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« on: January 06, 2007 02:50:23 PM »

So at the moment I've got this thing about librarians. I don't know what it is. Well actually I do - I've been thinking about stereotypical images of librarians, especially British ones. I then wrote a short story about a (female, British) librarian who goes crazy, which my grandfather then followed up with his OWN story about a (male, Polish) librarian who goes crazy. Hahahahahahaha (this story is hilarious, you wouldn't know. Sorry. Inside joke.)

I made this dress from a pattern (can't remember which unfortunately) and the only modification I made was to make it 7 inches shorter than the shortest length. The fabric is a wool blend and woven in Prince of Wales check. Personally I LOVE the dress, I've been wanting to make a pinafore dress ever since I tried one on in H&M and the cut was so awful and fabric SO itchy that I vowed to make my own. And hence, the librarian dress was born.

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007 02:57:28 PM »

looks really good! i like how you paired the jumper with the black turtle neck! very mod looking. amazing job.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007 04:04:44 PM »

very cute! the fabric & pleats are so sweet. it does look very H&M-ish too, only more adorable  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007 04:24:24 PM »

Thats adorable I love it! I have been seeing that style everywhere. You should pick yourself up a librarian action figure they sell them at the library I go to they are pretty funny.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2007 06:38:56 PM »

Is that Simplicity 4097?  I just sent for it (you can get it for free from Adorn magazine), yours turned out so cute I can't wait to get it!
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007 02:22:15 AM »

That is really cute! I wish I could get away with wearing that style! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2007 07:35:33 AM »

I'm jealous!! That looks like a dress i saw that fit and felt horrible, too!  You did an awesome job on yours!  Where did you find the fabric?
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2007 08:25:50 AM »

Thank you for all your compliments  Smiley

Is that Simplicity 4097?  I just sent for it (you can get it for free from Adorn magazine), yours turned out so cute I can't wait to get it!

Yes I think so. (Wow, well spotted!) I only paid 2.50 for mine (instead of 10) because I ordered through school.

I'm jealous!! That looks like a dress i saw that fit and felt horrible, too!  You did an awesome job on yours!  Where did you find the fabric?

Thank you! The fabric is just from a local fabric shop, it was in the 'suiting' section.

You should pick yourself up a librarian action figure they sell them at the library I go to they are pretty funny.

!!! Sounds hilarious! Where can I get one of these from??

I remembered the other alteration I did - I cut the front bodice piece on the bias so that the square pattern turned the other way round. (as you can clearly see.) I also omitted the pockets.
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2007 05:49:19 PM »

That looks almost exactly the same as this dress I saw AGES ago at Saks Fifth Avenue.
I have no idea who its by, but I remember thinking it was cool.
Good job!

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2007 06:37:42 PM »

It's a pretty dress.... But now I really want to read the stories!
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