Sunday, 22 May 2011

5/2011 Prom dress

This is the dress I already talked about. It was the first time I used satin and chiffon. I was expecting some difficulties sewing (satin is very slippery and chiffon is sooo thin), but had almost none. Although it would be nice to have an overlock machine for the hem. Anyway, it came out exactly as my sister wanted.



This was also my first time doing bead embroidery. My sister and her friend drew the design and I embroidered japanese delica and Swarovski crystal beads using "backstitch 2" from this book.




 

22 comments:

  1. This is magnificent! Well done, it's so lovely, I hope she has a wonderful prom!

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  2. The dress is beautiful, especially embroidery details!

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  3. You did well with the chiffon and satin despite what you said! I hope my prom dress will be finished to this standard since I'm using similar fabrics

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  4. Congrats, hun. You did an amazing job!
    Your sis is one lucky girl. ;)

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  5. Absolutely stunning! Awesome job!

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  6. Uau, super izgleda! Nikoli ne bi rekla, da je doma narejena :)

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! You did a fantastic job, especially using such slippery fabrics!

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  8. beautiful darling

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  9. i lovely very much this model nice deseigne

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  10. It is absolutely stunning. I am still scared of chiffon and satin. I love the embroidery detail it makes it look nicely and professionally finished.

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  11. This is the most beautiful dress ever. You are very talented and have such a fine attention to detail. I hope that you continue to enjoy sewing for your entire life! I have. My daughters have also. One daughter makes costumes for ravers. One makes totes and purses. It can take you many places!

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  12. Absolutely beautiful. The attention to detail is spectacular!

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  13. so nice...so well-done !!!
    besitos andaluces

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  14. It's a vision (and so is she!). I love the design, especially the curved bodice and the length and of course the embroidery. But one of the best things is how perfectly it fits her. That's why I'm hoping to make myself a dress this summer. Once I can get past all these quilts...

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  15. What a beautiful dress! I just found your sewing blog today and I must say you are talented and have mad sewing skills. I will be following you!

    Cheers!

    Sertyan
    http://sertyan.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi ! Love this dress. Simple and so elegant, so well fitted, and the embroidery details !
    How long did it take you to do it from start to finish ?

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  17. Thank you, Veronica! Unfortunately I didn't document the process. The patternmaking and fitting took the most of the time - I made bodice muslin 5 times (5th muslin here) before cutting the fabric - I wanted it to fit perfectly. Draping and sewing went pretty quick - I'm guessing about 24-32 hours. Plus embroidery - about 10-12 hours.

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  18. I like this color very much. Pretty color, pretty girl make his post to haven with her tprom dress.

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  20. Hi, I'm just about to make my first satin and chiffon dress. Your dress looks so beautiful and really nice quality, so I was wondering how you hemmed the chiffon? I was going to do a rolled hem, but if you know a nicer method I'd love to know about it! I don't have an overlocker, but if necessary I could rent one at a local sewing cafe. Thanks for your help!

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