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« on: February 21, 2008 08:24:41 AM »

 I made a red dress for me to wear for my hunny on Valentines. Technically I got to see him the weekend after though  Roll Eyes.   Anyway, I used Simplicity pattern 4224 and made it strapless. I had the worst time of my life with the elastic that goes in and I didn't get any interfacing. So needless to say, the top is kinda scrunchy and the seams are unraveling, but my husband now knows I REALLY want a serger.

Oh and this is my first clothing project in 9 years! I made a skirt when I was 13....

Onward to pics.

The only shot of me looking good in this dress... Oh, it looked good on me. I just can't take pictures of myself, lol. Sorry for the mess... I'm halfway through cleaning out my crafting closet. It looks like a fabric explosion in that room right now.

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Me testing it out to see what it would look like in red. Hehe.

I will definitely do this dress again... next time with straps and interfacing though... Elastic is the devil.
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008 10:32:17 AM »

elastic is the devil??
i think biastape is the devil!!!!

looks good!

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008 02:55:08 PM »

Very pretty dress.  I haven't dealt with elastic OR bias tape, but I hope holy water will keep them away.  Good luck on your next (strapped) round of dress-making.

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008 06:14:07 PM »

I think its pretty  Cheesy and Im glad you went with the elastic because it adds "something" to the top, does that make sense? lol Anyway, good job!

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008 08:42:29 PM »

Thank you all!

camilaustral - I don't think I've ever had to deal with bias tape. lol. I'll remember it is another spawn of satan though.

« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008 07:54:55 AM »

awww it is true: it's lovely
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