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« on: February 14, 2011 04:18:27 AM »

The bodice is my own design/ construction and the skirt portion is from an out of print Simplicity Pattern. I love this fabric by Robert Kaufman. Ever since the day I found it I HAD to make a dress. I am an avid black and white horror fan, so this is like my "chocolate and peanut butter."





and I had to have a matching purse !

I would wear it everyday! The bodice has front waist darts, bust darts, back darts to shape it. The neck and arms have self facings with interfacing. I am not a fan of fully lined bodices. They feel constricting to me. So I tend to just make facings for my bodices and jackets.
I love working with crazy prints. They are a challenge to style and wear. I am trying for print relief by designing a bodice that shows more skin on the upper portion in order to keep the print from overwhelming the face.
What do you think? does it work proportion wise?
I think it would even more so without black stockings on. It's just winter is so COLD! If you want to see more styling there's more modeling on the blog.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011 06:02:32 AM »

Your dress is a lot of fun and it's definitely one of a kind!  It seems like it fits your personality and it's very well made.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011 06:38:00 AM »

Great dress - looks good on you.
And I love the little touch of lace at the bottom!

(Love the fabric btw, I snatched up a bunch last time I came across it.)
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011 07:12:53 AM »

gorgeous.  I love the red belt/handbag with it.  Proportion looks good, but might be even cuter a bit shorter.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011 07:22:38 AM »

Love it! I think you look smashing! Thanks for sharing...I am totally in coveting mode now...bwah ha ha....
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011 07:28:05 AM »

This is just awesome! You look gorgeous in it and I just love the fabric (too bad you never find fabrics like that in Finland -I never did anyway). Great work! Keep going!
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011 08:54:31 AM »

I love love love it.... I would add some kind of black lacy shawl to it to finish it off..... so so cute love the purse too!
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011 02:05:49 PM »

That dress looks lovely on you!  Smiley
The fabric is AMAZING and the red belt and the lace are really cute touches. The purse you made is really cute too.
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011 04:19:14 AM »

Thank you everyone  Kiss
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011 08:44:27 AM »

I love how you can always pull off these outrageous prints.  Your style and beauty are an inspiration!   Smiley
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