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duckjustaduck
« on: August 03, 2009 02:38:30 PM »

so honestly, this dress was a pain in the ass. i think it came out alright, but took lots of doing and redoing.and more ironing and pinning than i've ever done before! i don't have the before picture, but it was just a very large men's button-down shirt, with a pretty lavender gingham pattern. sorry, no tutorial on this one, although i'm happy to answer questions and whatnot- i basically took the thing apart at the seams and built the dress almost from scratch, making it up as i went along.
     
i made the straps from the strip that was the buttonholes, which made them nice and even.
 

the back took forever, and for some reason wouldn't work as just a zip-up-- so now it zips AND laces and it's a two-person job to get the thing on. oh well.
so that's it! i might make a built-in petticoat thing to hold the skirt out a little. and fix that weird seam in the back. thanks for looking! i think i'm taking a little sewing break now...


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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009 03:09:07 PM »

this is gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009 03:52:18 PM »

very pretty. i really like the bodice.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009 04:56:36 PM »

This is really pretty!  I especially love the bust!
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009 07:33:55 AM »

Your efforts paid off nicely. It looks very good on you. I bet it feels super comfy and cool due to it's cotton nature. Pretty colour too.
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009 09:52:59 PM »

Gorgeous! This is an amazing recon, and it fits you very well. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009 01:16:33 AM »

I really like this. both the front and the back of the dress are very interesting.
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duckjustaduck
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2009 11:45:07 AM »

thanks y'all! i fixed the seam in the back, but probly won't be posting new pics, cause it looks the same but smooth now. anyway, glad you like!
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009 08:43:21 PM »

I LOVE IT!  I wish you'd make a tutorial Sad Have you made a dress in this style before? 
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