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« on: August 31, 2007 03:47:17 AM »

This is my first entirely from-scratch piece of clothing, unless you count some decidedly wonky and hastily sewn boxer-type things many years ago. Maybe I should have used a pattern, and saved getting cocky for later, but I'm still quite happy. And very glad that my sewing machine came complete with a zipper foot...



It looks really nice with a belt, but now I'm thinking about getting lots of tulle or some sort of hoop skirt thing to make it stand out more.



I found the fabric on a scrap rack, and some zippers on sale, so this entire dress cost me less than (the equivalent of) 15 USD.
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007 04:51:04 AM »

very nice!! i like the colors and i like it with the belt too!
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007 05:11:32 AM »

It's adorable!  It doesn't look like a first project at all - great job.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007 05:38:02 AM »

I loooooove this dress!
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007 06:04:17 AM »

I love the dress, and I think your "getting cocky" worked out great!
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2007 07:22:37 AM »

Great Job! It fits you beautifully, and the colors and fabric are lovely. I never get that lucky with fabric deals.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007 08:52:09 AM »

Wow, that looks great! Such a flattering style. I hope my sewing skills improve so I can make someting equally as awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2007 09:10:09 AM »

Thanks - if anyone wants a tutorial of sorts, it's pretty simple.
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2007 08:31:12 AM »

I love this dress so much!  The fabric is a cool pattern and the dress is very flattering (this is one of those styles that is flattering on just about everyone, which is so amazing).
I've been wanting to make one in this style for a bit, so a vote from me for a tutorial.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2007 09:36:51 AM »

Patterns from the 50's are so much more flattering than some of the ones today!
I love the fabric!  I would go for a tulle skirt underneath rather than hoops.  And I need to go out and buy one of those belts, it looks great!
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