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Aistaraina
« on: April 20, 2010 02:51:29 AM »

I love maxi dresses and everything about them! I found a cheery bright orange fabric that would be perfect for one! It was very cheap too, and have lots of it left Smiley

I made this dress from an old Burda pattern.

I know that the front is a little big, but still every body part that is supposed to be covered, is covered Wink And I kinda like the look of it, or would it look better I take the sides in?









Thanks for looking! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010 04:33:39 AM »

I think it'd definitely look better if you took it in on the sides.  You don't want to lean over and show everything!  Great dress though!
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010 04:41:49 AM »

I think you should do it according to your personal taste. I would rather tuck the sides in, but if you like that "petal" shape, keep it. nice fabric and i share with you the love for maxi-dresses!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010 05:10:12 AM »

I would take the sides in for a better fit, but I'm a bit of a perfectionist and it would bother me.  If it doesn't bother you, then leave it as is.  It still looks good just the way it is.  Great work!  The material looks fantastic on you.   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010 07:03:46 AM »

I can see why you would like the look. I think if you took the sides in though it would look better.
I love the print and I'm impressed with the look of the dress. You could also add a little faux collar around the top to get a similar look without the gaping.
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010 08:02:41 AM »

Very pretty! What's a maxi dress? I've never heard of that. (of course, fashion lingo is not at all my strong suit...)
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010 09:26:01 AM »

Ya know, before I saw it on you, I would have said the sides needed to be taken in, but it looks really pretty like flower petals when you're wearing it - I stopped thinking it was an accident until I read through all your post.  Sometimes mistakes or unintentional deviations from your imagined outcome are serendipitous.   
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010 01:33:53 PM »

Thanks for your replies and feedback, everyone Smiley

I think it'd definitely look better if you took it in on the sides.  You don't want to lean over and show everything!  Great dress though!

I tested leaning over and everything stays right where it belongs, so yay! Otherwise I'd have taken the sides in already. I just wouldn't feel comfortable.

I can see why you would like the look. I think if you took the sides in though it would look better.
I love the print and I'm impressed with the look of the dress. You could also add a little faux collar around the top to get a similar look without the gaping.

Thank you! I am interested in your faux collar idea though, what exactly do you mean by this?

Very pretty! What's a maxi dress? I've never heard of that. (of course, fashion lingo is not at all my strong suit...)

Thanks! Maxi dresses are ankle length to floor length daytime dresses.

Ya know, before I saw it on you, I would have said the sides needed to be taken in, but it looks really pretty like flower petals when you're wearing it - I stopped thinking it was an accident until I read through all your post.  Sometimes mistakes or unintentional deviations from your imagined outcome are serendipitous.    

I've been trying different things out in front of the mirror, pinning the sides, and after lots of folding and pinning, I decided the keep the dress the way it is. It really does remind me of flower petals too. Still, I thank you all for your ideas and suggestions, I really appreciate it Smiley I love this community!
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2010 03:54:23 PM »

Thanks for your replies and feedback, everyone Smiley

I think it'd definitely look better if you took it in on the sides.  You don't want to lean over and show everything!  Great dress though!

I tested leaning over and everything stays right where it belongs, so yay! Otherwise I'd have taken the sides in already. I just wouldn't feel comfortable.

I can see why you would like the look. I think if you took the sides in though it would look better.
I love the print and I'm impressed with the look of the dress. You could also add a little faux collar around the top to get a similar look without the gaping.

Thank you! I am interested in your faux collar idea though, what exactly do you mean by this?

Very pretty! What's a maxi dress? I've never heard of that. (of course, fashion lingo is not at all my strong suit...)

Thanks! Maxi dresses are ankle length to floor length daytime dresses.

Ya know, before I saw it on you, I would have said the sides needed to be taken in, but it looks really pretty like flower petals when you're wearing it - I stopped thinking it was an accident until I read through all your post.  Sometimes mistakes or unintentional deviations from your imagined outcome are serendipitous.    

I've been trying different things out in front of the mirror, pinning the sides, and after lots of folding and pinning, I decided the keep the dress the way it is. It really does remind me of flower petals too. Still, I thank you all for your ideas and suggestions, I really appreciate it Smiley I love this community!
the best example I can find is on this "sexy" costume dress:
http://www.cometakeapeek.com/img/profiles/137_7530-A.jpg
the ones I've seen are typically on a normal dress either with or without straps. Though they are much higher cut than the top of that dress. lol
I know I saw Rory from Gilmore Girls wearing a dress like what I'm talking about in an episode.
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