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Topic: Fancy-ish gold brocade dress *redone and added action shots a couple posts down*  (Read 1395 times)
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« on: December 10, 2007 05:49:52 AM »

Still needs a belt but whipped this up yesterday. I've had this brocade for about 3 years and have been waiting for thhe 'right' project. This originally was for my 4yo but she's sooo skinny it fits my chubby 2yo better so I'll be starting the older one's dress tonight.
dd2 was loving the satin and the twirlyness .lol I added a cotton jersey lining cuz my babies cant stand 'itchy dresses'.
I'm proud of how well it's sewn b/c I've always had trouble with necklines/sleeves

note: there is no wonkiness in the 'skirt' like the photo suggests. I do plan on taking it off and redoing it though cuz the back hangs down a few cm more than the front.

with belt (I'm not the best photographer)

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007 05:57:03 AM »


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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007 06:14:12 AM »

too lovely!
the fabric is so lush looking, bet she loves swishing in it,

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007 06:55:07 AM »

Ooh- that's gorgeous!  Nice job!
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007 06:59:24 AM »

That is beautiful! Love the fabric!

I wouldn't worry about the "couple cm" difference between front/back -- doesn't the bum take up the slack? If the difference is only noticed when the dress is held and not being worn, don't worry.

Please post action photos of both dresses!


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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2007 07:22:24 AM »

Lovely dress.  Perfect for the holidays.

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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2007 10:50:02 AM »

oooh, twirly, shiny, loveliness!  I love it and feel the need to possess one myself.  How was the brocade to work with?  I have some in my stash also waiting for the right project.

I added a cotton jersey lining cuz my babies cant stand 'itchy dresses'.
Good idea.  There is nothing worse than making something and then having the kid refuse to wear it because it itches.  I almost had to put a fleece lining in the last dress I made because my monkey was hating the seam between the bodice and skirt. 

« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2007 11:48:01 AM »

It was MUCH easier than most fabrics, not slippery at all. Though it was fraying quite a bit since I handled it so much. This one was at least medium weight I believe. It better have been, it was like 10$ a meter.

The lining idea was a no-brainer this time, since my MIL spent WEEKS making these big frilly, sparkly, poofy dresses (um, EW, but whatever I'd put it on them and go visit to make her happy) a couple months back and my dd REFUSED to wear it! (it was super itchy organza inside) I felt so bad b/c she put so much time into them never mind taking care of her sick mother and her own declining health!
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2007 12:09:39 PM »

The lining is a superb idea! I made some dress for a wedding, and the girls sqirmed and scratched the entire time. It was the organza seams, I'm afraid.
 This dress is so elegant. A princess dress for sure! The pic with the ribbon sash looks the best.

« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2007 08:16:34 PM »

OK I took apart the entire thing, sewed up the sides, redid the entire skirt part and I'm soooooooooooooo glad I did! She looks awesome in it!

Dress totally redone:

Action shot with the pot belly goin:

Twirl shot:
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