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« on: July 15, 2012 12:17:51 PM »

This is an old design in a new fabric, made from my own pattern.

This striped satin is deeeeeelicious. It's actually a full on stretch knit satin, versus what I was using before, which was still a woven but had a little stretch. The bonus... NO ZIPPER! Weeee!
Nothing against zippers, they're just more time consuming.  Wink

The fabric is sort of weird though- it's only 44" wide, unlike most knits that are 54-60" wide, and it stretches lengthwise only. I've had fabric that stretches only crosswise, and fabric that stretches crosswise AND lengthwise, but never have I come across fabric that stretches only lengthwise before this.

I was trying to explain this oddity to my boyfriend and his eyes just kind of glazed over the way they always do when I start getting philosophical about fabric.

It has an empire waist and a flared skirt. Some photos have a petticoat underneath for extra poof!






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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012 01:21:16 PM »

I love this dress , everything you make is awesome .. great job
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012 02:39:28 PM »

Beautiful dress.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012 04:26:28 PM »

So close to using the f word because this is ffin amazing. Love love love.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012 04:38:34 PM »

Cool dress. Love your tights too.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2012 10:12:27 PM »

I love it--the stripes are gorgeous. I haven't been daring enough to sew with stripes yet.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012 02:58:06 PM »

AAH this is awesome!!! I love just about everything you make, and this is fantastic as well!
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012 09:00:49 PM »

WOW! It's gorgeous! Loooove it!
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012 09:44:21 AM »

Thank you!

I love it--the stripes are gorgeous. I haven't been daring enough to sew with stripes yet.

Ohhhh try it! Stripes are my favorite!
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012 12:16:26 PM »

Wow this is gorgeous.  Shocked
I love everything about this dress.
Good work!  Grin
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