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« on: February 21, 2007 08:58:01 PM »

Ok, I know it isn't quite spring yet, but the warmer weather has got me excited.  So excited, in fact, that I finally finished up this jumper that I've been working on for about two months.  Unfortunately I don't have any before shots.  It started out as an incredibly hideous maternity dress in a kind of icky baby blue color that would only have been cool about twenty years ago, if ever.  Also it came down to my knees.  And it had these weird strap/buckle things across the front fastened with (yucko!) white plastic D-rings.  But!  I had a vision.  I ripped off the weird buckles, brought in the sides, and hemmed it to be a LOT shorter.  I then spent about four hours in front of a hot stove dying it to a darker shade.  The front was a little torn up from the former buckle things, so today I finally got off my butt and stitched some of this lovely ribbon I found across the bodice.  Yay!  I'm really happy with it!

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Detail of the ribbon (it's so pretty!):


Me modeling it and looking sleepy:


Doesn't it just make you want to dance in a meadow?
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007 10:42:23 PM »

I think it looks fantastic, I really like the ribbon. Sadly any maternity clothes (or the baby-doll style) I try on make me look really truly pregnant, but it looks great on you!
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007 10:50:19 PM »

yay, someone finally commented!  I have a secret love of maternity wear.  this is my new favorite thing - it only cost me $5, but the hours of effort I put into it make it all worth it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007 02:59:34 AM »

it looks beautiful on you. i also like your cute necklace.
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2007 09:46:37 AM »

thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2007 10:30:45 AM »

i like it a lot.  the shade of gray puts me in mind of the waterhouse painting boreas, especially the pic of you wearing it.
http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/view.cfm?recordid=50
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2007 10:42:05 AM »

i like it a lot.  the shade of gray puts me in mind of the waterhouse painting boreas, especially the pic of you wearing it.
http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/view.cfm?recordid=50


wow, that's quite a compliment!
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2007 05:17:34 PM »

so cute. great work.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2007 06:10:21 PM »

Love it!  You did an amazing job.  The color is great, and I love the ribbons.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2007 07:38:42 PM »

i really really love it! Grin great job!!!
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2007 04:52:02 PM »

THAT IS ADORABLE!!

i thisrocked you Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2007 05:02:51 PM »

THAT IS ADORABLE!!

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yay, thanks!  it took me so long to make, I'm glad it got a "this rocks"!
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2007 06:14:51 PM »

love it!  great job!
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2007 06:05:08 AM »

its so sweet! You must have a great imagination to be able to make something that cute from maternity wear.
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2007 07:29:11 AM »

Its VERY cute and stylish.... U did a great JOB..... Cheers!!
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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2007 07:28:16 PM »

I like everything I've seen of yours, and this is no exception.
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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2007 07:37:21 PM »

I love it!  It has that cute folksy look that I'm really into these days. 
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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2007 07:57:16 PM »

That's really cute!!!! I love this!!!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2007 11:45:08 PM »

I like the color.  You did a great job.  Isn't it awesome how cheap maternity things are?
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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2007 09:21:09 AM »

thank you, everybody!

cupcakesorbet - actually, I think the cut of a lot of clothes is becoming more "maternity", so I just figure, "why not go all the way and wear actual maternity clothes?"  as wookiedough points out, it's certainly a lot cheaper!  urban outfitters is selling similar dresses for about $50 - which is just nuts!

gouge - thank you so much!  that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

strawberrygirl - I know!  I went to the vintage store the other day and the woman who rang me up said, "I like your choices...they're all very...prairie looking..."
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« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2007 12:50:48 AM »

That looks like garden party fun - but not the uptight biscuit eating kind; the rolling down grassy hills kind.  Good job! Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2007 07:54:02 AM »

YOW! its so indie, i love it!!
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