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« on: February 26, 2010 09:10:00 PM »



made from a yard of fabric...

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010 09:27:13 PM »

Very cute! I wish I could do a low cut top like that. My boobs would fall out and then look all sad and saggy and it wouldn't be so sexy anymore, lol.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2010 09:39:50 PM »

This is soooo cute! I noticed the cute bodice and for a quick change you could re-tie into a keyhole  Smiley. Great job with only 1 yd of fabric (and a print one at that) takes some skills!
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010 11:11:38 PM »

  >> My boobs would fall out and then look all sad and saggy and it wouldn't be so sexy anymore, lol.<


  Hahah! Me too! That said, so clever and fashionable- and economical. Great pictures too Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010 12:29:06 AM »

Oh man, I wish I could squeeze into one yard of fabric like that.  Looks good on you!
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010 09:29:48 AM »

That is such a cute design.
Very "forever 21"
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010 12:27:03 PM »

That's pretty clever for just a yard of fabric. Very nice.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010 03:04:41 PM »

Cute dress!  I'm with all of those who couldn't wear this dress...I'd be all sorts of indecent if I wore it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2010 03:19:05 PM »

Oh my Gosh!  So cute!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010 03:08:17 PM »

I agree, i would never be able to fit into a dress that low!
I think i'll try and make a dress like that, i need to practice sewing.
Did you use a patern by any chance? :]
Also, what type of fabric is that?
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2010 05:29:17 PM »

this is the cutest thing! i have tattoo on my sternum and have been looking for something like this to show it off! a tutorial would be wonderful! but if you don't want to share your secrets i completely understand hah
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2010 08:35:53 PM »

Wowow, what a great job! Super cute, I'll keep this in mind next time I go fabric shopping.
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2010 10:25:01 PM »

alright alright tut coming soon!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2010 04:26:42 AM »

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I might even try make it once the tut pops up Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2010 08:40:50 AM »

So sexy!  Looks like you're in for good times! Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2010 09:53:06 AM »

Wow-- looks great!  Can't wait to see your tutorial! 
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2010 10:03:51 AM »

I'm another that can't wear it as a dress but you look really adorable in it Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2010 11:01:06 AM »

Cant wait for the tutorial! 8D
It looks pretty simple, which is good, since i only started sewing a couple days ago.
it'll be good practice 8D
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2010 11:46:43 AM »

Very cute; I have too much booty for a dress like that to cover, so I can't exactly make use of this tute, but it's a brillo idea.
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2010 12:38:35 PM »

A yard of fabric?! Major kudos for that. It looks really good!
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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2010 03:04:56 PM »

Now that the tutorial is up, i'm instantly searching for fabric to use xD
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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2010 03:01:56 PM »

Thats such a great idea! I wish I had the confidence to wear it but it would be a great first project for me! Oh well I might make it and alter it or weah it over a bikini when I go to the beach (once summer returns!!!)
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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2010 01:19:30 AM »

Thanks for the pattern . this is the style i usually did , it just so simple but very elegant to wear , its a fashion dress for me . I like this style eversince .
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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2010 12:31:12 PM »

thanks ladies! post some that u've made!!
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2010 01:50:12 PM »

WOW! thats so sexy! i want it
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« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2010 05:57:30 PM »

I'd really like to try my hand at this dress but am unsure as to what kind of fabric to use (sewing newbie).  Huh
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« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2010 08:01:40 PM »

the dress is made out of cotton jersey. anything cotton would rule...old sheets? something summery
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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2010 12:18:58 PM »

im so gonna try this dress-ive been looking for tutes to make some cute summery dresses with my lolita fabrics. btw-to all the people who said they cant wear this because of your boobies-just wear a cami underneath!i think it would still look adorable and that is what im gonna do. ormaybe ill put some place between the breast part.

oh, and appleshanon-i love your hair. ive wanted my hair those colors for a while now but ive been too chicken to do it
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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2010 05:05:43 AM »

Thanks you appleshannon for the tutorial  Smiley
I gave it a try this week-end. I really like the way the skirt-part drapes. Here is the result :





My version is slightly different from the original :
- the top part joins (no space between my breasts)
- the skirt part in longer
- I had to open it in the back in order to get in and out  Undecided

