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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2007 05:57:40 PM »

Thank you for all the response! I'm so excited that there are so many ideas about this. Its beautiful, and I really hope I can make something similar.

The problem with using a cheap theatrical sequinned fabric is that the garment will end up looking cheap too - think of kids costumes!!

If you can find a place near you that sells designer fabrics, then you might get lucky with finding some decent sequinned fabric. There's a place near me that sells similar but not black unfortunately and it's about $40 a metre (but it's really, really gorgeous stuff).

Then once you have that (and a pattern of course), then you can make the dress.

Do you happen to know what fabric the base of the designer sequined fabric is? I think if its anything stretch/spandex it'll end up looking like a children's costume.. but if I can stay away from that it'll be fine and hopefully similar.

What do you think of using velvet instead of black sequins? Vinyl? Or black satin.. or just a fabric that is thick and semi-glossy? Any ideas?
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2007 07:12:32 PM »

What do you think of using velvet instead of black sequins? Vinyl? Or black satin.. or just a fabric that is thick and semi-glossy? Any ideas?

I'd say go with it.
Creative license and all that.
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2007 01:50:59 PM »

I absolutely love this dress! It's gorgeous and definately in style right now. I would also use a different fabric for the background (like what the person above said) since it might look tacky if it has too many sequins. Plus it will be difficult to find the perfect black sequin unstrechy fabric for a good price. Good Luck  Cheesy and if you end up making it- post pictures. I would love to be able to make something like this...
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2007 02:02:06 PM »

gah that dress is gorgeous.  i love proenza schouler.  good luck, and if you make it please post!!! Smiley
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2007 03:49:51 PM »

I think black velvet is a great idea.  The texture will contrast nicely with the sequins.

My random thoughts:  it looks like the fabric has at least a little stretch; it also looks like it has raglan sleeves.

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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2007 06:46:57 PM »

the black sequins look smaller/slightly diffrent than the colored ones. i bet you could find some decent silk/imitation silk all-ready sequined (sewn on sequined, not the kind where the sequins are a part of fabric, yuck) black fabric. i know i had custom made dance costumes out of entirely pre-seqined fabric. im sure if you searched around you could find a place that sells fabrics like that to dance studios and stuff.

then you could decorate it with bigger colored sequins after you stitched it together. If you do use pre-sequined stuff you might wanna line the dress to keep the sequins on the seams from scratching you up. and i used to own a top from the 80's covered in sequins and it was reeeallly heavy.

as for the pattern, it looks like a big tunic with kimono sleeves, so it would be two pattern pieces, the front and the back. and it would probably have a zipper in the back from the neck to the small of the back.

i sure it would take almost no time to sew it, even if you drafted the pattern, but the embroidery is what might kill you... ^.^' But if you use big sequins it might cut your time down.

i also really like the idea of Velvet, but if your not careful it might look kiddish

sorry about the um, novel... but yeah, please post pics when you finish! it is a gorgeous dress! i cant wait to see it!
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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2007 12:23:42 AM »

This is already on my way too long list...
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2007 08:44:24 AM »

oh gosh good luck this dress is gorgoeus
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2007 03:48:24 PM »

wow. that dress is lush.

What do you think of using velvet instead of black sequins? Vinyl? Or black satin.. or just a fabric that is thick and semi-glossy? Any ideas?

I'd say go with it.
Creative license and all that.

^^ I think that's the way to go. You could still embellish black velvet and create a similar effect.

I fell in love with this Gucci dress awhile ago...


I found some of the posh sequin fabric (not the costume stuff) but it was hideously expensive so it's on the back burner for now.

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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2007 09:57:20 AM »


i thought this was interesting, might be a starting point.


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