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« on: December 30, 2009 05:40:31 AM »

I just finished this little dress today. Dave had to take on a duty last minute leaving me behind eager to get back into my work room. This is the result of my work. A beautiful dress made out of crepe de chine. I loved the print and all the colours so much. I ordered a whole bunch of printed crepe de chine so keep checking back for more colourful garments in the near future.

Anyway back to this one here. The bodice is fully lined in a matching pink cotton. I left the skirt unlined as the fabric is heavy enough and falls beautifully on it's own. It zips up in the back.

I made a matching belt which is held together by a popper. I added a vintage button. The same button went on a little brooch to do up the matching scarf. I decided to keep everything in the same fabric.The pattern is very busy, therefore I didn't want to add another colour or material to it.

Please let me know what you think.
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009 08:45:19 AM »

I absolutely love that paisley.  The pattern is beautiful - this is something that should and will be worn with a smile!  However, since the pattern of the paisley is so busy, you might want to rethink breaking it up with a base color for the belt and the neckerchief.  Perhaps something in a gold tone, or a green?  Just to add a visual break in the paisley.

« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009 07:21:50 AM »

I love sleeveless dresses and this one is really nice. And I like the way the belt hangs.
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2010 12:25:03 PM »

Thank you very much. Smiley
However, since the pattern of the paisley is so busy, you might want to rethink breaking it up with a base color for the belt and the neckerchief.  Perhaps something in a gold tone, or a green?  Just to add a visual break in the paisley.
I am considering it. I haven't found the right material yet. I tried it with the pink I used for the lining but it didn't work. The gold sounds good. It's a bit more subtle.

« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010 11:15:37 AM »

That's beautiful. I love the fabric  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010 08:57:35 AM »

This is a gorgeous dress!

« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010 11:38:50 AM »

Gorgeous! For some reason, it reminds me of 'The Virgin Suicides'...don't ask me why! Smiley Personally, I think you should leave the pink lining - the contrast would look sweet! Then again, I'm a sucker for contrasting prints and colours. ;p -x-

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2010 10:53:28 PM »

Echoing the other comments, I have to say this is gorgeous and the fabric is just beautiful.  Very nice work.

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2010 05:08:45 AM »

Totally fab, and the scarf is perfect.  I personally love dresses in these styles, vintage look, great neckline, awesome job!

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