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Topic: The reason I am never hand sewing again, thank you prom dress!  (Read 6025 times)
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« on: April 21, 2010 03:19:44 PM »

Ok, so this took me about three weeks to complete. It was waaaaay too labor intensive, but i finished it! I'll show you the pictures then you can read all my hard work I put into it.

That's the front, obviously. All of those gathers are hand tacked down [hence my hate of handsewing] Also, it is weaved, the back is better, but the front is also weaved.

There you can see the pretty lining fabric i used, cause the hem wasn't even haha oh well.
Thats the best picture I can find of the back, but it's weaved and twisted and wonderful. I am quite proud of it. Basically I took six strips of chiffony fabric and roll hemmed both sides [which was 42 YARDS, no joke] and then draped it into a weave on madeline, my duck tape dress form, and then hand sewed it all down. Then I sewed in these triangular panels into the skirt to make it larger and this weird gathery thing happened in the skirt, but I liked it so i was pleased. Then I roll hemmed the bottom with was a lot more yards. I took a while. Also, all the seams are French Seams. Which I learned, I kinda like. Overall, I wish the front was tacked down more so you could actually tell I have a body under there instead of just flowing off of it, but I still liked it =] There are also front pickups in it so I wouldn't trip on it at the dance, but I can't seem to find a picture, I'll post one if I find it though.

Also, just for kicks, this is what happens when you go to Cub at five in the morning for ice cream after prom
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010 03:22:26 PM »

So pretty, and amazing. Thought it was a wedding dress.

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010 03:30:40 PM »

It is so ethereal and beautiful looking!

« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010 04:56:21 PM »

Lovely! Great job. The weaving in the back is done wonderfully.

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010 05:08:41 PM »

It is so beautifully feminine! And the dedication to do all that hand sewing!

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010 05:13:56 PM »

You did a really lovely job!  You look great and the best bit is you didn't have to worry about some other girl showing up in the same dress!  Fantastic! Hitting this Rocks!

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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010 05:34:37 PM »

This is gorgeous!  It's almost like you stepped out of a fantasy novel and into real life.  Smiley  Also, in a couple of those pictures you look almost dead-on like Claire from Lost.  I about flipped when the pictures loaded.  XD
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010 01:38:31 AM »

Gorgeous!  I love the color and all that weaving is Beautiful.


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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2010 02:20:42 AM »

I can't believe you hand sewed that. I am amazed.
the dress looks unbelievably beautiful.

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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2010 03:09:11 AM »

This is really amazing. It's so ethereal, just something not of this world! Wonderful job! (I love the color!)

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