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Topic: Zac Posen Spring 2006 Dress Questions  (Read 2485 times)
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« on: December 08, 2005 07:51:06 AM »

I have absolutely fallen in love with this dress, minus some of the ruffles, for prom.
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for the sort of fabric used, or alternatives which would be suitable.  Also, does anyone have suggestions for similar patterns? I'm fairly okay with modifying, but making a pattern from scratch seems daunting. Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2005 09:21:17 AM »

wow!  that would be one awesome prom dress, minus a few ruffles.  Wink

I know for sure you're going to need a LOT of tulle for the poofiness at the bottom.
I'm not really sure what material to use.  I would say just go fabric shopping until you find something
that is relatively easy to work with, but has the same sheen.

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2005 04:14:20 PM »

omg I love that dress!!! Zac Posen isnt as famous as he should be! Have you checked out his accessories for 2006 .....!! I love...I have a friend who gets mega inspiration from him....

tips:[making it from scratch]
when I look at things to recreate..i try and take it apart...
if u look behind the ruffled flowers...
it kind of looks like a tubetop ATTATCHED to a detailed top..if you look at the top..it doesnt look that difficult to make..maybe get a metal ring you can get at walmart for like 29 cents....[gold rings]....

i dont know how good you are at sewing but im gonna make a little drawing so u can see what im talkin about...

here they are..if the pic comes out blurry just go to the links under the pic.

FIXED=not backwards....inside out is what i meant.


about the fabric....im not sure what the exact fabric is...maybe taffeta? when you go into a fabric store..just feel all the fabrics you like..you need something thick but not to thick....something soft but not to soft cause you dont want it to be flimsy...

btw:the middle section attatches under the top after you make it...so it really starts under your boobs..
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2005 05:32:04 PM »

Looks like taffeta.  check out this pattern from vogue
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2005 05:36:26 PM »

You can combine the top portion of the former dress with this skirt.  make sure you get matching sizes and with small alterations, could work.  In order to increase the bottom, make the bottom portion wider (it's probabcly shaped like a circle) and add or make a fluffy petticoat out of tulle or something in order to create all that volume.

« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2005 05:38:05 PM »

It seems very basic if you look past the ruffles.  It looks like a strapless top with a ring in the center.  I'd probably put some elastic on the top to hold it in place.  Then make a skirt that starts at the ribs and goes to just above the knee, it will flare out towards the bottom.  Connect the top and the skirt with a strip of fabric going sideways.  Finally at the bottom of the skirt make a circle skirt for the flare and add lots of netting to give it the puffy look.  I've done my best to draw out the shapes.  As for material try something that gives you a lot of wrinkles it will give you the look and add bulk.

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