Sunday, June 03, 2012

TNT Dress ala Chanel - Final

...or the third piece of the Ten Yard Adventure Wardrobe.  I know this is out of order but I wanted to share the dress first.  The Butterick 6002 jacket will be blogged about next.  Some pics...


Outside in the patio garden

By the fireplace in the house


Fabric:
100% ivory polyester crepe from Fabric Mart


Notions:
3 yards lt. yellow chiffon ribbon
5 yards lt. brown chiffon ribbon
22" ivory invisible zipper
ivory bemberg lining
rayon seam binding
taupe piping
lt. yellow piping


The jumping off point:
Inspiration for the dress is from this Chanel look...




Construction Details:
Construction details are in this post. After posting about the neckline embellishment, chiffon ribbon vs. piping I decided to go with the piping.  Then when I pulled both yellow and beige piping from the notions stash and couldn't decide which one looked better, I decided to double the piping and add it to the neckline...


Sewing the two piping pieces together
using my piping foot.

The two double rows of piping before insertion


Conclusion:
This wardrobe has only one dress in it and even though I originally planned for this dress to be plain, I realized that I do have another ivory dress in my closet (see it here) so when I saw the Chanel dress, I knew the embellishment would set it apart yet still allow it to work in this grouping.


May I also add that many times the details of a designer garment can be added to your pieces by taking the obvious embellishment and transferring it.  That's what I did with this dress and that's what makes it look similar to the original.


A few more pics...okay we took alot of pictures today so I'm sharing them with you!  *LOL*



Back view showing the embellishment


Dress with RTW pale yellow cardigan

Dress with Burda 8869 cardigan

Reaching for the Little Prince

Dress worn with Butterick 6002 jacket


Accessories in these pics:
Hamptons Weekend Straw Coach Bag and AK Anne Klein tie-up wedges, jewelry - Heidi Daus and Joan Rivers.


...as always, more later!

43 comments:

  1. Carolyn, this was lovely in the construction pics, beautiful on the hanger--but it is SPECTACULAR when you are wearing it! Brava, friend!

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  2. I'm glad you made this dress. It is splendid on you. The dress fits well and it suits you to a T. Just splendid Carolyn.

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  3. I really love this and especially on you! You are a real inspiration. I love that ribbon detail. (your patio and fireplace look lovely too!)

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  4. Great job with that knockoff!

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  5. Gorgeous dress! I love the way the embellishment goes through to the back. Nice job. I hope you wear it a lot.

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  6. The dress is beautiful.. I love the way, the beautiful trimming goes down the back too.. Gorgeous!!! Happy sewing.

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  7. Really nice with that fun embellishment, Carolyn!!

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  8. Great knockoff Carolyn! Excellent as always!

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  9. Lovely. I love the trim on the back.

    Your house looks beautiful. Someday, some photos?

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  10. I just love it. Just love it. So elegant and feminine. Inspired work.

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  11. Your dress looks fabulous on you. Great job once again.

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  12. I love your interpretation of the Chanel runway look! I learn so much from you. Now I am on the lookout for some ribbon to try it myself!

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  13. That looks fantastic! I think that's my favorite look that you've done so far this year. Brava!

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  14. You look absolutely gorgeous in this dress! I love it with the cardi too! What happened to the little prince??? :)

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  15. I know you had your reservations about this dress but this turned out great and you look happy in it.

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  16. you look amazing! The dress is wonderful too. Been holding you in my thoughts this week. Thought of you tonight as the Celtics won in Overtime. g

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  17. This may have moved to the top of my favorites list for your FOs. Amazing results!

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  18. Fantastic dress! you did a great job.

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  19. I took a good look at that dress in In Style magazine recently (while you were working on yours) and wondered how you were going to duplicate this look. You're just amazing and the dress is fabulous!

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  20. I can tell you are in love with this dress, you just looks so happy and radiant in these photo, Absolutely stunning!

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  21. Great embellishment. Where did you get the ribbon?

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  22. Such a creative style! You look fabulous.

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  23. Great adaptation and execution.

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  24. Lovely! The embellishment is very elegant.

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  25. Oh ! It's just lovely Carolyn! What a wonderful dress to wear and treasure.
    I love the double piping at the neckline! Your very own Couture touch!

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  26. I fell in love with that dress too. It's nice to see such an incredible knockoff. Absolutely gorgeous job!!!!! Thanks for all the construction details. You look so beautiful.

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  27. Beautiful! Every bit as spectacular as the inspiration dress!

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  28. Nice, Carolyn! I love that inspiration dress too.

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  29. Your dress is gorgeous! It looks wonderful on you! I love the ribbon embellishment. It looks like a DNA molecule, but a really pretty one. I absolutely love the look. It is so classy! Enjoy wearing it.

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  30. Fabulous knockoff Carolyn and you did an awesome job.

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  31. I love it, Carolyn! I love reading all your posts and how you incorporate all these couture ideas into your projects. Beautiful!

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  32. No wonder you wanted to blog this one first...it's beautiful!

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  33. looking way cute girl! Lovely dress. Looks better then the original. You go girl!

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  34. I have to say, I like your rendition of this dress. Nice job, and a very nice color on you as well.

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  35. Wonderful dress! Carolyn. I am amazed at how quickly you were able to create it after seeing the inspiration dress. Ah, the advantages of using TNT patterns as a starting point.

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  36. I really like that little peek of ribbon in the back--what a perfect touch!

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  37. Oooooooh! I love it! Great interpretation!

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  38. Your dress looks lovely, you are very good at picking out the embellishment detail in a dress and applying it to your TNTs, it exactly captures the essence of the original dress without faffing about with new patterns.

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  39. I finally had some time to scroll back and find this dress! It is lovely! And you have had some awesome posts in the last 3 weeks. So glad I had some time to see all that you've been up too. I love how you translate inspiration pieces to your own design!

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