful dress
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2010 05:53:31 PM »

Gorgeous!  I like yours better than the original!
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2010 06:03:08 PM »

Stunning!!! You looks amazing in that dress.  Compared to the original yours is much better, and your pictures kick @$$!!

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2010 07:04:25 PM »

oooh I like it!! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2010 10:04:34 PM »

love it! and the backdrop couldn't fit in any better...yet its still modern and classy
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2010 03:00:50 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2010 11:57:14 AM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2010 12:25:07 PM »

This dress has been on my "to do" list forever! Very nice!
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2010 12:57:06 PM »

BEAUTIFUL DRESS! You did an amazing job and I love the color you choose.  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2010 05:17:06 AM »

I think my sentiments are best summed up by telling you what I shouted when I opened this post...

"HOLY CR@P THAT DRESS IS FANTASTIC!!!!!"  Shocked

My husband gave me the strangest look.  Hehe.  But seriously, that is one gorgeous dress, and I wish it was mine. 
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2010 05:28:07 AM »

I absolutely love the colour choice!! well done.
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2010 07:00:25 AM »

the dress is beautiful.... you did a wonderful job..... and, it looks AMAZING on you!!
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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2010 07:09:38 PM »

This is so beautiful! You did such a wonderful job and it looks soooo lovely, and it drapes on your body perfectly!
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« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2010 10:38:31 PM »

amazing dress , and awesome pics to
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« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2010 01:03:02 AM »

So pretty, and great looking pictures. the setting is beautiful.
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« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2010 01:20:56 PM »

Wow, that is too gorgeous! I don't know if I'd let you wear that to my wedding, I'm afraid you'll steal the show!!  Wink Breathtaking rendition!
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« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2010 07:11:01 PM »

The dress turned out better than the original. It is said that if your second toe is longer than your 'big toe' it is a sign of intelligence. I think you just may be smarter than you think. Great job!
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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2010 05:47:49 AM »

Really beautiful! Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2010 05:29:05 PM »

Beautiful!  This SO rocks!!
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« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2010 01:57:07 PM »

covet covet covet!

I wish my sewing skills were up to par to make something this awesome.
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« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2010 02:39:01 AM »

Wow, great job!  I loved the movie and the dress.  You made an awesome version of it and it looks wonderful on you.  Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!
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« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2010 02:23:36 PM »

What a stunning dress, it makes you look like a little woodland fairy.
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« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2010 01:28:45 PM »

This dress is absolutely gorgeous! You did a great job.
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« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2010 01:46:48 PM »

I love it!
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« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2010 09:50:24 AM »

yours is so much better than the dress from the movie!! I think the fabric works MUCH better (no strange buckling with soft flowing stretchy material) and the sash looks tons better too. fantastic job!!
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« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2010 01:02:22 PM »

This is so ridiculously awesome I can't stand it. I wish I had sewing talent! Gorgeous and gorgeous and a little more gorgeous.
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« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2010 04:18:49 AM »

Oh my word!!! This is an amazing replica. If I pay you will you make me one for my wedding? (I'm totally serious)
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« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2010 07:44:11 AM »

clever and beautiful reinterpretation of a fantastic dress (I know all craftsters coveted that dress the minute it appeared in the movie!)

pop back in and show us a pic of you in it at the wedding if you get a chance! Smiley

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« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2010 06:13:25 AM »

So amazing like it is out of a fairy tale! Beautiful!
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« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2010 04:31:27 PM »

Your dress is so beautiful, and the background makes it look so natural and earthy.
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« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2011 02:07:45 PM »

I like yours better than the original, jersey is most definitely the way to go Grin
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« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2011 12:05:08 PM »

BEAUTIFUL. I love every shade of green and the modeling was just fine. I especially love the second picture, so beautiful!
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« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2011 02:59:53 PM »

That's very pretty!
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« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2012 04:19:46 AM »

Dress and pictures are simply awesome. Fabric looks stunning and the way it is draped it is fabulous. Background in the pictures is simply speechless. 
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