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by Esther B., 21 year old storyteller from the sticks of Indiana, United States

108 comments · 23 · April 19, 2013

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Esther Boller - Esther From The Sticks Pleated Party Dress - I know you care, I see it in the way you stare...
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  1. Pleated party dress

    Esther from the Sticks

    Esther from the Sticks

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I made this dress about a month ago. I wanted to create something very retro and 1950s inspired I hand drafted this dress pattern and used over 5 yards of fabric. There were so many pleats that had to be measured and hand pressed, that by the end I was ready to be done with the iron for awhile. There are 1/2'' pleats around the top of the bodice, 1'' pleats around the waist, and 1.5'' pleats around the middle of the skirt.

If you'd like to see more photos they're up over on my blog: esther-fromthesticks.blogspot.com/2013/04/1950s-inspired-spring-party-dress.html


Also for anyone who is interested this dress is for sale in my Etsy shop along with a couple other new garments. I cleaned out my closet the other day of clothes that I will be selling so I'll keep you updated all throughout this month when new items are up. etsy.com/listing/129838816/1950s-pleated-party-dress?ref=shop_home_active

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MaryAlice M
so beautiful and dreamy! I love the way you did your makeup!
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Evelyn J
I love your looks Esther- the makeup is perfect!
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Milla Riikka Hellevi
oh my gosh you are breathtaking. the most beautiful girl i've ever seen, now honestly. there's so much that should be said about this, but oh, the look really was beyond what i'm able to tell you with words.
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Miss Harriet Jane .
wow so beautiful! the eye makeup reminds me of twiggy <3
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John Marine
These are the looks of an angel, or some other heavenly being. This vintage-type dress is very beautiful in this postmodern age. You look absolutely gorgeous. Breathtaking beauty.
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Juliane C.
first of all your pictures are beautiful and secondly I love the dress you're wearing!
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Liliana Costa
wow you're so talented!! the photos are stunning, the handmade dress is amazing. wow and more wow
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Aster B
You are incredibly beautiful ! hyped and fanned <3
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