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« on: July 23, 2012 05:06:18 AM »

Hi everyone.. here's a dress i made!



Its a flared skirt attached to a close fitting bodice (5 panels) with a sweetheart neckline & collar flap attached. The bodice part is lined, and a white matching waistband - 100% cotton, it didnt use much fabric and the fabric was about $5 a metre, easy to sew with and press. Best worn with a petticoat! :-)

Was one of the quickest dresses Ive made. You can make it easily enough even if you arent a fellow patternmaker, just get your skirt pattern [off a skirt you have], add flare, construct a calico/scrap bodice that fits to you or trace around a top you have then copy it & make tighter, add seam lines and make a collar shape however big/small and cut it out and pin on to see the shaping. Cut in real fabric and voila`!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012 07:22:21 AM »

so pretty.  I love the fabric you chose.  It just makes the dress especially with the white accents.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012 10:52:07 AM »

Its lovely!
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012 07:32:23 AM »

That's cute, I like it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012 10:13:20 AM »

Love this! I think my next summer dress needs to be gingham & retro... thanks for the inspiration  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012 07:41:17 PM »

no problem! ^ thanks guys!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2012 11:56:45 PM »

Delightfully Retro! I Love It!  Cheesy
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