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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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Getting the Creative Juices Flowing Again

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Having been out of the country for last winter living with a very limited set of clothes (living out of my bag for nearly 6 months) and then once back home I spent a lot of the summer here and there with sailing so more living out of bags I have been enjoying the Winter and getting to wear a… 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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My Latin dress: the leotard

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So following on from my posts about inspiration, design and colour schemes, I actually went and bought the first part of my latin dress! The underlying leotard. The Leotard:  This comes from american apparel and cost about £20 I think. I could have got it for much cheaper if I had gone for a white leotard, but initially I didn’t plan… Read more »

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My Latin Dress: Colour Schemes

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Well I talked about my inspiration in My Latin Dress: Inspiration and the proposed design in My Latin Dress: Design, so now I have to work on the colours I want, and how they work with the fabrics I’m looking for…  So I spent an awfully long time on different websites and ebay. The main ones I looked at were  DSI –… Read more »

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My Latin Dress: Design

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Following on from my previous post Latin Dress: Inspiration I sat down and drew up a design for what I wanted my Latin dress to look like, what materials I might use and any additional features it might have. Since this is my first dancing dress I want it to be fairly simple and straightforward so there aren’t lots of crazy pattern… Read more »

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