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Topic: Aubergine-hued Cocktail Dress with Pleated Bodice (EDIT: pics w/ dress on)  (Read 4499 times)
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grapefruiit
« on: November 09, 2008 06:04:51 PM »

Hi, this is the first time in forever that I've posted to Craftster but anyhoo, down to business:



This is the real colour of the fabric. And here's the dress itself:



Bust/bodice area:



More bust detail:



I know it's a pretty simple dress, but it's been ages since I last sewed, so I'm proud there weren't any major screw-ups. I messed up the front where the straps meet, but that was conveniently covered up by the rose! Hahah  Cheesy



EDIT~ As promised, here are the pictures with the dress on



Sorry, I know they're a bit dark, but you get the general idea..
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008 06:41:18 PM »

Cute. I like it!
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008 07:09:49 PM »

Man, I love that color! Can you post a picture of you wearing it or maybe of it on a dress form? I'd love to see how it hangs and stuff. It looks like you did a good job on the pintucks. I would never have the patience to do those.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008 09:48:39 PM »

What a great party dress!  So cute, I love it.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008 11:28:57 PM »

Wow. Your sewing looks terrific!
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008 03:25:40 PM »

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

fiberartist219 - my formal is the day after tomorrow, so I'll post more pictures soon. And oops, they're pintucks not pleats..LOL, my sewing vocab is terrible.

seneris - ugh, it's actually a real mess inside. Loose threads everywhere, raw edges ..   Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008 04:04:51 PM »

it looks fantastic Smiley love the colour you chose ^^ looking forward to seeing more pictures
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008 07:13:02 AM »

seneris - ugh, it's actually a real mess inside. Loose threads everywhere, raw edges ..   Shocked
Cheesy
I know what you mean, you really don't want to see the insides of anything I have ever sewn. Luckily most people won't get to see the insides. As long as it looks good on the outside and doesn't fall apart, right?
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008 09:52:38 AM »

That is gorgeous!  I would love to see it on.
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008 02:35:46 PM »

I'm absolutely *dying* to see this on! I love the color, love the style..love everything. the pintucking looks so even and neat! can't wait to see more pics!
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