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« on: September 01, 2012 01:49:30 PM »

I was shopping at Armani Exchange, and saw a dress that looked pretty simple to construct.  Of course I decided to try to do my own version, especially since I don't really *need* another dress, nor do I have anywhere to wear a new dress Wink
I've had the sheer fabric in my stash since forever, and I picked up some cheap china silk for the lining.  I actually don't mind working with china silk.  And at $0.75/yard it's incredibly economical! 
Here's my version:

I probably should've made the skirt fuller, but I really really really didn't want to hem the slippery fabric on a curve.  I've yet to find a good rolled hem foot, so it would've been a lot of folding and patience (which I don't have a lot of)

Here's the inspiration (which I still like more):

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012 02:00:48 PM »

I actually like your rendition better - I like the colour better, and the fact that it's longer. Great job Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012 06:55:18 PM »

I agree and yours looks like you could wear it more places. The other one looks a little prom-y. Cute!
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012 09:21:01 PM »

Very nice and I like your version better to be honest.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012 08:28:14 PM »

I like yours much better than the inspiration piece.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012 08:44:23 PM »

I agree with the others, yours is much better! I love your print too, gorgeous! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2012 08:48:22 PM »

It looks really nice on you. Good job Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012 05:56:35 AM »

Beautiful dress and I like your version better!!
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