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« on: July 17, 2010 02:30:37 PM »

So, my friend is getting married next Thursday and my little sister needed something to wear.  On account of her having no money and not being able to get nice clothes to fit her shape I said I'd make her something.

I DO NOT make clothes ever but she studied textiles at college and she made the pattern and cut it out and I stitched it all together...that was our deal.  We did a practice one this morning with her pattern and then she made the changes she needed for the real thing which I did this afternoon.

It's based of the Vivien of Holloway swing dresses...http://www.vivienofholloway.com/1950s-Halterneck-Polkadot/1950s-Halterneck-Red-White-Polka-Dot-Sateen-Dress.html (which I will be wearing a floral one to this wedding).

Here's a bunch of photo's we went out the park and took this evening before she had to get the train home.











As this was my first attempt at dress making any comments or tips would be great...it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be!  And I think Sharry really likes it too!!   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010 02:33:28 PM »

love it!  great job!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010 02:47:52 PM »

Super adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010 02:49:15 PM »

looks like you did a great job.... your sister looks happy with the dress too.... I love the picture of her spinning!
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010 03:02:07 PM »

Really like it and I'm soooooo glad you have no money for new clothes because I think this is way nicer than whats available (or not ) in the shops.

 I myself am a larger lady and the clothes available SUCK! Cry

Well done and more so for having done this AND the practice dress in ONE day! Amazing and she looks great. Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010 03:08:46 PM »

Wow!  That's very professional-looking!  I would never guess it was your first attempt at a dress!  I hope you make lots more!
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2010 03:18:20 PM »

This is awesome! I'd say you two have a future together in clothing design!
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2010 03:40:19 PM »

so cute
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2010 05:10:05 PM »

beautiful dress!
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2010 06:01:38 PM »

Awesome!  It looks so nice.  Very pretty.  I'm impressed you were able to whip this up so quickly!  Good job!
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