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Topic: Tribal Sundress with Bustier-style bodice  (Read 1822 times)
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« on: July 27, 2012 02:53:25 PM »

Though I can't take complete credit for the design (as I referenced another dress that I had), I did have to make the pattern myself. I'm pretty happy with this little dress, can't wait to wear it out!

For the fabric, a lovely pale blue cotton with browns and whites in a tribal pattern that I "stole" (she let me have it) from my grandmother's fabric stash. I should have measured the yardage that I took, but I didn't. It was wide enough to wrap around me 1.5 times and was about half way down my shins if I wrapped the fabric around my like a towel (under my arms). I ended up with a piece about 10" by 5". Close call!

Its partially lined (the bodice), and has shirring in the back, so no zipper! My first time shirring. I LOVE IT. Turned out perfectly, and its very comfortable. Super super easy too.

I plan on using this pattern again soon! Can't have too many sundresses!  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012 06:46:33 PM »

Love it! It is very pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012 11:57:35 PM »

Pretty - and well doen for using every scrap of fabric.  I like not having left overs.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012 09:31:06 AM »

That's really cute, and it looks like it fits you perfectly.

« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012 04:47:57 PM »

Adorable dress! was the bust difficult to construct? I've been wanting to make my own bustier since I can't find anything I like in store, but I haven't found any store-bought patterns I've liked so far.
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