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« on: February 24, 2009 03:03:43 PM »

Hi guys,

So I bought this awesome purpley psychedelic jersey fabric, and I recently bought a tunic top that I really love wearing with lacy trimmed leggings, so I thought I'd try and make something similar (but slightly longer) with my new fancy pants fabric!!!

So here it is on the hanger:



And here it is on me Cheesy  This photo shows the more true-to-life colours!



Love my purple collar and cuffs detailing.  I haven't yet hemmed it as I was in a rush to get it done so I could wear it out, but I think I'll be cutting it a bit shorter as it's right on the knee which I think isn't flattering for me. 

The purple tie (due to time restraints!) is currently being tied twice around my [lack of] waist but what I was thinking about doing is sewing it under the bust, from left to right side-seams like empire line, so that it's then free to be tied at the back, though now looking at the photos I'm wondering if that will look silly?  Any thoughts?  I figured that as I'm losing weight at the moment (1 stone down so far Cheesy) then a tie would mean I can obv tie it tighter n whatnot as I lose more weight and it won't be too tenty then....

Argh gabbling on like a fool.  What do you think of it anyways, I love wearing it anyways even if I haven't entirely finished with it Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009 03:13:03 PM »

That's beautiful!
I think sewing the sash empire style would look great. I also think the length right now is very flattering. But of course, do whatever you feel comfortable with.
Well done.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009 03:24:26 PM »

Love the style details (the cuffs, colour and tie picking out the colour in the print).  It looks comfortable to wear as well!
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009 07:16:26 PM »

congrats on the weight loss!
if you're planning on continuing to drop weight, maybe wait on sewing on the sash and keep wearing it just tied on, because as your body changes shape where an empire waist would be best tied might change. if that makes sense? And then even if it doesn't, if you wind up taking in the dress it will be easier to do than with an attached waistband. Or you could baste/tack on the waistband without sewing it down too permanently to give yourself options as your body shrinks!
love the print!
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009 07:42:53 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009 09:09:29 AM »

love this dress - great job! I also really like the print.

I also second the idea to hold off on sewing the tie to create an empire bust if you think you will lose more weight (congrats as well) I like the dress tied around the waist, I think it looks good the way it is. But like lorchick said, you could baste or tack the tie to the bust so as your body changes it's not a huge hassle to change the dress.

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009 02:15:15 PM »

That's beautiful!
I think sewing the sash empire style would look great. I also think the length right now is very flattering. But of course, do whatever you feel comfortable with.
Well done.

Thaaaaaank you Cheesy

Love the style details (the cuffs, colour and tie picking out the colour in the print).  It looks comfortable to wear as well!

Thanx Grin  I did plan to put a little interfacing in the collar and the tie but kinda forgot in the end, don't think it suffered too much for the loss though.

congrats on the weight loss!
if you're planning on continuing to drop weight, maybe wait on sewing on the sash and keep wearing it just tied on, because as your body changes shape where an empire waist would be best tied might change. if that makes sense? And then even if it doesn't, if you wind up taking in the dress it will be easier to do than with an attached waistband. Or you could baste/tack on the waistband without sewing it down too permanently to give yourself options as your body shrinks!
love the print!

Oooh good plan, I totally didn't think of that!  I did consider that I would probably alter it further down the line so yeah I defo think like basting it on is the best idea.  I'm hoping that I've got enough of the material left to make a little top for summer in a month or two as well Cheesy

love this dress - great job! I also really like the print.

I also second the idea to hold off on sewing the tie to create an empire bust if you think you will lose more weight (congrats as well) I like the dress tied around the waist, I think it looks good the way it is. But like lorchick said, you could baste or tack the tie to the bust so as your body changes it's not a huge hassle to change the dress.

Thanx Cheesy Defo will be losing around another 6 stone so it might need a couple of changes to the dress along the way I guess! Managed to do it a few years back but then stuffed it up and gained it all back again, just want to get back to the nice curvy figure I had then instead of the shapeless figure I have now!!  I do love empire line stuff, so flattering on the belly and the boobage Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2009 08:23:53 AM »

There needs to be more fabric like that in the world!  I love it. 
I also liked the suggestion about the empire sash although the way you have it really works well too!

Have fun and keep on creating!
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Nellyphant
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2009 03:33:57 AM »

That's a great dress.  And well done on the weight loss, I too have about 6 stone to lose!
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LisaB234
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2009 08:33:39 AM »

Super cute. *THIS ROCKS*!

I like the tie as is, especially if you will be losing weight. I think this dress will see you through more weight loss - you can just belt it in and it will be a bit more gathered. The fabric is awesome and the colors are great for you!

Now for the questions. . . Was that type of knit hard to sew on? I've been thinking about making a dress out of similar but do not have a surger. Straight stitch? Narrow zig-zag? You are the guru!

Thanks for sharing - great work - keep creating!

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