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« on: June 07, 2011 12:14:41 PM »

I follow a few sewing blogs on the internet.  When I saw this scalloped collar tutorial via grosgrain, I knew I had to attempt it.  The pattern drafting process was exactly that, a process.  I flubbed it up a few times, but eventually I sorted it out.  I used a self-modified version of the coffee date dress pattern for the dress.  [btw, anyone know what happened to the selfish seamstress? her blog's been quiet for quite some time!].  The navy fabric is thrifted, it feels like a cotton-poly mix.  The white part of the collar is from my scrap stasn (bonus!).  I bought the ribbon trim from walmart after Christmas, when ribbons were 75% off, so it cost me around $0.25 for a spool.  So, overall this dress cost ~$5, with almost half of that cost being the zipper (I haven't had much luck finding invisible zippers at the thrift store).  
The bodice is fully lined.  I couldn't figure out how to attach the lining when a collar is involved, so the front half of the bodice is lined 'normally', while the back half is finished by hand.  Probably the most labour intensive dress that I have made thus far.  I can't wait to wear it out!

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011 01:03:04 PM »

so very cute! Smiley
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011 02:09:52 PM »

Adorable. I love the collar.

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011 02:25:47 PM »

Wow, what a perfect dress! Very well put together. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011 07:28:47 PM »

Very cute. I think it would be an awesome dress for some old school pin up shoots. Hope that isn't offensive because I don't mean it to be.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011 08:40:15 PM »

Adorable! The neckline is really flattering.

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2011 02:28:44 PM »

I love the collar, great work on that and the dress seems to fit you very well too!

I have no idea what happened to the selfish seamstress, but I miss her and her burda previews/critiques.

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