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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2007 06:18:27 PM »

Oh gosh dang every time you post I'm like, that girl is adorable. We should be BFFs.

Anyway, that design is so perfect for the fabric, and your body type. I wish it was warm again here so I could wear dresses again!

HAHA omg I'm like that about your posts too, you're pretty darn adorable yourself! Especially the posts with your printed jersey tops, or your brown babydoll swing jacket; I'm  officially its biggest fan. I'm thinking of making something similar with this houndstooth fabric I have because I dig the cut and fit so much. Hope it turns out ok Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2007 06:27:18 PM »

I love it! I've always loved dresses or tops in that style, and one day I hope I can make one myself. How hard was it on the scale of 1 to 10 (hard)?

 The fabric is an amazing choice too. Do you live in singapore? (random question i know)

I'd say 4, really. Making it was simple, but the hard bit was trying to figure out how much extra fabric I needed to make the gathers in front. Anyway, I didn't take a picture of the back, but I made a keyhole kinda slit at the back collar, meaning at first to fasten it together with a button, but was too lazy to make buttonholes later on so I just made long ribbon straps with the extra fabric and used them to tie the slit together. This made the whole project much simpler because I absolutely hate doing buttonholes. Okay I did a terrible job of explaining I know; I'll take a picture of the back so you get what I mean Tongue

And yeah, I'm a born and bred Singaporean Smiley How did you know?
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2007 06:28:23 PM »

Thanks all of you for the lovely comments! Grin
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2007 04:42:27 AM »

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 You mentioned zoukout, so it's not really a wild guess. It's either you're a singaporean or malaysian (where I live) Smiley

 Finding good fabric in Malaysia is super super hard, because most of the patterns are skewed to the traditional baju kurung style and they have very few awesome printed cottons. I meant to go to singapore to stock up on my fabric stash, but haven't been able to. I can't wait though!

 did you base all your dresses on something you owned? or did you make it up and created the pattern for it?
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2007 03:07:12 PM »

I love it! It's so cute! I want to try to make one for myself now.  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2007 05:54:00 PM »

this is a really cute dress and i like the paisley*  {i am not that fond of paisley either} Grin
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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2007 07:05:10 PM »

Super cute!
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« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2007 05:10:40 AM »

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And yeah, I'm a born and bred Singaporean  How did you know?

 You mentioned zoukout, so it's not really a wild guess. It's either you're a singaporean or malaysian (where I live) Smiley

 Finding good fabric in Malaysia is super super hard, because most of the patterns are skewed to the traditional baju kurung style and they have very few awesome printed cottons. I meant to go to singapore to stock up on my fabric stash, but haven't been able to. I can't wait though!

 did you base all your dresses on something you owned? or did you make it up and created the pattern for it?

Yeahh you should come over! Spotlight will most likely scam you for every cent you own, but Chinatown and Arab St. are good for some decent fabrics. I did go to KL with my family awhile ago, and we hit the Kamdar complex - EVERYTHING was floral and reminded me, like you said, about the baju kurungs I used to wear as a kid. But I did find some okayish floral prints, it wasn't too bad.

I mostly make up my own patterns; I've been making stuff and figuring out patterns by trial and error for two years. I've ruined alot of fabric along the way, but now I can finally make all the designs I see in my head. I'm entirely self-taught, which is why my sewing methods are abit unorthodox you could say, and I learned alot from Craftster too.
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2007 07:22:32 AM »

Oooo! Cute. I love the colours.
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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2007 12:30:27 PM »

this is so adorable.
love the fabric and style.

i was just thinking of making a dress with that same style for the collar and have the pleating for the skirt but havent had a chance to actually make it.

looks awesome though,
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