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Topic: it's been awhile...1st dress in about a year or so?? work in progress  (Read 2195 times)
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« on: December 03, 2008 07:56:25 PM »

This is a work in progress, just need some advise...
So, I haven't been making clothing for awhile, but now I'm attempting to make a christmas party dress.  I was going to just go with green top and black bottom, but I saw this shiny plaid taffeta type fabric, so I just thought why not? 

But now, I'm afraid I may look like a giant dressed-up leprechaun in it!  I do have red hair...hence the leprechaun reference. 

basic question..do you the dress looks too cheesy or leprechaun-y?  Should I just make the bottom black?

« Last Edit: December 03, 2008 07:57:00 PM by kritenkrit » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008 08:10:19 PM »

i think it's cute! but i get what you're saying with the leprechaun-y-ness. I like it, but you wouldn't want to feel uncomfortable. I don't think you'd look like a leprechaun. Maybe you could add some red, maybe a big red flower pin?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008 08:21:00 PM »

Honestly, i think it is a bit busy. LOVE the top and LOVE the bottom, but maybe solid black on the bottom would be best. Or solid black on the top! Cute! Make two, and switch halfway through the night. Brilliant!  Cheesy

But if you decide to nix the bottom bit, it would make a gorgeous high-waisted skirt all on its lonesome!

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008 08:21:18 PM »

I think it looks cute!

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008 08:37:40 PM »

I love it! I think with a black cardigan it will be perfect.

I also love you painted velvet unicorn in the back ground.

« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008 08:57:03 PM »

The dress is hot but I do agree with the busy comment. I think the problem is the (gorgeous) fabric on top has a subtle pattern to it that doesn't work 100& with the plaid and the green in the top and bottom are sliiiiiightly different. However, I do think it would probably work with a black shrug as well since it would detract from the pattern on the top. As far as the leprechaun thing goes- there's no way. The green will make your hair look amazing.
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008 09:07:17 PM »

Thanks so much for the input!  It's helped...I think I will just make the bottom black and maybe do something else with the plaid fabric...maybe a variation on the dress with plaid top?  anywho, thanks everyone for your opinion, i really appreciate it!

thanks uniqueworn for noticing my awesome art in the background...it's an old christmas present from a good friend!

Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it may contradict everything you said today...To be great is to be misunderstood.
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008 09:29:29 PM »

I like it the way it is!

« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008 11:27:57 AM »

I think the plaid is cute with the plain top, but my concern would be that the greens don't exactly match, and hence don't really look like they should go together. (ie: the you-obviously-made-that-yourself syndrome.) I don't think it's too busy, but the colour discrepancy makes me lean toward using a black skirt.

if you DO use a black skirt, just think of the things you could do with that plaid skirt on its own!

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