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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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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2007 10:53:55 PM »

Kudos to you for making the dress! It looks just like it!

I think what Candreya is trying to say is to add darts underneath the bust (and maybe in the back) to give it a more fitted look.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2007 11:16:39 PM »


What is along the bottom?  Huh  (can't tell from the pic)

Love the skirt. I'm gonna use this idea somehow!
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2007 05:35:27 AM »


What is along the bottom?  Huh  (can't tell from the pic)

Love the skirt. I'm gonna use this idea somehow!

From what I could tell, the picture of the original had alternated a strip of fabric and a ruffle along the bottom. So I have some strips, some ruffles, and some big lace in the back.
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2007 11:03:31 AM »

I like it!  No need to buy designer just make your own.
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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2007 01:45:58 AM »

I'm not usually into patchwork stuff but that is so cute. it's a really great interpretation of the original.
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2007 07:10:11 AM »

 JBear,,
  I meant something along that line, lol, glad you could explain it better! I know how to sew, but am sssssooooo bad at the lingo!! I need to find a stitcher's lingo book online LOL. Thanks for helping me explain what I mean!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2007 11:38:34 PM »

I admire your courage in just jumping in and just doing it!! It is fabulous!
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2007 01:40:25 PM »

thats so cute! it looks a ton like the original
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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2007 03:37:21 PM »

Good job on the dress!
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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2007 08:20:04 PM »

Great job on the dress - I think it looks fabulous! (I'm used to the flat-chested look... AA in the house! Wink )
I had to reply because it cracked me up that you stole it out of the doctor's office; I stole the same exact page from a nail salon in June. Now I have to get to work on it!
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2007 11:14:08 AM »

REALLY AWESOME

reminds me of sally's dress fro Nitemare BEFORE XMAS
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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2007 07:24:24 AM »

Oh I wanted this dress so much!  The whole reason  I started sewing again was to make all of the Marc Jacobs and Chloe dresses I loved without buying them...This is just like the real one.  I LOVE IT!
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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2007 08:23:39 AM »

Oh my gosh-I love it, and it's SO CLOSE to the real thing!  Shocked
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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2009 08:43:36 PM »

wow! honestly, if i saw the original dress in a magazine i wouldn't look twice at it. but your version is great!! it looks awesome on you.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2009 03:31:46 PM »

Cute!
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