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« on: April 24, 2009 05:03:27 PM »

Eta- sorry for the smirky expression, I took this photo at 6 am this morning!  I was tired!

I made this for my best pal's PHD graduation.  It's made of aqua blue twill with a contrast of a brown and blue print.  Since the contrast fabric was a light cotton, I held it together with the twill as an underlining.  It seems to work well!  The dress is all lined or faced with self bias tape.  The pattern is Simplicity 3875, a pattern I used last year to make a black dress.  You can see how different it looks with another fabric!

With the bit of contrast I had left, I made a headband!  It's really comfy with some elastic in the back.

I rarely use two fabrics in the same dress, and never have I used a print and a solid like this.  I was super nervous that it would look weird but I think it looks ok!
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Next I used some 1.00 a yard chiffon to make a super quick, ruffled neckline blouse.  I have been admiring Japanese blouses like this at yesstyle.com and decided to make my own.  It didn't take long at all, and I'm happy with the result!
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009 05:09:15 PM »

This is gorgeous! I want that dress! The colour combinations and the sewing are awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009 05:13:27 PM »

Both are beautiful and you look great in them!  (I can't pull off headbands, you definately do, though!)  I especially like the last outfit.  Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009 05:53:31 PM »

i second the person who "wants that dress."  gotta love turquoise. 
the top, well, i couldn't wear it, but on you it's real cute.  or i guess i should say "kawaii"  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009 07:05:03 PM »

I think the fabrics really make it - I think it wouldn't have caught my eye it it had just been the plain blue/green.  That patterned fabric works beautifully with it, and the headband is a lovely touch  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2009 06:19:22 AM »

I love that dress!  The fabrics go together very well.  And your top is cute too.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009 03:47:38 PM »

 Grin  Thanks guys!  I think I need to do more color combinations sewing!
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009 07:03:11 PM »

Great job! I like the blouse a lot. Simple with just the right touch.
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2009 02:55:27 AM »

They're both cute, but my favorite is the blouse actually, because I like the tiny floral print!! In any other color but navy, it might be too cutsy, but this is adorable!
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2009 12:04:02 PM »

That dress is gorgeous and the top is absolutely sweet.  I really like your fabric choices for both.
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