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Another Teuta Matoshi inspired dress Project: FO

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u/Reasonable_Apple Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

I made this dress for a wedding I attended about a month ago and the bulk of the work took me a week.

For the bustier I used this pattern and it took some trial and error but I eventually got it to fit how I wanted by extending the back panels a little bit. There's one underlayer laying flat made out of corset mesh and the gathered layer was made from a long rectangle that I pinned and sewed in place over top. For the lace-up back I finished the edge with bias tape, used a 1/4 inch grommet kit I got off amazon and some satin ribbon.

The straps are the same tulle I used for the underlayers of the skirt that I sewed into a tube with a triangle at the end, trimmed and turned inside out. They ended up being about 33 inches untied. I would have placed the straps a little further out in the front but the cups tended to flair outward so I placed them to keep the cups still.

The skirt is a circle skirt with one layer of star fabric, 3 layers of plain black tulle, and a lightweight opaque fabric.

This is the first time I've made a whole dress and it was definitely a learning experience but I can't wait to try my hand at another.

Here is the star fabric I used

Edit: I did end up sewing the corset mesh part of the bodice wrong sides together and putting the boning on the right side of the fabric so the seam was against my skin and the excess fabric or boning channels didn't rub against my skin

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u/Euphoric-Carry1725 Jun 29 '22

I think the strap placement looks perfect.

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u/alligatorhill Jun 30 '22

Looks gorgeous! Do you know how many yards of the star fabric you wound up using?

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u/Reasonable_Apple Jun 30 '22

thank you! I bought 5 yards and I used most of it up. There’s still a nice long rectangle under the area I cut the skirt on which I think could fit the regular non-gathered bodice pieces

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u/crash1012 Jun 30 '22

Absolutely stunning! And thank you for linking the fabric!

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u/Noisy_Toy Jun 30 '22

This is gorgeous work, and the fit is superb!

Can I ask what you mean by “corset mesh”? Not a term I’m used to and my curiosity is piqued.

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u/Reasonable_Apple Jun 30 '22

Thank you! and I’m pretty sure that it’s just a mesh fabric that is woven a little tighter/stronger so it can be used in a corset. I used two different ones during trial and error and they had different levels of stretch/opacity so I guess they’re not all made the same.

this is what I ended up using for the final product, I guess it’s not labelled corset mesh but it was a lot more opaque than the other one I tested

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u/longforms Jun 30 '22

same here - i'm wondering what you meant by the underlayer laying flat too. do you mean that the inside lining for the bodice part was just a round tube, no shaping or pattern cutting like the cups?

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u/Reasonable_Apple Jun 30 '22

I just meant that the corset mesh was laying flat against my skin - so I just cut the pattern pieces like normal.

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u/longforms Jun 30 '22

Thank you - it looks amazing!

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u/emptyhellebore Jun 29 '22

You are the dress are both beautiful.

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u/EasyBreezyMcDeluxe Jun 29 '22

Absolutely stunning!

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u/Pennysews Jun 29 '22

This is gorgeous and you look beautiful!

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u/KizzyStar36 Jun 29 '22

Beautiful!

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u/supakitteh Jun 29 '22

Beautiful!!!

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u/horrormatriarch Jun 29 '22

Stop it this is GORGEOUS!!!!

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

looks amazing! 😁

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u/dumpster_fire404 Jun 30 '22

Wow, you're talented! Very talented! It's gorgeous, you look amazing!

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u/Rbrown98 Jun 29 '22

this is really beautiful!

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u/Admirable_Contest495 Jun 29 '22

The dress is sooo pretty 🤩

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u/kiwimadi Jun 29 '22

ITS PERFECT! I need this!

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u/Euphoric-Carry1725 Jun 29 '22

Oh my God it's incredible! You're very talented! It looks so beautiful on you.

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u/Poli3110 Jun 29 '22

You are both beautiful and really talented 😍😍

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u/PastelSailorBunny Jun 29 '22

WOAH! You did an amazing job! This is gorgeous!

