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« on: March 06, 2012 04:12:13 PM »

I have to brag! I'm so proud of me! I wanted a lovely summer dress, and didn't want to go out and buy a pattern. I wanted something comfortable yet pretty. So I whipped up this baby! WDYT?

*please forgive my nasty photography, but I had no one to help me take a picture, and I've been meaning to post this for ages.*



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The black with white dots top is shirred, it has a small ruffle at the top and bottom. I did ruffled straps as well. The skirt is sort of shirred into the top to give it a bit of give. It doesn't look like it in the picture, but the top is very flattering, making me look flat on my tummy (soooo not the case!) and accentuates my hourglass waist.

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012 04:34:30 PM »

I love it!

I must learn to shirr things so I may make one like it. Did you use a shelf bra or is it supportive enough on its own?
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012 05:06:09 PM »

I like the choice of fabrics very much!
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012 05:16:15 PM »

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Did you use a shelf bra or is it supportive enough on its own?

I am wearing my ordinary everyday black bra. It is hidden well by the straps and ruffle. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012 06:20:26 PM »

Nice! I've been sewing shelf bras in everything lately because of my never finding great bras. 

I still like it... it's very flattering. Now to learn to shir, heh.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012 07:29:54 PM »

this dress looks great on you. Lovely I love the polka dot and flower combo. Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012 06:12:31 AM »

This is wonderfully made and looks amazing on you!
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012 01:14:58 PM »

Lovely dress, you look great!  I really like the two fabric choices.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012 08:34:16 PM »

Great job! The fabrics look great and the dress is very flattering!
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2012 11:03:19 AM »

love the fabrics! It does look cool and summery!!! I must look up this "shirring" thing! ha ha
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012 08:42:10 AM »

Great job.  I love that you can wear a bra with it.
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2012 05:55:23 AM »

Wow!  This is great!  I love how it flatters you.  It's funny because we think the shirring won't do that, but it does....
How did you decide your fabric measurements for the top and skirt?
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012 05:48:02 PM »

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How did you decide your fabric measurements for the top and skirt?

It's been a while, but I think the shirring was 1 1/2 times my bust measurements and my skirt was 2 times. The shirring stretches and shrinks in all the right places, so it's pretty forgiving.

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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2012 10:54:44 PM »

so cute and so flattering!  Grin good job!
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2012 03:07:49 PM »

This is adorable.  I am suitably envious and very impressed.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2012 02:00:09 AM »

This was your first? Very impressive! Great job there
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2013 06:08:52 PM »

Very cute!! I want to make several shirred dresses for the summer. I would have never thought of using two fabrics. I really like your choices. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2013 08:19:48 AM »

Nice job!
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« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2013 09:19:58 AM »

I love the dress, congrats!!
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