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« on: March 06, 2011 06:22:03 AM »

My last year of high school is almost over! And that, of course, means that prom is coming up. It's not until the end of April but I want to start now because I can be a huge bum.
This is the dress that I really want to make:
http://www.eleonorabonucci.com/women/clothing/dress/vestito-carmina-multicolor-.html

I need help knowing how to start though! What should the silhouette of the dress be? Should I use circles of fabric or sequins (or both)? How should I attach them to the dress?

Any help would be appreciated!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011 11:02:56 AM »

it says it's made from plastic and fabric sequins, so I'd be gathering pretty materials now - I would assume it's sort of a random scattering of both throughout. As for the sillouette, just a simple sheath dress of muslin, maybe? With darts to fit in front and back
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011 02:23:17 PM »

The underdress looks like a simple sheath like Myrdda said, made out of speckled multi-colored chiffon (or similar). It might not even have darts since it's not all that fitted. You can see the fabric pattern of the underdress through the fabric circles and near the bottom. A combo of fabric and plastic like the original would work, or just fabric. It looks like the metallic ones are the plastic. You'll have to figure out a way to keep the fabric circles from fraying... there's things like fray check but I wouldn't want to be going around that many circles with it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011 07:33:08 PM »

thank you so much! I definitely agree, it looks like a sheath dress. I think I'm going to use sequins, and then try to find pre-cut circles of fabric to vary the texture. (I don't think I could cut out that many circles by hand and have it look good)
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011 04:46:57 PM »

the round plastic things are called paillettes
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