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« on: February 28, 2006 07:49:50 PM »

i LOVE this dress.  It is very special to me since the fabric was given to me last year by one of my dear friends who is now serving in the peace corps in togo, africa. I waited a long time to make this dress until i was sure i wouldn't screw it up. ((its my own design so i made a practice dress to test it out, which turned out awesome btw)) it started as a queen-size flat sheet and turned into the most fabulous thing i've made yet.




^the neck clasps with a gold cuff necklace


here's the basic shape.  it's basically a single seam up the back with a zipper (and clasps) and a tie around the neck.  It is fully lined with a rolled hem around the bottom. all the edges were top stitched around the "arm holes" so they'd lie flat.  it was originally planned to be shorter but i wanted to preserve as much of the beautiful fabric as i could.

its extremely comfortable except for the necklace.  its not a very heavy dress but it digs in funny at the back of my neck.  i originally had a ribbon (seen in some of the pics) but it didn't match the mood of the dress and i really like the gold.  any suggestions on what i could change it to that would still be the same color but more comfortable?
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006 07:54:23 PM »

awesome fabric, and even awesome-er design, so simple but so pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006 07:59:50 PM »

that is the most amazing dress.
your friend would love it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2006 08:08:03 PM »

that really is such a beautiful dress.

maybe you could line the inside part of the necklace with mohair stickies to make it feel a bit more comfortable and not dig into you as much.

i use mohair on shoes and watch bands a lot if they dig.  Its pretty easy to find.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2006 08:16:52 PM »

I love the pattern on your dress and the way the tie accents your hips.  You should be very proud.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006 08:23:52 PM »

Beautiful!  That's a gorgeous fabric and i LOVE the way it drapes in the back!
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2006 08:38:41 PM »

i think the ribbon looks just as good as the gold necklace with that dress! i'd say, wear the ribbon for casual days, then switch to the necklace for more formal stuff.

either way, i love it!
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2006 08:49:36 PM »

wow !!!

that looks so HOT on you !!!

great work !
and you could try using a matte gold ribbon for the neck !

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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2006 08:57:40 PM »

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Zowie! It looks amazing on you. That is lovely fabric and you used all of the details to your advantage...super job!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2006 09:27:42 PM »

Beautiful! Gold ribbon?
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