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« on: March 28, 2011 04:47:04 AM »

Hey Curvy Kittens and Kats Wink

For your viewing pleasure I have posted my Radio Dress!


I started with a late 60s princess seamed dress with a 50 Bust. I upsized it to fit my hips. I layed it on top of my personal sloper made to my measurements. Then I spotted the differences in bust and hips, where I made the pattern alterations. This dress is a little unusual because it has bust darts AND princess seams. The point of princess seams is actually BE a dart, so having both is a little crazy, but it really looks great so I don't argue!



The original pattern has a cute round, notched collar, which is pictured on my blog in another project post. I decided to create a peter pan collar for this version. It took a few tries but I like the end result.

I also added the cute asymmetrical pockets myself. I was inspired by 40s princess seam dresses in a Sears Catalog.

It's kinda like early 60s meets the atomic 50s meets the early 40s. I franken-decade things alot because I love the elements from that 30 year period in fashion and hair. The hair is later 60s style in the photos.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011 05:26:16 AM »

So I guess I shouldn't be scared to add darts to princess seams if it needs it? Looks great, love the fabric choice and your hair looks sooooo pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011 06:01:09 AM »

So I guess I shouldn't be scared to add darts to princess seams if it needs it? Looks great, love the fabric choice and your hair looks sooooo pretty!

I say go for it cutie face! Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011 06:09:54 AM »

Wow. This is awesome!! where did you find the fabric? I would love to be able to make clothes, but patterns are so tricky!
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011 06:19:53 AM »

Wow. This is awesome!! where did you find the fabric? I would love to be able to make clothes, but patterns are so tricky!
I bought it at Hancock Fabrics last summer http://www.hancockfabrics.com/
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011 06:44:11 AM »

It looks lovely on you.  I really think the collar.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011 06:45:54 AM »

I like the top stitching on the seams mimicking the radio transmissions!  This dress is such a wonderful fit, the collar and pockets were a great choice.  AND I love your hair!  Thanks for sharing a super inspiring look!
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011 08:31:30 AM »

Your dress is amazing, I really like the pockets and collar, plus the fabric is amazing!  Smiley And I agree with Jannapy that the topstitching to mimic radio transmissions is a cute touch.
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2011 11:51:48 AM »

That fabric is just adorable, and I love the pockets! Too cute!

Also, on a completely unrelated note, your skin looks amazing in these shots! Not that you aren't gorgeous all the time, but seriously- glowing!
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2011 11:55:05 AM »

It looks fabulous as ever!  Love the topstitching!
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