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Topic: new dress and bolero. and bloomers, too!  (Read 6644 times)
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« on: June 26, 2008 07:24:42 PM »

My boyfriend surprised me for my birthday this year by buying tickets to see Rush in concert this weekend. Something that's been kind of a pseudo, some day we will do this kind of plan for about 3 years now. I wanted a cute new girlie dress and also something neat to wear to the concert that would stand out a bit if we somehow got separated since I absolutely loathe being lost in a huge group of people I do not know.

When I first saw atominkim's post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234623.msg2586698#msg2586698 I knew I must have that pattern and make myself an awesome new halter dress. And when I found a copy of the 50's retro Simplicity 3748 online in my size last week, I decided that the two would work pretty well together as a dress and bolero. The plaid is something I've had in my stash for years and just didn't know what I wanted to do with. The jacket lining fabric was taken from the skirt of an old gown I made for a conducting recital. I didn't feel badly about cutting it up because it is now about 4 sizes too big for me, way too big for me to be bothered with figuring out how to take it in and retain the proper shape, etc.

dress by itself
I liked the long ties and decided to use them as not only ties but also a built-in choker-style necklace

dress with bolero

from the back

And the bloomers I made several weeks ago when I got tired of not being able to wear all my cute skirts to work because I bicycle there and back every day. They're made from my Grandma's old sheer pink polyester curtains! And oh my gosh are they comfortable to wear.

front side

back side (I didn't hike the skirt up so far because the fabric is so sheer you could see my undies Roll Eyes )
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008 07:32:53 PM »

That is such a great outfit.  I love the fabric and the pattern.  Plus I'm always happy to see people biking while wearing dresses.  Enjoy the concert!
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008 07:33:15 PM »

so adorable
love the bloomers!
great work!!

« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008 07:34:03 PM »

FAB! and congrats on the tickets!
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008 08:04:11 PM »

I love the sweetheart neck line of the dress! And the bloomers are too cute! Have fun at the concert!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2008 08:29:41 PM »

Bloomers!! I never woulda thought blooomers could be cool. And you are cool too!!
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008 06:49:48 AM »

Prettiful!  You are surely qualified to "be the Captain" now!  Love the whole ensemble - have a great time at the concert!
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2008 01:19:34 PM »

That is so cute!  Great work with the plaid!

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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2008 01:56:23 PM »

I love that dress with that fabric!  So totally cute. Loving the bloomers too! hehe *wink*


« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2008 11:22:11 AM »

My goodness, that is so freakin' cute! I love the bloomers - I've been considering making some for similar reasons Smiley The dress is adorable. The bolero frames the neckline just perfectly. Lovely, dahlink! Lovely.
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