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« on: November 22, 2010 06:31:35 PM »

I wanted something special to wear today...just because it's Monday! I drafted the pattern out of one of my mom's old dresses from the 80's, but I added sleeves, changed it to a sweetheart neckline and gave scallops a try...it really didn't work out too well.

I'm still satisfied with it though!

Side view. You can't really tell from the picture, but I find that the sweetheart neckline is really loose and kind of puckers out. I think I need to put a dart in somewhere, but I'm not sure where.

Close up of the scallop. Uhm, so the problem with this is that I sewed it inside out. And then I gave up and was too lazy to unstitch everything so I just basted it and left it. It gives it that unfinished sort of look!...sort of.
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010 07:02:13 PM »

I think it looks great! All of those "mistakes" are things that only you will ever notice. Smiley
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2010 08:05:33 PM »

This looks great. As for the neck line I would put the darts in at the corners...the part that goes from down to across.

« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2010 08:47:27 PM »

It looks fabulous! You look great in blue. Nice work on the dress.
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010 09:56:42 AM »

Looks cute. I have had neckline issues like that before. put it on inside out and try pinning in the 2 corners, or even in the center. Check out some V neck tops, the pint sometimes has been turned and sewed down to keep it nice and sharp, know what I mean? It's hard to explain but I bet if you try messing around with some pins you will sort it out.

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010 09:57:24 AM »

Love the unfinished looking scalloped edge. It's very cute, and looks great on you- I don't think anyone will pay any attention to the small mistakes you see, they'll be too busy admiring you in your lovely dress. Smiley

« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2010 05:57:39 PM »

That is adorable!! <3
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010 05:07:19 PM »

Oh thank you for all the positive comments! Hmm I'm just wondering if inserting another dart right by where there already are some will look funny, but I'll definitely give it a shot. Thanks again! Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010 06:25:25 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2010 08:07:01 AM »

I think it's super cute, and that colour makes it really fun Smiley
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