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« on: September 12, 2010 12:33:28 PM »


I love red, I love polka dots, and I pretty much love this dress! I used a cotton jersey, and modelled it in part on another dress I own.


The only part I would do differently is the front of the bodice- I didn't add enough fabric to account for the pleats in the bust, so it's *quite* low cut if left as is. I've put a couple of stitches to hold it together a bit more, but next time, I'll make the pattern piece wider. You can kind of see how it sits funny in this picture:


This last photo is probably the closest to the true colour- the first shots were taken at dusk, so are a little washed out:


I don't often make clothes, so I'm really happy with how this came out, especially without a commercial pattern! I didn't hem it, the jersey is non-fraying, so I just cut it off at a good length.

P.S. The seams are straight... the body underneath, not so much Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010 12:56:55 PM »

great job! and no pattern?

wowow great job girlie!
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010 01:11:21 PM »

It's so adorable! I am totally jealous. You look fabulous!
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010 04:29:08 AM »

mmm mmm mmmm baby gurl, those curves are what is filling out this dress so nicely! what good are straight seams without nice curves to give a dress shape?

VERY VERY flattering! great job. it's giving me a kinda minnie mouse vibe and its adorable! Make another!
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010 09:45:41 PM »

I love the style and the fabric choice... and your shoes.
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