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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2007 11:41:55 PM »

Gorgeous work! Love the dress with the jewellry you and your dummy are modelling. Hey, even your dummy matches your dress! You are one groovy chick.
Keep up the good work...
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2007 01:29:48 AM »

Oh hey! I just made view D of 3775 myself, in Lavender stretch knit.
I widened the boob pieces when I made it, so it covers mine but I still get a bit of cleavage peeking out.

That dress looks so hot on you, I love the pattern (hate sewing those **** gathers though!!!) because the waist really hides a tummy and the crossover neckline really flatters big boobs.

BTW the midsection rides high on me too, and I made it in a size 12. I think it's just the pattern. I wish it was longer because I have some of that post-baby underbelly pooch that needs more squishing than my upper belly does.
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2007 05:23:18 AM »

That dress is hot hot hot - well done!  I got my first wrap dress, tight under the boobs and a  cross over bust - and I have been addicted to this style of dress ever since.  The ruching/gathering is SO SO flattering.

You are ROCKIN that dress - the boobage looks fab!  I agree with a previous poster that red pumps would be hot!  Myself, I'd pair it with some tall black boots and wear it out industrial/asian.  Chop sticks, lots of black eyeliner, maybe some red bowed lips.

Thanks for posting!  I love it!  It rocks!
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2007 08:17:39 AM »

Much thanks to everyone. I think to get the midsection to ride down more, it wouldn't have to be longer, it would have to be wider... No, actually, my hips would have to be smaller. It's the difference between my waist and my hips that makes everything want to sit up at my natural waist -- which I don't have a problem with, but it's really funny when people say things like "wear it really high, like where your waist is." That's "really high" today!

I came very close to wearing the dress with a pair of metal-fronted motorcycle boots, but because I was intending to see some rockabilly shows that night, I wound up with black and white wingtip maryjanes. I do think it'll have some flexibility -- with a camie, and maybe a little jacket for Fall, I could even wear it to work. (I tend to make things that I want to wear out but could never wear to work!)
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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2007 02:19:07 PM »

 Cheesy I *heart* that fabric so badly. Care to share where you bought it? Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2007 07:15:16 PM »

I have several different patterns of the same sort of fabric with all kinds of random comic images, words, silver detailing... At least five different patterns I'd say. I got them at Joann fabric, but at least 4 or 5 years ago, before I really even knew what I'd DO with them. I bought the remains of all of them, though, and have had them in this drawer for years. I can finally sew well enough that I've made a skirt, shirt, some leggings and this dress out of some of the fabrics. It's so wonderfully random and sometimes obnoxious! The dress is definitely the best thing yet, and probably the most wearable! (Although I wear the "bizarre" fabric leggings a LOT.)
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2007 02:13:15 PM »

WOWZA!  You are one great-looking woman in that dress!  I love the fabric and the drapey look of the dress.  You did a wonderful job!
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2007 05:51:17 PM »

I love your dress and the fabric, but I have a (?)  When on the dress form, it has a white bit at the boobs -- is this part of the dress as I noticed it isn't in the pic of it on you?  I am just curious because I have serious boobs and was wondering if this pattern might be good for me.

Really, a great job, and you look fab!
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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2007 07:44:11 PM »

I love your dress and the fabric, but I have a (?)  When on the dress form, it has a white bit at the boobs -- is this part of the dress as I noticed it isn't in the pic of it on you?  I am just curious because I have serious boobs and was wondering if this pattern might be good for me.

Really, a great job, and you look fab!

Thank you, and I'm kinda glad you asked. I had a white cami on the dummy when I put the dress on it. (I made that cami a while ago and didn't like it, so it just kind of stays on the dummy to provide a smooth surface.) I'm sure this particular view could be worn with an undershirt if desired (eg for work), and the other views have a regular crew neck. I have plenty chestage and find cross-front shirts to be either dangerous or flattering or dangerously flattering, which is why I made this version of course. I had to wear a deep-front bra with it, but it looked pretty great (if I say so myself). Were I to wear it to, say, a family picnic, I'd put a camisole under and it would be TOTALLY respectable.

Truly a magical dress that can be family friendly AND "hey sailor" friendly.
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2007 11:05:59 PM »

wow that is stunning well done
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