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TwistMySister
« on: November 02, 2012 03:13:14 AM »

Hi all,

here is something i have just made, it didnt take long but am so proud of it.... it will go on a runway at a hot rod/rockabilly festival as i am having a stall. Cape on the back with same binding stripes, lapped zip @ back, flared skirt, sleeveless sweetheart neckline! Im thinking of adding a big white bow in the centre at the point of the neckline, and some big white buttons either side of the CF line (center front- down the middle). Im pairing it with white gloves, white belt (which i have yet to make) and a large hair lily in pink/white colour. Yay!

Thanks for looking any questions or comments appreciated and welcome!  
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012 04:36:57 AM »

sorry to all who looked before the photo got added, my comp did something weird! Angry
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012 05:07:26 AM »

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Fantastic work!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012 05:42:45 AM »

Very sharp, that's one of my favorite necklines!
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012 05:55:39 AM »

Beautiful! I really like this...the shape & color are perfect.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012 08:52:56 AM »

this is BEAUTIFUL  Shocked, I wish this dress was hanging in my closet.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012 10:48:11 AM »

Ooh, what a lovely design! Looks really well constructed, too. I'd sure love to see pics of the back, the cape sounds like too much fun.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012 12:46:12 PM »

That's very cute. I think I'd go with either bow or buttons. I hope you share pictures of the complete outfit. It sounds great.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012 07:26:56 PM »

I too would like to see it in action (full outfit). 
Love this dress - the color and the style.  As a (fomer) sailor, I would wear this everywhere I could get away with.
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012 07:34:39 PM »

Wow! Thanks so much everyone, you guys are too kind! Yeah maybe a bow would be too much, but I am just all over bows - that's just me!   Tongue Haha, i'll pin the buttons on and see... will post finished outfit @ the fashion show if i can jog to it in time from my stall!!  Grin

Yeah it was pretty easy/quick and the materials are common too if anyone wanted to re create it at home! Navy coloured cotton poplin approx. $6.99 p/m and it took about 3m with a few scraps left over for maybe making a small sailor hat or fascinator. It's all about getting your bodice to fit right, im just crossing my fingers it fits my model - all im going off is a waist measurement!  Embarrassed ...you dont need to worry about hips because its as flared as you want it to be! Binding was just top stitched on. Oh, and i'll get a picture of the back too!  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2012 06:30:41 AM »

Completely adorable...wonderfu l job.  I'd wear that in a heartbeat!  You're going to be a hit at the festival.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012 03:44:45 AM »

This is amazing! So so cute! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012 05:41:59 AM »

oooh, it's perfect!   love the neckline!
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2012 05:31:31 PM »

DARling! And I don't think a bow would be too much as long as it wasn't overwhelming in width. I think one that's kind of long and thick but with short loops would fit well. Does that make sense?
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2012 11:11:27 AM »

Great dress!
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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2012 02:11:04 PM »

This is gorgeous!
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« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2012 06:26:24 AM »

hey guys thanks so much for your compliments and advice - i brought it to a vintage fair and loads of people wanted to try it on, it is going down the runway and im making 2 more for the event on saturday rockabilly rampage... here is the finished photos of it displayed on a flat back mannequin.....



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