Cornflower Blue Dress

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This cornflower blue dress was made for a friend of a friend, but the deal fell through. It’s still a really wonderful dress despite the velours de panne, which is on the cheaper end of the fabric spectrum and also frayed like hell!

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The design was modeled after Meredith’s dress from the movie Brave, only with a deeper scooped neckline and no neckline ruffles.

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The slashing is actually fake – the sleeves are made of 2 gold pieces and 2 blue pieces, attached together with blue strips. The gold pieces are gathered to create the illusion of poofing while the inside feels like one continuous sleeve. I figured with the hot polyester velour de panne I would want to make it as light and breezy as possible.

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The dress also features a nice train, which looks weird on the mannequin because the mannequin has no ass… Oh well!

I really hope this dress will be worn by someone today because it was the first real thing I did on commission with only the commissioner’s measurements to work with!

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