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« on: December 10, 2009 11:45:03 PM »





Hi First time posting in this section soooo be easy on me people! I was super excited to make this dress. I got the fabric from Ikea of all places and was totally loving it.... then I sewed the front and held it up to me.... instantly I was like " Fuuuuuuuuu** I look like I work at Rubys!!!!" which of course I sort of did...

then my lovely grandma reminded me that Washington doesnt have Rubys so when I was on my vacation I wore it. While walking through Pike Market a vendor called me "Candy cane girl..." Seriously? NOOO but despite all that I love it. It fits wonderfully and the way its sewn on the bodice sides is really flattering also the stripes go down not across.... I didn't add the little button part in the front but oh well. tell me what you guys think!!!

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009 12:53:38 AM »

Very nice........ it suits you Cheesy

And so well fitted
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009 05:38:01 AM »

I have to say you are pretty much the cutest thing ever!!!  Oh and the dress is cute too!
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009 05:39:12 AM »

i bet if you put a huge wide black belt on it it'd look really awesome too! i love the dress, i think it looks adorable on you!
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2009 06:27:28 AM »

i bet if you put a huge wide black belt on it it'd look really awesome too! i love the dress, i think it looks adorable on you!

Haha! I was going to say the exact same thing!
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009 06:49:01 AM »

This is lovely! You look absolutely gordgeous in it!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2009 07:16:40 AM »

I love it. I agree with the belt idea, that would look great but it looks great just like that too. I also love your hair btw.
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2009 08:29:04 AM »

wow, it's really well-made and you look cute!

i had a possible idea about the candy-cane 'dilemma'...
IF it bothers you.  but if it doesn't, then just ignore.

if it's a natural fiber fabric, you could dye it, either a color like pink or orange that will coordinate without disturbing the red (giving red with orange or pink stripes), or a color like turquoise that would turn the red to purple (or possibly dark burgundy) with turquoise stripes...

ok i have no idea if those color combinations are horrible to you, but maybe you could find one that you do like.
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2009 08:50:03 AM »

That looks like such a fun dress to wear!

I say no to buttons. I love this, and I don't like cutesy things. I feel the buttons might push it over the edge. Th ebelt would look great, as would a small scarf tied to break up the neckline.

And doesn't he know candy canes have red spiral lines?  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2009 01:21:04 PM »

Wonderful Job! Love the last pic of you! 
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2009 11:41:38 PM »

thanks! yeah the buttons arent that bad but I was just to lazy to add them... Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2009 02:22:22 PM »

I made that pattern too and love it (totally different fabric, it's green lattice work) and wear it all the time.  I also didn't do the button thing - I think it looks better without it.
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2009 12:12:19 AM »

It looks absolutely fantastic on you! If you know the type of material the dress works well with then why not make another one? If it has pockets, then we're going to be in trouble, because I'm going to have to get that pattern and make one for me. :p
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2009 05:25:28 PM »

You look fantastic!
I agree though that this dress would look complete with a thick, black waist belt. Very nice work and great pictures!
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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2009 03:35:48 PM »

i love that pattern! the pockets are my favorite because they are so gigantic!
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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2009 12:33:53 AM »

It looks absolutely fantastic on you! If you know the type of material the dress works well with then why not make another one? If it has pockets, then we're going to be in trouble, because I'm going to have to get that pattern and make one for me. :p

Yes it has fabulous pockets that is my favorite part about the dress. they are big and on the side. you cant see them in the pic but they are FAB!
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2009 12:34:46 AM »

You look fantastic!
I agree though that this dress would look complete with a thick, black waist belt. Very nice work and great pictures!

you dont think a black belt would make me look like Mrs. Clause?
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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2009 03:09:51 AM »

Firstly, I just have to tell you that I LOVE this dress. I hope that when I grow up, I am as beautiful and happy as you.

Also, I agree with everyone else on the belt! But buttons could be cute too!
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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2009 07:36:42 PM »

I'm loving the dress. I wouldn't change it in any way. And love your hair too, very vintage looking Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2009 08:53:34 PM »

I'm loving the dress. I wouldn't change it in any way. And love your hair too, very vintage looking Smiley

Thanks! I am a hairdresser so I guess it should look semi good! hahaha
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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2009 01:27:53 PM »

Adorable!  I've gotta check out the pattern now... heck, it's best for me to start on dresses in the middle of winter anyway!
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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2009 02:26:42 PM »

I love the dress and I love you in that dress. Very cute. I'll need to check this pattern.
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2009 02:53:12 PM »

Wow! You look really beautiful. Love the dress and your hair! (And the lipstick.)
Also: pro black belt.

Need to have a look at that pattern, too...
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2010 10:30:31 AM »

You are just adorable and the dress fits you like a dream. Um, honestly I'm not a big fan of the stripes, but it does look cute on you.
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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2010 05:45:38 AM »

you look like a sexy, curvy Marilyn Monroe, and the red stripes are bold and sassy! YES YES YES!
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« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2010 02:37:26 AM »

wow - your dress is amazing! and you look gorgeous in it!
Now I want one too!
Is the pattern vintage? I googled but couldn't find anywhere to buy it?
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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2010 08:36:31 AM »

very cute i like it
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« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2010 12:13:20 AM »

wow - your dress is amazing! and you look gorgeous in it!
Now I want one too!
Is the pattern vintage? I googled but couldn't find anywhere to buy it?

oh sorry that was a type-o its simplicity 2591 its not vintage. you can buy it online or at joanns.
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« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2012 06:26:55 AM »

The candy-striped fabric is the perfect choice for this pattern!
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« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2012 12:56:02 PM »

You look fantastic in this dress. I'd prefer it without a belt, I always think belts chop people in half and can ruin a nice clean line.
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Aww!! You are too adorable!! I love it soo much! Smiley Looks amazing!
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« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2013 03:01:01 AM »

So cute love it. the shape and color looks great on you.
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« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2013 01:06:34 PM »

I really like it. I love the fit, it's perfectly done.
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« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2013 08:14:48 PM »

I agree buttons would have thrown it over the top.  and also the wide belt would work great.  Also Candy canes rock!  Who doesn't like them?  Definitely not an insult.

Also the dress is cute but I am so JEALOUS of your hair.  Awesome job!
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« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2013 08:07:15 AM »

Love the dress, and you look superb in it!   Cheesy
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« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2014 01:17:47 PM »

The thumbnail drew my attention. But the gorgeous photo kept me! What a beautifully fitted dress. Did you use a dress form while making it?
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You look so cute in that dress! I have a cruise coming up in May, and now I am totally thinking I should make one for then. I think your waterfront picture was a big factor in that.
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