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« on: December 10, 2009 02:16:25 PM »

i started this dress before i got my gimp arm... had to set it aside for the first few days when i was the One-Armed Wonder, but i was able to finish it last night! and how - i'm REALLY pleased with how this turned out  Grin

the pattern i used was mccall's 5971, view A. the only alterations i made to the pattern were shortening the shoulders and i kind of had to mess with the zipper installation bc the top was too big otherwise for some reason. i used an invisible zipper instead of a regular zipper, and i lined the entire thing (pattern only calls for bodice lining). i used navy wool crepe for the dress (and uhhh i LOVE wool crepe now, too bad it's so expensive :\) and bright blue polyester for the lining.


here is the front of the dress. sorry it is hard to see details - navy is not easy to photograph  Embarrassed


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there are two hooks and eyes at the top bc i am awesome and put in the zipper too low. also there is a slit at the bottom.


this is the best i could get at a bodice close-up before my camera batteries died. i LOVE how the sleeves turned out!


a picture of the lining, just bc it is so nice and neat! i even figured out how to install the invisible zipper in with the lining  Grin

overall: really easy pattern with a pretty accurate fit (the A B C D cup sizes was nice, too). i will definitely be making this again, hopefully in a nice red Wink

oh, and the whole reason why i did this in navy? so i could wear it with these shoes:

YES BLUE SHOES!!! Grin

thanks for looking! please let me know what you think  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009 03:30:48 PM »

Beautiful, just like the rest of your work! I get so excited when I see that turquoise wall on the boards! I'm so jealous of your skill.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009 03:31:29 PM »

Nice dress and it looks great on you. Love the shoes too.
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009 04:12:09 PM »

This looks absolutely beautiful - and it's so nicely finished as well.

Do you mind if I ask what size you used?  I'm wanting to make this myself, and you seem to be a similar size to me  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009 05:21:42 PM »

Oh wow this fits you so well! I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009 07:00:25 PM »

This looks absolutely beautiful - and it's so nicely finished as well.

Do you mind if I ask what size you used?  I'm wanting to make this myself, and you seem to be a similar size to me  Grin

thank you!
nope, i don't mind at all - i cut it to a straight size 8, and the cup size is a C. for the record, i generally wear a 2 or a 4 in ready-to-wear, and a 34D bra. there was a lot of ease in this pattern (and i like to wear my clothes very fitted), hence the smaller sizing. just look at the pattern tissue, it will tell you what the finished dimensions of the garment are!
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009 07:33:42 PM »

oh i LOVE it! it looks wonderful on you! ... and i'm way jealous of your blue shoes.. just so you know..
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2009 12:42:20 AM »

I loooove it. I agree, the sleeves are very cute. I am tinking of getting this pattern myself now. Very nice, just like everything you make. Applause!!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2009 09:15:32 AM »

Great dress, great pattern, it looks amazing on you Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2009 11:14:30 AM »

This looks absolutely beautiful - and it's so nicely finished as well.

Do you mind if I ask what size you used?  I'm wanting to make this myself, and you seem to be a similar size to me  Grin

thank you!
nope, i don't mind at all - i cut it to a straight size 8, and the cup size is a C. for the record, i generally wear a 2 or a 4 in ready-to-wear, and a 34D bra. there was a lot of ease in this pattern (and i like to wear my clothes very fitted), hence the smaller sizing. just look at the pattern tissue, it will tell you what the finished dimensions of the garment are!

Thanks very much  Cheesy
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