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Topic: What, ANOTHER skulls-n-roses dress?  (Read 4385 times)
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« on: June 17, 2008 11:17:44 AM »

Coincidence, I swear.

I wanted to make a dress for a rodeo I was going to... I don't know why rodeos make me want to sew things. Because I don't wear bluejeans maybe. I was looking for something slightly different, though, but comfortable, and suitable for the "novelty" quilting cottons I like so much. I took a chance and started off with Simplicity 3745, which is probably already making people on this particular board cringe. The empire waist? Even quasi?? I liked the details, though, and thought the small pleats and whatnot may work. So I went for it anyway. And it gave me an excuse to use this combination of fabrics.





I haven't decided yet how it looks on me. It's comfortable to wear, but it's a little short in the bodice (vertically) -- it's the bust thing again. But it's a nice length and those big, kimono-esque sleeves are nice. As usual, I don't have a picture of myself in the dress, and I actually need to get someone's opinion on whether I look like a big egg in it or not before I'm willing to subject the public to it... But the pattern itself went together pretty easily. And for someone who does like this particular style/cut, I'd say it's a good one.

ETA: I made the dress in size 22 and I wear a 16 in RTW. It's always important to check your measurements, even in looser garments! I knew there was a good chance it would be smallish in the bust, but powered on anyway as I tend to do. If I make it again, I will figure out a way to lengthen the bodice for more chest room.
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008 12:11:41 PM »

I really like it!  I love the plaid with the skulls.  That will be a lot of fun to wear to a rodeo. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008 04:32:58 PM »

that is super cute! that fabric rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008 08:38:09 PM »

really cute, i love that fabric
you did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2008 01:03:47 AM »

Super cool skulls  Grin It looks like a school uniform for the extremely gothic but girly student  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008 04:22:26 AM »

Freakin' Sweet! I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008 05:24:17 PM »

Oh my god!!!!!
SO CUTE!
I'd wear that in a heartbeat Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2008 10:14:38 PM »

Ohh, I like!  I think we need to see you in it!
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2008 01:02:32 AM »

Once again, I can only echo Iheartcheese (great mind think alike, yes?) and say "Rodeo action shots please!"
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2010 10:05:22 AM »

I was going back through some old post and this dress stopped me dead in my tracks! It's Absolutely Beautiful! I Love the Novelty Blue Skull Fabric paired with the Plaid! You Rock! 
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