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« on: December 14, 2009 09:18:12 AM »

Well, not quite.  But I DID make this dress out of this bizarre knit/woven material...It seems to me that it is only suited for making those thin knit blankets that are pretty much useless cause they're never really warm...or a poncho.  Well, I had no use for either but enjoyed the material's design, so I decided to make it into a dress!  Please let me know if it looks too much like 'hello, I am wearing a blanket-dress'...

I didn't use a pattern, just made it up as I went along, although I borrowed heavily (read: practically copied) from a picture of a dress made by Necessity is the Mother (http://www.etsy.com/shop/necessityisthemother) ...I am in love with her designs, but don't have extra money at this point.  Smiley

Technical stuff:  material is the thin knit whatnot I found for uber cheap (it's from the 70s, lol), the bust, waist and straps are lined with a nude knit reclaimed from a second-hand find, and no, my machine did not enjoy sewing multiple layers of this knitty stuff.  Tongue  I had a devil of a time getting my seams to lie flat (didn't have twill tape or that fusible seam stay stuff) even with my special knit stitches.  I put an invisible zipper in the back for ease of entry, and yes, I always plan to wear it as a jumper with a shirt underneath.  Tongue

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009 09:24:06 AM »

I think it's gorgeous, it looks great on you Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009 09:53:47 AM »

looks really cute! I like the length you made it and the print on the material is interesting.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2009 03:06:52 PM »

For old-ish "useless" knit fabric, it has great body and holds shape well.  Good job on persevering through tough sewing!
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2009 04:09:36 PM »

Super cute! I will look great with colors under it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009 05:13:48 PM »

thats adorable! i think i might try to make one
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2009 05:28:11 PM »

simple loverly. and its so casualy elegant! i think i might give it a go! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009 03:28:53 AM »

 Shocked you look like that Veronica chick in New Moon , the Vampire hunting Bella! so weird haha! anyway nice dress! looks fab!
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009 09:04:52 AM »

Thanks for all the kind comments everyone!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2009 11:35:55 PM »

looks great! lovely shape and i just adore pinafore dresses with rollnecks underneath! ^_^
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