The Naiad Frock Grosgrain Giveaway

July 12, 2010

Are any of you going to any red carpet events soon? If so, perhaps this dress could be for you. I admit, it's not your everyday house frock. It's more of an couture, unusually special occasion frock. But I have to tell you, I thought the end result looked lovely. Could also be good for photo shoots if you are into photography.
The dress is made of fine nylon chiffon, a lot of it, 7 yards to be exact. I gathered the neckline and lower tiers by hand and then I used elastic thread for the fluff at the bottom. It might look like it is see-through but I have sewn a nude colored opaque slip into the dress.
As you can see the dress is sloped to one side. Almost impossible to wear a bra as it dips very low in the back and is one-shouldered. I used packing tape for support (not the best option), but if you used an adhesive bra you might feel better protected. Also, because of its poofy shapelessness I made the dress very short to show off the legs...again please keep in mind that this is NOT an everyday house frock so please no comments about immodesty. I realize, it's showy. Though I should point out....no cleavage:)
The place we took the photos at was quite fortuitous. There's plenty of riverfront but most of it is bordered by thick foliage that you wouldn't want to walk though. Brian and I were looking for a place that was not only accessible but also shallow. We drove up and down a shallow area but couldn't find any definite entrance. So we parked and walked a couple yards (along the roadside, in this dress....yes....people stared).
Then Brian found this really hidden path that looked like it came out of 'The Secret Garden" and we followed it down to a fabulously secluded inlet. The only gross part were the crabs. Gross. I've never seen crabs along the river until then. But the shore was littered with their carcasses AND when I waded in the water I could see them scurrying along the river floor. Super gross.
In Greek mythology, the Naiads (Ναϊάδες from the Greek νάειν, "to flow," and νἃμα, "running water") were a type of nymph who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks.
The Naiad was intimately connected to her body of water and her very existence seems to have depended on it. If a stream dried up, its Naiad expired. The waters over which Naiads presided were thought to be endowed with inspirational, medicinal, or prophetic powers. Thus the Naiads were frequently worshiped by the ancient Greeks in association with divinities of fertility and growth.
A big THANK YOU to Brian for taking the photographs. I'm so lucky to have someone who cares about these things:)

Giveaways can be entered in three ways:
1) By linking (to your blog, facebook, myspace, or any other site)
2) By leaving a comment without a link or
3) By linking and leaving a comment (this will be worth 2 entries which will better your chances of winning). Find more info under the FAQ page.
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becky said... Best Blogger Tips

very pretty!
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Vicky said... Best Blogger Tips

Sometimes a dress makes me think about it for days - i think this dress will dominate my thoughts for at least the next weeks... Great!

EmylovePaul said... Best Blogger Tips

oh my goodness! Gorgeous! I want it baaad.

Laeun said... Best Blogger Tips

purdy... totally a house dress!

Katie@ Grow.Cook.Sew. said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi. I came across your website last week and I must say that I am hooked! I hope you don't mind that I used a few of your photos for a post on my new blog..

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jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

How pretty! I'd love to wear something like this to one of those summer nighttime garden parties. = )

Alex said... Best Blogger Tips

This is absolutely beautiful!

VirginiaRose said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so pretty!!! I have no idea where I would wear it, but I would def. try and find a way or place or occasion. It's my personality in a dress!

Mel said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the mythological aspect :) It is so beautiful. The sort of dress you always want but never own :)

Kristin Knight said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful dress

elinanna said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely beautiful! "Showy" or not, it is totally gorgeous. You look like a fairy! <3

cpding said... Best Blogger Tips

this dress and the photos are gorgeous! i am speechless!

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Sandy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this! Just gorgeous!

angelique said... Best Blogger Tips

this is the most gorgeous frock i think ive ever laid eyes on. angekronaus@gmail.com

Caercia said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow again that dress is beautiful, and stunning.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful dress, so magical, ethereal. Love it

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

-Wonderful! I love it.
This "giveaway" I really wanna win.

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XauXau said... Best Blogger Tips

I am just speechless..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Wouldn't that be beautiful for a honeymoon night?! Lovely.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my, I MUST have this dress!

Kellyanne said... Best Blogger Tips

I ADORE this dress!

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Kristin said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing dress, would love to wear it.! Love the tutorials on your blog; they help me out a lot. ^_^

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips

Me and my twin sister are 15 years old. We often have photo shoots in our backyard and the moment we saw this our mouths feel open! What an absolutely enchanting dress. We both read your blog and knew that we must comment on such a stunning and whimsical dress. You are so very talented and we would absolutely adoorrreee this dress:)

Mina said... Best Blogger Tips

I so want to win that dress! It is absolutely gorgeous!

