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Topic: Well, it was supposed to be a Flapper Dress  (Read 3566 times)
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« on: November 12, 2004 05:35:24 PM »

I founda a whole bunch of pics. and designed a dress - pattern and everything. As a dress if came out pretty well, but I'll have to try again, aiming for even more of a 'Flapper' look! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2004 08:03:58 PM »

It's actually pretty close to a 20's style dress.  You just need to raise the waistline a bit and make the skirt a little less gathered.

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2004 11:17:34 PM »

looks very 20's, but not exactly flapper-y 20's.
flapper dresses were much shorter, almost cocktail-style, in general. sleeveless, too.

but it's cute! i love the ruffly fabric.
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2004 04:20:27 AM »

I wanted to do something with the fabric since it was hanging around the house, so I did this. Even though it didn't come out as I had really wanted I did learn a lot, and I can us it to figure out how much higher to have the waist line and how much shorter to make the skirt. I'd call it a work in progress still!
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2004 09:12:20 AM »

Yeah the fabric looks great!  It's so.. out there.  I love the 20's styles with the long torsos on dresses.  That dress is very unique!  You should be proud Cheesy
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2004 11:42:45 AM »

The fabric is wonderful.  Not many people could pull it off, but it is absolutely flattering on you!
Nice ficus, too.

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2004 04:09:45 AM »

Thank you guys - you're so nice! I am going to wear it out today and see what the 'relations' think. Wink Should be fun.
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2004 05:35:14 AM »

I think the main thing that makes it not look like the flapper dresses that you usually see is that the skirt you made is gathered rather than pleated.  I myself do not know how to sew, but I do know enough to know that making a pleated skirt is a lot harder than making a gathered skirt!  But that was the first thing I noticed, since you are saying it wan't quite a flapper-y as you wanted.  It's a cute dress anyway!


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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2004 02:38:29 PM »

Cute! I love the skirt part, especially!

« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2004 04:39:00 PM »


I really did try to pleat it. I think I need to iron the 'pleats' down all the way to the bottom and perhaps even tack them... Or I could just leave it and try again.  Cool
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