Wednesday, June 30, 2010


While taking a break from making patterns, I stared looking at some of the pics of my dresses and came about this dress. I’ll tell you, I love this dress, have to make it again someday.

I made the dress for a client that was going to a wedding. The dress is made out of velvet, lace and netting with horsehair.

What I love, about it [apart from the design itself] is the closing technique I use for it. The back was made out of lace, being a see through back; a zipper was out of the question [in mine opinion]

I did not want a zipper to show through the lace on the side, zipper would not be the best choice for the dress.

The opening on the dress is on the left side, it has a 7”zipper up to the begging of the lace. For the upper part of the dress and the shoulder I used snaps for the inside [for added security and support] and velvet cover buttons with loops.

The buttons and loops gave it a nice look [my opinion].

Enjoy the pics, I think they speak for themselves. And, yes the dress is a bit bigger than the mannequin!
Back to the cutting table, have patterns to finish


Trudy Callan said...

This is an amazing dress. I love all of the special details.


Modavesaire said...

ı am very new at sewing. ı hope ı will sew like you.. dress is wonderfullllll
!!bravo !!

:)) byess

Mariela Alethia said...

Awesome dress!

Summerset said...

To. Die. For. The style, shape is beautiful - very vintage inspired, yet modern in color and that back!

I agree - no back zipper on this one - all the closure details are fantastic.

You have not lost your touch!

Jacquie said...

That is just beautiful. The snaps and buttons are an inspired choice too.

Sigrid said...

Superb dress, style and technique are so beautiful.

Joyce in NC said...

Simply marvelous!! The techniques really make the dress.

Melissa Fehr Trade said...

Simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for posting the photos, the details are just so inspiring.

Bunny said...

Exquisite design, fabric, and of course your workmanship.

BCN - UNIQUE designer patterns said...

Cruz.- que bonitos detalles tiene este vestido, además del diseño que es fantástico. Buen fin de semana...!!!

ASLI - BB said...

looking great! congrats :))


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