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Topic: Gray Drawstring Halter Dress [NOW WITH TUTORIAL YAY!]  (Read 16610 times)
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« on: May 06, 2007 09:46:58 PM »

My friends got me spools and spools of thread for my birthday, yay!
I made this dress during my birthday weekend and wore it to work the following Monday. You expert crafters might think that this is just a piece of cake but I really love it. Smiley Incidentally, I made this while eating what was left of my birthday cake.  Cheesy

Uhm, yes, those are jigsaw pieces on my wall. Sadly, gray does not agree with my skin color. My boyfriend said that I look like mud. Or like a "madre" (our word for NUN). I'm not really sure, I dint hear him right.  Huh

Thanks for looking!

TUTORIAL (bear with me, i'm not good at this giving instructions thing hehe) [gulp gulp, here i go]

1) Cut your front and back pieces. They can be short, I heard that mini-dresses are making a comeback. Smiley Make the neckline wider than the desired width so that it will gather nicely when you finally slip a string through it. The back neckline can be narrower, though, for a sexier look  Wink

2) Sew dart of front piece. You may also want to sew the string at this point. For visual aesthetics purposes, your string can be made of the same fabric that you will use to embellish your pocket.

3) Sew seams of sleeves. Attach one side of front and back pieces, right side together. Sew zipper to the other side.

4) Now, fold the neckline and sew, leaving allowance for the string to slip through. Do this to both front and back parts. Slip your string through and DRAW. Cheesy You neckline will kinda look like this:

5) Now, measure where you will want your pockets and how big you want them to be. Sew fabric embellishment first before you sew them to the dress. My pocket looked like this:

6) Sew pockets. Sew hem.

DONE!  Grin

[*sigh* hope that was clear]

« Last Edit: May 08, 2007 07:39:06 PM by mewyam » THIS ROCKS   Logged

i need a glue gun. my boyfriend stole my glue gun. he's making glue-turds, he said.

« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007 09:47:54 PM »

WOW that is SUPER cute!! I would totally wear that!! Happy Birthday!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007 10:37:59 PM »

zoiks!! i love it. it's understated. and gorgeous.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007 10:59:01 PM »

that is so cute! perfect summer dress!

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007 12:49:46 AM »

Oh wow. That's so gorgeous. You don't look like a nun OR mud, you just look super hot.

I love the puzzle bits Wink and happy birthday!

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007 12:51:53 AM »

That is such a cute dress.  It fits you perfectly!

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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2007 01:02:34 AM »

thanks everyone  Cheesy

the boyfriend's "mud (or nun?) comment" was harmless. in fact, his YM [and Friendster] avatar is now a photo of us; with me in that dress.  Grin

« Last Edit: May 07, 2007 02:43:36 AM by mewyam » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2007 03:09:45 AM »

That's so elegant and tasteful, I really like it Smiley It has an organic feel to the shapes and colours that works really well.

« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2007 04:51:02 AM »

What a perfect dress! Simple, elegant and beautiful lines. Did you make it without a pattern? If so, any chance of a tutorial? Pretty please?

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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007 05:48:09 AM »

Gorgeous dress.  And it does agree with your skin tone. 
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