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« on: February 09, 2012 10:11:35 PM »

My friend got married a few weeks ago.  Since it was snowing, I wanted a dress that had sleeves, but I was not about to attempt full length sleeves.  Despite living in a large city, the big fabric stores seem to be either super pricy, or not accessible by public transit.  So I went to my local ethnic fabric store, which sells mostly turban cotton, linings, and synthetics that I don't know the names of.  I found this purple satin which I was kinda wary (rightly so!) about sewing (originally wanted a cotton sateen or something similar).  Anyhow, sewing the satin was a pain in the butt.  It frayed, it creased, it puckered, and generally left me cursing.  But here's the dress!

It's a highly modified coffee date dress pattern bodice (added sleeves, moved the darts, moved the neckline) attached to a circle skirt.  The bow is just a removable sash.  This was taken after coming home, so that's why it's rumpled.  But I did get a few good twirls out of that circle skirt  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012 10:16:06 PM »

SO pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012 06:36:13 AM »

It looks good!
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012 08:05:41 AM »

Lovely! It looks very elegant on you.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012 08:14:17 AM »

I love it! It's beautiful and elegant, and the color is fantastic!
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012 08:55:50 AM »

Very nice! I've been too afraid to experiment with formal fabrics.
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