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« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2006 07:33:51 PM »

Hmm, I understand that, I'm just not sure on how you, i guess, fish it through?  I looked at karajanx.com and I saw that it looked as if it was coming through from the inside of the dress...I've never owned anything like that, so I'm not sure quite how it works.
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« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2006 10:04:46 AM »

Here is how I made my faux wrap dress.  Mine is a faux wrap dress, because I didn't want to worry about keeping things tied tight or putting a fastening on the inside.



Piece A is the front of the dress, piece B is the other part of the front of the dress.  Piece C is the back.  I attached both of the fronts to the back at the shoulders.  Then in one fell swoop you sew up the side seems by sewing through the overlapped piece A and B as well as the ties so it looks like the picture below.



I hope this helps anyone wanting to do the faux wrap version.

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« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2006 07:06:33 PM »

That's great!  Thank you so much!  Kiss
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« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2006 03:21:35 PM »

Oh my! This is going on the top of my list to make when I actually have a little time.
I'm in love with this one too. http://projectrunway.shopthescene.com/detail.php?p=4095
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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2006 05:26:05 PM »

That IS great! Chloe's pieces are more complex than they look though because she does interesting things with seam placement and such. She, I think more than the others, was an expert seamstress. Kara, for example , I believe is an architect first - a fashion designer second. So it's not sew heavy - literally - sew heavy.
 Really really makes me wish I could just slap down the $$ and buy some of the stuff.
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« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2006 02:51:40 PM »

Marim, that makes so much sense! Thanks much, I can't wait to make this for summer!
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« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2006 01:58:22 PM »

This is my first post ever. I'm starting to make this dress too b/c I am totally obsessed with it! I just got my fabric. I am using light green jersey for the body and navy jersey for the trim. I can't wait to finish it!
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« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2006 08:00:16 AM »

I am soooo far behind on this project it is not even funny.  Undecided
I will let you in on a little secret though - there is a similar dress being sold atTarget right now - made in a cut similar to Marim's diagram.
They are made from black jersey material , have a thin belt and are selling for $19.99 on a rack with several other dresses made of jersey with prints - but the solid black is the only one that is an almost faux wrap.
Why am I tell you all this? Well, because I tried one one to see if the cut would look nice - it did and I bought it!  Shocked
I thought you might want to do the same to either buy it to use as a template (which I will do) and just in case you wanted to see what a similar cut might look like so you will have *inspiration* to keep going on the project.
FYI - I am an "hourglass" who cannot find anything I think looks good on me - and this DID! Wonder of wonders - a miracle!!!
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« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2006 12:54:26 AM »

oh god, i just found this thread and almost died with excitement. i've been wanting to make this dress forever!

i've been staring at it on her website for at least a week now, and i'm pretty sure i've figure out the dynamics of the whole thing (as crappy as i am at sewing, i think i got it)

how on earth did she manage to sew up the sleeves without attaching them at the shoulders? huh, i guess that wouldn't actually be that bad with the appropriate pattern -- i've never used a pattern before. the whole process seems incredibly daunting.

oh, also, since my sewing expertise is confined to reconstructed shirts, skirts, and handbags.. how did she sew the different colored (edging? facing?) on without a seam either? just sew it on the underside and then iron it over so it lays flat?

i'm so excited to try this, but i feel like i'm going to start and end up screwing it up irreparably. sigh. guess it won't hurt to try!
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« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2006 05:09:24 AM »

The seamless edging has been vexing me as well. I keep kind of fiddling with the fabric and pinning and re pinning. So far the best I have come up with is to make a sort of "U" shaped tube thingey inside out then bring it right side out -  and then attach it to the edging, but I have not figured out a way to do it as "clean" as it is on Kara's dress. It looks lumpy. I can't MAKE IT WORK!

Hey, by the way, did anyone see Tim on Conan last night? I frickin' fell asleep and missed it.  Sad I am so crushing on Tim... and no, it is not my first crush on a guy who is obviously not interested in my entire gender.  Shocked
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