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« on: June 12, 2006 02:08:35 PM »

Inspired by the amazing creations I've seen on craftster and the lack of dresses that fit my shape, I decided to make something too....



trying to show the details of the bodice without much success:



and a detail of the back:



I didn't use a pattern, I just winged it. The paisley material was something I found on the side of the road, maybe it was a tablecloth. The green is an old t-shirt and the brown I bought at Joann's. I might add a few details like a paisley hem on the skirt, i dunno. Much of the bodice is handsewn because I'd just had surgery on my foot and couldn't work the pedal on my sewing machine. The surgery also explains the stork pose; I'm not supposed to put weight on my foot (crutches were cropped out of the photo).

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006 02:14:32 PM »

it's beautiful!!
i think it looks great just as it is.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006 02:19:10 PM »

Ooooooh, I like it! Looks great on you.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006 02:26:42 PM »

beautiful dress! and aww what happened to your foot?
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2006 03:53:55 PM »

thank you for checking out the dress!
i had a benign tumor inside the talus bone of my ankle. the doctors removed it, now I'm waiting for the bone to regrow...at least i have TONS of time on my hands for sewing....
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2006 07:46:38 PM »

I love the style, the colours, everything! Any chance of a tute?
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006 05:59:35 AM »

i love the back straps..
and the color combinations..


..i wish i could find fabric on the side of the road like that. haha
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2006 06:23:01 AM »

Very cute!  I love the proportions, it fits you perfectly.  And the neckline is killer.
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2006 07:20:44 AM »

Looks perfect to me!  I love those colors, I'm a sucker for Paisley.  Good vibes for your foot, but like you said now you can sew sew sew! 

Great job on the dress, do you have anywhere special to wear it?
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2006 11:13:32 AM »

It's beautiful! :3
And..rather coincidental. As I have this rectangle of teal/brown/white antiquey paisley fabric (whoa..adjectives -__-) and since there isn't enough to make a skirt, I considered having it as the bodice part of a dress, but I was unsure how it would look if I used solid colors for the rest of the dress. You have inspired me! Cheesy
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