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« on: May 05, 2008 09:37:37 AM »

Awhile ago I decided I wanted to make a dress. I knew exactly how I wanted it to look. It turned out pretty much like that but it's not as flattering as I thought it would be, I can think of a few decent alterations I'm going to make to it anyway.

Some of the names I came up with whilst making this dress were...,
The "Circle Skirts are Evil" dress.
Dress of a million pins.
Pins, Patience and Persistance.
Million Mile Hem dress.

I really can't remember the rest. I was pretty delusional and tired by the end.

There's a few things I would change next time round. I'd make the skirt band/waist band higher, Shorten the sleeves and make the whole top part a little tighter. All in all not bad for my first time making a dress, and first time making a circle skirt, first time making nice seams and first time sewing with stretch stuff for real.

Also, I did the measurements for the circle skirt and did the maths about three or four times, even using an online calculator and it still came out too big, so I ended up having to make small gathers around the waist of the skirt.

Anyway, I love it and plan on making a few more out of other types of fabric. Smiley

Here's proof.! haha

The dress..! Look at that circle skirt..! Awww How cute.!


The back, I wasn't keen on how the back sat. But now I think it's pretty.


Front.! Sorry for slight boobage.


You can actually wear this with the sleeves off of your shoulders....

This is what it looks like from the side with the sleeves down.


And, Last but not least. Front with the sleeves off of shoulders.




Sorry for the bad pictures.... I was tired after work so my head has been cut out. Also they had to be taken with my stupid camera phone Smiley

Comments and constructive criticism welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008 09:54:22 AM »

It looks great. I really like the top.

Yes, circle skirts are evil Smiley



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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008 10:00:08 AM »

I love the way it looks! You mean it is possible this can be more flattering? Oo

 Even after seen the dress many names, I would love to make myself a dress like this, if it would suit me as great as it suits you! (errrm, what pattern did you use? ^^ )
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008 11:34:45 AM »

Thanks artcoffeewords.!

I am actually thinking of making this again but just the top... I tried it on before I attached the skirt part and it was pretty cool looking Smiley

Circle skirts are evil. But they are so fun and pretty.!

mynta, Thank you.! haha Smiley I think that, the band needs to be lifted up a little higher. or even I may try and make it without having a waist seam.. If you get what I mean. I'm not entirely sure I do.

I'm flattered you would want to make this dress.! haha. I didn't use a pattern... It was pretty easy. The sleeves and working out the circle skirt was the hardest bit. For the sleeves, I pretty much sewed a tube, then did straight stitch over them to make the seams lay flat, then pleated them right at the ends. The sleeves were then sandwiched between two body sized tubes and sewn. Then I attached a circle skirt. Pretty easy i f not time consuming Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008 02:05:26 PM »

I love it! I would wear it all the time if it were mine.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008 07:00:17 PM »

OMG! So classy! The back looks really pretty, no worries there.  You could totally do this dress without the waist seam, maybe just add a centre front seam if you want a bit more flare in the skirt. 

Evil never looked so good!!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008 09:02:05 PM »

Thanks steelygaze...! Smiley

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p.s. I'm wearing it to work today...!

Moment of truth haha. Roll Eyes   Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008 05:23:05 AM »

Yeah, looks good - and comfy. I like the neckline, the sleeves, and especially the rouching at the bust.
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2008 09:30:37 AM »

It is super comfy.!!
I wore it to work today and no one believed that I made it.!!

(I also had requests from three people to make them similar dresses too.!)
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008 06:18:19 PM »

it looks great!
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