So I compete in Ballroom and Latin dancing with my university and in the competitions people wear some of the most amazing sparkly, fringed, sequinned outfits and with my love for these outfits and for sewing I’ve been wanting to make a dress for ages! So I finally decided I would just go ahead and do it, starting with a latin dress, because to be honest it’s just far simpler.
In this post I’m going to go through some of the dress and styles that I looked at to get my inspiration. A series of posts should hopefully follow this showing the design and making of my dress all the way through to a lovely competition dress *fingers crossed*
Edit: Unfortunately some of the images have broken in this post.
I really like the colouring and shape of this dress, but I think it might be a little too short, and that’s definitely saying something in the world of ballroom dancing…
I would love it if I could make something like this with all its cut out sections, but for my first dress I think it might be a little too complex. Maybe another time.
A full bodied skirt with binding to make it stand out in a curved shape. I really like these skirts, although I have absolutely no idea how it would all be put together, it look pretty complex.
Well that’s a brief look at some of the different types of latin dresses. Now time to go away to my sketchpad and draw (badly) some ideas of what I want my dress to look like.