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SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge 2015

1950’s Inspired Evening Dress

May 16, 2015
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This is an upcycled dress made from an Indian Bridal Outfit and Scarf. The dress is inspired by the 1950’s evening wear style, and is made from silk dupioni and plain silk. It has a fitted bodice, gathered skirt, crunched midriff and is fully lined. The bodice is made from the Indian bridal pants, and the floor length skirt is shortened up to the knee. A silk scarf is used for the midriff section. It is crunched and hand stitched to the under lining.

This dress is my own design and I made my own pattern. 

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  1. User avater eussiwel March 22nd

    Absolutely, perfectly stunning!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress and the unique touches you incorporated into the design. AWESOME !! I hope you get to wear it more than once !!!

  2. User avater sew1955 July 17th

    This is a wonderful way to recycle a garment and you did such a great job!

  3. User avater NinaLBoston June 29th

    This is just luscious -- and it sounds like you did as lovely a job on the inside as on the outside. You should be very proud of your incredible creativity in upcycling the beautiful embellished silk fabric.

  4. User avater user-4363089 May 27th

    Beautiful use of old dress.

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