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Addie Marie
« on: March 17, 2010 08:05:28 PM »

I've become one of those people who only gets real sewing done on their college breaks. How sad. But perhaps not the worst thing, because it forces me to be productive ALL the time when I can!

Anyway, I made this dress out of some wonderfully vintage fabric I got from JoAnn's. I started making the pattern for a princess-seamed bust at about 2:30 in the afternoon yesterday, and I was finishing up the hem a little after 9. Instant gratification!

I've been finding that the more I make clothes meticulously, the more I like making them meticulously. There's such satisfaction in a cleanly pressed seam, or perfect facings, or a well inserted zipper. Mostly the pressing. Man, that gives me such a good feeling. I can hardly believe I used to hate the ironing step!











This dress is mostly self-explanatory, but: it has princess seams, a scoop neck, facings, a built-in contrast sash that ties in back, a side zipper, gathered skirt, and invisible hem.



This is a shot of our lake I got right after taking photos & I hope it's okay I shared it with you!

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010 09:09:37 PM »

beautiful dress!!  I also love  the pressing... And oddly enough I like it best on a hot summer day. It's relaxing and gratifying.  Keep up the sewing!!  And I love the lake pic Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010 09:11:09 PM »

Did you use a pattern on this?
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010 09:58:35 PM »

so cute! i love this dress! the design, the fabric, it all looks great. i want!
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010 11:10:53 PM »

this dress is so cute! great job
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2010 11:37:51 PM »

Aww such a cute dress! I love that color.
And I completely agree about being meticulous. It feels so much better to take some more time to make it really good, rather than just slop through it to get it done. (:
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2010 12:50:05 AM »

What a sweet dress! And beautifully made - well done.
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2010 05:42:19 AM »

its beautiful.  You did a great job Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2010 07:20:46 AM »

Thats so cute!
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2010 08:37:59 AM »

Great dress and beautyful pictures!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2010 08:17:27 AM »

This looks amazing. Such beautiful fabric. And I feel the same way too. I hate ironing! I have to get used to it.
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2010 11:24:35 AM »

The dress is gorgeous but....

I hope you don't mind i was gawking at the landscape Cheesy

Is that an inlet of Lake Superior by chance?
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2010 11:30:16 AM »

Beautiful.

(and you may have just inspired me to learn how to iron properly  Wink)
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2010 01:16:15 PM »

aww,this is so cute! i love the ribbon on the back Smiley great work!
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Addie Marie
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2010 07:23:52 AM »

Eeee, thank you guys so much for your kind words! Smiley

Did you use a pattern on this?

Nope, I made my own pattern with a little trial and error.

The dress is gorgeous but....

I hope you don't mind i was gawking at the landscape Cheesy

Is that an inlet of Lake Superior by chance?

Haha, thank you! You're very close. I live about 50 miles north of Lake Superior, on a lake on the Canadian border. But the nearest town is set right on Superior!
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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2010 12:02:18 AM »

that is such a pretty dress!  Cheesy
the photos and landscape are beautiful, what an amazing place to live!
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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2010 05:01:11 PM »

Love it!
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« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2010 11:44:47 PM »

really beautiful. I love the pictures aswell.
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MWAH!
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2010 10:54:05 PM »

simply charming.
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jadore-le-rose
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2010 12:49:05 PM »

Such a beautiful dress, I love the colour and pattern of the fabric!
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