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lizthecraftybitch
« on: July 19, 2008 07:14:25 PM »

i made this dress! i'm really pleased with it because it actually fits me perfectly, and most clothes i make either accidentally show too much skin, or are to tight or loose in places, but this dress was just right!

the fabric i got super duper cheap from joanne's, and the pattern came from my own mind.
the darts in back are off-center, which doesn't bother me. the straps are also off-center (which is actually my mother's fault as she is the one who pinned them for me and assured me they were straight), and i will get around to fixing that, but i don't think it's such a big deal.

future plans for the dress include possible blue embroidery on the brown skirt, and also star appliques of the blue fabric on the skirt.









all comments are greatly appreciated! and if you have any suggestions for possible cute embroidery designs, let me know! (i'm thinking i might do something organic-y, like a tree, or a garlic bulb)
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008 07:17:40 PM »

I love the colors!
great job, looks great!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008 07:24:13 PM »

Love those colors together, your dress looks so cute!
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2008 07:33:28 PM »

That is VERY pretty! I really like how the colours go so nicely together. Funny though, brown and turquoise seem to be the colour of most of my summer wardrobe. Anyhow, a very pretty dress!
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2008 07:38:26 PM »

That's really pretty. I love the colour combination!
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2008 07:39:27 PM »

Your dress turned out great! I like the colour combo and the curved neckline. I was at the mall yesterday looking for a dress to wear to a wedding and yours is much nicer than the ones that I saw Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2008 08:22:32 PM »

So cute!  I was actually reading the post chanting "please be from a pattern so I can make one too!" over and over as I read. Oh well! lol  This is like my perfect dress, so awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2008 08:40:47 PM »

I love the chocolate and blue combination. It looks fantastic on you.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2008 11:03:52 PM »

I was actually reading the post chanting "please be from a pattern so I can make one too!" over and over as I read. Oh well! lol 

well it's actually sort of easy to make! i'm crap at sewing, and this wasn't too hard. for the waist and skirt, i basically made a pinafore sort of thing. you can find a tutorial for that here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=107286.0

then the top i just very carefully measured where i wanted everything to be, made a pattern with newspaper, held it up against myself to see how it worked, then sewed it up with fabric. of course it was way off, but putting in darts at the top of the boob part (where the straps are) made it fit perfectly. The fabric is also gathered under my boobs, what i did there was measured my bust, and made the whole top that wide. Then when i was sewing it to the blue waist, i gathered all the extra fabric just under my breasts. which meant the whole thing was fitted, and bunched out just where i needed it too.

so that might be vague, but i hope it helps you if you want to make one for yourself. it only took me one day to make mine.
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2008 11:34:09 PM »

I'm going to start the embroidery vote. I LOVE the idea of a garlic bulb on it (genius idea)! The dress looks great. =)
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