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« on: August 05, 2011 10:08:08 AM »


This one I made by grading up a vintage pattern. It was quite a bugger to sew. The yoke and the sleeves are ONE PIECE!

I had to re-size the arms (bigger) and it took me a few days to realize I had to widen the shoulder dart and then I could add width to the sleeves!

There is horsehair braid in the bottom hem, a-la 1950s...
So if you ever run into a similar pattern, just IM me here and I can give ya instructions on how to enlarge the sleeves without making the yoke bigger  Wink

Don't cha just love the color combo?!

The front detail is quite nice.
I enjoy wearing it so much!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011 10:34:35 AM »

I love the detail and it fits so well- you are a sewing goddess! I would probably have started crying and/or thrown the whole thing out in the process of trying to alter it.

The peach is lovely on you, too. Once again, your skin fills me with envy.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011 11:10:25 AM »

Very nice job, definitely love the colors - and yes the pattern looks difficult!  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011 12:39:05 AM »

Pretty dress! pretty ink too!
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011 08:44:32 PM »

the fit...perfect. great job, always enjoy your work
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011 12:29:24 AM »

AAAHHH I love this one too!!! So cute!
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011 12:45:06 PM »

I think this looks gorgeous and you look totally stunning in it.  I must say though I have a similar problem with belts... I like them but I find they never sit right. In the (not tons of experience but enough) times that I have made dresses that have had belts, I have changed it so that the the belt is not a belt but actually a strip sewn into the dress on that line.  It changes the design a bit and does limit it because then you don't have the option of taking it off, but so many times I find that the belt finds it's way to high or it gets awkward in the back. However this dress is lovely.... and totally adorable. I would wear this in a heartbeat.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011 07:25:31 AM »

Love this dress, the pattern is fantastic, you are so creative.
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011 10:51:19 AM »

This is such an awesome dress!  Wow.  You are ber-talented!  Some day when I grow up I want to be able to do that kind of pattern altering.

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011 10:55:48 AM »

Off-topic....Sue, is that a pincushion on your right upper arm?

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