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Topic: Various Cute Dresses, Skirts & Tops  (Read 5896 times)
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« on: April 12, 2014 11:54:50 AM »

One of my most recent dresses, I made this the other week. I designed the fabric myself & had it printed at spoonflower. The heart cut out was a pita to sew, haha, & I accidentally sewed that section of the bodice the wrong way up, so it's not centred on the pattern (but is on the other side, grr!).

This skirt is from a few years ago, just a simple rectangle skirt.

Another handmade skirt.

Another dress with custom printed fabric.

This dress is fully lined, and I made sleeves!

A line skirt made of wool, with (lined) heart shaped pockets!

This is the matching top to the skirt above, but I haven't worn them together for a photo yet.

Another crop top, different style this time though.

All of these pieces were made without patterns, but I did use some existing clothes as references for some. Hope you like them! They were all made over the last few years, I haven't posted in a while, so I thought I'd show you what I've been up to in my time away.

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014 12:18:16 PM »

Oh those are wesome! They remind me of Sweet Lolita style. Love the hair too!!

How did you like the fabric from Spoonflower? I have been considering designing and printing fabric through that service.

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014 12:36:50 PM »

I love gingham crop top. It is stunning.  I also really like the heart cut-out in the dress.  I'm sorry it didn't turn out exactly how you planned but really the slight asymmetry is not all that obvious if you don't know to look for it.
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014 02:36:26 PM »

Eeeeh!!! It's all so adorable!!!!!

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2014 10:01:56 PM »

You, your aesthetic, and your designs are just magnificent. 
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014 12:46:02 PM »

I just love all of the skirts and dresses! (:
Great colors, sweet fabrics and really cool designs. Truly inspiring! (:
Best wishes!
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014 11:25:18 AM »

The skirt with the heart pockets is lovely. I wish I was better at sewing and could make something like that.

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2014 08:40:41 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2014 10:22:21 AM »

You designed the fabric, too?  You define DIY!  Thank you so much for sharing and congrats on being a featured project!

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014 10:01:01 AM »

Oh wow, thank you everyone! I completely forgot I had posted here, I've only just remembered to check.

@WeeFreeRhie Spoonflower printing is okay. It's pretty decent for the price, but it does fade badly if you wash it a lot. I made a nightdress out of the same fabric as the top dress, which I've worn & washed a lot, and you can barely even see the print anymore, sadly. The colours also can sometimes come out a bit wrong (and not necessarily due to colour differences on screens either - I had replacement fabric sent to me after one lot got lost in the post, and the colours were fine, but months later the original package they sent turned up, which had wonky colours. These were both made with the same colour indexes, so there's obviously not consistent printing between batches). This was a while ago, I've just ordered another yard recently, so can see if quality has improved since.

@sweets4ever Just the blue deer fabric, and the purple castle fabric, but thank you!

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