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caylin said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm Alexis' twin Caylin and I am absolutely in love with this magical dress. It looks as if it was taken from a fairytale. So lovely and romantic. I doubt we'll win this, so attempting to construct something similar will be a must. Useful for photo shoots and dances, it would get a loving home here:)

kisieltruskawkowy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress!

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful! i want it!!!
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mrfuga0 said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing. Would love to win this dress!

wendy said... Best Blogger Tips

wow....I love the photo and the dress...

said... Best Blogger Tips

oh, this is so beautiful, it would be a dream to win it!! ciao dall'Italia
(I linked too)

shallowwater said... Best Blogger Tips

oh so pretty! I love the volume of the skirt, and how it is still graceful so graceful!

rubi said... Best Blogger Tips

i love this dress!

SuggyChi said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous dress<33 I would definatly wear it to my birthday party if i won!

Britley said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful dress! I would love to have such a beautiful creation!

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Tiaras said... Best Blogger Tips

here is my post:
http://tiarastantrums.blogspot.com/2010/07/naiad-frock-grosgrain-giveaway.html
#1

Tiaras said... Best Blogger Tips

This frock is STUNNING & absolutely gorgeous! Really, you are one gorgeous model!

Tiaras said... Best Blogger Tips

here is the link to my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/TiarasTantrums?v=wall

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

This frock and you are simply stunning. I love it so very much. I gushed about it here: http://bit.ly/ca9LZl

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

amazing ... wish you could post like this everyday, dina

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi! My english is very bad, but

I want this dress! it´s so behaty! arizmendimon@yahoo.es

Kate O said... Best Blogger Tips

Aaaaaah! She looks like a fairy! Beautiful :)

Lorelei said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous!

fashionfamous said... Best Blogger Tips

Enter meeee!
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Carly said... Best Blogger Tips

It's the perfect dress! I love it!

Caylin and Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips

lesjumellesblondes.blogspot.com---
french for the blonde twins:)
you have inspired us to create a blog of our own!

Itziar said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW!!!!, lovely post and lovely dress.......

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Abigail said... Best Blogger Tips

So beautiful, you are very talented, thanks for the chance to win!
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JBalloon said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! That dress is AMAZING!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm getting visions of a Greek goddess, gliding through the Parthenon...

Dress4Less said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a beautiful dress! Who needs a red carpet? I would wear it to the supermarket with sandals ;) Simply gorgeous!

Midnight Cowgirl said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is fabulous! Love, love, love it!

sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

gorgeous!

Stephanie Rose said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously, in love. I feel like you looked into my mind, and saw what I secretly would love to wear and do when it comes to pictures. If I only could be as brave, and not embarrassed, to take such beautiful pictures and wear something so strikingly goddess like. What a perfect name for it. This frock makes me love what you do even more. :D

Chandler said... Best Blogger Tips

This would be perfect to wear while taking a walk on my grandmas beach :)

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Branwen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow I don't know if this give away is still going on, but this dress is so amazingly beautiful.

I love the poetry of it.

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Vanessa said... Best Blogger Tips

What an absolutely stunning dress! There's just something about shooting ethereal fabric next to water. I LOVE the photos! And the behind-the-scenes story about the crabs - the things we do to get a perfect photo :) We've (my sis & I) traipsed many a time at 6.50am in the park to get a photoshoot done.

Ginny said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is gorgeous & so are the pictures. Perfect dress for the beach!

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Tara said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous. I don't know when I would have the occasion to wear this, but that won't stop me from entering the giveaway!

Modernrose said... Best Blogger Tips

What can I say that has not already been said!? The dress is lovely! The hard work that goes into your garments is what I admire most about your work. You have a great eye for detail! Despite sewing/knitting etc is quite popular in and around my area (North Wales!) for some reason most people don't seem to have the passion for it like the artists and designers I have discovered through burdastyle! I must admit when seeing work like yours I feel inspired to make and create, and take that little bit of extra care when attempting to make something! I would love to be considered in the giveaway as your dress is superb! But mostly I just wanted to comment, because everyone likes to be praised on there work right?! :)

dreamdancer said... Best Blogger Tips

Your dress looks really angelic =) Loving that dress and the photos are superb!

Libea said... Best Blogger Tips

oh so sweet - i love it!!!

Ruth said... Best Blogger Tips

Es un vestido precioso!!! me encanta quiero participar Ruth
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Agostina said... Best Blogger Tips

oh, this dress is so pretty. it looks so good on you! i love it. it's perfect.

daisymay aka Chantele said... Best Blogger Tips

That dress is so pretty, feminine and flirty. Daisy Dayz Home

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Love.Love.Love.

elbrochesmio said... Best Blogger Tips

It`s very very beautiful !!!!
I love this look !!!
Kisses

coriwestphal said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2010/08/naiad-frock-grosgrain-giveaway.html

Isi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it !!!!!

