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Sky Blue Evening Gown by sunflowerb Sky Blue Evening Gown by sunflowerb
Final project for my Draping class.

This dress is three pieces: the bodice, the mermaid skirt, and the bustled overskirt, which snaps onto the mermaid skirt.

The bodice has a satin shell with lace overlay, muslin interlining with boning on all vertical seems, and satin lining. It laces up in the back, and closes tighter on me, but this mannequin is a bit bigger than I am. The skirt an eight-gored mermaid of satin with lace overlay and fully lined with satin that closes with an invisible zipper. The overskirt is bustled and handsewn; also satin. It is open in the front, so once it snaps on it covers up the skirt's zipper. I am going to sew some tulle into the bottom of the main skirt to get it to flare out at the bottom, but right now the dress is on display at my school. Beaded trim and lace trim was all handsewn on. The hem has about 5 yards of trim.

The pattern and design were all completely made by me. It took forever, and I was working on this dress nearly every day for a month at least, but I'm so happy with it.

This was one of the two Basic Draping Award and $2000 merit scholarship winners.


Copyright Megan Pippenger. Steal my work and I will attack you with a seam ripper.
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FaithHopeAndLOVE Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Gorgeous!!!! :love:
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crystaltiger52 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Just superb. It's so lovely!
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ilithyahime Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I really like the net that overlays the bodice!
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Evoli-chan Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
nice design
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Misguided-Ghost1612 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
This is super! adorable!! and hot!! and... ITS JUST AWESOME!
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sunflowerb Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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seams-unusual Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Incredible! Do you have a photoshoot of this piece up with a model, yet?
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sunflowerb Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Not yet. It's going to be on display on my college's campus for about a month, and then I'll be able to set something up. Seeing as my camera broke a few months ago and I don't have money for a new one, it might be a while until I can find a good camera to borrow to do a shoot.
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KiusLady Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bustles and ruffles and corsets and lace, oh my!!!
What an absolutely amazing piece!! Gratz on winning the award! :)
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sunflowerb Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :)
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