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« Reply #320 on: July 25, 2006 04:39:05 PM »

Here's mine
Finding the fabric took 5 stores because none of them carried knits. I finally found a grey stretch fabric for only 2 dollars a yard. The cutting was actually easier than I though but sewing it was a pain because the fabric kept stretching. But it looks fantastic right now. I can't wait to make another one.

I dig your jagged hem...I wanted to do this on mine, but the fabric wasn't right for it.  OH WELL, I guess I'll have to make another one!   Wink

How thick is this fabric?  Mine was 100% polyester, and pretty opaque (didn't even need a slip in the sunshine)...I wonder if the thinner fabric (although harder to sew, it seems) is the reason you get a skinnier/more elegant tie?  Any thoughts on this anyone?
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« Reply #321 on: July 25, 2006 05:48:53 PM »

Thanks so much Rostitchery! This is amazing!
 I love this dress because it's so wearable!
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« Reply #322 on: July 25, 2006 07:14:51 PM »

Here's mine
Finding the fabric took 5 stores because none of them carried knits. I finally found a grey stretch fabric for only 2 dollars a yard. The cutting was actually easier than I though but sewing it was a pain because the fabric kept stretching. But it looks fantastic right now. I can't wait to make another one.
I dig your jagged hem...I wanted to do this on mine, but the fabric wasn't right for it.  OH WELL, I guess I'll have to make another one!   Wink

How thick is this fabric?  Mine was 100% polyester, and pretty opaque (didn't even need a slip in the sunshine)...I wonder if the thinner fabric (although harder to sew, it seems) is the reason you get a skinnier/more elegant tie?  Any thoughts on this anyone?
It's much thinner than swimsuit weight fabric, but not as thin as the swimsuit lining fabric probably somewhere between the two. Mine's opaque too, but even though I did two layers on the top part of the strap, it still would have needed a bra, although, I'm pretty small and the dress is tight enough, so the cups from a swimsuit can be slipped in for modesty and still stay put without sewing them in. I think the reason my tie is skinnier is because my straps themselves are thinner, also I tapered the ends of the ties.
The jagged hem is actually much easier because it's just a square.
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« Reply #323 on: July 25, 2006 07:31:27 PM »

Luna, I love the color! Did you use a thick elastic band for the waist? I can't see too well. I had made mine much higher waisted but I'd love to have another that sits low on the waist like that.

Did you find you had to make the straps much wider because of the placement of the waist?

It looks soooo great on you
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« Reply #324 on: July 25, 2006 07:41:02 PM »

Here is my dress.  I love it!  I didn't have too much fabric and I kinda cut it wrong, so I made slimmer skirt instead.  I really like it though,  it's a nice light fabric for summer.  I bought three yards of black knit fabric yesterday to make another one!  I have a question though.  In the tutorial, it seems like you sew the waistband so that you actually only see it in the back.  Is this how everyone did it, or did you sew the waistband in two places?  Mine came out a little funky where the waistband is in the front, so I was wondering how to fix this.  Also, how long did people make their waistband?
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« Reply #325 on: July 25, 2006 08:32:21 PM »

timarie, thanks so much! i had some old shorts from when i was little so i took off the elastic waistband and slipped it inside the fabric waistband, sewed buttons on the sides of my waist, and voila! i got a better fit for the waist b/c when i cut out the hole in my skirt, it strecthed out a lot...
 Wink i made the straps as wide as i could because i wanted coverage, and it makes it a lot easier to wrap around if you want a short sleeve.
thanks
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« Reply #326 on: July 25, 2006 09:13:54 PM »

FINISHED!

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« Reply #327 on: July 25, 2006 09:16:10 PM »

Here's mine
Finding the fabric took 5 stores because none of them carried knits. I finally found a grey stretch fabric for only 2 dollars a yard. The cutting was actually easier than I though but sewing it was a pain because the fabric kept stretching. But it looks fantastic right now. I can't wait to make another one.
how did you make the skirt?
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« Reply #328 on: July 25, 2006 09:54:15 PM »

rika, your skin and that fabric are my favorite colour combo of all time. mmmmm. Wink
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« Reply #329 on: July 26, 2006 01:22:18 PM »

OK, after reading this thread, the other thread, the blog...

I totally know what I'm doing now.

If only I can find polka dot fabric...



The red in the middle is a separate long tube top in a matching fabric. This is just one way to combine the 2 - also, you can put the tube top on under, pulled up high in back to cover a bra. Wear the dress as a wrappy skirt, with just the tube top. Or wear the tube top with one of the wraps that covers the shoulder but exposes that mid back - with the tube top under it, then only that fabric is peeking out. Or scrunch the tube top just around the boobs, so that when you want to nurse in this dress, you push aside a front layer and pull the tube top up - that way the top and sides of the boobs are still covered while nursing!

I suppose you could do it in the same fabric, as well - I just liked the idea of contrast.

Now to find some slinky polka-dotted fabric...
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