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Topic: My infinity dress (first clothing project!)  (Read 1769 times)
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« on: June 20, 2008 07:09:16 AM »

I've done a fair amount of sewing before, but all 'things' rather than clothing (at least as far as I can remember - certainly nothing loved and wearable!). So I'm fairly confident with a sewing machine, but not with patterns and fitting etc. Which is why this looked like such a wonderful dress - and I was right, hurray!

Unfortunately I'm new to Craftster so can't post photos - will just post links to Flickr instead:

This is the infinity dress courtesy of http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/infinity-dress.html, and fabric from Cloth House in Berwick Street, London (http://www.clothhouse.com/) - they have a fantastic selection of knit and jersey fabrics, which I fear is going to result in me making millions of these dresses!

I made it last night - from starting to spread out the fabric to prancing about in the finished dress took about three hours, including a break in the middle to eat my dinner and wash up Smiley So easy - I love it; I'm going to take it everywhere I go this summer.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008 07:30:23 AM »

I love, love, love the halter look! I need to make one of these dresses.
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008 07:53:24 AM »

Super cute! Great job!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008 08:39:14 AM »

I really love your version!  It looks like you put a tube-top midriff between the skirt and straps...is that right?  Whatever you did, it looks fantastic!

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008 09:17:39 AM »

It's beautiful. And you finished it so quickly! Smiley

« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2008 03:35:49 AM »

Thank you all! Aislynn, there's no tube-top midriff - I've just left the straps really long, so what you can see there is the straps wound widely round my waist a few times (try saying that five times quickly...). The one disadvantage to using a print is that I have to be a bit careful to make sure as much of the right side rather than the wrong side is showing, hence the wide winding - but I don't think that's much of a disadvantage, as I love the fabric Smiley
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2008 06:11:54 AM »

Wow, that looks great!  I've seen a lot of these, but I really like yours for some reason!  Maybe the fabric? It really looks good with it Smiley  And I kind of liked the wrong side showing through.  Gave it some depth Smiley
I really need to get around to making one.

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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2008 11:03:07 AM »

It looks fantastic-- and now I want to make one of my own!
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