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Title: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: appleshannon on February 26, 2010 09:10:00 PM


made from a yard of fabric...



Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: LiveLongandCraft on February 26, 2010 09:27:13 PM
Very cute! I wish I could do a low cut top like that. My boobs would fall out and then look all sad and saggy and it wouldn't be so sexy anymore, lol.


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: lady_41701 on February 26, 2010 09:39:50 PM
This is soooo cute! I noticed the cute bodice and for a quick change you could re-tie into a keyhole  :). Great job with only 1 yd of fabric (and a print one at that) takes some skills!


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: gypsyforlife on February 26, 2010 11:11:38 PM
  >> My boobs would fall out and then look all sad and saggy and it wouldn't be so sexy anymore, lol.<


  Hahah! Me too! That said, so clever and fashionable- and economical. Great pictures too :)


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: fluffybaka on February 27, 2010 12:29:06 AM
Oh man, I wish I could squeeze into one yard of fabric like that.  Looks good on you!


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: Boo_its_Brittany on February 27, 2010 09:29:48 AM
That is such a cute design.
Very "forever 21"
You are the most adorable thing :D!
<3!


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: aethelberga on February 27, 2010 12:27:03 PM
That's pretty clever for just a yard of fabric. Very nice.


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: amazing_784 on February 27, 2010 03:04:41 PM
Cute dress!  I'm with all of those who couldn't wear this dress...I'd be all sorts of indecent if I wore it.


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: bcharmed01 on February 27, 2010 03:19:05 PM
Oh my Gosh!  So cute!!


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: Shomiku on February 28, 2010 03:08:17 PM
I agree, i would never be able to fit into a dress that low!
I think i'll try and make a dress like that, i need to practice sewing.
Did you use a patern by any chance? :]
Also, what type of fabric is that?


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: anrondeau on February 28, 2010 05:29:17 PM
this is the cutest thing! i have tattoo on my sternum and have been looking for something like this to show it off! a tutorial would be wonderful! but if you don't want to share your secrets i completely understand hah


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: pip0 on February 28, 2010 08:35:53 PM
Wowow, what a great job! Super cute, I'll keep this in mind next time I go fabric shopping.


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: appleshannon on February 28, 2010 10:25:01 PM
alright alright tut coming soon!!


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: mel_trucker on March 01, 2010 04:26:42 AM
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I might even try make it once the tut pops up :)


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: WideEyedLife on March 01, 2010 08:40:50 AM
So sexy!  Looks like you're in for good times! :D


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: milkmaid01 on March 01, 2010 09:53:06 AM
Wow-- looks great!  Can't wait to see your tutorial! 


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: Stars_Fire_17 on March 01, 2010 10:03:51 AM
I'm another that can't wear it as a dress but you look really adorable in it :)


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: Shomiku on March 01, 2010 11:01:06 AM
Cant wait for the tutorial! 8D
It looks pretty simple, which is good, since i only started sewing a couple days ago.
it'll be good practice 8D


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: radiationbaby on March 01, 2010 11:46:43 AM
Very cute; I have too much booty for a dress like that to cover, so I can't exactly make use of this tute, but it's a brillo idea.


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: fluorescentmind5 on March 01, 2010 12:38:35 PM
A yard of fabric?! Major kudos for that. It looks really good!


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: Shomiku on March 02, 2010 03:04:56 PM
Now that the tutorial is up, i'm instantly searching for fabric to use xD


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: Lama Rama on March 09, 2010 03:01:56 PM
Thats such a great idea! I wish I had the confidence to wear it but it would be a great first project for me! Oh well I might make it and alter it or weah it over a bikini when I go to the beach (once summer returns!!!)


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: CraftyLittleLady on March 10, 2010 01:19:30 AM
Thanks for the pattern . this is the style i usually did , it just so simple but very elegant to wear , its a fashion dress for me . I like this style eversince .


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: appleshannon on March 10, 2010 12:31:12 PM
thanks ladies! post some that u've made!!


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: sEwInG To tHe MaX on March 12, 2010 01:50:12 PM
WOW! thats so sexy! i want it
 :)


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: Neapolitan on March 12, 2010 05:57:30 PM
I'd really like to try my hand at this dress but am unsure as to what kind of fabric to use (sewing newbie).  ???


