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« on: March 01, 2011 12:00:33 PM »

So, while meandering aimlessly (okay that's not true, my aim was to buy something fun!) through Fabricland, I came upon the sale section, as per usual. I looooove a good deal. I came across this beautiful fabric, which was 75% off! That put it down to $2.75 a metre. It was lovely in every way - a great pattern, silky to the touch, quite unique.... but it was a stretch knit. I have not made clothes with a fabric like this before. If you'll notice, almost everything I've ever sewn is with a cotton of some sort.

Do I dare???


I dared. And it wasn't flawless. And it wasn't easy. But after using WAY more pins than I was used to, and winging-it and shaping it as I go, I came up with this dress.



I wanted scrunched up shoulders, and a flat straight across neckline.


The dress flows really nicely, and hides the curves I don't want seen while showing just at the part of my leg that will make me look taller.



I got kinda bored, and started being a goofball. Smiley Feel free to click on them if you really feel the need to see my idiocy up close. hahaha!

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011 12:15:26 PM »

The dress is really cute and flattering!  Hurray for a good sale at the fabric store.  You are awesome and hilarious for all those pictures too!  Nice work, wear it and be proud!
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011 12:24:48 PM »

Lovely dress! Your photos are so fun!
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011 12:31:11 PM »

I have no idea what curves on you you'd want to hide, because you look great in all these pictures - especially the last ones, they're too funny Grin  Congrats on fighting down stretchy stuff!
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011 12:44:30 PM »

Very nice dress! And you looked like you were having a great time modelling it. Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011 04:18:23 PM »

I have no idea what curves on you you'd want to hide...

EXACTLY!!! Wink

And it's my hips and shoulders. I'm quite broad and only 5' tall.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011 08:38:23 PM »

Ooh! First, I love the dress!! Second, I LOVE the fabric! Third, I adore the pictures. They're awesome. Fourth, I LOOOOOVE YOUR HAIR!!!! I always notice long hair. Tongue lol I love long hair. Mine is down to the bottom of my butt.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2011 08:40:11 PM »

Wow CeeJayRose! Thanks for the megacompliment!!

I'm growing mine out, and eventually I'm going to donate it. But for now, I certainly keep myself entertained! Wink
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011 06:08:53 AM »

Ok... I just had to come back & ask, did you fall in that first photo?
It's defying gravity, but I'm a bit worried you fell.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011 11:11:18 AM »

LOL! Aww, you're so sweet. No, I tipped it up, and then I leaned back. One time I did it, it kept going so I just planted my feet on the floor on opposite sides of the chairback, still holding onto it with my hands. It wasn't a 'fall' even then so to speak, but it looked a little bit like leap frog.

Short of it is, no, I never hurt myself or landed on anything other than my feet. Wink
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