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Title: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: starrrdust143 on September 04, 2008 01:35:00 PM
Last time i posted, I believe it was during my supposed "stash bust challenge" set by my husband.  Well, I haven't been as busy sewing as I should have been, but I did get a few things done.  I'm only posting things I already have pics of since my camera has been eating batteries like crazy lately.  I'll post some more stuff some time this weekend.  Sooner if I get time.

Anyway, here ar lots of pictures of few items;

Cornflower Blue Maxi dress





Pink and White Bubble dress (vintage fabric, buttons, and rick rack)






Black Eyelet Lace Wiggle Dress with Flounce (mom is hoping she can have it.  Ha!)






Black and Blue Multisized Dress with Self-Tie Belt (I plan on making a couple of these for myself)






I don't get much Craftster time, so i may be slow with any replies.  Sorry honies.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while
Post by: ___mikehunt on September 04, 2008 01:47:22 PM
I loooooove the maxi dress but I want the bubble dress. If you used a pattern, would you mind sharing what it was? I have a sad obsession with those collars.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while
Post by: bluelady91 on September 04, 2008 01:47:35 PM
love those


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Post by: littledoe on September 04, 2008 01:57:42 PM
Gorgeous!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while
Post by: tantrum on September 04, 2008 01:59:57 PM
I loves the dress with the black and blue ties! Your own creation? or perhaps a pattern i could try too?


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Post by: OhHappyDay on September 04, 2008 02:20:01 PM
All are fab but that eyelet dress is simply stunning on you!


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Post by: nurseninja on September 04, 2008 02:21:36 PM
love the bubble dress!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while
Post by: ingysoup on September 04, 2008 02:56:25 PM
Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle --- LOVE the Wiggle dress!!!!  Looks great on you. I am somewhat obsessed with these lately.  All of your dresses are fantastic.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while
Post by: PollyRose on September 04, 2008 03:51:05 PM
I love all these, you have a great sense of style. I love love love the wiggle dress. And you have amazing shoes!


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Post by: jesskreck on September 04, 2008 03:59:51 PM
These are so pretty!  I love the the dark blue lace dress!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while
Post by: lilninjabear on September 04, 2008 04:11:56 PM
the wiggle dress is my favorite but thats not sayin much as i adore them all!!

really great work

you inspire me to start makin some dresses!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while
Post by: Aliped on September 04, 2008 04:12:22 PM
They are all really nicely done - good job.

Do you know what those really small pleats at the knecklines are called.  They make everything look so professional.  If I know what they are called I can look up how to make them (pin tucks maybe?).

I love them all, but the lace dress is particularly awesome! :)


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while
Post by: autommatic on September 04, 2008 04:13:21 PM
ALL of these dresses are UNBELIEVEABLE!! theyre just gorgeous.. but i especially love the multisized dress with the blue and black ties.. did you use a pattern, or is this of your own invention?? its beautiful!  :D


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while
Post by: kurtthesnail on September 04, 2008 04:36:04 PM
I really love that cornflower blue fabric! It's great for that dress! The eyelet dress is wonderful too! You do great work!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while
Post by: Ludi on September 04, 2008 04:45:26 PM
Oooo, I love that lace dress!  Beautiful!




Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while
Post by: reese52 on September 04, 2008 04:47:04 PM
Such beautiful dresses!  I love the black eyelet and the other black w/ long belt that ties.  Awesome!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while
Post by: meganita on September 04, 2008 05:30:42 PM
oh wowww...i love ALL of your stuff, you're so talented. but im totally in love with the black eyelet dress!! if you made it from a pattern do you mind sharing which one?


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Post by: LiveLongandCraft on September 04, 2008 05:44:27 PM
Those are all beautiful and you look smokin' hot.  :)


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Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 04, 2008 06:27:44 PM
Super cute! I especially like the blue wiggle dress and the pink bubble dress!!! Totally my style...


