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saranethx
« on: January 04, 2012 06:45:48 PM »

It took me about three years to make this dress. Well,  I started the dress 3 years ago and then put it in my fabric stash and didn't touch it until today.

While going through my stash I found the half completed dress. It's from simplicity 3823. I was never particularly thrilled with the construction of the bodice. It was just too much fabric and the way I sewed the bust gathers made the bodice look strange. In addition, I had decided to make the waist band a contrasting color and then decided that it was too obnoxious and ditched the whole dress.

But today something about the project spoke to me and I patiently used the afternoon to put it all together and I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out. I shorted the skirt to a 19" length and added wraps around the straps to change the neckline. The zipper isn't too pretty but it works. I decided against adding the slip since I want to be able to wear the dress in hot weather. I am still undecided about the waist band. Part of me feels like it's too thick but as I said early I am too lazy to change it.

Ok enough blabbing and on to pictures ( please excuse the photo quality. my camera died last week so I am using  an old, old digital camera):



A closer look at the bodice:



From the back:



It's not perfect by a long shot but I think I will get some use out of it. Comments and criticisms welcome.




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raewolo
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012 07:01:04 PM »

I see what you are saying about the waistband, but even if you keep it as is it'll be fine. You did great!
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gizzybird
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012 07:49:29 PM »

I think it's cute as is but if you're worried about the waistband, maybe if you have any of the darker fabric left you could make a some kind of belt that you could wear in the middle part of the waistband to break it up some (I was thinking of one that ties maybe). I'm having a hard time picturing what that would look like in my head but you could always try it with a belt you already own and see if you like the look better or not. Great job, it looks very well made!
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saranethx
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012 10:22:12 PM »

I think it's cute as is but if you're worried about the waistband, maybe if you have any of the darker fabric left you could make a some kind of belt that you could wear in the middle part of the waistband to break it up some (I was thinking of one that ties maybe).

Oh, I hadn't thought of that but I think I may try to figure something out. I should have enough extra fabric to make a belt. Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012 07:59:05 PM »

I actually really like the wide waistband. I think it's very feminine and I love that yellow/gold color.

 
I think it's cute as is but if you're worried about the waistband, maybe if you have any of the darker fabric left you could make a some kind of belt that you could wear in the middle part of the waistband to break it up some (I was thinking of one that ties maybe).

I also think that is a good idea, but I think it would look best if the smaller piece was the same fabric as your dress. I think it may look a little busy if you got a fabric that was much different.
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