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« on: March 02, 2008 01:09:19 AM »

I've been oogling this Supayana dress (the one on the right) for a long, long time now and I finally feel like I'm up to making it and have an event to wear it to. The only problem is that the houndstooth fabric I have is not stretchy, it's a woven material...so I'm pretty certain that if I used it then I wouldn't be able to get the dress on in the end. I could put a zipper in...but where would I put it?



Any ideas on getting around this? I'm trying to avoid buying new fabric, because a) I have a ton of that houndstooth and I'm trying to use it up and b) I'm super broke and the nearest fabric store is an hour away.  Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2008 04:03:20 AM »

If the black parts are stretchy, there shouldn't be a problem. The areas with the houndstooth look a bit roomy anyway, and the black parts are where all the stretching needs to be done to get it on - waist, arms, and the bits on the sides of the bust would help too.
Maybe you could put a zip up the side of the skirt?
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2008 04:53:56 AM »

I'd try adding the zipper in a side seam.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2008 05:22:57 AM »

I'd try adding the zipper in a side seam.


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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2008 07:00:17 AM »

that looks like a skirt and top to me, in which case it should be easy to figure out. and more versatile to wear again too!
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2008 09:48:14 AM »

Thanks guys! I think putting an invisible zipper in the side seam would definitely work. My black knit fabric is fairly stretchy too...shouldn't be too bad.
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