Saturday, September 27, 2014

Disco Ball


Standing out at one of Australia's top law schools is a difficult thing, but my daughter certainly looked for attention at their ball!

Her dress is inspired by luxury women's ready-to-wear clothing designer Joseph Altuzarra's evening range. The original outfit costs around $3000 Australian dollars.  Mine cost $183 and would have been less if I hadn't overbought the fabric.

I bought the metallic silk from The Fabric Store in Surry Hills.  I self drafted the top pattern which was pretty simple really.  The shoulder straps go through a single loop above the under arm seam.  The over-sized cowl is an Altuzarra signature.  I refused to add the draping to the front of skirt.  My daughter is too petite to take all the extra fabric.  The pattern for the skirt is Vogue 8928  which I've used previously for a dress for my younger daughter.

This outfit would not have been my first choice, but I'm quite proud of the result. My daughter loved it! She received plentiful comments on the night and her friends think the woman in the picture below still pinning and refining the night below is a sewing goddess.  I'll wear that crown for litter while longer!!


 

16 comments:

  1. Its a fabulous rendition of the inspiration dress, quite stunning. Your daughter looks gorgeous.
    I am enjoying the University balls (vicariously), its such a fun stage of life to have daughters wearing one's creations to these events.

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  2. I wish I had you around when I was trying to hustle together an outfit for our uni balls!! It's a lovely creation :)

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  3. Definitely in the Sewing Goddess category with this beautiful dress ~ your daughter looks fantastic in it ... J

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  4. It's gorgeous Gail - your daughter looks so beautiful and must feel incredibly lucky to have a Mum who can create such an amazing dress.

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  5. On trend dress, one happy daughter..yes keep the crown!

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  6. That's the highest compliment you can get. She looks amazing and you are a sewing goddess. Her peers say so!

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  7. Totally the sewing goddess! Wear that crown with pride!

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  8. What a stunning dress, a real masterpiece.

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  9. Congrats on the gorgeous dress and lovely daughter! the picture of you fitting the dress on your daughter is adorable!

    Rose in SV

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  10. Absolutely stunning! How wonderful that you can that you can make the "dress dream" a reality.

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  11. Gorgeous dress, you deserve the crown. Your daughter is obviously very happy with it, lucky her to have a sewing goddess as mother.

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  12. Just gorgeous! Congratulations on a wonderful creation. A well-deserved crown for you!

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  13. Definitely a sewing Goddess. Well done.

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  14. Gorgeous dress and you definitely deserve to wear the crown!

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  15. We all know how hard it is to please our daughters. But the look on your daughter's face says it all! Amazing dress. How proud she must be of you! :-)

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