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u/Bonelessbacon_jr Jun 29 '22

This is very pretty 😍

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u/Auto_Moving Jun 29 '22

Oh my gosh it is so cute!! Excellent work!!

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u/smariahxxx Jun 29 '22

Glorious!

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u/Holden1104 Jun 29 '22

I love love that dress. And you guys look so cute!

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u/Defyinggravityagain Jun 29 '22

I hate dresses, but I would wear that, it's SO pretty <3

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u/antlindzfam Jun 29 '22

It’s beautiful! You are beautiful in it!

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u/HelenAngel Jun 29 '22

Absolutely gorgeous- you & the dress!

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u/Spam_is_meat Jun 29 '22

You look radiant!

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u/Bee_Hummingbird Jun 29 '22

That fabric🤩

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u/fawenda Jun 29 '22

Agh its BEAUTIFUL! The straps are such a nice romantic touch!

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u/PenExactly Jun 29 '22

Stunning, I especially like the back of it.

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u/Lily_Of-The_Valley Jun 29 '22

This is just stunning! The design, fabric and fit looks so professional!

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u/asistolee Jun 29 '22

It’s beautiful 😭😭😭😭😭😭

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u/Wooden_Fee_6053 Jun 30 '22

Amazing job! It’s gorgeous!

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u/windupcinnamon Jun 30 '22

That's beautiful! Thank you for sharing the bustier pattern

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u/Abby_Babby Jun 30 '22

Absolutely beautiful!

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u/Jasmisne Jun 30 '22

This one i love so much

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u/bearfruit_ Jun 30 '22

adorable and well done!!!

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u/Techs-Mechs Jun 30 '22

Love the fabric and love the dress. Fantastic job!

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u/Sennybot Jun 30 '22

the star and tulle fabric work so well together! Looks fantastic!!

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u/suzanious Jun 30 '22

Beautiful work! You look stunning in it.👍

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u/Own_Confection4645 Jun 30 '22

You are so freaking talented!! You guys look like a couple rock stars ✨

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u/pachanoor Jun 30 '22

This is beautiful!!

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u/Rainbowznplantz Jun 30 '22

Killer dress. Killer fabric. Killer vibe.

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u/texanlady1 Jun 30 '22

It’s wonderful!

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u/tinycutie87 Jun 30 '22

I love this dress sooooo much!!! I have a housecoat (fleece) with the same patter and I absolutely adore it! You did an amazing job, this is a stunning dress!

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u/Fernwhatnow Jun 30 '22

It’s lovely. And you look lovely in it!

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u/sweetlyspun Jun 30 '22

Good lord, this is EVERYTHING. 😍

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u/Peach_dragon- Jun 30 '22

That’s really pretty! I want one!

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u/guccithechi Jun 30 '22

Super cute!

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u/Humble_Bullfrog2342 Jun 30 '22

this is gorgeous!!

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u/rooooosa Jun 30 '22

It’s perfect.

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u/OreoMuffin-blah Jun 30 '22

beautiful looks out of this world. no doubt you shined like a star

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u/jinks02215 Jun 30 '22

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Nice job.

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u/happyhippo29 Jun 30 '22

Gorgeous!! I love this!!

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u/bsky50 Jun 30 '22

This genuinely might be my favourite dress I have ever seen. Ever

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u/cow-slippers Jun 30 '22

You're a beautiful, celestial cupcake <3 I love this so much

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u/vabirder Jun 30 '22

Beautiful dress on a beautiful person! Would like to see it with a black or silver shoe, though.

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u/Reasonable_Apple Jun 30 '22

I did originally plan to wear black but this was my only pair of block heels and I was trudging through grass for a while. I actually had a pair of black kitten heels with me but I sank more with those so I decided to swap.

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u/vabirder Jun 30 '22

Practicality always wins the day! Really great dress, well done!

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u/sundresscomic Jun 30 '22

So beautiful! 😍😍😍

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u/luxe_pretty Jun 30 '22

This is stunning 😍

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u/theVinMilaje Jun 30 '22

Beautiful dress! I got that exact same fabric saved in my favorites to order.