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auntiem
« on: August 30, 2005 10:28:55 AM »

I thought I would start a sew along for this one:
http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=search.cfm&numMatch=2&design_id=12522&design=4559&thumbnail_image=4559t.jpg&ldesc=Misses%20Luau%20Dress&size_range=6%20to%2020&CFID=5908989&CFTOKEN=32251871
even though I'm still waiting for the fabric (not much longer). I can tell already that this one will need to be altered since I'm short-waisted and I'll have to figure out how to add a built in bra. Anyone want to sew along?
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dianajeanne
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2005 12:16:06 PM »

Awesome!  I want to follow this cause it's something I'd like to try in the future
Diana
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sasha
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2005 02:11:00 AM »

well, i have been waiting for my fabric to arrive off ebay for AGES and am getting impatient!
it's cute though, vintage hawaiian huts/trees in a gold colour with hot pink flowers...

however having had a closer look at the pattern, i wondered if the cotton i'd planned to use mightn't be the best choice. maybe something thinner/somewhat more synthetic might have a better twisty effect round the chest area?

what sort of fabric are you using?
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auntiem
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2005 09:57:46 AM »

Well, I was going to use fabric I already had, but a "scrunch test" determined that it would be way to wrinkly - I'd have to stand all night for it to stay looking good. So I ordered from Hawaii - www.fmart.com - crossing my fingers that it will work otherwise there is www.equilter.com for some nice cotton retro hawaiian fabric.
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sasha
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2005 09:49:37 AM »

ooh nice. another reason to go to hawaii!

today on ebay i noticed someone had made this dress and had it for sale: briefly considered cheating, haha!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nautical-Hawaiian-Tiki-Rockabilly-50s-style-LUAU-Dress_W0QQitemZ8328734203QQcategoryZ38566QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2005 07:47:04 PM »

I REALLY want to make this dress, but alas I bought the wrong size (along with 8 other patterns) so I need to see if they'll let me exchange them at joann's for the right size.
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2005 03:26:18 PM »

Ok I got my fabric. I'll be wraping my head around the pattern for a few days then sewing over the weekend.
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