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VirgoAnna
« on: June 24, 2008 10:08:30 AM »

I started sewing about 6 weeks ago, and I'm in love!  This is the first dress that I've made that could be wearable.  I may take the waist in so that it is more fitted.
I altered a prom dress pattern for the bodice, then I made up the skirt, and the straps.  The fabric was on sale at Joann's.  It is quite dingy looking, as it is intended to be used for chef wear.  I used a metal zipper.  I got this idea from the cover of In Style magazine, plus I wanted to keep with the non traditional dress fabric theme.  The button on the front is a cover for the little snip I made while trimming seams... oops.  At that point I didn't want to replace the front panel.  I may switch out the button for something more interesting.  Please excuse my blindingly white skin, and my bra haning out...









Thanks for looking!

Here is the link to the bubble skirt tutorial:
http://projectanna.blogspot.com/2008/06/how-to-simple-bubble-skirt.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2008 10:17:22 AM »

6 weeks?! Ive been sewing for years and most of the stuff I make doesn't look half as good as that! I absolutely love this dress. You've made me want to make a bubble  dress!
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2008 10:38:38 AM »

AHHH
I LOVE that dress! O.O
I want to make one RIGHT THIS MINUTE haha
Erm...
pardon my stupidity,
but I don't quite understand the gathering part of your tutorial.
could you maybe explain it again?
for those of us who aren't the brightest crayon in the box sometimes :/ (I apologize D:)
Thank you so much and FANTASTIC dress! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2008 11:11:49 AM »

Thanks for the positive feedback! 
Okay, to clarify the gathering:

Place the waistband and the skirt right sides together, then make one end of the waistband even with one end of the skirt.  Then make a secure stitch through both.  Okay now, make long basting stitches through the skirt portion ONLY.  Slide the skirt fabric together (in gathers), so that the other side of the skirt is even with the other end of the waistband.  Make another secure stitch, even out gathers and stitch together.  Then remove the basting thread... I think this is more clear, if not feel free to ask me to specify.  I should have taken pictures as I was going... but I didn't plan that out so well. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008 11:26:42 AM »

Wow, that's impressive! Bubble skirts are soooo good yet so hard to find, now I can make my own Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008 02:20:58 PM »

AH! It's so adorable on you! I really am starting to fall in love with the bubble dresses. The stripes make it extra sleek
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008 02:49:15 PM »

Thanks for the positive feedback! 
Okay, to clarify the gathering:

Place the waistband and the skirt right sides together, then make one end of the waistband even with one end of the skirt.  Then make a secure stitch through both.  Okay now, make long basting stitches through the skirt portion ONLY.  Slide the skirt fabric together (in gathers), so that the other side of the skirt is even with the other end of the waistband.  Make another secure stitch, even out gathers and stitch together.  Then remove the basting thread... I think this is more clear, if not feel free to ask me to specify.  I should have taken pictures as I was going... but I didn't plan that out so well. 
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Okay.
I got it now!
Thanks so much Cheesy
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