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« on: September 19, 2012 02:31:55 AM »

Two posts in one day, this is a big crafting week for me Smiley

I have started and almost finished about 5 dresses for myself... Its either unfinished zippers, unfinished hems, slightly wonky seams or the sleeve I just can't seem to make work... So they are all still in my box of things to do.

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I thought, hey if I make something for somebody else... not only will I have more pressure to finish, I will also have a living dress form, because fitting my own clothes was becoming a nightmare!

My sister Jane, who is in the photos, decided on the pattern and the cute bird fabric. I have never fully lined a dress, had one with pockets or used boning... but oh well, I was going to give it a try!

I decided it was an experiment, and if I had another unfinished dress, it wasn't going to kill me, but least I could see if making things for others would keep me interested... It seems to work. It may have taken a few weeks, but here is my first completed (except for one little hook and eye needed above the zipper) dress!!!!












C and C welcome Smiley Haha and what are the chances of me ever putting that hook and eye on Wink
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012 03:17:16 AM »

It's beautiful!  Nice work!
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rebecnik
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012 03:55:15 AM »

Very lovely! That fabric is amazing! I definitely recommend getting the hook and eye in sooner rather than later (or never). I had a friend whose dress was missing them, and she had to really do some rigging to keep it from coming unzipped. This was her wedding dress, and it started coming undone 4 minutes before she marched out. Bridesmaids to the rescue! At any rate, you don't want your sis out enjoying herself and suddenly fighting just to conceal herself!
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012 04:23:13 AM »

Love it! Nice style and amazing fabric!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012 04:57:53 AM »

Thank you so much for your kind comments Smiley

I was laying in bed reading them, and I saw Rebecnic's comments about the hook and eye... I had horrible images of a wardrobe malfunction happening because of my laziness, jumped out of bed, went downstairs and hand sewed them right on!

The dress is done!
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012 07:03:26 AM »

Lovely dress. Now you really must make (finish Roll Eyes )some for yourself.
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012 05:31:27 PM »

Nice dress and fabric.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012 05:08:03 PM »

Love the fabric and it fits her really well Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2012 12:31:53 PM »

The dress is gorgeous - it fits her perfectly. And I love the fabric.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2012 05:48:39 AM »

Great Job  Grin I also love the fabric! This rocks!
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