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« on: August 23, 2007 05:48:25 AM »

My actual first dress didn't work out so well and was turned into a skirt so tried again:

In person it doesn't look quite so busy and you can get a better idea of the shape.

Pattern: McCall 5380
Fabric: Robert Kaufmann Kitchy Kitchen from www.downshadowlane. etsy.com (a really awesome seller!)
Modifications:  I added some length to the bodice but I think I should have added more.  I guess I'm long from my shoulders to my bust if that's possible.  When I first tried it on it was way too wide in the bust and flared out under my arms so I pinched in about two inches on each side and sewed an inverted triangle and cut off the excess.  I'm not sure if this is kosher but it seemed to work!  Next time I think I'll do a smaller size for the bodice and larger for the skirt.

I'm pretty happy with it and if the weather warms up I'll wear it to two upcoming wedding with a stole I knit.  My first entirely handmade outfit!

« Last Edit: August 23, 2007 06:10:30 AM by shiro_hitsuji » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007 05:57:04 AM »

I had problems getting a good fit under the arms with my first few dresses too!
Its very cute, I really love the fabric!
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007 07:07:52 AM »

I love it! And its perfect on you!
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007 09:32:14 AM »

I LOVE the fabric!!  And the pattern of the dress is SO flattering!  It's great Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2007 11:00:59 AM »

That dress is so cute.  I just added the pattern to my wist list!
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007 01:29:08 PM »

I like this one much better! It looks darling and the fabric is perfect for a summery dress in that style!  Nice job! I was glad to see that you adjusted the bodice on this one--the fit is flattering! YAY!

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007 01:52:39 PM »

that looks so comfortable! I love it Smiley
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2007 12:10:35 PM »

Adorable!!! I loooove the fabric.

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2007 12:09:33 AM »

It looks great. I love the fabric,
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