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Topic: teal and gold summer dress  (Read 2582 times)
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« on: July 11, 2010 12:38:04 PM »

When I got this moderately-stretchy jersey I was planning on making some baggy pants for Burning Man, but upon arriving back in New Orleans realized that most of my clothes were made for the California summer. I needed something loose and flowing to cope with the heat and humidity, so I whipped up this dress right away.

The stripes on the fabric are a light gold. Its not too flashy but does make the dress a little more ritzy.

There was a bit of a challenge keeping this dress from looking frumpyin order to keep the dress from sticking to my sweaty body I cut it a little on the large side. It took some critical thinking, but now I feel completely chic in this dress. I can tie the belt tight or leave it loose for air flow, so its got a bit of versatility. I cant help but be impressed at how these thin straps always stay right over my bra straps.

I love the pockets! This was my first time with full, gathered pockets and I think they turned out very well. I wore this dress to a party last night and was able to fit TWO cans of beer in each pocket (I was also wearing roller skates and had kitty whiskers drawn on my face, just to give you the complete picture).

There are more photos on my website! http://madebyjulianne.com/?p=1436
« Last Edit: July 11, 2010 12:41:36 PM by julibooli » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2010 12:55:22 PM »

I love this dress! I want to reach right through the computer and take it, lol.

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010 07:00:25 AM »

You did a great job!  I want magic bra covering straps!!  Have a great time a Burning Man, I've always wanted to go.
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010 08:34:17 AM »

xD I demand a tutorial! At least on how to make the pattern :B

This dress is so sweet and simple, but flirty. I need something like this and I definitely NEED something that doesn't show my over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder straps. <3

And the color combination! Kitsch!
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010 03:16:21 PM »

What??? No pics of the beer, skates and whiskers?Huh

Otherwise.. super cute dress!

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010 08:05:56 PM »

I've been wanting to translate my patterns into downloadable PDFs so I can spread my seed. Mysteriously, every camera at that party died about the same time, and I did not have mine on me as I anticipated being mugged on my bike ride to/from the party. Luckily my ride was incident free!

« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010 08:28:49 PM »

Spread the seed! Spread the seed! xD
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010 08:20:57 AM »

i LOVE those pockets!  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010 03:29:45 PM »

Awesome!  I love it!  You do look super chic... I also enjoy your hat  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2010 08:35:25 PM »

I also also love the hat.  Cheesy

The dress is fantastic - casual and pretty yet neat and dressy at the same time.  The colour is marvellous too.

So much to make, so little time!
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