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« on: January 19, 2010 07:37:31 AM »

Normally I like plaid.. on other people. I'm more of a 1 color gall. Black.. mostly. But when I saw this plaid fabric I was sold. I told myself that I bought it for my sister's promdress, but when it turned out that I needed at least 5 more meters of the fabric and that it was sold out, I could use it for myself again.

So I started folding. And folding.. And finally I started sewing al those folds. After sewing al those folds I made it formfitting and then I wanted to add some cute frumply sleeves. But then I discovered something that made me throw this dress in a corner and never finished until yesterday. It has been on the radiator for almost 3 months. It wasn't until my father asked me if he could throw it away that I started working on it again. And made a lacey vest to go with it.

This is the result.

I'm looking a little grumpy on this one, but around that time I was awake for almost 36 hours. I just wanted to sleep. Tongue



This is how the dress looks on top witout the vest. I made straps with some lace I had laying around.



And on the next two pictures you can see how I pleated everything and sewed it down.





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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010 08:09:12 AM »

So cute great job. I would love a dress like that and you look Great in it. Sometimes we just need to take that 3 month radiator break on something to see it in a new light.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010 08:42:29 AM »

You get kudos for being patient enough to do all those pleats Cheesy I think it looks really cute with the shrug, too Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010 10:00:11 AM »

love the pleats! And it looks great on you!
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010 03:08:20 PM »

love to see other curvaceouse ladies making clothes!! you go gurl!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010 03:05:33 AM »

I think I needed that 3 month radiatorbreak just because of all those pleats! Tongue

But thank you all for those nice comments!
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2010 05:19:00 PM »

Beautiful!  I love the fabric and colours!
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010 08:21:44 AM »

Super Cute !!! Wink Smiley
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