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Topic: Shirred Tube Dress :) My first project  (Read 3601 times)
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« on: August 24, 2005 02:14:56 PM »

This is my first project ever... besides taking in a t-shirt.  Embarrassed Anyway, I really love these shirred dresses by Cool Change: http://www.playhouseclothing.com/store/cchwhtdress.html

But there is no way on earth I'm gonna pay $140 for something that looked so easy to make just because Jessica Simpson was caught wearing it. Soooo... I bought some cheapy cotton fabric at Joann for $2 a yard and got to experimenting. Thanks to mickncrispy's tutorial and a little patience, I made this dress.

It looks a little muu muu-ish w/o the belt.

Here it is belted. I gotta wear a tank top underneath it 'cause my hoo-hoo's are too big for me to go bra-less  Undecided

Close up of Little House On The Prairie-ish fabric

I look like Laura Ingall's black twin with the boots on and this fabric lol, but I think it came out good for a first try. I'm gonna buy rayon (that's the fabric the real Cool Change dresses are made of) and try again.  Grin

Edit: I had to edit the link to the tutorial I used. Here it is: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49544.0
« Last Edit: August 24, 2005 03:06:44 PM by IAte86Crayons » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005 02:38:16 PM »

Very cute and much cheaper!  Smiley I thought it was just gray fabric until I saw the closeup.

It looks store bought.  Well done.
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005 02:55:45 PM »

I love It!!! I am at work right now and I just want to rush home and make one. The link to the tutorial you used did not work for me can you instruct me on where to find it?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005 02:58:49 PM »

Amphigorey: Thanks  Grin

jillofalltrades: The link wasn't to a tutorial... it was to some pictures of the $140 dress I was trying to recreate. I can try to make a tutorial if you want.  Smiley
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005 03:02:47 PM »

Oh, Sorry I thought you said you used one mickncrispy made. Yeah if you could make one I would be most greatful!
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2005 03:05:25 PM »

Ooooh you mean that link.  Cheesy lol I thought you were talking about the first link. Here's the link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49544.0 I used her tutorial for the shirred part of my dress.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2005 11:46:32 AM »

Ooh, I really like that  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2005 01:40:09 PM »

Wow, that looks great - like you've been sewing for years!  I am going to give that a try.  You look awesome in it too - Laura Ingall's has got nothin on you!  That was funny though, you made me laugh.

Post pics of your rayon one when you finish!!  Please.
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2005 03:58:33 PM »

Tee-hee, the things you say make me laugh (hoo-hoo's & Laura Ingalls Wilder)  Grin  Shirring looks like a pain in the butt to do, but your dress turned out wonderful!
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2005 09:33:54 PM »

i think you look absolutly fabulous!
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