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wabbit
« on: July 09, 2009 11:03:38 AM »

...or kolkhoznica? Well, never mind, because it really isn't. It's just that the floral pattern reminds me of slavic folk patterns on old ladies' headscarves:



I've been attemtping to sew for literally years, but this is, I believe, about the second wearable item I've made (the first one was a pretty plain skirt). I didn't follow a pattern, just, you know, cut some fabric and tweaked my way through it. A closer look:



It won't fall off of me or expose any private body parts, it is comfortable and looks fine. See, I'm psyched:



Given all that, I'm pretty sure it will shrink when I first wash it, melt when I first iron it or something like that. (I already managed to pull out a thread during the photo shoot.) So, let's have one more look at the random pleats and the mesmerizing flowers:

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DaisyAlly
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009 11:09:26 AM »

It looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009 12:12:35 PM »

I love the fabric and the dress came out wonderful!
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BeckZombie
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009 12:35:37 PM »

haha I love it!  Let's hope nothing horrible happens to it!
That fabric is marvelous, too.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009 07:25:57 PM »

Really flattering use of the border print. Rock that babushka, baby!

(BTW, I think if you wash it in cold water, gentle cycle, and hang it to dry, it will be fine.)
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009 10:34:05 AM »

I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009 03:44:22 PM »

Thanks, all!

Yes, cold water and gentle handling - that's what is in my mind. Can't eliminate the user error, though Wink
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