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Post by: heatherthurston on September 04, 2008 07:09:20 PM
I adore the black eyelet dress. the wiggle dresses are so feminine and sexy. You are a great seamstress.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: RachelKristin on September 04, 2008 07:57:44 PM
oh wow, your stuff is GORGEOUS. seriously, you are very talented. i would wear every single piece


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Post by: Gwenlet on September 04, 2008 08:19:29 PM
Gorgeous! Everything!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: craftewoman on September 04, 2008 08:25:30 PM
All of them are gorgeous. You have such vision to see those lovely creations in those fabrics!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: zuliblu on September 04, 2008 09:30:27 PM
WOW, what more can I say.  You are super talented!! ;D


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: Ahoy Sailor! on September 04, 2008 09:47:02 PM
they all came out so nice


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: runningwolf on September 04, 2008 09:57:57 PM
Love them all but the blue maxi dress is my fave!!! I have a blouse in which the top half is almost identical. The fabric looks so soft and comfortable. Great work and can't wait to see more ;)


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: arosado on September 05, 2008 04:46:43 AM
I really love all of your dresses but the pink bubble dress is my fav.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: sandal43 on September 05, 2008 05:16:46 AM
Beautiful !!!! Loved them all!!!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: casmir on September 05, 2008 06:57:45 AM
They're all gorgeous. I love the multisize one - perfect for those of us who vary in size often. Please share the pattern you used or made!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: dinosaurator on September 05, 2008 07:17:02 AM
Oh wow, I absolutely love the bubble dress and the black lace....they both look stunning on you. Although I always love the dresses you make these seem to be particularly beautiful and flattering.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: jasar31629 on September 05, 2008 07:44:08 AM
All are lovely, but that last one is TDF!  Great sewing as usual, looks awesome!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: Mondster on September 05, 2008 07:55:10 AM
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW.     :o

You are crazy talented.  They are all gorgeous.  I can't pick a fave. 


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: starrrdust143 on September 05, 2008 08:12:28 AM
Thanks everybody!  As always, you all know how to lift a gals spirits. 

Um, what was I going to say?  Oh yeah, the multisized dress! 
While I did that on my own, it's fairly simple.  Basically, it's a tent dress with long bishop/poet sleeves.  The neckline and cuffs are cased elastic.  I made the ties very long as to give different tying options and waist sizes.  So if you can get your hands on a tent dress pattern, you'll be pretty set. Ooo, ooo, oo, I almost forgot.  I did get inspired for this by a vintage pattern I once saw.  Perhaps an Ebay or Etsy search will lead you to it.  Sorry if I'm not of much help.  Or you're welcome if I did help.  hehe 


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: DivineMissEm on September 05, 2008 09:25:50 AM
love love love the blue maxi!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: stylinmommy on September 05, 2008 09:29:36 AM
They are all gorgeous but I absolutely LOVE the Black Eyelet Lace Wiggle Dress with Flounce!  It looks fantastic on you.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: cyndi2774 on September 05, 2008 11:51:54 AM
I really love you in the navy eyelet dress. Very cute.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: SpicyChicaLisaAnn on September 05, 2008 12:52:24 PM
You do truly amazing work & they look great on you!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: DRivero on September 05, 2008 01:10:26 PM
The dresses are completely awesome, and OH OH OH, those white SHOES (pant pant)! :o


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: becgordo on September 05, 2008 01:31:23 PM
As always, so gorgeous--love, love!!!  Also, with the multi-size dress, did you sew the ties into the side seams and then wrap them?  By the way, you look fabulous!!!!


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: starrrdust143 on September 05, 2008 03:30:54 PM
As always, so gorgeous--love, love!!!  Also, with the multi-size dress, did you sew the ties into the side seams and then wrap them?  By the way, you look fabulous!!!!

Exactly.  That way II keep length and the belt won't shift much.  And thanks for the compliment.  I've been working HARD on trying to rid the evidence of the second baby.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: saxonsweetie on September 05, 2008 04:16:55 PM
Burda Style free Pattern 6010 looks a lot like that multi-size dress. Here's the link:

http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns?filter=7&sortby=mostrecent

Just lose the big collar and maybe add some oomph to the sleeves.

