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WIP: Dolce Gabbana Spring-Summer 2017 dress

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As known people can watch forever for 3 things: running water, fire burning and how other people work. I like to spy myself because sometimes I can catch some awesome tricks in sewing process.

A lot of people asked me to show sewing process of recent Dolce Gabbana embroidered dress from Spring-Summer 2017 collection. Lucky me I took pictures during the process.

Ok, let’s start!

Pattern

Dress patternI found a lot of pictures of the dress front, but was enable to find any with back view. Because I sewed another dress from Dolce Gabbana Fall-Winter 2016-2017 collection before, similar in cut, so I decided to use the same pattern for the dress.

Embroidery design

embroidery designIt looks like original dress has red lace details, cut and sewed to the dress. I understood that it would be hard to find similar lace in doll scale at first, and I’m too lazy to cut details from the lace (if I find it) and sew to the dress in a proper order. So for me to create an embroidery design was the simplest way to have the dress :)

 

Machine embroidery

Instead of thousand words…

Hand embroidery and sewing

After my embroidery machine had finished its work, the time to decorate the dress with beads and sequins started for me.
Hand embroidery Hand embroidery Hand embroidery
When I decorated the dress front and back, I cut out the details and sewed side seams.
Sewing
The next step was to sew a golden narrow ribbon to the dress and embellish it with beads.
Hand embroidery
I made a ring with pompoms and then sewed the ring to the dress decorating the ring’s center with a sequin.
Decoration dolce Gabbana dress with pompoms
Finished dress
Lea-in-Dolce-Gabbana-dress-04After the dress was decorated with pompoms, I sewed it. Unfortunately I didn’t take the pictures of this process but after the process above, believe me, it was not so hard :)

I also made tassels (even twice) and sewed them to the finished dress.

Voilà! Lea has the new pretty dress!

4 thoughts on “WIP: Dolce Gabbana Spring-Summer 2017 dress

  1. This is a beautiful dress, you’ve done a wonderful job on it. I think Lea just looks gorgeous in it too. :)

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