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« on: July 09, 2009 08:01:56 PM »

This is my first piece of clothing I have successfully made myself (second attempt, first was a failed infinity dress).  I have had this yellow halter top for ever, and have always thought it would look cute with the right skirt.  So I made one. 

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Of course, the twirl (I need a white crinoline):


Without the crinoline, me demonstrating the pockets:


I'm so sexy:


It is made from New Look 6899.  I have a few little flubs, but the pattern of the fabric hides most of them.  My biggest disappointment is that it just isn't that flattering on me.  Oh well.

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009 08:19:05 PM »

i think it look s great on you, and good job on the sewing. i love the fabric choice! great job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009 08:45:04 PM »

I love it on you!! And I love skirt/dresses with the pockets! good job! <3
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009 08:59:16 PM »

Damn, that's really cute! It fits you really well, too. :3
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009 11:21:53 PM »

Wow, hat's amazing for a first piece.
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009 11:22:51 PM »

Oops, I meant to add that it is beautiful regardless of whether or not it's number one or number one hundred. I love it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2009 10:36:34 AM »

Gorgeous.  I love how its nice a twirly.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009 01:53:28 PM »

Circle skirts are hard for us curvy girls, but I think yours looks excellent. Try slimming down the patterns to make it more a-line then circle next time you construct the pattern, it might make it less twirly, but more flattering.

Love the fabric and I think it looks amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009 06:23:41 PM »

Nice job!  Smiley

If you think it looks unflattering, it might be the circle-fullness as suggested, BUT perhaps it's also the length -- it's hard to tell from the pictures just how long it is, but typically a hem that hits between knee and ankle somewhere is often awkward. Smiley

You might try shortening it to just below the knee, and see how that looks. And, here's a(nother) trick -- mark where the hem goes while you're *wearing* it, because commercial patterns don't account for the difference in roundness between the front and the back of a person. Smiley

Speaking as a not-size-4-chick with lots of difference in roundness between front and back, I often find that my storebought skirts hang longer in the front than in the back on me (the skirt has to travel around my butt, dontchaknow, which makes it look shorter back there!), and that always looks awkward to me when the front is so obviously longer. Shortening up the front, even so it then hangs purposefully *shorter* in the front than the back, is a great tailoring detail that might cute-ify it for you.

But nice job! And I'm sure it's the first of many excellent sewing projects. Go you! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2009 07:27:34 PM »

I think it looks wonderful on you! How cute!
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