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« on: January 10, 2009 12:12:46 PM »

I made this dress with my own pattern...the fabric has little kids in love on it.  it snaps together with brown vintage cover buttons going down the front...'scuse my weird faces, what do you guys think? I was maybe going to dye it with coffee...good idea or bad?
Well, ended up not dying it...but here's a photo with some of my friends modeling other stuff we'e made......

and someone took a pic when i was out one time

Some day I'll make a tutorial....SERIOUSLY!!! but I'e been realllly busy
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 12:16:35 PM »

SOOOOO CUTE!!!  Grin Dyeing with coffee would work i guess, but i  also like it the way it is! The fabric is awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009 12:22:05 PM »

the dress is adorable!  so is the fabric!  so are you!  love it.
if you have any scraps of the fabric left, try dying those and see if you like how it turns out before you make the decision.  and what kind of thread did you use?  because i've seen people dye something that was sewn w/ polyester thread and the garment turned out fabulous, but you could totally see the thread because it didn't take the dye. i don't know how coffee plays in to that though.

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009 01:30:37 PM »

I agree with missriss.. try the dyeing on a few scraps first, to see how it works out.

I think the dress looks cute as-is :-)
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009 02:14:36 PM »

I agree too !
i think you should dye scraps...
BUT !,,
i kinda just like it the way it is, the colours of the children would stand out less, and they look good all colourful !
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009 11:21:58 PM »

this is so beautiful and i love it as is but if dying it will make you happier, then dye it!  Grin
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009 11:53:44 PM »

I think it looks very retro and chic; the hair on the children matches yours! I don't think dying it with coffee would be a good idea... If I were you I'd be afraid of ruining an already gorgeous dress with my dubious dyeing skills...
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009 11:57:32 PM »

So so CUTE! Seriously! I -need- one of those!


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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009 11:46:06 AM »

that fabric is so awesome!!  Great pattern too! 

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009 01:02:13 PM »

 the fabric is cool, but the dress is awesome! I would love to have one of those in black with pink accents, or pink with black accents.

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