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Topic: first sundress of the summer.  (Read 6765 times)
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« on: June 30, 2010 06:54:33 AM »

this year i completed my first year of college and discovered that apparently girls at fancy private colleges in the south wear dresses for at least 50% of their college lives. i was grossly unprepared for this this year, so i've come home with a sewing vengeance, considering i'm a low-income student and can't really afford to buy dresses. =P plus it's just really fun to impress all the girls wearing the dresses daddy bought.

i finished my first dress of the summer a couple weeks ago and stalled posting it just because it's not completely finished. i haven't made it fully secure yet. it's a wrap dress and when the wind blows...it's a bit revealing. however, my dad had some leftover adhesive velcro from when he needed to attach carbon inserts to his shoes so i'll be adding some of that soon. for now, here are some pictures. =)





and a bit of a close-up.

i used broadcloth for the main body and printed calico for the tie. white bias tape for the edges because i hate hemming. pretty pleased with the result. and excited to wear it once that whole wind security problem is fixed. =P

enjoy.=)
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010 06:59:16 AM »

Very nice!  You did a great job on it.  I'm sure all the girls from your college will be impressed!
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010 07:06:58 AM »

It's supercute! Great job!! I went to school in the South so I know what you mean.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010 07:11:14 AM »

The colors are beautiful and look great with your hair color and skin tone.  I love the pleats on the front and the bias tape actually seems to enhance the dress more than a plain hem would.

Did you use a pattern or come up with the dress design on your own?

Either way, great job!
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010 07:38:55 AM »

Great job. Daddy bought clothes watch out. Keep up the great work.
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010 07:49:39 AM »

That's really cute.
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2010 09:06:29 AM »

very cute...let me guess. you go to scad Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2010 09:15:25 AM »

So cute!  You show 'em how it's done.   Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2010 09:31:25 AM »

That turned out so cute!  Much cuter then those store bought ones.  Did you use a pattern or wing it?  Id like to try my hand at one too, so any tips or tricks would be great. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010 10:15:18 AM »

That is adorable and looks so fantastic on you!!
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