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Silk Posh Frock

pposh silk satin frock with fitted jacket

Rowena being a very glam Mother of the Groom in her black and magenta abstract print silk satin flared dress and matching dupion silk fitted jacket. She was a busy bee as she also made her hat and bag plus grooms men’s cravats and hankies. Also her daughter in law’s lace gown (which she beaded!) her veil and headdress.

Blimey! Now she is off to do some gardening. 

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Yellow Printed Viscose Dress with Black Silk Bolero

yellow viscose dress with black silk bolero

Yellow and multi printed viscose shift dress made by Angie (fabric given to her for her birthday), and black silk dupion bolero with frill made by Angie for Francesca.

Fabrics and Notions:

Dress:
Multi printed yellow and multi viscose.
Venezia lining
Invisible zip
Piping

Pattern: Burda 8133

Bolero:
Black silk dupion
Black Venezia lining

Pattern: Butterick 3345

 

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Pink and Green floral embroidered Ivory Silk Dupion

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Sand Gold Silk Dupion

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Kiwi (Lime/Turquoise) shot Silk Dupion

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Slate Grey (aqua/black) shot Silk Dupion

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Brassy Gold shot Silk Dupion

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Pink Tutu with Sequins

pink tulle tutu with sequins

Bess made this pink tutu for her niece Amélie (who is 16 months) for Christmas, numerous layers of tulle were gathered and pleated (there is a few layers of cream underneath), and then fitted to a silk dupion waistband and drawn in with elastic. Then, Christmas being Christmas and the bling level needing to be raised Bess added beads and sequins to the waist.

Bess used the formula of gathering the tulle to 7″ bigger than waist measurement which worked okay but for a skirt this small 5″ is probably enough.

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Pink Tulle Tutus with Feathers and Sequins

Pale pink tulle ballerina tutus with feathers

Bess made these two tutus for her nieces Kitcat and Miaow with a loose brief of Nutcracker in mind. There are a gazillion layers of tulle gathered and pleated and sewn onto a silk dupion elasticated waistband and embellished with feathers and sequins. Pale pink tulle ballerina tutus with feathers at Chatsworth House

3 colours of tulle were used to get a greater depth to the skirts. A short layer of creamy beige, and second longer layer of sugar pink and a top (longest) layer of very pale pink.

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Pale pink tulle ballerina tutus with feathersBess doesn’t really do ‘fluff’ but had a lot of fun making these. Her kitchen was well and truly tullified.

Pale pink tulle ballerina tutus with feathers

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Ivory and Black floral embroidered pure Silk Dupion

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Ivory Deluxe Silk Dupion (minimal slubs)

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Light Blue spirograph embroidered Silk Dupion

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Hyacinth spirograph embroidered Silk Dupion

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Silver Grey Pure Silk Dupion Bias Binding

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Ivory Pure Silk Dupion Bias Binding

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Navy Blue Pure Silk Dupion Bias Binding

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Black Pure Silk Dupion Bias Binding

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Lilac, Navy Blue and Jade tartan woven Silk Dupion

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Denim Blue Silk Dupion

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Smokey Navy Grey Blue Grey Silk Dupion

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Mid Grey Silk Dupion

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Shot Coral Silk Dupion

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Mauve Purple Silk Dupion

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Shot Purple and Green Silk Dupion

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Red and Jade shot Silk Dupion

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Jade shot Silk Dupion

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Bluebell shot Silk Dupion

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Light Blue shot Silk Dupion

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Paprika Orange shot Silk Dupion

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Burnt Orange / Chartreuse shot Silk Dupion

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Wine Red and Black shot Silk Dupion

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shot indigo and Pale Pink Silk Dupion

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Shot Lilac and Lime Green Silk Dupion

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Shot Lime Green and Turquoise Silk Dupion

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Dark Olive Green Silk Dupion

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Shot Dusky Mauve Silk Dupion

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Shot Clover Pink and Turquoise Silk Dupion

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Kingfisher blue green Silk Dupion

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Royal Blue Silk Dupion

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Teal Green Silk Dupion

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Emerald Green Silk Dupion

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Apple Green Silk Dupion

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Aqua Blue Silk Dupion

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Hot Pink Silk Dupion

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Dark Brown Silk Dupion

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Light Gold Silk Dupion

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Pale Pink Silk Dupion

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Ivory embroidered and sequinned Silk Dupion

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Ivory embroidered sequinned and beaded Silk Dupion

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Jade Turquoise floral embroidered Silk Dupion

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Black with green and red cherry embroidered Silk Dupion