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« on: June 17, 2006 03:20:33 PM »

Today was lovely and sunny and hot, and I had to go to work anyway.  So I was cranky.  To cheer myself up, I decided to make a nice summery dress, since the boss lets me sew when it's dead, and today was deader than dead.  This is the dress:

(no pictures of the back, as it's pretty much the same as the front)

I was feeling so good that when I did leave work, I decided to go wander around the galleries and things and amuse myself by being more stylish than people who have more money than I do.  Apparently, one of the galleries that I went into sells "wearable art" (aka pretty clothes).  Apparently, the owner loved my dress.  Apparently, she wants me to make some things to bring into her gallery.  Somehow, I managed to politely accept the offer without doing a dance of joy.  That waited until I was back in my car.

Seriously, kids, the store where I work is going out of business in less than a month now, and I have no new prospects.  I needed this.  And I got it.  And I am happeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Let's just hope we sell something now.

I also made a faux wrap skirt out of the pink stripy material:

(yes, I need a thong)

(obligatory "I am a sexy model" shot)

I may never be daring enough to wear this skirt in public.  But after today, who knows?

I'll wear the dress over and over and over again, though.  This is my new goodluck charm.

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2006 03:45:56 PM »

 that is a very cool dress. i like the contrasting fabrics and the cut of it. good job!

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2006 03:49:35 PM »

The skirt is definitely beach or pool worthy!?!?!  No worries there.  Considereing what I see when I commune with the rest of the world, you have nothing to worry about if you decided to wear the skirt.  Both of your projects are great.  Congratulations on the new prospect.
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2006 03:56:23 PM »

Where's the fabric from? SOOOO Cute, nice work!

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2006 04:21:57 PM »

OMIGOODNESS CONGRATULATIONS!!!  That is so exciting, I was a bit jealous when you said you could sew at work when it was slow, but now I am really jealous that you get to make money on this!  You are so lucky!
& the dress & skirt look great too!

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2006 04:57:53 PM »

ZOMG! You win at life! Fabulous job at everything. I'm going to have to copy your skirt. That's just too nifty not to.

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2006 05:08:17 PM »

Thanks guys!  I feel like I just won Project Runway - this is immense validation for someone who could barely sew in a straight line last year.

The fabric is from Jo-Anns, actually.  I've been slowly working my way through their stretch knits, and this is my favorite so far.  And for anyone who does want to do the faux wrap skirt, cut out a big ol' half-circle of stretchy fabric and wrap it around yourself until it overlaps the way you like.  Then sew the top together (I folded mine over for a more finished look), and add elastic if you need to and as many buttons as you like.  Voila - you have skirt!

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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2006 06:00:30 PM »

With your skirt, if you twist it around your body slightly, you might feel more comfortable wearing it in public, ie, move where the major gap is to over one of your legs.  The skirt will still be sexy and beautiful, but you might feel a little more 'covered'.  Grin
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2006 06:34:38 PM »

Those are so cute! So I had to look at that blue fabric for the longest time before I figured out where I had seen it before:

I posted this a few weeks ago, but I must say I like what you did with the fabric much more. I got mine at Joann's too!

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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2006 06:48:08 PM »

Isn't it wonderful that the same fabric can be used differently?  I love both of the blue stripey dresses!!

Congrats izzybella on making a positive impression with your creations!!  The skirt is sexy and not nearly as skimpy and showy as some of the things I have seen!!  Hope you continue to create--much success to you!

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