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Topic: Fun in the sun (or.. the clouds as the case may be!) - smocked summer dress!  (Read 7199 times)
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« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2010 10:41:00 AM »

I like it! You did a Great job! Very Summery!
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« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2010 12:54:02 PM »

Very nice and I think the band is the perfect touch!
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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2010 09:48:49 PM »

That looks great. I love the band at the bottom. You have a clever husband!
Can I please ask....when you measured around yourself to make the dress and cut the fabric, how much extra fabric did you allow for the smocking? (I tried this once and used elastic thread for shirring and it ate up my fabric making the finished one too small!)
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« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2010 09:23:44 AM »

Thanks  Grin

bananabanana, I started out with a piece that was double my bust measurement, but that turned out to be too much and I took off a few inches of smocking at the end.  I made a smocked skirt after this with 1.5 the width of my hips, plus an extra inch or two and that turned out much better.
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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2010 04:51:05 PM »

Coolies. So If I get bust measurement times 1.5 it should fit, with a couple of inches just in case...
I made something WAY too small once and was so bummed about wasting all that time smocking that I haven't done any more. But you have inspired me once more!
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« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2010 08:23:36 PM »

what an adorable dress! That fabric is nice as a dress! I just learned how to shirr (after figuring out how to make it shirr lol) Great job Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2011 09:47:44 PM »

Love that dress and fabric!
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« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2011 10:52:06 AM »

awww that is so cute! i love all the smocking
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« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2011 04:22:12 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2012 09:39:19 AM »

That is so cute! It looks really great on you too. I've been thinking about making a dress like this for a while, and you've inspired me to get to it! Cheesy
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