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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2007 05:03:01 PM »

Personally, I think it looks great, and great on you... but of course I'm a bit bias to things of green.  Grin Wonderful job.

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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2007 10:23:12 PM »

This is a great dress! I wish it were easier to find nice knit fabric, especially that slinky stuff that drapes so beautifully and doesn't wrinkle. It's so easy to just whip up stuff like this dress with nice knit material, plus it's more forgiving of little goofs in design.

The color is great, and the flow - I bet it'll be a blast to dance in it! And I like the neckline, too, as others have said. If anything, I might angle the sides in just a bit as it gets to the top bit. Then there'd be more of flow with the roundness with the tie (instead of how it flattens out and is very horizontal, as it is now),  there'd be more of a flow in the lines.

I guess I was thinking that only because it's such a soft looking, flowing dress to start with.

I wish, I wish I could find more knit fabric around here, as I'd love to give this dress a try...

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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2007 10:38:23 PM »

I seriously lucked out on the fabric. I found it at wal mart for $1 a yard AND I somehow weasled my boyfriend into buying it. The dress is super super easy and super comfy. Especially since it's so hot here.
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2007 07:10:10 AM »

Ok, so was the top of it 2 squares? and then they gathered around the neckline?
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2007 12:31:25 AM »

u did a great job. just try to make the waistband better next time.  also, instead of using the fabric intended for the project use some muslin or cheap fabric from a thirft store etc.. i find this assist in making the garment better instead of wasting beautiful expensive fabric.  just a thought!!*
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2007 10:09:48 PM »

u did a great job. just try to make the waistband better next time.  also, instead of using the fabric intended for the project use some muslin or cheap fabric from a thirft store etc.. i find this assist in making the garment better instead of wasting beautiful expensive fabric.  just a thought!!*

I normally don't just jump into it with my intended fabric, but since it was only $1 a yard and I have like, 5 yards of it, I wasn't really worried. And I fixed the waist band. I just got in a hurry and sewed it a little crooked it the first time. But I wore it today and it was fine. I know I was one of the most comfy people since it was close to 100F out.
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2007 10:22:36 PM »

Okay, Tenille, sorry this took me so long. I was gone out of town. But here's what I did...

1. $1 a yard fabric from wal mart



2.cut large square and follow steps for a basic circle skirt.. I left mine square because I liked the uneven edges. My square unfolded was roughly 60in x 60in



3. Cut, sew, and attach waistband



4. relax



5. (I forgot a picture of this part) Cut two rectangles large enough to fit around your upper body and sew them together. I kinda ruched mine as I went to hide my back fat...



6. Cut your arm holes where you'll want them. I used a tank top and measured out where and how large I wanted the space from the top of the tube.

7. Fold over top edges on either side of tube and hem. Make sure you leave space to run the ribbon or cord thru that you plan to use to tie the dress closed.

8. Insert ribbon, etc into newly sewed tubes/tracks along top and tie over one shoulder

9. Run around the yard like a little kid


This is the first time I've ever tried to explain myself. So let me know if anything is unclear.

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