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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2010 01:21:05 PM »

I love this dress! I like the form and I love the fabric you used. Great work.
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2010 02:16:15 PM »

The dress is beautifulllllll ! I especially love the fullness of it with the petticoat...how did you make it, pretty please? I also have a soft spot for 50's dresses but still haven't had the guts to make a petticoat...any pattern suggestion for the petticoat?
Thanks and well done!  Shocked
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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2010 06:43:20 PM »

the black (think it's called piping?) is a great finishing touch, really it adds a professional feel that your original basis didn't have. looks like something straight from anthropologie.it's beautiful
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« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2010 12:17:02 PM »

very cute. i love the fabric you used!
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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2010 01:59:59 PM »

aw, thanks so much everyone! It seems Im not the only one who wishes to be transported back to the 50s!  Cheesy


I didnt use a pattern for the skirt - its just a circle skirt, but I drafted a really simple bodice pattern which was about 5 pieces. The petticoat I made with a rectangle of fabric and a long length of net. I folded the net over not in half so that it was layered and then sewed a big running stitch along the length (i think it was about 3 metres or so) and then gathered it all up til it was the length of the regtangle. I then sewed it onto the fabric (not even particularly neatly - its only going under stuff after all!) and sewed a casing at the top to thread the elastic though. Voila!

It only took 2 metres of fabric so I really want to make more now!
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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2010 01:40:08 AM »

LoveloveLOVE it! Great material and dress. I've just finished sewing a dress inspired by this one. I'll be posting it soon!
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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2010 03:47:14 PM »

Awwww, I was just about to make this EXACT dress. Same fabric and everything, but you beat me to it! Hahaha, at least now I know it will turn out nice, I wasn't so sure if I would like it or not. :]
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« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2010 03:51:42 PM »

Gorgeous! I love the silhouette and the fabric. <3
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« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2010 06:19:30 PM »

I looooove the vintage fabric. Wonderful dress!
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« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2010 08:23:53 PM »

Oh god I'm so envious.
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