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« on: August 26, 2007 07:04:47 PM »

This is another dress that is technically a "reconstruction" but I created new straps, an entirely new bodice, a kick pleat in the back, took in the sides seams and added pockets (I like to add pockets whenever possible), changed the hem line, added little "gumdrop" black buttons, and used bias binding on the hem to create some symmetry with the top straps. 

Basically the fabric "spoke" to me which is why I went through the trouble of trying to make something wearable out of the monstrosity it previously was.  Cheesy It is this lovely shade of rose that reminds me of a grandmother's house and has these subtly embroidered leaves on the fabric. 

Forgive me for playing dress up in the last photo.  Grin I just can't resist taking advantage of the creepy, hotel-like lobbies of my very old apartment building. 













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crzychick
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007 07:17:54 PM »

That's gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007 07:23:38 PM »

Awesomely done. what monstrosity was it before?
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GrandmaBetty
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007 07:34:13 PM »

very cute :-)
it matches your bedroom decor very well
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2007 07:39:00 PM »

You kick it, seriously....you rock in the sewing realm!

P.S. you have one flufffffy cat.  Smiley
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Peekay
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2007 07:52:45 PM »

That is so pretty!  The colour really is flattering on you too.
Nice work!

Edited to add:
I just looked at your black dress too... good girl/bad girl.  love it.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2007 08:50:58 PM »

Very cute and pretty!!!! I love the color.
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jasar31629
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2007 09:07:05 PM »

Again- beautiful (esp. the 2nd pic) and I see it's the same sort of belt as in the turquoise-blue dress...do you make those yourself??
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Nikitalicious
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2007 09:30:10 PM »

Just looked through all of your recent posts and all the dresses are amazing! Posting on this one, because it's my favourite out of them all. Smiley

Also..I love the shoes in all of your pictures! I have a bit of a shoe addiction. Smiley Haha
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devotchka
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2007 11:19:26 PM »

Noticed the belts as well, where on earth did you find those neat clasps?!
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