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« on: August 04, 2006 09:19:20 AM »

As some other posters have mentioned, its been in the upper 90s for several days now in NY, and all that asphalt makes it feel much, much worse. I've been protected from it by my subzero office (something's wrong when I have to wear a sweater in a heat wave) but today I had a day off and wanted to make something heat-wave appropriate. Plus, I've really been inspired by all of the halter sundresses I've seen here.

The dress is seersucker in pretty water colors. Nice and cool. I made it sans pattern in about 1.5 hours this am. I cut a midriff band to fit my waist and tapered the ends. Then I just cut two long rectangles and gathered them at the bottom - those are bodice. Just gathered the rest of the material into a full skirt, and voila! Fits me better than a lot of things I've made from patterns Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2006 09:40:51 AM »

That is adorable and I'm impressed you did it without a pattern. I'm thinking of doing that with my failed "Quickie Dress That Anyone Can Make"; it should be easy to convert thanks to your description.

And I had to laugh about your sub-zero office, because I'm wearing a sweater as I type this! 

Cute, cute dress!
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2006 10:44:13 AM »

I like the style of that dress, and I'm not a dress person at all.
ugh, I know what you mean about the heat/ac difference. in toronto it's been incredibly hot for a while too (I'm talkin mid 40's with humidity, celsius) and as soon as you step into a building with air conditioning, you start shivering. it sucks.

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006 11:10:41 AM »

Oooh...v pretty! I've always had a weakness for pretty dresses haha. Good job Smiley
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2006 11:25:45 AM »

fantastic dress...i too am wearing a sweater at the office...even though people outside are frying in the hot hot Phoenix heat!
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2006 01:54:20 PM »

Thanks all! The stripes made the dress even easier - handy cutting guides.

Actually, my office is so bad, that in the afternoons me and my office mate close the door and open a window to let the heat wave IN! I feel so guilty about this because there's a heatwave and there have been blackouts, but its so unbearably cold.
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2006 03:34:41 PM »

i love the back~

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