Medieval Fantasy Dress

comments (1) August 31st, 2012 in gallery     

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Photo: Dan Miller

I made this dress for a friend who was part of a Medieval themed wedding, and I think it falls in the Romantic category. I started with Butterick pattern 4377 for the basic dress shape. I drafted the sleeves myself. They are finished with binding around the shoulder end and they are detachable. They are held in place by four small black hook and eyes. The sleeve is a variation on a slashed sleeve. The hemmed edges are stitched together in four places along the top of the arm and adorned with faceted black beads. I also added machine embroidery, hotfix crystals and black binding to the bodice. The skirt has a lining boned at the hem to shape it. The dress is made out of stretch taffeta, the sleeves of polyester chiffon, and the binding is black taffeta. I used brushed silver corset grommets down the back. The belt is made of black netting that I machine embroidered to coordinate with the embroidery on the bodice and edged with narrow black taffeta binding.

Pattern or design used: My own design - The Dressmaker's Muse
posted in: gallery, red, dress, renaissance, taffeta, medieval

Comments (1)

belleeven writes: aren't you the most fantastic friend ever - what an absolutely perfect dress. :)
Posted: 6:13 am on September 6th
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