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ziggystardust29
« on: May 17, 2009 11:33:02 AM »

So as the end of semester rolls around, the college newspaper I work at has an end of semester bash, complete with semiformal wear, a private party at a bar, excessive drunkenness, etc.

And of course I couldn't wear last semester's dress again (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281916.msg3193462#msg3193462). Everyone had seen it already... plus, it sort of fell apart.

The solution? New dress. I finally got a serger, and since my sewing machine is currently out of commission, this dress was constructed entirely on the serger. It's a brown jersey fabric (the color didn't come out so well in the pictures). I didn't use a pattern, nor did I hem the bottom. The blue/green tie was used to cover up my inexpert use of serger tension controls that resulted in a wavy seam on the dress.

Sorry for the awful webcam pictures. I also took those pictures before I cut the bottom straight, and I was too lazy to put on the right bra for the dress.

Here's the front:



And the back:



Comments/criticism appreciated.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2009 11:35:15 AM by ziggystardust29 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Anna Iv
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009 12:17:43 PM »

It's very very lovely! The bright tie makes a perfect eye-catching detail!
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009 01:26:13 PM »

i love it!!!! and i agree with the other anna *great name! lol* that the belt is a perfect detail. Smiley

*and i think belts were made for hiding a "whoops" lol*

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009 03:23:38 PM »

I think its beautiful and the belt is a nice touch Smiley  I like the fabric that you used too. 
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ziggystardust29
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009 01:10:12 AM »

Thanks!

I was thinking of sewing the belt thing on as trim, but it wouldn't have worked because it wasn't stretch fabric. And now I realize I can wear the dress again and just make a new belt or tie or whatever so I don't get bored wearing it.

Of course I'll still make a new dress for the next end of semester party though...   Wink
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