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Special dress project

Do I need another project to pile on top of everything else? Looks like I do. My next project is something unusual, at least for me. I’m making a special occasion dress. Which I haven’t done since the bridal dress project last year. Now this one will not be as challenging, but I will work with some moody materials, namely silk velvet and silk chiffon. And I got a time crunch to say the least. Plus the fabrics are ordered from Hong Kong, and who knows when they will arrive? I do have back up plan(s). Like buying fabric locally or just wear one of the dresses I already own.

Anyhow, my plan is to make a version of the classic illusion dress. I put together this mood board just to see some possible variations. I was  leaning towards the Grace Kelly version in the bottom right photo, I want cap sleeves and preferably a neckline that is not too hard to finish. But the kids thought it was too “oldish”. I already feel like a granny in some ways so that shouldn’t bother me, but somehow it did. We’ll see. First up is the muslin. Which has to happen this weekend. Since the Simplicity 4070 was such a success for the wedding dress I will reuse that pattern. 


  • luckylibbet
    October 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I like the one in the middle of the bottom row – I think you would look awesome in it! Good luck with the project.

  • Intensywnie Kreatywna
    October 29, 2011 at 9:54 am

    All of the possibilities are beautiful. But I agree with Luckylibbet – bottom row, in the middle – it is stunning.

  • Johanna
    October 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    That is actually the one I am leaning towards at the moment too. And even more so now 🙂 Thank you for the feedback!


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