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« on: December 12, 2009 08:34:24 PM »

I've been lurking around this part of craftster, figured I'd throw one of the things I've made up here. I made it for Halloween but it'll definitely get more use in the future.

I modified a luau-ish dress pattern for the top- it's not "infinity"- it's pleated and angled where the wrap attaches. You can wear it like I am in the pics or crossed over like a halter but any of the other infinity variations make it look horrid.

The bottom of the dress is a circle skirt. No pattern there- I've made enough circle skirts that I could do one in my sleep, blindfolded, with one arm tied behind my back.


Shoulda change my shoes for this pic, they're rather distracting...

and the back-

It ended up being a little too big up top, which caused that sag on each side of the zipper. I'm planning on taking it in enough to fix it, but haven't gotten to it yet. How high a priority should I make that? How bad does that part look?
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009 08:46:01 PM »

Looks great! That fabric is really cool. I saw some at the store one day and thought about getting it but I couldn't figure what I would make with it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009 08:51:25 PM »

I'd been eyeing this fabric for months saying the same thing- it's cool, but what the heck would I do with it.

I was really happy when I figured it out! I've done a couple other smaller things with it since then too- it's awesome. And actually easy to work with... it looks like it'd be a pain, but it's pretty kind.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2009 04:38:57 AM »

this is a great dress!! where did you get the pattern for the top? or did you make it up? i am SO envious of your circle skirt skills....im still at the point in sewing where even if i had 2 extra arms with 4 extra hands, i'd still have to re-do it several times over  Cheesy

as for the zip...i didnt notice at all. i think because the fabric for the bust/bow part at the back is so eyecatching, people wouldnt notice the zip either as its on black fabric.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2009 07:37:05 AM »

honestly I kind of like that "sag" on either side of the zipper. It reminds me of a corset shape and it looks really good on you

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2009 07:37:36 AM »

It's fabulous!  Love the burnout fabric.  I didn't notice the back until you mentioned it but I'd fix just so it's more comfortable.  And I think the shoes work ok with it!
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2009 04:19:55 PM »

This is smashing! I love that shade of green!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2009 04:29:23 PM »

this is a great dress!! where did you get the pattern for the top? or did you make it up? i am SO envious of your circle skirt skills....im still at the point in sewing where even if i had 2 extra arms with 4 extra hands, i'd still have to re-do it several times over  Cheesy

as for the zip...i didnt notice at all. i think because the fabric for the bust/bow part at the back is so eyecatching, people wouldnt notice the zip either as its on black fabric.
It's based on Simplicity 4559. I made the whole dress from that pattern and it was no good for a gal my size- it just didn't translate well at all and ended up looking very little like the dress pictured on the pattern.
I don't remember what all I changed about the top when I made this dress- I think it was mostly little stuff though.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2009 04:42:52 PM »

I like it!  I actually think it looks really good with the shoes... is that weird?
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2009 08:59:35 PM »

I like the pattern! it looks great on you
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