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Topic: Strapless A-line Calvin Klein Little Black Peacock Dress!  (Read 4755 times)
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« on: November 30, 2010 08:35:24 AM »

Behold the Strapless A-line Calvin Klein Little Black Peacock Dress! (insert timpani here)


I bought this dress at T J Max for a bargain but have never had a place to wear it. I love the lines but think its a bit plain.


I also love peacocks.

I used blue and purple silk dupioni fat eights (all I could afford) and a zig zag stitch. This is also my first real attempt at applique. I didnt have fusible interfacing but going slow and pinning heavily seamed to work. And I think I am well on my way to mastering the zig-zag on my sewing machine (we have fought about this in the past).

Here are the pieces I cut.


I appliqued them together before applique-ing them to the dress.


Then I pinned the feathers to the dress where I wanted them and traced the rest of the feather with a pencil. Much zig-zaging Later and voila!


The dress has a lot of pleating and boning in the bodice. There are places where my machine wouldnt zig zag over to spite my pleading, but the stitches are just straight in those spots and all together I dont think it looks bad.


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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010 09:15:24 AM »

gorgeous!! nice work.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010 09:30:01 AM »

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Absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010 10:08:23 AM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2010 10:10:12 AM »

Wow! You took that dress from meh to MAGIC!
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2010 10:14:35 AM »

The peacock additions are beautiful! I really like how the zigzag stitches bring it all together.
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2010 01:04:09 PM »

Wow! Just beautiful. I love the stitching you used for the feathers; really a great addition to the dress!
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2010 04:07:41 PM »

wow, that's seriously so cool! I love peacock feathers,too.
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craftytwin
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2010 04:33:12 PM »

That looks really good.  I love it.
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2010 10:15:59 PM »

Wow, wow, wow! Awesofantastical job!
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