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ViciousTeddy
« on: May 21, 2010 11:46:07 AM »

When my boyfriend invited me to go with him to his sister's wedding this month, I knew that I wanted to make a dress especially for this occasion!! Another thing was for sure: I wanted to dye my dress to fit the ombre trend that's been going around lately.

After fabric shopping for hours and hours with two of my best GUY friends (they put up with it very well, sorry boys!), I came out with some really awesome fabric and some Dylon....the only problem.....was that the fabric was 100% polyester and Dylon works better with natural fibers like cotton and silk  Sad.

THANK GOD FOR iDYEpoly!!!!  Grin After an hour of hovering over a boiling dye bath, I got the results I wanted.


The pictures were taken in my backyard with a timer and a looot of patience Cheesy


Are the shoes uber cute or what??? ^__^ Got them at Baker's!


Here's a picture just to show how low the back goes. Ugh, deformed left calve much??


I also took shots of the fabric before I started sewing it.
Here it is, all dry and laid out flat!



I'm seriously super-proud of this!!!


This was the source of my inspiration:
ABS Ombre Dress by Allen Schwartz



The dress ended up being a huge hit! Although I feel like I haven't mastered the sleek, straight, flowy-ness of the ABS dress, I'm still 100% satisfied with it!!!

^__^ Thanks for reading! C&C welcome!

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aris_raver
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010 12:08:12 PM »

Simply beautiful job. I love the colors. Grin
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eliskimo
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010 12:49:13 PM »

You did an awesome job! You look very self confident in it, and if I'd made myself a dress like this, I would be as proud as you are Smiley

And indeed, the shoes are amazing.
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solsticecusp
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010 05:57:04 PM »

very cool. I love ombre. props on dyeing it yourself
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010 02:35:40 AM »

I had to press " This Rocks!"
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010 02:53:29 PM »

Well done! It looks stunning.
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angelceres
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010 04:14:54 AM »

Wow! Amazing dress and you look fabulous in it! congrats!
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010 08:27:23 AM »

this dress is gorgeous and fits you perfectly Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2010 10:11:32 AM »

stunning!
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2010 10:56:53 AM »

great job! love that you chose to dye it yellow rather than the colors from the ABS dress. yours is a much happier dress Wink

....and the shoes are a perfect match!
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ViciousTeddy
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2010 10:51:50 PM »

Thanks for all of the positive comments, everyone!! It totally makes spending a sleepless night or two getting the hem right and then hand-sewing it worthwhile!!
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ViciousTeddy
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2010 10:54:36 PM »

Oh! And actually, does anyone know any other way I COULD have sewn the hem without  going through so much trouble hand-sewing it?

Because everything on the dress was sewn together by the time I got down to the hem...and i couldn't figure out a way to machine-sew it!
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Knotmad
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2010 07:16:20 PM »

Very impressive! I love that you dyed the fabric yourself!
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2010 11:02:22 PM »

Its beautiful! And you look great in it (love the shoes too btw)  Grin
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