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Topic: Early 40's flared dress! (with link to pattern)  (Read 45037 times)
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« Reply #100 on: June 07, 2008 07:16:17 PM »

Would you mind sharing your fabric choice for this (type of) garment?  I was thinking a knit might be more forgiving of my less-than accurate measurements.
I think lightweight fabrics work best for this dress. Both of the fabrics I used are 100% polyester--keeping it affordable! One was a 'sating lookalike' and the pther was a woven fabric. I'm pretty sure this is the fabric I used for the top and bottom pieces, while I used the woven fabric for the middle piece (also from Jo-Ann's, but I can't find it on the website). If the knit was a light one, I'm sure it would be fine for this and would make the bottom nice and flowy! Cheesy

I've drafted as best I could to the instructions only to realize that the pattern back seems to cut away from the shoulder blades leaving a 4in strap along the spine from neck to waist.  Was it a design decision to the leave in the covered back or did I look at the wrong instructions?
Those are the right instructions, I just modified the back of mine so I could use the fur as a trim. I just got rid of the t-strap back by extending the back bodice piece, and I also made it in a sort of 'U' shape to fit flush with the fur.

And about the measurements, I didn't even realize the hips are bigger in the instructions! I thought it was a mistake I made (I resized the pattern, too), so I just quickly sewed up the hips' sides before taking the pictures. This probably applies to other patterns in that category of the website too, so thanks for pointing that out  Cheesy

I commend you for braving the pattern, and I hope you post pictures of the finished piece!  Smiley
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« Reply #101 on: June 18, 2008 09:46:55 PM »

that dress totally fits you.  great job.
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« Reply #102 on: June 19, 2008 04:13:41 AM »

OMG!! THAT IS GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely LOVE IT!!! Excellent job
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« Reply #103 on: June 22, 2008 08:00:20 AM »

That is so beautiful!!! This dress and you are so gorgeous!!!!!

Great job!!!!

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« Reply #104 on: June 22, 2008 09:39:43 AM »

absolutely stunning! i love 40s style dresses it looks great!
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« Reply #105 on: June 22, 2008 11:11:00 AM »

Oh, how gorgeous! That is more authentic-looking and stunning than most professional vintage repros I have seen!
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« Reply #106 on: June 22, 2008 07:05:49 PM »

everything is just Stunning
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« Reply #107 on: June 22, 2008 07:25:37 PM »

This has got to be one of the most beautiful dresses I have seen! I would actually wear it and I'm not dress girl.
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« Reply #108 on: June 23, 2008 08:15:08 AM »

Amazing look!  It looks so perfect on you!
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« Reply #109 on: June 23, 2008 09:04:08 AM »

wow.
it's so pretty.
i would love to make something like that.
only i can't really follow patters XD
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