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« on: October 20, 2012 10:17:58 AM »

Sorry I forgot to write anything at first! Cheesy

A LBD made of my own pattern (though based on a free Lekala pattern, the modifications were so extensive it's really my own now). The fabric, ribbed, is mostly rayon, with some stretch but also enough body for the skirt to hold the shape nicely.

My favourite feature, though, is the V-neckline in the back and the shaped sleeve hems. And topstitched facings.





The jacket I'm wearing it with is a 70s thing I got from my friend's mother, with buttons that my grandfather made.



And the sleeve!
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012 11:23:36 AM »

That is adorable! I love it. It looks perfect for you!
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012 11:36:44 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012 11:43:07 AM »

Beautifully made, and it looks fantastic on you. Its the kind of dress you will find yourself putting on year after year and for loads of different occasions. I'll bet you'll get all kinds of compliments, and when people hear you made it youself, they'll be gobsmacked!
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012 02:29:55 PM »

so well tailored  - the fit is really really lovely.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012 02:02:48 PM »

Ah! It's beautiful! You fit it so wonderfully, it looks extremely professional. I also have to say, that hat's making me deeply envious.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012 09:12:37 PM »

The title of this post is spot on.  I love the details of the dress.  The jacket is perfect.  I wish I could get a better look at the buttons that your grandfather made.
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012 02:44:22 AM »

What a lovely dress! I love the sleeves and the back! Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2012 09:34:02 PM »

Gorgeous! The cut, the fabric, the detailing, everything. It looks amazingly professional. Gives me something to aspire to. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2012 09:05:22 PM »

This dress is gorgeous. And those pleats! They look perfect, as do the sleeves. You did such a great job on this!
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