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sm12689
« on: June 03, 2008 08:45:58 PM »

This dress started the way I start most of my projects. Someone else was wearing it, I wanted it, I'm broke.

I was bored at graduation (I know right?) I like to people watch, so naturally, I started scanning the audience. I noticed this one girl sitting in the back and I really liked what she was wearing. For the rest of the ceremony, I planned out how I would make a dress like hers.

Two days later, I have the dress hanging in my closet.


It's not exactly my best, but it gets the job done. I'm thinking about using ribbon for the bow at the top instead of the fabric, because I think it might be a little bulky. Nevertheless, here it is:


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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008 08:56:36 PM »

That's really cute, I love necklines like that!
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Keena
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008 09:00:08 AM »

i love it too!

now i'm considering on making one for myself! seems fairly easily!

thx!
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gopoundsand
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008 09:08:12 AM »

i like that a lot! kind of reminds me of the pillow case dresses, but very classsy! looks great  Cheesy
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justxlove
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008 02:20:52 PM »

i want one!
any help?
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sure shes got everything ive got gadgets and gizmos  of plenty ive got whozits and whatzits galore you want thingamabobs ive got twenty but who cares no big deal i want more
munzder
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2008 05:22:52 PM »

so cute. (:
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sm12689
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2008 07:45:55 PM »

Hey all,
Thanks for all of your compliments! It was VERY easy to make. I finished in about an hour. Here's the gist of what I did...

I used about 2 yards of a lightweight fabric (I am usually a dress size 2 or 4) and .5 yards of another fabric for the bow.

1. cut two rectangles, the legnth you want the dress to be (plus a little for the hem) x 2-3 inches bigger than your hips measurement (or the widest part of your body)

2. cut two strips from the white fabric 4 in. wide and made a simple "ribbon" **The legnth of this depends on what you want but I made mine 82 in. long

3. sew where the armholes will be to keep the fabric from fraying, about 10 in. (on the top two sides of each dress piece)

4. Sew the top casing about 2 in. on each rectangle

5. sew the two rectangles together , ending at the armholes mentioned above.

6. Hem the bottom to the legnth you want

Finally, thread the ribbon through each side and tie in a bow!

Voila!

Hope that helps (and is clear!) Let me know if you have any questions!

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mirthgoddess
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2008 08:50:59 AM »

I love this! It's so simple, but really classic.
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karmamomma
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2008 04:07:47 PM »

I love the style and color! Classic!
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amyracinrose
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2008 05:58:14 PM »

This is beautiful!  You did an amazing job.  I have a pattern extremely simliar to this that I've been wanting to use.  I just wasn't sure how it would really look finished.. and after seeing this you have truly inspired me to want to go home and whip it together! 

~Amy Rose~
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