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Topic: From the Royal Couturier to Her Majesty the Queen of Messy Rooms  (Read 3036 times)
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« on: December 31, 2010 06:02:18 PM »

A Christmas gift for my daughter.  I try to make the girls something special every year, because what's the point of all the crafting and sewing if not to make my family smile? 

The silver fabric had been stashed in a box for about seven years, from which I had intended to make a dress for myself.  Finally I decided I was never going to make that dress, and even if I did I'd never wear it, so I made something for my oldest daughter instead.  Of course she wears it all the time, and calls it her 'prancing' dress Cheesy

The skirt is silver charmeuse with a split overskirt of silver... well, I have no idea what it is, but it's all synthetic.  I added a few beads here and there to the front edges of the overskirt.  The bodice is white satin with rows of gathered silver stuff.  Rather than hemming, which would have been a bit bulky for the bodice, I singed the edges of the ruffles.  The neckline is bound with silver ribbon.  The puffed sleeves are white satin, bound in silver ribbon, with pearl trim.  The oversleeves are the silver stuff with a single pinched pleat.  The dress closes with seven pearly-white buttons at the back.  All the beading, etc. is done by hand, which is why it's so messy!


I make so many clothes for her that I didn't need to use a pattern, but I did match up measurements with one of her existing dresses just to make sure everything would fit. 


Blog of fairy tale pretties:  http://summerfaire.com/
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010 06:22:28 PM »

Wow, that's just gorgeous. She could easily wear that to somewhere fancy. You did an amazing job, Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010 06:36:32 PM »

My gosh, that is gorgeous! Her hair looks all princess-y too!

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010 11:39:20 PM »

This is fantastic, like straight out of as movie! 'This rocks!'
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011 02:21:09 AM »

Breathtaking! She must be one happy little princess.
And nice use of the fabric texture.

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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011 09:41:38 AM »

Lucky girl! Great job on the dress. Your daughter is lovely.

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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011 10:12:29 AM »

the dress look gorgeous, i would love to make one for myself
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011 05:45:30 PM »

What a stunning dress! I love the name she chose for it too awww Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2011 06:01:36 AM »

seeing this kind of awesome play clothes make me wanna learn to sew so that by the time i have kids ill be a semi-pro and i can make them the envy of all the play dates.  lol  fabulous!

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2011 11:00:51 PM »

Wow. everything is so beautiful, especially the beading. And i love your title, and the name of the dress  Smiley
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