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« on: August 14, 2007 06:32:03 PM »

At the doctor's office today I tore this $1200 Marc Jacobs dress out of Lucky magazine:



A few hours later I came up with this. Tell me what you think! My one complaint is that it makes me look flat-chested. (Sorry about the bad pictures, I have no camera.)





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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007 06:36:44 PM »

It looks really cute!
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007 06:40:03 PM »

Your version is wonderful!  Did you  use a pattern for the dress shape?

P.S. The belt is quite a nice touch.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007 06:41:37 PM »

Did you  use a pattern for the dress shape?

Nope, I made an enourmous strip skirt, then traced a top that fit me onto some fabric, installed a side zipper, zig-zagged a bunch of patches on the bodice, and sewed the skirt to the top. And added crap at the bottom.

And thanks! The belt was just a few bucks at the thrift store!
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007 07:12:19 PM »

I don't think I'm using the correct wording, but could you somehow bunch up the material at the chest, and make it more full looking right below the "boobs"? Sorry for the bluntness, I know how to sew, but not the right way to say it LOL. Maybe take a long piece of material, and make a type of belt around your chest, maybe not make it fully around, but stop at the back of your ribs? Just wanted to toss a couple suggestions!
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007 07:16:38 PM »

I don't think I'm using the correct wording, but could you somehow bunch up the material at the chest, and make it more full looking right below the "boobs"? Sorry for the bluntness, I know how to sew, but not the right way to say it LOL. Maybe take a long piece of material, and make a type of belt around your chest, maybe not make it fully around, but stop at the back of your ribs? Just wanted to toss a couple suggestions!


If it were a little bigger that would work. I made it too small. I might go back and add some fabric along the sides.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2007 07:27:23 PM »

Give it a try! Plz post when you have it "wearable"  Cheesy I know some things are never fully done, hehe.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2007 05:08:41 AM »

girl, this dress deseves some clearer photos.
from what i can see, its looking awesome, but i want to be able to see it better!  ask your neighbor, friend, someone, anyone, to get you some better images.   ooooh, i reeeaaally would love to see it better!
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2007 07:26:28 AM »

Give it a try! Plz post when you have it "wearable"  Cheesy I know some things are never fully done, hehe.

Heehee, I'm wearing it to work today, flat-chested or not!
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2007 08:06:13 AM »

That's awesome!!  Way to make something for yourself that isn't over a $1000... It looks good on you.  on the bust issue, is it big enough for you to put some darts in?  make the bodice more fitted?
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