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AlenaSelene
« on: June 20, 2013 12:29:37 PM »

My inspiration was this faux wrap dress, originally nearly $2K it's on sale now for just $850.50!
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Oscar-de-la-Renta-V-Neck-Faux-Wrap-Dress/prod153380093_cat43810733__/?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FitemId%253Dcat43810733%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D450%2526Ns%253DMAX_RETAIL_PRICE%257C1%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod151730021&cmCat=product

I used Vogue 8784, View B, without a collar or sleeves. I posted a review of the pattern itself in Pattern Reviews


The obvious difference is fabric. Oscars is a satiny modern tulip print. Mine is cotton bark cloth, in a traditional Hawaiian print.

Another difference is that the description of the designer dress says "faux wrap", and this dress really is a wrap. The pattern calls for lots of tucks at the tummy area. I wish I would have drafted all the tucks out of the lining, and maybe even out of the hidden under layer. I haven't seen this dress in person, but I'll bet it's made without the excess tucks.
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013 11:24:52 AM »

I think your version is prettier.  Smiley
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