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Topic: The Plaid That Makes Eyes Bleed... Retro-Style  (Read 2425 times)
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Pleasantly Malformed
« on: April 30, 2012 10:13:42 AM »

Okay, here it is:



And also my ever cheerful sister modeling the gown:



So, as for a story, here it goes. A little while back, read.. let's see... a year? Maybe? Anyway the wonderful craigslist found us some fabric being sold by a lady who inherited it from her recently deceased mother. 'We' being my mother and I, of course. Anyway she left the fabric with me, and finally now I've been using these fabrics as 'practice'. Im making a selection of retro dresses to beef up on my sewing skills. Here is my second dress, after the Batman curtain one. Smiley



I used this pattern, ULTRA easy, and super fun. Heres some more pic-spam. Smiley





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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012 10:33:08 AM »

Fun! How much fabric did you use? That skirt looks huge!
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012 10:57:29 AM »

I want that dress...in that fabric! 
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012 12:20:19 PM »

It was about five yards or so but SUPER wide. Problem with inherited fabrics": You can rarely tell exact yardage without some patience. I barely measure before I CUT so... Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012 05:18:59 PM »

This looks like so much fun to wear!! Great job.
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012 07:07:37 AM »

You have no idea how much I want to run around in that dress. Awesomesauce!
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012 08:37:04 PM »

This is incredible...I love a full skirt <3
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012 09:08:45 PM »

Would wear every day
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