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Topic: My Babydoll Dress!!! Now with TUTORIALNESS!  (Read 71407 times)
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kiss_liss
« on: August 24, 2006 12:17:36 AM »

UPDATE!! Now with TUTE!

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Hey all!! Here's a dress I made from this cool sequinny stripy fabric I found... the stripes underneath is just a top because the fabric is sheer Smiley I love this dress, I'm so proud of it  Grin





The sleeves are a bit weird I just kindof made it up as I went along Smiley thanks for looking!

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TUTORIAL

Hi again! Here's a pic with all the parts and what measurements they are.  The numbers in brackets are the measurements of my actual dress.  Also this dress is virtually skintight at the waist, so if you would like some more room make sure you add extra cm to the waist measurements you take! Also sorry it's in metric hehe I'm from Australia...



My instructions may be weird... please let me know if they don't make sense anywhere.
Basic Steps:
1. Fold fabric in half and measure and cut out the pieces.  Remember to take note of the direction of stripes or pattern of fabric!  You should have 14 pieces in total!
2. Hem the long uncurved edges of the front and back top parts.
3. Gather the front top parts on the yellow line.
4. Attach the two front top parts to one waistband piece, making sure the long uncurved edges meet in the centre with no gap, and the short straight edge matches up with the waistband edge.
5. Attach the two back top parts to the other waistband piece, also making sure they align.
6. Put the waistband and top part pieces together right sides facing, and sew up the straight outer edges, stopping at the beginning of the sleeve hole.
7. Sew the two skirt pieces right sides together down the lengthwise edges.  Gather the top edge and make sure its circumference is your waist measurement.
8. Attach the gathered skirt edge to the bottom of the waistband.
9. Remember if your fabric isn't stretch, you will need to insert a 18 or 20cm dress or invisible zipper in the side seam just under the sleeve hole.  You'll probably need to unpick and fiddle with the seam a bit to get it in.
10. Turn the dress inside out and sew together the shoulder parts.
11. Take two sleeve pieces and sew right sides together along the two short edges.  Do this with the other two sleeve pieces as well.
12. Hem around the outer edge of the sleeve (the angled edge).
13. Pin and attach the sleeves to the arm holes in the dress, adding around 4 large-ish pleats at the top shoulder part so it fits well in the sleeve hole. Do this with the other sleeve as well.
14. Sew the ruffle pieces together along the short edges, hem the bottom edge and gather the top.
15. Draw in the gathers until it fits snugly in the skirt bottom edge, and sew in place.
16. Turn right side out and viola! (hopefully) you have a dress Cheesy!

Here's how it should look when put together:


I would love to know if anyone makes one!

Melli
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2006 01:14:37 AM »

aww it's soo prettiful!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2006 01:49:47 AM »

that's gorgeous! and it really suits you too! i love the style  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2006 02:14:31 AM »

adorable &hearts
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2006 02:35:23 AM »

OOHH IT LOOKS GOOD WITH THE BOOTS.ANY CHANCE FOR A TUT Huh I AM REALLY JEALOUS NOW
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2006 03:04:12 AM »

that whole outfit is totally awesome!! xx
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2006 05:57:57 AM »

What a fun dress.  I like the boots with it, too.
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2006 07:13:55 AM »

That is so gorgeous!!!  And done without a pattern??  I'm all green with envy now!!! I'd love to know how you made it, I'm not quite up to the "able to wing a pattern" level yet.
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2006 07:18:16 AM »

That is so cute and looks terrific on you with the boots.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2006 07:48:12 AM »

wow that's really amazing, I wanna have one too!! It looks similair to a dress I saw at the runway!! Great job
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