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Topic: it's been 8 years. but i've still got it!  (Read 3883 times)
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« on: February 13, 2009 09:59:46 PM »

So yeah.  Its been nearly 8 years since I've made an article of clothing.  And here I am making my Debut on the sewing boards.  *squeeee!!!!*  yes, I'm excited.

My husband and I are going to the Valentines dance here in our little town, and I thought why not spice it up and make something.  I've just found this little shop that sells cotton (it is primarily a quilters shop) And they have a really great selection.  I found these two fabrics, got home and started to drape my dress form like a mad woman so excited about the ideas flowing around my brain.  (this hasn't happened to me with such ferocity in ages, zoiks!  it was exhilarating!)

So here it is,  3 days later (and thats nights after the kids are in bed, so about 5hours in total)(not on yet, because I'm going to wait until I'm all dolled up in it at the dance Wink )


Here it is on!!
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back

neck detail (not on me... oops forgot to take a close up on :/)


The only thing I had problems trying to fix was the way the V in the back kinda sticks out.  But oh well, its really comfy and looks good otherwise.  Maybe i'll try to fix it later... or not.  Smiley
I decided to go with snap closure on the neck, because I found a nice necklace and earing set (cheap at walmart)  that I destroyed for the detail at the neck.  So the circle is the pendant and the diamondy thing is an earring.  It is actualy pink but the pick doesn't show that well.
Oh yeah, the dance was a bust.  Which is really sad, As it was for an organization I'm involved in, and I don't think we even broke even.   Cry  To many things at once in a small town makes for a bad dance. 



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Back:

Side pleated insert:


I don't know if you can really see it, but there is some topstiching over the brown in a red to match the darker red of the print.   And yes, my serger thread is a horribly off color to the rest of the shirt, but who wants to change serger thread?  not me.  And you can't see it anyway. I'm the only one that knows... and well you too now......  Anyway...  Also I'm going to be looking for a brooch that matches the whole thing to close the collar.  If I can't find anyting.... I'm still not sure what I'll use.  But I'm sure I'll think of something!

Thanks for looking!  <3


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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009 10:42:17 PM »

Looks great! I would love to see an action shot, to see how it looks on! Nice work. Smiley

*Ooooo! I L.O.V.E. IT! It looks even better when its on! nice work. I want one too!!! lol.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009 10:51:35 PM »

i like this!
can't wait to see what it looks like on a person!
have fun at the dance!

*xo...
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009 01:51:43 AM »

happy valentines!! that dress is amazing - i cant believe you havent sewed in 8 years!!

hope you have an amazing night - you'll def be the belle of the ball  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009 06:59:02 AM »

thanks ladies!  I'm definitly looking forward to the dance!  I was much to excited to share my creation to wait for pics on a person, but there will probably be one by tommorrow morning!
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009 09:00:34 AM »

is that just regular serging and then you iron it? or  ?
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2009 09:02:21 AM »

Great job!  It's cute!  Be sure to add pics so we can see what it looks like when you have it on. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2009 02:32:57 PM »

is that just regular serging and then you iron it? or  ?

I just serge all the pieces before I assemble.  And then press it where it needs it ( on the seams, at the hem, wrinkles...etc)

oh and I forgot to mention its a shirt....  I almost made a dress... but it ended up to short, so I just hemed it a bit more Wink
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009 07:46:44 AM »

New pics of it on in the original post!   
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2009 07:30:16 AM »

Sorry it took me so long to see this, but I love all the crazy little details you added to this.  It looks fantastic.

Have you worn it much since the dance?
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2009 08:30:43 AM »

Thank you!   No  I haven't worn it at all since the dance,  I have very little reason to get into a nice shirt, as I'm a SAHM, and can't justify going to the grocery store all dolled up LOL  I am however planning on wearing it for  my anniversary supper next weekend.   Yay 3 years!  LOL
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2009 08:55:29 AM »

Thats adorable. I LOVE the collar neckline.  Sooooo cute.
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2009 10:31:20 AM »

Thank you!   No  I haven't worn it at all since the dance,  I have very little reason to get into a nice shirt, as I'm a SAHM, and can't justify going to the grocery store all dolled up LOL  I am however planning on wearing it for  my anniversary supper next weekend.   Yay 3 years!  LOL


While I fully understand the feeling that there is no reason to dress up (I am also almost always at home), that's no reason not to.  Just think how much more fun groceries would be dressed up so nicely  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2009 10:51:50 AM »

Thanks Stars_Fire_17! 

kjlutz, I'm sure I would get a few heads a turnin' where I am if I dressed up all fancy to go the grocery store, 300 ppl strong this town is...  But it would give em something to talk about anyway LOL  oh and thanks for bumping me to the top XD!!!
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2009 09:00:56 AM »

looks really good... nice comeback:D
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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2009 08:26:05 PM »

I mostly lurk on here, but I had to comment when I saw this. This is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to make this into a gown for my daughter for her various school dances next year. Is there any chance I can get you to make a pattern for me. It doesn't have to be full scale. I just need to see each piece laid out flat and I would be able to copy and size it up to her size. I'll pay. Thanks.
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2009 08:53:29 PM »

oh wow.  thats crazy!  thank you so much!  let me PM you, Adeline,  and we will discuss!
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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2013 07:31:11 AM »

The color-blocking on this piece is just darling. And I love the overall design! Great job doll!  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2013 05:40:25 PM »

Awe thanks!!  I need to make a new one like it.  It doesn't fit anymore Sad
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