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Topic: my first not-formalish dress (now w/ tutorial for the back)  (Read 9813 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2005 07:16:39 PM »

thats hot.  usually i hate cut-out backs, buts yours is tasteful and supercute.  it would be detrimenal to society if you didn't wear it in public!
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2005 08:51:04 PM »

thanks everyone! i used simplicity 5221

http://simplicity.com/index.cfm?crit=1065&id=1087&StartRow=1


i'm sure you can find a dress pattern that's similar that's not so formal, or figure out how to do the top and a skirt and attatch them together.

for the back i just sort of winged it since i didn't know what kind of closure to use. after sewing the dress together, i left enough room so i could slip it on and marked how far down i wanted to opening to be. and then i cut open the back like this:


then to each piece i sewed a strip of the fabric like this

(black line is where you fold down before you sew it)

i then added velcro to the pieces but i'm sure you could use something else.

then to cover up the stitching on the straps that went on top, i sewed on a 'bow' which didnt really turn out like it was supposed to Embarrassed here's my crappy tutorial for the bow:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/s2_bryan_s2/back3.jpg

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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2005 11:12:01 AM »

i really like the bows on the back. job well done!
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2005 04:38:28 AM »

oh no! you have to wear that! it's purdy! it'll look lovely with a shrug.
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2005 06:05:22 AM »

if u dont want to wear it send it to me ! just kidding, but u should definetly wear it
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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2005 08:27:30 PM »

you need to wear this. even if its just once, for a little park picnic.
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2005 10:03:00 PM »

that dress is great! you're doing the world a great disservice by not wearing it, girl.
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2005 12:15:58 AM »

haha thanks everyone! i didn't realize that so many people actually liked the dress. i still think it's kind of iffy but i guess you've talked me into wearing it at least once. Tongue
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