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Topic: I <3 Turquoise and Igigi maxi-dresses!  (Read 7436 times)
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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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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2010 06:52:09 AM »

I love it, its perfect for you  Grin
I also love that you partake in our national pastime ie: drinkies lol  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2010 08:14:26 AM »

I just love this and the material is adorable and the pattern nice job. Where did you get the material?
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2010 09:58:44 AM »

I love it, its perfect for you  Grin
I also love that you partake in our national pastime ie: drinkies lol  Grin Grin Grin Grin

Thaaaaanks Wink  I think our biggest downfall was mixing our drinks so much!! Grin  3 days later and I'm only just now daring to partake of more drinkies (albeit on a lesser scale!) Wink  Now it's summer (off and on) MiL and I are quite enjoying the occasional afternoon dressed up all fancy n sat in the gazebo with a few gallons of..... refreshments!

I just love this and the material is adorable and the pattern nice job. Where did you get the material?

I almost always get my jersey fabric from http://www.remnanthouse.co.uk/  I kinda regret not ordering some more of the fabric before starting on the dress (as I had got it ages ago) as then I could have made the skirt part more flarey, but never mind I likes it anyways Grin
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2010 02:40:55 PM »

That's such a nice dress.
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2010 09:06:16 PM »

I LOVE dresses and skirts to wear in the heat of the summer, and yours is adorable! I had to look up the Igigi maxi dress, because I didn't know what that was, but I have to say that you did a GREAT job of getting the effect, and it looks fabulous on you! I adore that fabric. Where did you get it?
Just read the other post, and am going to look now. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2010 02:33:23 AM »

so gorgeous!  I love the color and I love dresses too.  Its so hot and I hate shorts and jeans are too hot so dresses and skirts it is Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2010 06:50:57 PM »

I love that fabric! Such a flattering dress.....I'm quite jealous of your skills (was just admiring some of your purses on that board  Grin)
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2010 02:38:06 PM »

Man, I'm really loving that fabric!  Would you mind sharing your link for where you get your jersey knit from?  I've been looking around but I can't ever seem to find anything that I like at a reasonable price!

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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2010 02:51:34 PM »

Man, I'm really loving that fabric!  Would you mind sharing your link for where you get your jersey knit from?  I've been looking around but I can't ever seem to find anything that I like at a reasonable price!

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Sure no problem, they do have some really good fabric prices, especially jersey.  I think they ship worldwide though with international shipping it might not be as reasonable anymore I guess!
It's from - Remnant House, and I think I may just have to order some more Grin

I love that fabric! Such a flattering dress.....I'm quite jealous of your skills (was just admiring some of your purses on that board  Grin)

Thank you so much Grin  I'm so desperate to be able to make wearable clothes but I find it soooo much tougher than making bags, particularly when I keep insisting on trying to make my own pattern!!
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2010 02:52:38 PM »

Drat, that does get expensive pretty quickly. D:

Thanks for sharing, though! <3
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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
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Who is your regular online jersey supplier?  I absolutely LOVE this type of print.
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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2011 11:36:25 AM »

omg I fricking love this dress!
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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2011 12:02:50 PM »

I lov this! I agree I want to know who your supplier is, I love working with jersey but cant find any around here.
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« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2011 01:34:12 AM »

Thanx guys :-D  I got my jersey for that dress (and most of my other dresses) from Remnant House
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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2014 06:07:15 PM »

I love this sooo much I don't care if you cut a pattern out on freezer paper I WANT TO BUY IT!! I Love this!!! and yes the brown sash is a better color choice!
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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2015 09:43:01 PM »

I, too, have started wearing maxi skirts and dresses, just because I can.  Most of my skirts are challis but I have some amazing dress patterns that call for stretch knits. But I am having a horrible time finding jersey / t-shirt fabrics in gorgeous prints such as this! Jo-Anns is the only fabric store in the area but their jersey selection is pathetic;  Hobby Lobby only carries cottons and Walmart carries mostly fleece (in Florida?!).  Who is your "online supplier," pleasepleaseplease?  I'd pay good money for prints like yours, if I could just find them! 
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