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Date: 7/19/12 6:18 PM

Not the next gown, which is in fabric-ordered phase, but the one after that. I have a lovely chunk of flocked organza that I want to make into a puffy, fluffy, not quite mermaid style, 60's glamour inspired ballgown.
Here it is on a white background

To give you some more shots, here is a link to my blog post about it.

My first thought is to do white under the organza and try to match the turquoise for the main part of the dress and use a lot of white highlights and clear stones. But does that seem a bit safe? Should I go a little wild with this? I will try to get a bit of sketching done to give a clearer picture. I wish my fabric was here so I could be working on a gown instead of dreaming about two of them!

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-- Edited on 7/19/12 6:23 PM --

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Date: 7/19/12 7:18 PM

Wild, definitely go wild.

I've been thinking that there's a lot to be done with sheers with underlays that are color blocked, color graded or prints.

If you're in a playful mood and have extra time, hand stenciling the underlayer of fabric with heavier and lighter areas of stenciling to add height and accentuate your movement could be pretty dramatic on the dance floor. And, a matching cumberbund for your husband, of course.

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Date: 7/19/12 7:53 PM

Haha. I was going to come on and say "Teal and Peach" which on my screen is what it is.

And go wild. Absolutely.

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Date: 7/19/12 8:35 PM

Love the fabric . . yes, go wild! Perhaps a black bodice with either white or black underlay for the skirt, and for bling some turquoise beading on the bodice.

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Date: 7/19/12 8:57 PM

Gorgeous stuff! I am not quite envisioning the style of gown, though, so I'm not quite picturing how the fabric will be used.

However, my favorite from the toss was the flocked organza over the dark purple. The flowers just jump off the darker background and look stunning.

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Date: 7/19/12 9:11 PM

If you could get an ombre layer underneath it I think that would look pretty awesome.

Personally I like the dark blue rather than the white.

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Date: 7/20/12 0:48 AM

Wild, definately wild. This design does not call for safety at all!
I love the purple too.You could also try chocolate brown - with this deep aqua it is one of my favouite colour comibantions.

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Date: 7/20/12 11:16 AM

So we are tending toward dark blue or purple. Interesting! Lots of time to think about it and look at swatches. I do have to remember to start carrying this one around again so it is there for on-the-spot colour testings.

The design is proving a bit elusive. I have a picture in my mind of the 60's mermaid dresses (google mermaid dress and you get some fantastic images!) - sleek in the body and very frothy in the skirt. But obviously, since I have to dance in this and especially because DH is taller than me, I need to be able to move freely. So I need full skirts starting in the mid hip. Maybe this would be more of a dropped waist than a mermaid.

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Date: 7/20/12 5:36 PM

Like this one on the left, maybe?



And I love the chocolate brown suggestion! One of my favorite combinations, too (I've been trying to work it into a Renaissance era ensemble, and think I'm finally getting close to a design that will work with a very 2010s color scheme!).

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Date: 7/20/12 10:50 PM

Turquoise and purple are one of my favorite color combos for costumes.
I also like the blue on your blog.

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