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Topic: Trompe l'oeil, trompe le monde! A trench dress  (Read 19275 times)
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littlepierre
« on: December 03, 2009 02:19:52 AM »

This is a dress I made for my senior design class at Florida State.

All the topstitching was done freehand with heavy duty thread, and hand-knotted on the backside to avoid unraveling or (gasp!) ugly backstitching. I did some of the topstitching before construction, like the front of the bodice, the sleeve "buckles" and the "pockets". Stuff like the "belts", hems, etc. was done after construction so I could line the stitching up exactly.  


It's 100% cotton so it's comfy AND machine-washable (yeah, I machine washed it already!) and it fits me like a dream. I copied the raglan sleeve from a dress I already owned, and made the rest of the pattern custom to my measurements. You can check out the hats I'm wearing (and a few others, and my cute friends, and my DOG) here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317419.0


Mmmm topstitching. You can also catch a glimpse of the big exposed brass zipper in the back.

I've already worn this a ton, and know I will wear it a ton more. What do you think?

« Last Edit: December 03, 2009 04:16:15 AM by littlepierre » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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mommadear
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009 02:35:32 AM »

LOVE!!! It looks amazing on you!!! And super comfortable  Wink
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akachan
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009 03:23:00 AM »

This is absolutely wonderful!! Oh yeah....that's me hittin' this rocks...'coz it most definitely rocks !!
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009 03:53:16 AM »

It's great!
And you don't talk about the hats, and they're great too.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009 05:05:10 AM »

My Goodness! How clever are you? I think this idea is absolutely adorable! I think it would be neat if you had a whole "line" of cloths that look like something else! I think it's such a neat idea!

Great job!

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009 06:06:56 AM »

I am FREAKING IN LOVE WITH THAT!  Shocked

AGH!
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pygmypuff
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009 06:59:45 AM »

Shdang, girl! Oh my Gods. AWESOME piece of work!

Seriously, though. I told the craftster crew it rocks, hope you get featured!
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nostephot
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009 07:05:53 AM »

That is AMAZING!  I am really impressed.... and jealous!
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Ginchen
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009 07:31:03 AM »

Definetly "THIS ROCKS!"
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2009 07:44:10 AM »

it's so postmodern (i think)!
great idea!
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