I may make this again in a better fabric ! Tongue
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« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2010 02:35:43 PM »

super cute dress, and awesomely simple tutorial!  Smiley

i'm curious about the back - does it have a cowl-ish draping effect in the back? i've been looking at your tutorial and thinking of making a dress for myself. but i was wondering about the back of the "top" part and think i might be missing something. if the elastic is at the top of the "bottom," what prevents the top of the "top" from gaping in the back? or did you cut your "top" much narrower than your "bottom"?

hope you don't mind my questions; thanks for posting this project!
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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2010 02:46:52 PM »

this is really cute , thanks for the tute , I may have to try this one
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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2010 11:34:11 PM »

i'm curious about the back - does it have a cowl-ish draping effect in the back? i've been looking at your tutorial and thinking of making a dress for myself. but i was wondering about the back of the "top" part and think i might be missing something. if the elastic is at the top of the "bottom," what prevents the top of the "top" from gaping in the back? or did you cut your "top" much narrower than your "bottom"?

I have the same questions, I think I missed something in the tutorial  Huh
But, here is how I did it : My top is narrower than the bottom, I put all the gathers in the back in order to get a "slim fit".

So I didn't use any elastic at all, I cannot figure how to keep the elastic effect if I sew something narrower next to the bottom part. (I hope it's clear).   As I said, I had to open the dress in the back (I used a button to close it), otherwise I cannot get in or out of the dress  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2010 12:46:06 PM »

thanks for your feedback, cicile! i'm wondering if i can get around having to have a zipper or button by adding another piece of elastic in the back of the top. that way, no gapping and still able to slide the dress on over my head. i have a store-bought sundress with a similar design to it, and it has to "rows" of elastic. now i guess i know why! Smiley i'll let ya know how if works out if i can get to it later this week. i'm busy working on a new purse today!
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« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2010 11:35:46 PM »

im new to this website.... i know this is random but how do you make a new post? im trying to make a post: i made this dress (first clothing i ever made!!:]) and i cant figure out how to make a new post/topic!!! help?? (btw this was what inspired me to start sewing :} a.k.a: I LOVE your design!)
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« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2010 11:23:24 PM »

Fantastico!!!!!
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« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2010 06:22:40 AM »

wish I could wear a dress made from one yard of fabric.....
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« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2010 11:44:27 PM »

Hey guys, I'm new here... and I think this will be the 1st dress I try to make!!

It reminded a lot of this dress Zhang Ziyi (girl in Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, etc.) wore to Cannes:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2006-05/24/content_598946_2.htm

I *loved* this dress on her! Rare to find a neckline that works well and is sexy for petite girls of this build. Can't wait to make this dress!
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« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2010 10:45:33 AM »

I just whipped up a shirt version of this using a lightweight knit - so cute!  Only took about 20 minutes and I'm already wearing it! Thanks for the tut!
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« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2010 06:55:32 PM »

i really like it Smiley im definitely going to give this a shot
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i'm curious about the back - does it have a cowl-ish draping effect in the back? i've been looking at your tutorial and thinking of making a dress for myself. but i was wondering about the back of the "top" part and think i might be missing something. if the elastic is at the top of the "bottom," what prevents the top of the "top" from gaping in the back? or did you cut your "top" much narrower than your "bottom"?

I have the same questions, I think I missed something in the tutorial  Huh
But, here is how I did it : My top is narrower than the bottom, I put all the gathers in the back in order to get a "slim fit".

So I didn't use any elastic at all, I cannot figure how to keep the elastic effect if I sew something narrower next to the bottom part. (I hope it's clear).   As I said, I had to open the dress in the back (I used a button to close it), otherwise I cannot get in or out of the dress  Roll Eyes

I made a new version of this dress here : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364700.0
This time, the opening is a corset inspired thing (also the skirt part has an elastic band in the back). Now it's easy to get in and out of the dress. AND... I think it looks cute  Tongue

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« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2010 02:05:50 PM »

Love it! I think I'm going to try it, but I'll probably end up wearing it as a shirt. You are super cute in the dress, though, lol  Wink
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« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2012 08:57:22 PM »

I, too, could never pull this off. But...its adorable on you!! Great job Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2012 03:48:49 AM »

This is really cute! I don't think it would hold my boobies in unfortunately...
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