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« on: March 11, 2014 10:27:04 AM »

It’s a simple dress, which means it’s versatile and comfortable and fun to wear.

Now I’m wearing it with a silk charmeuse slip, and I stay pretty warm. Without the slip, it’s been perfect for warmer days in Los Angeles on the bicycle. The short hem will be fun in the summer!

It’s made from a silky, slinky rayon. The print reminds me of the Matmos from one of my favorite movies, Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy.

I finished the seams in the serger. There’s a black invisible zip, which should be 6″ longer, but I had this size in my stash and I can easily get the dress over my shoulders (but the hips are another story).

I’m not sure about the neckline. Maybe I want to do something bold, like an appliqué or contrasting collar? Maybe I want it lower? For now, it’s bound in matching bias tape. I’d love any suggestions!

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014 11:49:04 AM »

A beautiful dress and it looks great on you!
And like you said, it is very versatile.

Since you are looking for suggestions for a different neckline: perhaps you could make a keyhole neckline, like I did on this top (the neckline is not my design, it's from a commercial pattern for a jersey dress).

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014 12:02:35 PM »

I love it.  I need to make some similar tunics...

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014 01:19:35 PM »

It is very lovely! And it looks so good on you!!

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014 02:16:46 PM »

It's looking really good on you !
Bold, but not so much, specially with the black legging.

You could stitch a contrasting collar, but I don't feel it's necessary, it's good like that !

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014 01:21:20 PM »

Really nice! It looks so comfortable, which is high on my list of wearable requirements. And it look great on you.

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