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« on: June 04, 2010 02:41:40 PM »

Hiyas,

I maded a dress Grin

I've got to an age it seems where I luuuuurve dresses, of course I have no place to wear dresses, so invariably I just wear them to the supermarket and whilst doing errands, but never mind!  I particularly love Igigi maxi dresses, but I can't afford to buy anymore of them, soooooo I figured I'd try and make something kinda similar.... I can't say I particularly achieved that, but each attempt might get me closer to my goal Cheesy



I had wanted the top part to be wrap style (like the Igigi dresses I have do) buuuut I had a limited amount of jersey fabric so couldn't play around too much with my pattern so went for more of a cowl neck (admittedly only mildly cowl though).  I had also wanted the sash to be in turquoise, but my online jersey supplier was out of turquoise, so I went for brown instead, and in fact I think this was a much better choice Smiley



And yes I am rather half-cut in those photos, I had a boozy afternoon with MiL yesterday, and I've definitely paid for it today....  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010 03:06:00 PM »

I love the fabric, and that style is very flattering on you! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010 03:07:49 PM »

I love it. Did you use a pattern or just make one up? I would totally wear that. And it looks nice and cool. I am glad you went with the brown.
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010 03:15:37 PM »

What a happy dress!  Good for you for dressing up to go to the store - I wish more people would!   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010 03:24:21 PM »

You look fabulous! Love that print!
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010 03:37:20 PM »

I love it. Did you use a pattern or just make one up? I would totally wear that. And it looks nice and cool. I am glad you went with the brown.

I kinda took lots of measurements and formulated a pattern on freezer paper, pinned it together, chopped off a bit, pinned it together.... etc etc etc.  I have a dress form but I just can't seem to work with it so invariably I get pierced with pins as I try on at every stage!  I'd love to be able to drape n stuff like they do on Project Runway, but I'm much more trial and error!!

What a happy dress!  Good for you for dressing up to go to the store - I wish more people would!   Cheesy

I can't say I always do as often I pop to the supermarket in my joggers on the way to the gym, but it does make me feel much happier wearing a loverly dress whilst food shopping (which I detest!) Grin

I love the fabric, and that style is very flattering on you! Great job!

Thanks so much, it is loverly and comfy and airy.  I do love empire line dresses, they show off my best assets and hid my massivo tum, t he he.
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2010 05:03:54 PM »

i love the dress!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2010 06:09:09 PM »

Very cute!  You look very stylish...  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010 06:37:19 PM »

This rocks! You look beautiful in it, and the colors are perfect!
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2010 01:49:02 AM »

That looks SO flattering on you, and you look so adorable! I love the colours, the cut, everything. Makes me want to learn to make clothing for myself Smiley
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