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« on: August 03, 2006 04:35:59 PM »



This is my first dress.  After watching too much Project Runway, I slipped into my sewing room and started ripping apart an old sheet I'd got at Goodwill because I liked the fabric.  Nevermind that I'd never sewn a garment before, didn't have a pattern, and had absolutely no clue where to begin.  I just started sewing and eventually ended up with this.



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The dress is one piece that zips (actually 5 pieces in its construction), and then I made a little sash to tie around the waist because it looks nicer that way.  I fudged up a few areas, but overall it works nicely!  I just made it up as I go, because I am decidedly too stupid and lazy for patterns.  Who needs them?!  Not me, when I can make a fabulous, original dress without!  Well, the fabulous part may not be entirely true, though I quite like it Smiley Oh and I'm wearing it with a sort of pseudo-petticoat that I cut out of an old Halloween costume.



Here it is without the sash.  Very handy for impromptu helicopter impressions!  (Note:  It's not a real helicopter impression unless you scream while you do it.)



Oh and don't worry.  It doesn't stop me from kicking ass pretty much all the time.


Please let me know what you think Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006 04:47:54 PM »

I love it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006 05:03:50 PM »

aHHHHH!! I LOVE IT!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006 05:07:35 PM »

Holy crap, that is awesome. I'm currently freaking out as I make a similar dress from a pattern, I wish I had your skills.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006 05:12:06 PM »

I love it . . . OKAY!! . . . but I'm not too sure if I like you  Undecided:
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Nevermind that I'd never sewn a garment before, didn't have a pattern, and had absolutely no clue where to begin.  I just started sewing and eventually ended up with this.

Ughhh!!!!  Some people with their TALENT and everything!!! IT'S NOT FAIR!! Angry

 Grin  Seriously, though - I like it a whole f*&^n' LOT!!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2006 05:23:47 PM »

oh my!

this is incredible. and i agree with Maronne. youre too talented. :]

great job on the dress!

i love the design and goodwill fabric. (goodwill love!)

and it looks like you had fun taking those pictures. :] i would.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2006 05:24:45 PM »

I love it . . . OKAY!! . . . but I'm not too sure if I like you  Undecided:
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Nevermind that I'd never sewn a garment before, didn't have a pattern, and had absolutely no clue where to begin.  I just started sewing and eventually ended up with this.

Ughhh!!!!  Some people with their TALENT and everything!!! IT'S NOT FAIR!! Angry

 Grin  Seriously, though - I like it a whole f*&^n' LOT!!!   Cheesy

Sorry!!  I honestly didn't know I had any until I started sewing and it actually made something!  I just look at already made garments and figure out where the seams are and how basic construction works, then guess the rest.  It's just a lot of guessing, really.  This dress was actually extremely simple, too.  I did no measuring.  For the two main parts on the top, I just started cutting without measuring or doing any figuring or thinking.  I adjusted it while on and miraculously they were cut awfully perfectly.

Thanks everyone for your comments; I'm glad you like it Smiley I feel quite dainty wearing it!
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2006 06:27:05 PM »

I use old sheets for EVERYTHING!! I really like the patterns on a lot of them, and it's so cheap to buy them from Value Village!

You did a good job with this - looks like you're having fun wearing it, too!
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2006 06:34:08 PM »

oh my gosh i absolutly LOVE this that fabric is so great! and i cant belive youve never made a dress before AND without a pattern?!?! you are awsome. you did such a good job!
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2006 07:45:49 PM »

I luv the bodice! Those last two poses are fabulous!  Grin
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