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Topic: Mori Birds and Leaves Dress (Lolita OP)  (Read 2663 times)
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lauralyn
« on: May 04, 2010 11:29:37 PM »



I bought this fabric back in March for my birthday. I have been putting off making anything with it because the weather where I live has been less than springlike. Well, the weather hasn't gotten any better, but maybe now that I have a new dress to wear it will get warmer Smiley
I fell in love with this print the second I saw it but didn't really know what to make until just recently. I ended up making a Lolita style one-piece dress since I had never made one before and I wanted to try it! The lace looks kind of black in the pictures, but I actually dyed it a dark brown.

Here are some pictures of the details:

Close up of the lace on the sleeve

Close up of the bow and waistband

The back shirring

How the waistband attaches

The lace at the hem. The lining doesn't peek out at all when the dress is worn, only the lace.

The dress inside out.. Almost fully lined. I wasn't sure how to do the sleeves at first, but since I made this I think I have figured it out.

Close up of the shirring lining.. I definitely need to get more serger colors, so that the inside looks nicer!
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010 12:37:52 AM »

GORGEOUS! AMAZING JOB!  Grin i absolutely love everything about it. the color, lace, design...  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010 12:42:47 AM »

How beautiful! But, how do you line shirring?
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010 06:50:17 AM »

very pretty dress. esp love the fabric! wish i had one that i could wear lol
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2010 10:14:40 AM »

How beautiful! But, how do you line shirring?

Thank you Smiley

You line the bodice first and then sew channels into it by stitching through both layers of fabric. Then you use a safety pin and pull the elastic through each channel, securing it at each end with stitching. I normally wait until I have all the elastic in place before I sew any of it down.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2010 02:29:40 PM »

Cute!
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010 07:53:20 AM »

OMG, your shirring technique is AMAZING! I've wanted to try shirring, but it makes me nervous. I'm going to have to give it a try!

And I love the finished dress. Lolita clothing is beautiful, but can be a little cumbersome to wear out. Yours is just perfect!
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010 09:04:21 AM »

Lauralyn, your dress is very kute :x I like it very much ;-)
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2010 02:31:59 PM »

It's so lovely! I bet it's really comfy.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2010 10:11:02 AM »

i fell in love with this dress, you did an awesome job Cheesy
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