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« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2010 09:01:27 AM »

I don't know if someone has already mentioned this but you could discreetly sew pennies into the bottom hem to weigh it down. They're light enough that they won't do any major damage and heavy enough to keep it from going poofy.
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« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2010 09:13:01 AM »

it's not too short at all! i can see how it might feel that way because it doesn't touch your legs and it's super lightweight, but it's very cute and modest. nice work! and i'm glad i'm not the only one who ends up ripping out as many seams as i sew.
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« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2010 09:27:06 AM »

I had no clue how you were gonna turn that into a dress.. but its wayyy cute i have to learn to do that shirring thing! good job <3

Thank You Smiley It's really easy, I roughly got the idea from this Tut:http://www.kukyideas.com/journal/2007/04/shirred-dress-tutorial.html There are tons of tuts for shirring online Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2010 09:29:13 AM »

I don't know if someone has already mentioned this but you could discreetly sew pennies into the bottom hem to weigh it down. They're light enough that they won't do any major damage and heavy enough to keep it from going poofy.

Oooh maybe that'll help mainly in the back! I was slightly thinking something about that earlier but didn't know if that would be silly or work, it's not really hemmed at the bottom but there are two layers, would the pennies show through you think? The fabric is a bit c thru that's why there are two layers.
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« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2010 09:30:38 AM »

it's not too short at all! i can see how it might feel that way because it doesn't touch your legs and it's super lightweight, but it's very cute and modest. nice work! and i'm glad i'm not the only one who ends up ripping out as many seams as i sew.

Thank You! Ya because it's so lightweight and a bit poofy it just feels revealing ya know? LOL
Oh Ya I rip out A LOT of seams LOL!
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« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2010 09:57:15 AM »

I love this. I think the idea of adding another row or two of shirring to the waist (at the bottom of the current ones) is a good idea.
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« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2010 09:59:31 AM »

Thank you! I think I'll have to do that!

And I forgot I based it roughly off this tut too:
http://sewingrepublic.com/projectIdeas.html#/scarf_dress/

I'll add these to the post in case anyone is interested Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2010 11:08:50 AM »

aidanin--funny how a good fabric design and color like this can be translated into different projects!!

I love that you guys are recycling lovely fabrics into useable items! Good for you both!!
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« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2010 04:57:35 PM »

This is one of those projects that make me wish I was shorter and thinner. It'd take like 6 pillow shams for me to make a dress. (Not hating on myself, just telling the truth.)

You did a really nice job. And it's not too short at all.

I'm so glad I read this thread. I have a skirt that I love that's shirred around the waist, but it's started to come apart and I had no idea how to fix it. Now I do.

I like the men's shirt you did too.
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« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2010 05:12:39 PM »

This is great! I have wanted to try shirring for agesssss and the tute you mentioned really helped. I love the material you used, totally gorgeous. I have the same problem with dresses, my body has the same shape, so I tend to shy away from dresses or I alter the back to be a little shorter than the front, so it still bubbles but doesn't round under my butt. If that makes sense. I call my butt the porch lol. Also if you feel a little modest maybe you could wear leggings? I'm a leggings freak...  Smiley
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