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: appleshannon on March 12, 2010 08:01:40 PM
the dress is made out of cotton jersey. anything cotton would rule...old sheets? something summery


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: aisy on March 17, 2010 12:18:58 PM
im so gonna try this dress-ive been looking for tutes to make some cute summery dresses with my lolita fabrics. btw-to all the people who said they cant wear this because of your boobies-just wear a cami underneath!i think it would still look adorable and that is what im gonna do. ormaybe ill put some place between the breast part.

oh, and appleshanon-i love your hair. ive wanted my hair those colors for a while now but ive been too chicken to do it


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: cicile on May 02, 2010 05:05:43 AM
Thanks you appleshannon for the tutorial  :)
I gave it a try this week-end. I really like the way the skirt-part drapes. Here is the result :





My version is slightly different from the original :
- the top part joins (no space between my breasts)
- the skirt part in longer
- I had to open it in the back in order to get in and out  :-\

I may make this again in a better fabric ! :P


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: kabili on May 03, 2010 02:35:43 PM
super cute dress, and awesomely simple tutorial!  :)

i'm curious about the back - does it have a cowl-ish draping effect in the back? i've been looking at your tutorial and thinking of making a dress for myself. but i was wondering about the back of the "top" part and think i might be missing something. if the elastic is at the top of the "bottom," what prevents the top of the "top" from gaping in the back? or did you cut your "top" much narrower than your "bottom"?

hope you don't mind my questions; thanks for posting this project!


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: violentjayne on May 03, 2010 02:46:52 PM
this is really cute , thanks for the tute , I may have to try this one


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: cicile on May 04, 2010 11:34:11 PM
i'm curious about the back - does it have a cowl-ish draping effect in the back? i've been looking at your tutorial and thinking of making a dress for myself. but i was wondering about the back of the "top" part and think i might be missing something. if the elastic is at the top of the "bottom," what prevents the top of the "top" from gaping in the back? or did you cut your "top" much narrower than your "bottom"?

I have the same questions, I think I missed something in the tutorial  ???
But, here is how I did it : My top is narrower than the bottom, I put all the gathers in the back in order to get a "slim fit".

So I didn't use any elastic at all, I cannot figure how to keep the elastic effect if I sew something narrower next to the bottom part. (I hope it's clear).   As I said, I had to open the dress in the back (I used a button to close it), otherwise I cannot get in or out of the dress  ::)


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: kabili on May 05, 2010 12:46:06 PM
thanks for your feedback, cicile! i'm wondering if i can get around having to have a zipper or button by adding another piece of elastic in the back of the top. that way, no gapping and still able to slide the dress on over my head. i have a store-bought sundress with a similar design to it, and it has to "rows" of elastic. now i guess i know why! :) i'll let ya know how if works out if i can get to it later this week. i'm busy working on a new purse today!


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: weebear on July 08, 2010 11:35:46 PM
im new to this website.... i know this is random but how do you make a new post? im trying to make a post: i made this dress (first clothing i ever made!!:]) and i cant figure out how to make a new post/topic!!! help?? (btw this was what inspired me to start sewing :} a.k.a: I LOVE your design!)


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: mf_ochoa on July 09, 2010 11:23:24 PM
Fantastico!!!!!


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: lalakittyla on July 11, 2010 06:22:40 AM
wish I could wear a dress made from one yard of fabric.....


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: hajime on July 14, 2010 11:44:27 PM
Hey guys, I'm new here... and I think this will be the 1st dress I try to make!!

It reminded a lot of this dress Zhang Ziyi (girl in Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, etc.) wore to Cannes:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2006-05/24/content_598946_2.htm

I *loved* this dress on her! Rare to find a neckline that works well and is sexy for petite girls of this build. Can't wait to make this dress!


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: delainie on July 16, 2010 10:45:33 AM
I just whipped up a shirt version of this using a lightweight knit - so cute!  Only took about 20 minutes and I'm already wearing it! Thanks for the tut!


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: princessXpunk on July 22, 2010 06:55:32 PM
i really like it :) im definitely going to give this a shot


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: cicile on November 14, 2010 01:27:28 AM
i'm curious about the back - does it have a cowl-ish draping effect in the back? i've been looking at your tutorial and thinking of making a dress for myself. but i was wondering about the back of the "top" part and think i might be missing something. if the elastic is at the top of the "bottom," what prevents the top of the "top" from gaping in the back? or did you cut your "top" much narrower than your "bottom"?

I have the same questions, I think I missed something in the tutorial  ???
But, here is how I did it : My top is narrower than the bottom, I put all the gathers in the back in order to get a "slim fit".

So I didn't use any elastic at all, I cannot figure how to keep the elastic effect if I sew something narrower next to the bottom part. (I hope it's clear).   As I said, I had to open the dress in the back (I used a button to close it), otherwise I cannot get in or out of the dress  ::)

I made a new version of this dress here : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364700.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364700.0)
This time, the opening is a corset inspired thing (also the skirt part has an elastic band in the back). Now it's easy to get in and out of the dress. AND... I think it looks cute  :P



Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: Vallyncia on November 15, 2010 02:05:50 PM
Love it! I think I'm going to try it, but I'll probably end up wearing it as a shirt. You are super cute in the dress, though, lol  ;)


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: smileyyogini on May 02, 2012 08:57:22 PM
I, too, could never pull this off. But...its adorable on you!! Great job :)


Title: Re: one yard of fabric= great dress
Post by: theowloddity on May 04, 2012 03:48:49 AM
This is really cute! I don't think it would hold my boobies in unfortunately...