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mystico_tala
« on: December 21, 2009 07:26:13 PM »

I won't even bother trying to come up with a clever title.  I'm terrible at those.  Anyway, I haven't posted in ages, but thought I would put this dress up that I just finished last week.  I like making holiday dresses whenever I have a play or ballet or something to go to in December.  This year was Wicked!  The day before the snow storm hit.  What luck Smiley  Excuse the pics, it was the end of the night and I had just taken off my hat Tongue

 

It is hard to tell from the pictures, but the red was a gorgeous patterned velvet that I just loved.  The top is made out of a cream coloured silk.  The design and pattern was all my own!  It came out looking somewhat Edwardian, though, seeing as how it came out exactly as I planned, I probably should have seen it before Tongue  I love the way it turned out though!  The bottom is the light velvet with a godet in the back that you can't see very well in the pics, but it gives it a little mini-trane.  The top is 100% Silk (maybe dupioni?  It was somewhat stiff and textured) and has some fabulous buttons on the sleeves, purely for decoration.  The middle band was just some slightly sparkly sheer fabric from Joann's, tacked up to give it a random scrunchy/ruched look.

Anyway, I very rarely make my own designs and patterns, I usually just frankenstein them, so I'm really happy with how it turned out Smiley  And fits wonderfully, definitely a plus with making your own patterns!

Enjoy!  Happy Holidays everyone!

~Nikki
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009 08:18:24 PM »

  Beautiful job, you will definitely be proud to wear this dress! And it fits perfectly! Not to mention, you have the great figure to carry it off...
Merry Christmas!
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009 05:54:07 PM »

Thanks Smiley
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merlina
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2009 05:55:20 PM »

That's a beautiful dress! Just perfect for the holidays, and you look fabulous in it. Is it all one piece?
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2009 07:40:53 PM »

That is gorgeous!
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