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« on: March 26, 2008 12:36:46 PM »

So In all my school stress I said I'd make my kid sisters lancier dress - or what is equivalent to a prom dress. Here in Denmark it's custom to dance lancier when finishing high school and it's on this occasion everybody dresses up in beautiful dresses and suites.

It's made in a light spring green woven with gold, giving the shining effect (which made all the difference). The tulle is salmon coloured bridal tulle in two layers, making it only light red. The zipper is hidden in the seam on the back. I sew a small jewelery chain on the front to support the dress a bit (mostly for her to feel safe dancing around): lancier involves a lot a twirling!
She found a shawl and made the bows on the shoes herself. The original pattern was a McCall pattern which I don't have anymore and unfortunately I can't find a link to the pattern either - sorry! But anyway, we changed many small things. Most important we fitted it so the dress didn't need boning.

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I'm pretty happy with the result and she turned into a little space hopper. But what do you guys think? Comments appreciated!


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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008 12:44:14 PM »

that is gorgeous!! she looks so pretty in that color--and she stands  out, but in a good way! nice job!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008 12:55:46 PM »

really  cute dress and i love that color
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008 12:56:41 PM »

Oh, I love the dress, the color is beautiful. I am originally from Czech republic and we have the same "dance" going on and I must say I was shoeless by the end of the night too  Grin
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008 01:00:02 PM »

How pretty! It goes well with her eyes. I like the shoes too, but judging by the barefoot pics, Im guessing her feet did not!  Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2008 01:08:23 PM »

wow, a home-made dress that is way nicer than her peer's!!!   Grin  This is gorgeous, what a wonderful big sister to have!!!!

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2008 01:32:38 PM »

It fits her very well. You're a very nice sister!

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2008 01:45:17 PM »

i've used that pattern before - though i can't remember what it's called, either.  i did use boning, though.

i love the colors of this!  the greenyness and salmon go together really well.  gorgeous.

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008 03:11:08 PM »

Whoa... that's gorgeous! Your sister looks lovely in it, very well done!  Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2008 04:45:58 PM »

That is just gorgeous!! The color is beautiful and you did a fantastic job.
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