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« on: February 16, 2013 06:41:15 AM »

I've had this turquoise fabric for more than a year with the intention of sewing a dress, and now I finally found the perfect design. It seemed somehow cheaper to sew it myself than pay the 40$ for the dress and 25$ shipping. Though considering the amount of ruffles I've had to sew it might have saved me a couple of hours of time if I'd just bought it Roll Eyes

The pattern is 100% freehand. I just worked from a picture of the original dress and guesstimated the rest.

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On the hanger (the neckline is not really that wonky, I just forgot to adjust it before taking the photo):


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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013 08:42:58 AM »

Nicely done.  This looks really great on you.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013 09:15:29 AM »

This looks great on you! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013 10:36:33 AM »

That's a really cute dress, and like everyone's said already it looks great on you! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013 10:42:26 AM »

That color is fantastic on you, and the dress hangs really nicely!
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013 11:49:51 AM »

Super cute!! I'm so jealous that you figured out how to freehand the pattern.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013 02:05:08 PM »

EllaRain, gouda day to you, Toralune & clairefromsandiego; Thanks! I'm glad you like it Cheesy

Super cute!! I'm so jealous that you figured out how to freehand the pattern.

Weeeell, maybe the word pattern is putting it a bit too grandly. It was basically a question of figuring out the elements of the dress, drawing some rough lines on the fabric, picking up my scissors and then hoping for the best Wink
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