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« on: June 09, 2010 05:13:24 PM »

So I've sewn most my life, but I hardly ever use patterns. I just always kinda wing it Cheesy

But I decided to buy a couple patterns that I could use this summer, to cut down on my spending. I buy wayyy too much clothing Roll Eyes
Well, I am HOOKED! I was SO happy at how nice and easy it was to make something with a pattern! No frustrating myself and ripping a bunch of seams! haha.

This dress was Simplicity 2362, view E. I slightly modified it... which I will go into detail about below.






The front has a sweetheart neckline, and little gathers. It fits sooo well! I added 3 limeish-pinkish buttons.


The buttons match the lime cotton lining in the top. YEP!! Fully lined, and faced! BAM! I would never do that on my own Wink


This is where my modification came in. The pattern called for a 12" hidden zipper, but I wanted the raw, metal zipper to show. It was from a pair of bondage pants that an ex wore in high school Tongue


Oh, yeah! What's this?!?!


My first real pockets!! I danced around a little when I finished this part! I have never made pockets like this before, and I'm soo glad this pattern taught me how! Plus, I HATE dresses without pockets! Cheesy

So yeah, this pattern was pretty easy, and the result is SOOO flattering. I wore it out for a friends birthday and was just feeling SOO awesome from the complements. I think I will be making my own clothing a lot more now, it reeallllly pays off, and makes the end result so much more special and worth the money Grin

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010 06:52:57 PM »

The fabric is awesome! I love the top! Cheesy great job
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010 07:43:47 PM »

That is a fantastic job, love the material, love the confidence you have while wearing it!
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2010 07:47:44 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2010 07:56:45 PM »

Suits you perfectly!  You are just oozing confidence and style!
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010 08:39:35 PM »

So cute I just love it. So sassy!
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010 12:10:13 AM »

so awesome Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010 01:36:33 PM »

Looks great! I love the buttons and gathers at the top.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010 09:18:25 AM »

love this! i definitely have to get this pattern now, and i typically hate patterns, but i wanna learn how to do those pockets too! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2010 07:23:14 PM »

I love this dress! Thanks for letting us know how easy it was to put together because, amazingly I bought that same pattern last weekend @ JoAnn's 5 for $5 sale and haven't really looked at it Smiley
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