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« on: March 28, 2009 07:44:36 PM »




I had an incredible fun making this dress and I did not even have a mannequin to help with the fitting. I was doing everything “in body’ (yes I pinned myself a few times).  I chose a linen blend for this project; the weight of this fabric permits me to use this dress at any season (keep this in mind while shopping for fabric). Since I made this dress in my spare time, I am not sure how long exactly it took me, but definitely not too much time. I took my time basting and pressing my dress parts and this pattern requires some dedication doing just that. It is worth every single stitch and finger burn you will get.
I am seriously thinking to use facing at the top part of simplicity 3673 next time. Lining can get pretty bulky depending on the fabric you are using. One more thing I might be considering next time is lowering the neck a bit. I am a little claustrophobic with high necklines, and this dress is pretty modest. I will definitely use the skirt stay and interfacing to keep the darts and waist in perfect shape (this was a note from Summerset in a superb comparison between the original pattern and the reissued one).  I will love trying to put the zipper on the side of my dress. I think it will be a big improvement, not counting an easy time putting the dress on!
I am wearing a petticoat to help out  Wink.
I hope you all like it. I will be glad to answer any questions if you have any  Grin (got more details in my blog too). Comments and suggestions will be loved!  Kiss


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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009 08:01:04 PM »

Very retro!  love it.  the black and white picture makes you look like you stepped out of '50's magazine!

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009 09:22:37 PM »

I had the exact same dress made for me (before I started sewing) in lime green, for a production of "Bye Bye Birdie".
Yours looks great!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009 09:23:04 PM »

 Grin Awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009 07:38:14 AM »

Hey thanks guys~ Smiley
From a 50's magazine..ohh that is so nice!

Ok Lime green is a color that I really really like...and very in for this spring no? I hope you walk that baby around! I wish I had seen your play!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010 09:24:50 PM »

I have this pattern but haven't done it yet. Yours turned out beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010 10:42:47 PM »

Beautiful dress!  You really did a great job.
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2010 12:43:27 AM »

that is very pretty
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2010 05:45:19 PM »

Very nice.  I'm working with this pattern and apparently my boobies are three dress sizes bigger than I thought.  The muslin I made looks beautiful on my mannequin but the botice cuts right across the middle of my chest.  Horrid Sad  Any advice would be great
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2011 01:36:09 PM »

I made this dress out of a wool plaid I had lying around FOREVER.  Was going to wear it to church the day after Christmas, but never made it out of the house that day. Smiley  Anyway, It's a nice pattern. 
As far as the bust, psychobilly, maybe adding some length plus a full bust adjustment might fix the bodice problems.
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