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« on: November 16, 2010 04:51:27 PM »

I got a long, plaid skirt from a friend and have started reconstructing it into this dress.  I've got it kinda pinned together and am hold the back of the skirt together in the pics. 

I guess I'm just looking for opinions... how does it look so far?  Too boring?  I know the plaid isn't matched up well but there wasn't much fabric to work with. I might make a "sweetheart" neckline instead of leaving it straight across the top.  It is currently strapless but I figure I might have to put straps on it because I always worry when I wear strapless things!

Also, I'm really bummed because I spent so much time putting the zipper in, and the top of the zipper just broke off!  I don't think I can fix it so I might have to re-do the whole zipper.  Cry

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010 06:39:36 PM »

I love it.  I wouldn't add a sweetheart neckline if I were you.  The straight line at the top is a nice contrast to the uneven hemline.

« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010 07:11:54 PM »

Yeah, good point.  Thanks for the advice! 

P.S.  I think I just fixed the zipper.  It better stay that way.

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010 07:22:35 PM »

I love it!  And I agree, I like the neck the way it is.  The sweetheart line would be a little busy with the hem, and the skirt as a whole is just spectacular.  It's beautiful!

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010 08:05:45 PM »

This dress is so fun and it really looks fantastic on you! I wouldn't change a thing.

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010 11:05:00 AM »

Love the skirt part! Personally I'm a big fan of sweetheart necklines but it looks good straight across too. I like the way the plaid isn't matched up perfectly. Good job!

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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010 09:34:47 AM »

i really didn't notice that the plaid didn't match up! Cheesy it's gorgeous! the thing that caught my eye was the draping of the skirt-part. I LOVE IT! looks perfect on you. as others have said before me: wouldn't change a thing!

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2010 09:59:40 PM »

I agree, I love it!!  It looks great!! I love the draping of the skirt as well, and wouldn't chance the neckline.  Being strapless would be cute, but if you do add straps I think it would be cute with thin straps like the bra straps you've got on (I'm assuming it's a bra and not a tanktop)  But it really does look fantabulous just the way it is!! <3

« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2010 05:04:35 AM »

My goodness it's amazing! Shocked
I love the hemline, and the pattern of the fabric suits that cut perfectly.

Wouldn't change a thing, it seems that you have reached that "perfect point" Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2010 10:55:40 AM »

The skirt is brilliant. I love everything about this.
I love a good sweetheart neckline, but i agree that adding it might be a little busy.

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