September 29, 2013

Valentino Dream Dress Finale




Myriad hours of sewing later here she is,  my Copy Cat Valentino! 
I discussed my planning and fitting process here
I was chasing light to get my photos and you can not see my cute clamp hat. 
Just before I was able to hem the dress I explained my construction process here
One major change I made to the original design was to make the white lace flounces detachable. 
Many little snaps 
I achieved this by adding bias binding to the upper portion of the flounce and then adding snaps to connect to the cuff lining. 

My reasoning for adding the option to detach the flounces was that I felt it made the dress more wearable. And really what girl does not like options? 

I am still in love with my Mood Fabrics and so happy they no longer reside in a bag and are a beautiful dress to cherish for years to come. 

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful dress! Beautifully made and I'll bet you'll cherish it through the years! Love the option of attaching or detaching your sleeves, very clever.

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    1. Yes Juliet it is now my hand made heirloom dress! Thank you.

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  2. I'm so impressed by the clever removable cuffs! This dress is beautiful and it really looks like all your hours of sewing have paid off!

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  3. That is a fabulous dress, and it looks so nice on you. Impressive!

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  4. Your dress is absolutely beautiful...Wonderful job....

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  5. Stunning dress! Love it in every details.

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    1. Hana thank you. I am so glad in the end all those details turned out so well!

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  6. Whoa! Crazy gorgeous. I love those sleeves!

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  7. Oh My Gosh, Melody, I don't even know what to say. This is so beautiful!! You have really outdone yourself with this creation. Detachable flounce. SO smart, I'm floored. I may have to come over and steal this dress while you are sleeping. Shhhhh.

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    1. I will have to sleep with one eye open!!! Thank you.

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  8. So gorgeous! I love this dress.. really really good job :)

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Happy sewing!
Melody

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