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Topic: La Dolce Vita, or Dolce & Gabbana!  (Read 14750 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2006 08:43:19 AM »

wow, that is so pretty!

FWIW, you're not paying $3000 for the cotton--you're paying $3000 for the privilege of owning a dolce and gabbana label that doesn't even show when you wear the dress.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2006 01:41:22 PM »

*covet*
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2006 09:49:15 PM »

wow, thats beautiful.
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2006 01:05:42 AM »

so pretty

plz a tutorial Wink

Thanks!

I don't know if it is worthy of a tut! To be honest, I draped it on myself (yes, I am *that* double jointed  Tongue) for the under corset/bustier, and used a *very* fitted strapless dress I already had to smooth put the pattern. This is then boned so (possible TMI) you won't need a bra for support.

The poufed outer bodice is a simple tube which is micro pleated to the waist and above bust measurement. The skirt is the same, only I curved the seams at the side,with back darts, so it doesn't make me look, well, poufy! The Dolce & Gabbana dress has a pretty flat waist.

The skirt is lined in a very fine egyptian cotton, and the back of the overskirt has about a 1" gap for walking. I make a 8 or so inche plain panel for the tiered hem lace, and sewed it all on this panel, attaching it at the top (short lace) The cotton lace/eyelet, satin ribbon and linen body was all purchased in various markets in London and Paris (I live in the former, so it is not as posh as it sounds  Tongue). The uber thin bra straps were bought at a haberdasher's in London (Uber thin is very important!). The bottom tier of widest lace is over 90 years old! and it was only 10 euro for 5 meters.  Shocked

The ribbon is wholly detacable- I can make it peach, pink, or acid green. Scratch acid green.  Grin

Just ask if you want to know anything else.

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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2006 01:08:55 AM »

wow, that is so pretty!

FWIW, you're not paying $3000 for the cotton--you're paying $3000 for the privilege of owning a dolce and gabbana label that doesn't even show when you wear the dress.  Smiley

SO true!

I wore it shopping the other day, and everyone thought I was rich!  Cheesy  Little do they know, It cost me less than a dress from H&M!  Wink Ahh, I love sewing.

Thank you everyone!
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2006 11:12:06 AM »

I love it.. Great job!!
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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2006 12:50:48 PM »

gorgeous!! i too like the knee-length better than the original, you can't wear floor length dresses all that many places!!! extremely nice job!!!
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2006 08:00:57 PM »

yeowza. such sultry, summery goodness.
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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2006 07:24:18 AM »

wow WOW wow wow!! (this is great)
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2006 11:17:20 AM »

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This dress is most likely $3000+, by Dolce & Gabanna, but I LOVE it. Now, it a great design, but $3000 for some cotton? (raises eyebrow)

Well, thanks to a friend, I checked out this month's UK  Instyle (which has this dress in it), and I was dead wrong. It's not $3000, it's $9000!!

Insane!!  Shocked I love Dolce, but the quality is lackluster, and def. not $9000 worth.
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