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Topic: My first Convertible dress w/lots of pics and smiles  (Read 28483 times)
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Tenille
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2007 07:40:11 AM »

Beautiful! It's a great colour choice for you too! I think that this dress is universally flattering, it looks great on everyone!

I totally agree. I have yet to see a person who's made one of these and didn't look good in it!
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2007 11:05:21 AM »

Ooh, I love it.....want one!
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2007 08:44:57 PM »

very beautiful dress i like how you can change it so that its not always the same look.  i hate when i have to dress up and i only have 1 or 2 things to wear and everyone has already seen them.. this is great for that it can look different almost every time!!! GREAT WORK!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2007 11:05:48 AM »

Wow!!! Great job!!!  I REALLY like the way you modified the waistband part- I struggle with covering up what I refer to affectionately as my "back boobs", and you've just fixed my problem for me!  The last time I made one of these I was pregnant, and I've been afraid to try ever since... but I think you just motivated me to give it another try.  Thanks, and you're going to look fabulous at the wedding!!
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2007 08:34:50 AM »

I really love that dress! It's freakin' awesome. I'm gunna make me one... some day!
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2007 01:36:41 AM »

oh it looks lovely! i love this dress and all its variations. i think you did a good job to add an additional piece as tube top, i am thinking the same thing if i ever attempt to do this dress with my very poor skills...
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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2007 02:26:43 AM »

Beautiful dress!  I love that you posted the pictures of it in stages.  It's going to help me tons when I make mine!
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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2007 04:30:41 AM »

you did a wonderful job, it's beautiful and you look amazing in it! how long did it take you?
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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2007 01:09:28 PM »

Very nice! And it's true, that color is very flattering on you.  I bet you're a happy gal!
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Tenille
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2007 01:14:25 PM »

you did a wonderful job, it's beautiful and you look amazing in it! how long did it take you?

It didn't take overly long. I'd say maybe 2 to 3 hours. When I bought my fabric I had them cut one piece a little longer than the the length I needed for the strap and I only had to cut the straps the width ed. I also had them cut what I needed for the skirt seperately from the straps, so i jsut had to fold and cut my skirt. I'm cutting my circle skirts as long as I can get them out of my fabric now because i can always shorten them, but It's almost impossible to make them longer. I made the waist band and tube top parts out of the leftovers from the straps. That made it all go quicker. Once I got everything pinned correctly. ( I had to do it twice the first time cause I twisted it) it was just a matter of sewing the seams.
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