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Title: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: jonaosk on June 03, 2009 05:22:09 PM
hi guys, just made this today... took about 3 hours, but most of that was correcting what I had done wrong (not my day :-\) but once it was finished I loved it, very happy I decided to make it, and it really is very easy, I just sometimes forget to think before I do :D

so here are the pics














I'm sure there are more ways to wear it.. I just haven't figured them out yet...
let me know what you think ;)


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: Boo_its_Brittany on June 03, 2009 05:31:46 PM
This is so awesome!
I love it
<3!


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: rainbowmeow on June 03, 2009 05:36:11 PM
Nice dress!  It seems similar to the Infinity dress.  What is the basic shape of this one?  I googled and it looks kind of like a long tube that is narrower on the bottom, with sleeves attached to the top?


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: Belladune on June 03, 2009 05:39:16 PM
do you have a link to where you found the pattern?  I want this dress.  I love the color you chose, and its very flattering.


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: jonaosk on June 03, 2009 05:53:48 PM
I don't have a link to the pattern because my aunt e-mailed it to me, and the instructions are in icelandic. but I have a picture that shows what it looks like



Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: rainbowmeow on June 03, 2009 05:56:46 PM
Thanks for the picture!


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: starlet518 on June 03, 2009 06:28:51 PM
ooooo that's cool!! love that it has pockets also


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: Belladune on June 03, 2009 07:12:54 PM
awesome, thank you so much for that picture, it does clarify it quite a bit! 

question, 2nd picture- pocket; 3 picture- the "pocket" turned into sleeves right?

ETA:  Icelandic is one language I wish to learn.  I'm 50% icelandic ancestry.  100% canadian though :D


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: Sarah_ on June 03, 2009 07:42:04 PM
Oh I love it the second way-great job!


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: Rylizbeth on June 04, 2009 08:06:23 AM
Awesome dress! I'd love the link to the pattern as well


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: Belladune on June 04, 2009 08:09:36 AM
I just realized I have a load of white jersey that I could use to make this...  *runs off to make a pattern*


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: Vrátnej on June 04, 2009 09:51:07 AM
cool! thats a very clever dress, and i think i like it more than the infinity dress because it seems less formal? [not the right word]
 :)


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: Angelicus on June 04, 2009 10:01:44 AM
This is lovely, especially the colour.


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: PixieSkull on June 04, 2009 09:47:41 PM
THANK you! It's so pretty, I really want one of my own.


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: ladysarahjane on June 05, 2009 01:27:59 PM
That is so nifty!  I wish my sewing skills were better....


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: frugal2 on June 05, 2009 10:29:40 PM
love it! And i think I really get it by the just looking at the drawing even though the writing is in Icelandic!  Thanks for posting!!!!


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: spirals420 on June 06, 2009 09:20:17 AM
what a cool dress! love the fact that it can have sleeves... might try one one day!


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: nikschaf on June 06, 2009 11:16:58 AM
I really really love this!!! 

Seems more practical than the Infinity Dress because of the sleeves, and I love that it has pockets.

The color is really beautiful.

How many yards of fabric did you use?  I have some jersey sitting around, but not sure how much I'd need.  I would love to try to make one of these one day.

*THIS ROCKS!*


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: nikschaf on June 06, 2009 11:24:13 AM
I just found this YouTube video of ways to wear it, and now I want one SUPER BAD!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3moi5DtsSEU&feature=related


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: jonaosk on June 08, 2009 06:23:40 AM
nikschaf: I used about 1,80 meters of fabric if that helps :D


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: violentjayne on June 08, 2009 09:35:49 AM
wow thats adorable ! I love it


Title: Re: Lemuria's 4-in-1 dress
Post by: nicoletta on June 09, 2009 11:02:18 AM
Hi there, this is AMAZING, and I am absolutely inspired to make one for myself.
Want want want!!
I have never sewn with knits though and so have a few questions.

Are the neckline and wrist seams just a raw seam, or are they finished in some way?

For the armholes in the front of the dress: are those just slits that end up being hidden in the jersey fabric once it is gathered? Have you re-inforced them or made actual inside pockets in any way? I had envisaged concealing them inside a pleat of gathers so the slit was not very visible.

Is your bodice made of a front and a back, or a left and a right (if you look at the Lemuria website it looks like a left and a right joined at the front and centre back)?

Is the 15 cm band at the bottom doubled over?

Is the 150cm a measure for the whole way round, or for a front piece (i.e 3 meters in circumference).
Looking at the amount of fabric you have just mentioned I presume this is for the whole circumference.

Many thanks for the excellent inspiration!
N