Tag Archives: Dance Dresses

Project Preview: Latin Dresses x 2

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So this year and last I have been dancing latin in a girl-girl partnership, and because of this it looks much better to wear matching dresses. Last year Pippa and I whipped together this two-piece in a week for the first competition to match my partner’s existing dress and it has worked quite well so far. However I decided I… Read more »

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Here goes nothing…

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Having come back from ship and rejoiced in having my lovely comfortable bed back again, I then had to pack up my stuff again as I have moved. For the first time in about 5 years Nikki and I are officially living in different houses! I have moved to near Poole to help look after my grandparents. Thankfully Nikki was… Read more »

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Latin skirt: using crinoline – tutorial

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For my Ballroom Dress (see inspiration here) I have decided that I would like to use crinoline to give shape to the hem of it. But this doesn’t seem to be something that is used in tutorials very much (at least not where the crinoline is visible on the hem of the skirt). The look that I am going for… Read more »

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My Ballroom Dress: Inspiration

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Now that I have finished my latin dress (see the post here) my next major project is a ballroom dress. This is quite a step up in complexity from anything I’ve ever really done before. But I don’t really want to spend a ridiculous amount of money buying a custom made dress nor do I want to get a cheaply… Read more »

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My Latin Dress: Finished!

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So I have finally finished my latin dress! See all my posts about the making of my latin dress here. I have to say it took me quite a while to actually finish off the last little bit, because the fit of the top of the dress wasn’t quite right and I put it off for a while. In the… Read more »

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My Latin Dress: The stoning part 2

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Carrying on from my previous post about the stoning of my latin dress, this post will talk more about actually putting the stones on my dress. I put my dress on my dressform for applying the majority of the stones on the top section because that way it would hold the shape of the dress better when I was sewing… Read more »

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My Latin dress: The stoning part 1

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So by now my latin dress is looking like a dress. Yay! But definitely far from finished. The fringing has been completed.   But now for the fiddly and time consuming part… Stoning! Most ballroom and latin dresses are pretty heavily embellished to make them sparkly and to stand out on the dance floor. My dress will be no exception…. Read more »

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My Latin dress: The fringing

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So now that the leotard is here and covered (Read about the leotard here) I can move on to the fringing! The first very exciting bit! Here are the colours of fringing that I got, I am very pleased with how well the colours go together. I bought 15cm tactel fringing from DSI and Chrisanne, it was reasonably pricey, but I… Read more »

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