Karin said... Best Blogger Tips

The pictures are fabulous, the dress is fabulous. I love the sunset coloring of the photos. So lovely.

Misfit Momma aka Missy said... Best Blogger Tips

It is gorgeous! I would love to wear it around the house, personally :)

nique said... Best Blogger Tips

Bananas

nique said... Best Blogger Tips

amazing work

www.sewdarntired.blogger.com said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is etherial... simply divine. Lucky person who wins this beauty.

frikadel said... Best Blogger Tips

that's just a dream dress

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

So gorgeous and flowy. I'd kill to wear it to high school graduation<33

Linked in my blog.

GeMa said... Best Blogger Tips

this dress is BEAUTIFUL

They call me Cee. said... Best Blogger Tips

the dress is so beautiful. Greek godess. and i should say, these pictures are so matching with the dress. They speak like.. thousands of words. :)

sookhyuniee said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful - if there's a chance to buy this dress, i would!

Samantha said... Best Blogger Tips

So romantic and sweet. Like it belongs in a Greek myth.

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jealoushe said... Best Blogger Tips

Your workmanship is impressive, and the dress itself is a vision. Please, count me in for the drawing; my username links to my blog. :)

Z said... Best Blogger Tips

That's amazing! And the photo shoot is so striking!

E Thayer said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous workmanship all the way around (photos AND dress.) The headpiece you used makes me think of a bohemian wedding. This would be a fab wedding dress for a beach wedding!

susie said... Best Blogger Tips

you are just so brilliant!

Jenn Ali said... Best Blogger Tips

oh my gosh!! This dress is absolutely stunning. And your photos are amazing!!!

catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

This is quite possibly the prettiest dress I have ever seen! The drape and flow of it is just perfectly gorgeous! I absolutely adore this dress and really hope to win it *fingers crossed* :)

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

right, if its not the prettiest dress ive ever seen, its def the prettiest dress ive ever seen in many many years. im simply stunned. you must have some professional training, no? you are lucky to have such an amiable photographer as well!

Anna Depew said... Best Blogger Tips

Gah! Oh my goodness I'm in love with this dress! Your pictures look like something out of an anthropologie photo shoot!

MissMelanie said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. That is all I can say!

branca de neve said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW. how can you give away this angel of a dress? you look like having stepped out of a fairy tale.
a magic dress :)
if i had sewn this, i would not have been able to give it away. But if you can, i´d be so lucky to wear it.

littlebird said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful magical photoshoot, gorgeous! I want to get married in it!

newbold jones said... Best Blogger Tips

i would totally rock this goooorgeous dress by Grosgrain at my rehearsal dinner with black tights and black shoes and then re-wear it again for something insanely romantic on my honeymoon in mexico. ah....the dress....it's like a beautiful fairtytale!

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L. said... Best Blogger Tips

This one is gorgeous! It would be perfect as a wedding dress. Really lovely. <3

TaylorMade said... Best Blogger Tips

omgee this is gorgeous.

I would so love to wear this.

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Chacoy said... Best Blogger Tips

How amazing! Your beautiful and so are your creations....when are you going to start online sewing classes-I will be first in line!!

Chacoy said... Best Blogger Tips

Here is my link to your beautiful Naiad Frock!
http://ma21cuteboy.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodies-from-grosgrain.html

Trina said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the look of this dress and it also seems like it would be super comfortable. So many of the evening dresses I have worn have not been.
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Stacy Kristine said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely piece... I would just want to twirl and dance in it!

michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is stunning; it makes me wanna shoot. I love the photos you have up, by the way.

It'd be awesome if you checked out my blog(s). :D


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love, michelle.

ps: You have crazy amazing skills. (:

becks said... Best Blogger Tips

So beautiful! I'd love to have this.

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Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

So dreamy! I would find somewhere to wear it!

The Clay Family said... Best Blogger Tips

What a gorgeous and DIFFERENT dress. It photographs so nicely!

Caro said... Best Blogger Tips

Stunning! you look like a greek goddess. Amazing photographs!

Katwear said... Best Blogger Tips

What a gorgeous dress! It has a senuality that would make any girl feel like a real nymph. If I had a dress like that I would wear it every morning and every night simply for the pleasure of feeling it as I moved around.

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said... Best Blogger Tips

this is such a splendor ... I really love it and i must say the pictures are gorgeous !!! thnaks for the link to the adhesive bras too ;)

Danni said... Best Blogger Tips

Hmmm... so interesting and pretty. Honestly, it would be perfect for me to wear to my cousin's wedding!

Chic Operations said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, it's just gorgeous. Even though I can't possibly rationalize wearing that at any time I would just love to have it!

