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I constructed this dress for dancer/performer Sass E Delure to perform an en point routine at Cher Chez La Femme here in Austin. It has been worn once for a couple hours and is still in like-new condition.

The bodice of the dress is made from antique-white silk damask which I have appliqued over with a silver metallic lace from the 1920's and added more beaded appliques to the shoulder straps. The straps and neckline are made from off-white sheer netting. I've added a small row of chandelier crystal at the back of the neck to keep the straps from slipping off the shoulders.

The waistband is made from gathered gold metallic netting and it topped off in the front with an art deco rhinestone brooch, circa 1920's.

The skirt is made from 5 layers. 4 layers of netting in burgundy, purple, lavender, and off-white. The outer layer is draped silk chiffon in beige. I've carefully hand-tattered the edge of both the netting ruffles and silk skirting. Ties in the back into a bow and laces up corset-style trough grommets with wide lavender ribbon. The waist and bust have been heavily darted for a couture, flattering fit.

Will fit a size small-medium best. The model was a size 34B bust, 27" natural waist and the dress laced all the way closed in the back. Would comfortable fit up to a 36" and 29" waist. Length from shoulder to bottom hem is 28".

Ballerina: Sass E Delure, Dress and cuff: Louise Black, photo by: Katinka Pinka

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Terms: (note: images are copyright Louise Black Designs 2000-2011 and may not be used for any purpose without permission). We accept Paypal and money order/cashier's check. We accept "confirmed address" paypal payments only, from US customers. We will make certain exceptions for International customers, but please email before you place your order. No personal checks. Insurance is included in the US shipping costs (Intl. customers, please inquire if you need insurance. Shipping is at your own risk if you do not purchase insurance), but I am not liable for postal mess ups (lost, stolen, packages, etc).

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The Heart Broken Ballerina by Louise Black Size Dress is Small Medium


  • Materials: lace, chiffon, netting, ruffle, dress, fabric, sash
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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