Wednesday, September 26, 2012

First attempt at a latin ballroom dress

My husband and I are dancing a jive on Saturday in a showcase in Denver and of course I left making a dress to the very last minute!! I like the crossover look and thought I would add a touch of glitter by making one of the front panels a nude material with a glitter netting. I carried this around to the back.

For the waist I added gathers to hide any imperfections and give a slimming look.

I made the skirt asymmetric to allow movement as I have to do a few high kicks. Last minute I decides to add a little of the glitter fabric to the bottom of skirt for balance.

Finally I added a sleeve with an elastic loop to go over my finger to keep it from riding up.

I will post a few more pictures of me wearing it soon.

Monday, September 10, 2012

New Dress: Satin Flower Goddess!

Right onto a new design and here is my next project. Not sure if this is a little risky but I shall try and see what it comes out like! I might end up hating it or loving it - only time will tell!

So I have noticed a lot of textured skirts and dresses recently - mostly of the feather variety but anyhoo - so I thought I would try this trend out for myself and make a truly unique dress. Below is a photo of the fabric I intend to use.

The duchess satin in a cream color is what I am planning for the bodice and the textured flowers in satin for the skirt. I know its a little out there, but you don't know until you try! Here is an extremely quick sketch of the dress I intend to make. The bodice will be strapless or maybe have little straps with a sweetheart neckline. The skirt will be a-line. I haven't used boning before but I really want to add structure to the dress so will be using some in this design.

So what do you think? I would love your thoughts and comments :-) 

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