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Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue

Marniesews

Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« on: January 30, 2018, 01:58:52 AM »
My second self-drafted ballroom dress took to the floor on Sunday. A few hiccups with the odd caught heel in the hem - I didn't trim off all the crin gathering thread!  :S

Forgiven by my DGD who loves how it looks (she's been really craving a plunge back) and was happy enough with a second place. The next comp is in two weeks so I'll be going through the crin with a magnifying glass.

I modified the sleeve head as discussed with @Catllar & others some months ago and can report that it worked really well. It looks very tight when the arm is down (which it never is when dancing) but I'm told it doesn't feel at all uncomfortable. The underskirts were an upcycled purple tulle skirt that I made a couple of years ago and the navy stretch lace combined to make a lovely intense colour.

Pictures in the gallery.
Dress from the front
Back view

A new latin dress follows soon.  :)
« Last Edit: January 30, 2018, 16:41:44 PM by Marniesews »
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Fajita

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 07:54:40 AM »
That's beautiful.

Roger

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 08:08:38 AM »
Wow, that is a lovely dress!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

SkoutSews

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 09:22:21 AM »
Beautiful dress and I love the front neckline too.

Nevis5

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 09:36:24 AM »
Stunning!

Samantha

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 09:47:06 AM »
Wow gorgeous dress!

Vegegrow

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 09:58:23 AM »
Gorgeous dress Marnie and your DGD has the most beautiful smile  :loveit:
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BrendaP

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 10:03:46 AM »
Lovely dress, and well done to your GD, looks as though she's on the podium 0_0
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Ellabella

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 10:06:09 AM »
Amazing, looks very professional.
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Lowena

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 10:06:24 AM »
Lovely... girl and dress :)
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Mama likes to make

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2018, 10:15:19 AM »
Gorgeous dancer and stunning dress
2018 fabric used 12m.
2018 wardrobe items completed 6.

b15erk

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2018, 11:09:38 AM »
That is so beautiful - both dress and dancer!  Wonderful job.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

CarolC

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2018, 12:28:50 PM »
That’s fabulous! So pretty (both girl and frock!). Great colour, lovely shape and nice stoning.

And what was your solution for keeping the back neat?

Xxx

Surest1tch

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 13:12:11 PM »
WOW that's fantastic.

Elnnina

Re: Latest ballroom dress - Foxtrot intense blue
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 15:44:48 PM »
Oh what a lovely dress you have made for your granddaughter – you must be justly proud of this, and I am sure your granddaughter loved wearing this as well.  Looking forward to seeing the next dress.