Vacuum Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

I would just like to point out that you SO could totally win a Project Runway challenge with this dress. The sweet floral styling on her head makes it look like a beautiful wedding dress even.
Stunning and original!

hiddenmetronome said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, that is beautiful and ethereal. First thing I would do if I had that is photoshoot that thing to death. :]

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Zesty Lou said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a beautiful dress! I am just starting to get interested in photography and these photos are amazing! You are very talented, I love the way the dress falls off the shoulder - stunning :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

really really good

Katiebelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I am absolutely speechless! This dress is so beautiful and elegant!
I would love to wear this for a black tie event for the 25th Anniversary of the Ballet School I teach for! It would be perfect for the event coming up, which will be during our Nutcracker!
I have all of my friends on Facebook drooling over the link I posted for your dress!
Thank you very much for your creativity!

Zesty Lou said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress!!! You are so talented! I am just getting into photography and I would love to use it! It is beautiful :)

Zesty Lou said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress!! I am just getting into photography and I would love to use this dress....its stunning!

Tania on the Hill said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my!!! I really want that sexy dress.

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Tania on the Hill said... Best Blogger Tips

I put this giveaway in my sidebar at:
http://superqtonthehill.blogspot.com/

Ines Vieira said... Best Blogger Tips

The photos may be beautiful but the dress? WOW

Fru Thornholm said... Best Blogger Tips

It is absolutely amazing!

I will link to ypur giveaway at my blog :-)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

O my goodness. Love at first sight! It's like the dress of my dreams. Wonderful job!

Bettina said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi it`s so beutiful............nice...I would luv ti win that lovely dress...
Bettina xx

Ms Muffin said... Best Blogger Tips

This really is nice for photography!!!!

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Smilerynker.dk said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! It is so pretty. Would love to win!

Emily Cummins said... Best Blogger Tips

That dress is wonderful. I'd want to go frolic in a field in it, as I'm sure anyone else would want to, also. Thanks so much for sharing!
~Emily
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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

This is dress is positively stunning!! You are amazingly talented and BEAUTIFUL! Who takes all of your gorgeous photos. Keep up the great work :)

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

SHE LOOKS LIKE AN ANGEL....OR A MERMAID WHO HAS BECOME HUMAN AND WANT AND NEEDS TO GO BACK TO THE SEA...IT IS FABULOUS...SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CREATION....JUST LOVELY.. THANK YOU FOR SHARING...RONDA SIMON

Element Boutique said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it, want it.

Mandy said... Best Blogger Tips

I would LLLLOOOVVVEEE to win this!

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Rose said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope people stared. This dress is amazing and you look fab in it.

Elphie said... Best Blogger Tips

It's so beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway!
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Janet said... Best Blogger Tips

The gathered tiers remind me of waterfalls - so pretty. "Naiad" really suits ^^

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

SOOOO pretty :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this. It reminds me of a beautiful fairy.

Anna said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is absolutely amazing! I think anyone would feel like a beautiful princess wearing it. I would wear it on my one year anniversary date with my husband.

Reagans momma said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful as usual. You never cease to amaze with the things you make. The photos are also gorgeous too. Of course. I don't think i could do that dress justice but i would love to try.

Kristin Eichenberg said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to photograph this dress for my building art portfolio! Im an aspiring designer, a junior in H.S, and am very inspired by what you do!

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Wehaf said... Best Blogger Tips

Incredible... I am bookmarking this so that if I don't win, maybe someday I can commission one.

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Ellie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress so much ! I love everything on this site. THANK YOU :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey, I just discovered your blog an hour ago and I'm completely in love with it. Thank you for those awesome give away :)

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the look of this dress and would adoooore it!!

kellie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! Too bad I missed the giveaway. :( Congrats to whoever won!

kellie said... Best Blogger Tips

PS - you're right, it is "showy", but it would very cute with a pair of leggings or tight jeans .. or even just a pair of knee-high riding-type boots. Do you have anymore of these? I'd love to buy one, if it's affordable enough. :) Let me know .. kelliealtieri AT gmail DOT com

Becks/Beckie said... Best Blogger Tips

omg! amazing!!! can you do a turtorial??:D <3

Andrea's Books said... Best Blogger Tips

This is soo pretty! I don't think its too showy either, it looks just right to me!
I wish i had skills like these haha. :)))
love love love!

Chazza said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is amazing! And the pictures are stunning too. Just wow!

Chazza said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is amazing! And the photos are stunning. Just wow!

Sisam said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a beautiful dress. Whoever made it did an amazing job with it. She looks like a swan!

Les Petits Beurres said... Best Blogger Tips

I want it :-)!

(I also put a link on my blog: lespetitsbeurres.blogspot.com, 'want to maximize my chances)

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