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« on: August 18, 2009 10:25:55 AM »

i'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but what the heck:

i found this pretty flowered material at a garage sale for $1 and i have a TON of it.  i wanted to make some kind of dress but after adding the ruffles at the bottom i realized that it looks kind of like a nightgown. any ideas for how to make it a little more wearable? i'm good with girly, but it just seems a little too sweet.

so, craftster pros:
sleeves? no sleeves? what kind of neckline? keep the green sash or find a white one?



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lizthecraftybitch
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009 11:22:20 AM »

i love the fabric! i think it looks lovely without sleeves, and i like the ruffles. one way to make it look less like a nightgown would be to shorten the dress. i think it would be a perfect length if the dress ended where the ruffles currently begin. unless short dresses are not your thing, then i would say it is perfectly cute as is. i like the sash too.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009 11:27:20 AM »

hmmm good job so far but i think it would be more awesome if you lowered the neckline a bit (still a v though) and i agree with the idea of making it shorter. Maybe move the sash up a bit as well?
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009 11:45:49 AM »

it doesn't look like a nightgown, it looks like a really comfy dress. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009 11:46:20 AM »

I agree... shorten, shape (darts maybe? wider belt? corset backing?) and finish the neckline... i think thats part of what makes it look "nightgowny" I think the sleeves are fine, but puff sleeves or ruffle sleeves would be super cute. , love the fabric tho.. wish i could see colors better,
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iwontkillagain
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009 03:03:59 PM »

how about a lower scoop neckline, and cap sleeves? I think the length is nice. Shorter (imo) would make it look more like a nightgown, especially given the material. I agree about moving the sash up just a little bit, though. But you have a great start! I'm sure whatever you do, it will turn out cute Smiley
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nohronda
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009 03:35:54 PM »

It looks great. I like the material, the green belt is good, the sleeves and the length are good.  The only thing I would suggest is the neckline.  I think it would look better lower, either a lower V or a scoop neckline as suggested.  Great job!
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