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astronaut
« on: August 24, 2006 12:30:48 AM »

this first one i made from an old sheet, i just wanted practice and to try to see what mistakes i would make since this was kind of my first dress andd i didn't want to ruin my fabric!



and then this is the 'real' one, i made the top part a little different because it ended up coming out a little over-exposing.



i also put that fabric over a belt real quick that i didn't like because i thought the dress needed something else to it. i'm not sure if i like it with it yet or not.

close up of the fabric:


wearing it:




TUTORIAL---





those are just the measurements i used for mine, i am about a medium

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you are going to need four of the top pieces, you are giong to pin two together, sew around the outside ***except dont sew the bottom** next flip them inside out so the seams aren't showing, then sew the bottom (the seams will be covered up eventualyl). repeat with the next two pieces.

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next you are going to sew them together like so

3. back of top- cut out a piece like the picture and sew it to the ends of the top, make sure the seems are on the same side as the top seams.

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middle- you are going to cut out a strip the length of how long you want the middle piece to be, and the width around the area it is going. then you sew the ends together, and pin it to the inside of the top part so the seams are all on ***inside**** make sure of this, because thats the step i always mess up on and have to redo haha

and then for the bottom just use the circle skirt tutorial. get the measure ment of your waist, divide by four, and then two, and pin it just like the middle was.

next, add straps!



this was for my sister.. there is not straps on it yet because she still needs to come try it on so i can see how long they need to be

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Brittles
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2006 02:05:54 AM »

I love how the belt looks, but I think if it were a different color, brown or black maybe, it would go with the dress MUCH better.

The top is really flattering on you, and I love the pattern of fabric you chose.
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nifuu
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2006 02:15:11 AM »

wow, it's adorable. the second one fits you perfectly! And i love the orange/green combination!
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2006 02:16:17 AM »

amazing. tutorial please!!! Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2006 05:56:26 AM »

Cute dress.  The belt is cute, too, but I think I like it better without.  The others are right, the bodice is a perfect fit.  Great job!
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hotpinkpen
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2006 03:46:38 PM »

I love the dresses! You did a fantastic job.
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ziabox
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2006 03:51:37 PM »

I love those dresses! both of them are amazing! I like how they can go dressy or casual (imo), did you make your own pattern? if so.. wow! and if you dont mind sharing how you made the dress?
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Elphelba
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2006 04:17:24 PM »

The dress fits your shape well and hangs nicely. Did you use a pattern or make your own?
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vintage dame
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2006 08:24:40 PM »

in LOVE with the first one!
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debbie9707
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2006 08:36:24 PM »

This was a really cute dress you have made!!  Smart of you to make a trail run.  Now tell us how you did it  ,k
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