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Phyxious
« on: April 17, 2008 08:42:03 AM »

This dress I threw together in a few evenings for New years eve 2007. I know I'm posting it a bit late, but I'm too lazy to take pictures Smiley

Anyway, I got invited to this party with a glamour theme, and since I was staying at my parents place I didn't have much clothes or any sewing supplies at all with me. So I ran around town for 2 days trying to buy a dress, but they were all so ugly or expensive. And this is totally not my style so I knew I'd never wear it again. At last I decided to just make it. I went to the fabric store and bought one metre of 3 different fabrics. Stretchy black with sequins (which fall off everywhere!), some sparkly tulle and some tulle with rainbowcolored stars. Then I just took a tshirt that fit snugly, lay it on top of the stretchy stuff and pinned. That was pretty much how this whole thing was made. Pinned to my body and sewn, pinned and sewn, etc etc.

This is how I wore it to the party, although I took these pics yesterday. I did not make the gloves or socks or anything.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01183p.jpg

Sorry about the busy background. Here's another one. Can you see there's a bow on the side?

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01125.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01099.jpg
The silver ribbon was really frustrating. It was too wide so I had to cut it in half, but it frayed so much it almost fell apart. I finally got it on the dress but it took a couple hours! And there's elastic behind it so it clings to my hips Smiley

Closeup of stretchy fabric:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01100.jpg

Stars and sparkly tulle. the stars were silver on the wrong side, perfect!

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01106.jpg

the back:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01185.jpg

And trying to look glamorous although I think I failed at that, haha.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01205p.jpg

The skirt is not quite as poofy as I wanted it, but it was time consuming enough. I don't feel like fixing it Grin Thanks for looking, and please tell me what you think!

Oh, and sorry for so many pictures, I can't help it  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008 09:04:30 AM »

I LOVE IT!  It's so awesome!  Kudos to you!  You looked amazing! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008 09:06:57 AM »

cute!! i would sooooo wear this...Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008 10:11:04 AM »

It looks like it had to be so much fun to wear!  :)You look awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008 10:34:07 AM »

the skirt is the perfect length on you. If I wore it my butt would be hanging out!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
I love the colors and it's totally adorable! GReat job!
For future with ribbon like the silver if you iron interfacing in a light weight on the back it helps a ton with fraying. It is totally a life saver.
I have some silver fabric I bought to make a doll out of for my cousin. (he request a knight) and it was really bad about fraying so I used interfacing as an experiment and it worked great! I had to hand sew the whole thing due to size and now I tell everyone to use interfacing! It is amazing! It also makes the finished product a bit more sturdy which for me makes it easier to handle.

GREAT OUTFIT! And Great dress! I bet you were the cutest one at the party!
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008 10:35:10 AM »

ooooooh!!!! Its all sparkly and pretty and poofy!!! I LOVE THIS!!! I would wear it every day  Cheesy

Very cute! Love it! Jealous that I don't have one  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008 11:38:58 AM »

that's a super cute dress! great job!  I love how you have slayer on one wall and winnie the pooh on the other Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008 12:01:17 PM »

Weee, I'm so happy you guys like it Grin It's not something I'd normally wear but for parties it's ok Smiley

For future with ribbon like the silver if you iron interfacing in a light weight on the back it helps a ton with fraying. It is totally a life saver.
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GREAT OUTFIT! And Great dress! I bet you were the cutest one at the party!

Thanks! I didn't even think about that Roll Eyes I did try to melt the edges but it seemed to resist even the highest temperature on the iron. I'll def try interfacing if I ever have to do something with that stuff again (though I hope not...).

And I did get a lot of compliments on the dress. When we went outside to look at all the fireworks some girls came up to me and said I had the coolest outfit in the city haha Grin So yeah, it was fun to wear!
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2008 12:03:28 PM »

that's a super cute dress! great job!  I love how you have slayer on one wall and winnie the pooh on the other Tongue

Haha yeah but I can't live without either! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2008 12:04:32 PM »

that is super fabulous. i agree with the interfacing idea, that type of metallic ribbon can be really obnoxious to work with. also love your tattoo-- all around thumbs up!
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