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« on: July 20, 2010 11:55:10 AM »

I just finished this dress for my other daughter to wear to the upcoming wedding. She saw it while we were at the fabric store and requested one for herself. She picked out the fabric and found out what pattern it was (another simplicity pattern, yuck!) I used #2886 and only had a couple of things to fix. Of course I made 2 sizes smaller than the measurements said I should. I've found that Simplicity patterns are always way too big if I use their size chart.  I had to add an extra pleat in the back to make the skirt part fit the bodice. My daughter is pretty petite so I also had to shorten it by about 4 inches.

I'm pretty happy with how it came out and dd loves it, too. It reminds me of something from the sixties. She just needs a string of pearls, lol!

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010 01:33:03 PM »

The dress is lovely!  Your daughter looks very happy wearing it.  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010 02:09:58 PM »

I agree with the above comment. It would be nice to see a close up of the material. It looks interesting. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010 08:26:38 PM »

I agree with the above comment. It would be nice to see a close up of the material. It looks interesting. Smiley

It is such a fun fabric. She picked it because it has saxophones on it and she plays the sax.

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