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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2010 10:36:34 AM »

Beautiful!

You don't actually HAVE to hem it. Just trim any loose threads. Raw edges are all over the runway lately, and a hem may spoil the drape.

As a curvy woman myself, I've found Vogue patterns on the skinny side. Butterick and McCalls are more rational.

Just out of curiosity, did you cut the first dress on the bias? That makes a huge difference in fit.

And CONGRATULATIONS!
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2010 11:21:43 AM »

It came out quite lovely in the end!
One thing I've learned about sewing from patterns is that you've got to make a practice run first out of cheap-o fabric to figure out where to alter it for the good stuff. Commercial pattern makers run their numbers on imaginary figures that most women don't have, it's ridic!
But your alterations make it hug you in just the right places, I really like the look. Also, good job on such a shiny fabric! That can be tough to work with.
I know you said no beading or lace, but some kind of trim along the neckline would look really lovely and draw attention further up into your face.
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2010 11:36:53 AM »

You are my hero for sewing yards of slippery shiny fabric!  I can't even imagine hehe Smiley

It looks amazing on you, great job Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2010 11:39:35 AM »

Wow that is amazing. I like the look you got better than the look you were going for. Great job. and I just love that you took your own dress future into your own hands. Congrats
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2010 01:22:56 PM »



Just out of curiosity, did you cut the first dress on the bias? That makes a huge difference in fit.

And CONGRATULATIONS!
I don't think it's on the bias. It was cut from the yardage folded in half like most patterns I have seen.
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2010 01:51:29 PM »

the way you changed up the top flatters your super figure so much!   It balances your top and bottom half.  Well done!!  I hope your big day is wonderful!   congratulations!
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2010 02:04:35 PM »

I really am impressed with how the dress looks! I am a firm believer that the bride is the star, not the dress, and I think this dress acomplishes that perfectly. People will be complimenting YOU all wedding and how great YOU look look in the dress, instead of wearing a flashy dress where the dress gets all the attention. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2010 03:14:17 PM »

That is beautiful and it looks amazing on you.
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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2010 03:41:49 PM »

It looks beautiful. I like the simplicity of it and it will be extra special because you made it. Great job!
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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2010 06:31:45 PM »

wow! congrats to you for taking on such a project. I think the altered neckline looks so much better on you than the v neck would have.  You did a great job and you look beautiful!!!

you may have given me the courage to make mine as well. 
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