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« on: May 17, 2007 05:50:55 AM »

I really wish I'd taken a before picture of this-- I thought I had, but I can' t seem to find it anywhere on my PC. But picture a thrifted skirt that, while made out of lovely fabric, has a wide, elastic-waist yoke and pleats all around, in a rather frumpy sort of way.


This was how it ended up. My inspiration was this dress that Kiera Knightley wore in the more recent version of Pride and Prejudice, though I didn't have enough fabric to do the lower waist so I had to stick with empire.

And this is a closeup of the beading, before I sewed the band down--as it turned out, some of the beads my best friend brought back from Africa for me last summer matched perfectly.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007 06:38:59 AM »

the shirt looks great, i like she shape and the material, very nice!! Cheesy
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cthulhu
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007 11:10:15 AM »

Beautiful! Love the color
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2007 09:43:50 PM »

That's gorgeous.  Did you use a pattern or wing it?
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2007 10:21:49 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2007 03:41:38 PM »

That looks great. I really like the neckline and the fabric. Such a pretty color!
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winniethepoohbear
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2007 04:28:10 PM »

It looks amazing! Tut? Pwease?
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2007 04:23:44 PM »

I like it. it's pretty. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2007 09:23:15 PM »

Sorry it took me so long to reply! I haven't been on Craftster for a couple weeks.

roquemoma- a little bit of both. I used a pattern (can't remember the number off the top of my head but it's Simplicity) with an empire waist that I knew fit. Then I altered the bodice to do the overlap.

winniethepoohbear--since most of it was based off a commercial pattern, I can't really do a full-blown tut. But I'll see if I can get the bodice, at least.

Admittedly, it does need a little tweaking. I think I need to add a hook and eye, because the top layer has a tendency to ride down a bit.

Thank you for the kind words!
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007 10:51:02 AM »

I love it!  I think the beading is a great touch.
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