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« on: September 19, 2009 10:06:21 PM »

I made a new dress.  Its another part of my sister's birthday present.  She sent me this material a few years ago but I was always afraid to cut into it for fear it would be wasted.  Well I finally just shirred up a simple tube dress so there it is.  Tell me what you think.





There were three coordinating fabrics that she had sent- the plain violet, the blue almost sheer that makes up the body of the dress, and the beaded and sequined violet and blue.  I used the sequined stuff to make a wrap.


me, not at all photogenic


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I started it on Tuesday, and finished it up today (saturday)  The beading took a very long time because I have poor manual dexterity and dropped/spilled/broke more beads than I sewed on.  The lotus itself is detachable and has snaps, and I guess it could be worn as an insanely large necklace.  Anyhow, tell me what you think.  After all of the work, my favourite part is the wrap, which took about 20 minutes to make.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009 10:11:53 PM »

I am IN LOVE with the fabric and the LOTUS is EPIC! This is beautiful, beautiful work!
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009 10:40:10 PM »

This is beautiful and i am reminded of hindu legends!! i love the colours and it just works so well together!!

Btw, you look adorable and i do not think that you are un-photogenic.


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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2009 11:13:20 PM »

OMG that fabric is beautiful!  I can see why you'd be scared to cut into it.  I'm super jealous of your sister, now.
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2009 11:22:58 PM »

Wow, that lotus applique is beautiful!  I'm sure your sister is really going to love the dress.
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2009 11:47:42 PM »

An absolutely breathtaking dress from start to finish.  Wow!!!  Absolutely beautiful.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2009 02:48:18 AM »

That dress is gorgeous!  The fabric colours are my favourite and I think the lotus just adds so much extra and takes its from a simple dress to something fabulous!!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2009 06:50:11 AM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2009 07:32:25 AM »

Beautiful and imaginative!  I love it!


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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2009 09:29:06 AM »

thank you everyone.  The blue is her absolute favourite color- most of what she wears is some shade close to it.   I'm sending it off tomorrow <3  I hope she likes it as much as you guys do.  Even so it was worth it to make something pretty like that, and I would never wear something so fancy.
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