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« on: April 05, 2012 11:57:39 AM »

hey all! jesus, it's been long since i posted here. then again, it's also been very long since i've sewn.

more to the point, i made this dress over the past few days:





I LOVE IT SO MUCH. the super pretty AND comfortable fabrics, the darkness of it, flattering silhouette, POCKETS & practically flawless construction... i think it's some of my finest work. of course, the sensuality of the fabrics could heavily be clouding my judgment :p





the taffeta with that flowery trim was an excellent find in the fabric store last week. i pretty much created the whole dress around that trim. & it turned out fabulously.

also, i decided to try out this tutorial making thing, which can be viewed on my blog. it's very lengthy. it includes in-seam pockets, a blind zipper, flutter sleeves & yoke, among other things. i hope you find it useful!

thank you so much for looking! have a fantastic day/night!
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012 12:36:20 PM »

That's some fine piece of sewing indeed. The details are awesome. I love anything lace anyways but combined with that floral detail...even better. I have seen something similar at my local fabric shop but haven't worked with it yet. Very pretty!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012 12:56:40 PM »

aww, thank you so much!
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012 12:58:01 PM »

It is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the tute...I'm definitely pinning! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012 12:46:11 PM »

Georgeous dress!
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012 05:12:13 AM »

thank you Cheesy

It is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the tute...I'm definitely pinning! Cheesy

thanks! i'm glad you liked the tute as well.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012 01:10:06 PM »

Very pretty piece. I'm a sucker for the lacy yoke on tops or dresses! I'd just like to see it ironed, lol, I sound like such a snob, sorry!

Now, that trim is beautiful and the scallops definitely work with the pattern. I wouldn't say gothic lolita, I'd say elegant gothic aristocrat (EGA). Either label, this is a very well-made dress. I want one like this with a shorter skirt for myself.

Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012 02:33:42 PM »

thank you!
haha, it's okay. the taffeta is actually a little crinkly on it's own, which i liked, but it photographed pretty badly.
& that was just the easiest way i could think of to describe it. i had never even heard of that other label.

tutorial was no problem, i'm glad you liked it (:
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012 02:14:33 AM »

Ohh, taffeta. Dastardly fabric! Prefer the cheaper JoAnn satin taffeta for that reason.
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