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« on: February 11, 2010 03:06:24 PM »


I was asked if I could make a knock-off of this dress. Because of all the beautiful detail that I just don't think I could replicate, I immediately said no. Now I am thinking about the dress. (I've become a little obsessed with the thought of making it.) Any ideas or suggestions? The  only alteration/deviation that was requested was possibly a more "straight" neckline. (Making the dress top a bit more modest. I'm thinking a scoop neck, as long as the scoop is not too low would be fine, too.) Ideas for making this dress?
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010 03:11:34 PM »

The details remind me of what you would find on an Indian Wedding dress. 

Maybe you could find some ideas looking in that direction.  At least for fabric choices and bling.
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010 08:30:00 AM »

Hmm, this is how I would approach it, but it may be kinda haphazard:

I would take a basic silhouette short dress pattern with the same bust seam (going over the bust and to the armpit area) and the desired neckline.  Make a muslin mock-up and, if you want the lines on the bodice to be separate pieces of fabric sewn together at the silver lines, cut those into strips and make the secondary pattern for the bust area from that.  If not, I don't think you would need the muslin mock-up, just make the basic dress and hand-sew the silver detail on it.

What I shall refer to as the skirt herein is starting just under the bust area, at that belt-thing.  I would make each droplet-part of the skirt a separate piece (with the lower layer in separate, longer pieces, too, though in the picture it looks like the lower layer of the skirt droplets is actually attached to the dress at the hip.) and sew them together before adding the silvery stuff--also something I would hand-sew.  Then attach the skirt to the belt-y part and attach it all at once to your basic dress from above.

Maybe use a serger or hand-sew the bottom edge of the skirt droplets, or just play around.

Anyway you decide to do it, post when it's done.  I would love to see the finished piece!
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