Does this look about right? I'm thinking about making something like this to wear to my SIL's wedding



Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: FadingHippie on September 05, 2008 04:23:35 PM
The second is my fave... though closely followed by the third...

I love when people use vintage fabric..


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: lindsycarranza on September 05, 2008 05:58:17 PM
All your stuff is so fantastic and they all look wonderful on you!!!
And those shoes you are wearing with the pink bubble dress are HOT!

Very well done :)


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: lee-lee ess. on September 05, 2008 06:10:43 PM
I always end up raving over everything you post!!!

I love that first dress.  The color, the details at the sleeve, bust, waist line, and I adore that tie back.  Everything about it looks awe worthy!
The bubble hem dress is CUTE, and I am absolutely drooling over that wiggle dress.  I looove the neckline on it!  That multisize dress is great too, it's gorgeous!  

I can't even pick a favorite.  ::)

(and as usual, you look great in them all!!)


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: starrrdust143 on September 05, 2008 06:36:09 PM
Burda Style free Pattern 6010 looks a lot like that multi-size dress. Here's the link:

http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns?filter=7&sortby=mostrecent

Just lose the big collar and maybe add some oomph to the sleeves.

Does this look about right? I'm thinking about making something like this to wear to my SIL's wedding



You know, that's a pretty good match.  It's not as much volume, but can definitely work.  GOOD FIND!  I should check out the Burdastyle patterns.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: Patsee on September 05, 2008 07:28:13 PM
They're all lovely, but I particularly like the black and blue belted one. Gorgeous.


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Post by: Jade310 on September 05, 2008 08:48:50 PM
I want the cornflower Maxi dress, its so beautiful


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: Sahmy on September 05, 2008 09:57:53 PM
I love them all!  I don't think I could pick a favorite.   :)


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: wifeofbath on September 06, 2008 01:43:33 PM
That multi-size dress is a clever idea for getting a dress that will fit for a long time, whether you gain or lose weight. It would also be good for those young women who have a lot of bloating a few days every month.

When I saw it, I thought you'd lengthened a peasant blouse pattern to make the basic shape. Anyone wanting to duplicate it (imitation is the highest form of flattery!) who doesn't have a tent dress pattern could probably do that.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: Nelle on September 06, 2008 05:02:51 PM
you're so talented!


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Post by: trendydiva on September 06, 2008 09:04:12 PM
I love the blue maxi dress any chance of a tute?


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: Elphelba on September 07, 2008 12:10:58 AM
Those are all beautiful. My favorite is the wiggle dress. The ruffle at the bottom is a great touch.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: thegingthing on September 07, 2008 03:50:18 AM
wow the dresses are amazing!!!
i love the maxi dress! im looking for an idea for a prom dress atm, so did u use a pattern? id love to make it for my prom!
 :)


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: nerdybrina on September 08, 2008 05:42:24 PM
Gorgeous, and fabulous shoes, as always.


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: jambalaya04 on September 08, 2008 07:29:29 PM
ummm so in love with the maxi dress;)


Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: lilaboo4 on September 09, 2008 12:10:08 AM
i love them all!!! u have great style!! even more impressive that it was "stash busting"

i have fabric set aside for dresses, just not the courage to cut into it yet.. im fearing the hubby is going to issue his own challenge soon lol



Title: Re: Just realized I haven't posted here in a while (dresses)
Post by: patchyemm on September 09, 2008 03:03:06 AM
Wow - I love your style and your finishing looks beautiful.  The maxi dress and the wiggle dress are particularly gorgeous.  This is my first post - I'm still quite a beginner at dressmaking and wish I had the style that you do.  I checked out some of your past posts too (so many lovely things) and I remember seeing a really classy skirt - beige and black I think, gorgeous and fitted but with a lovely kind of flare of fabric under the bum.  Stunning.  :)