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« on: November 10, 2006 08:35:06 AM »

I made this dress for Homecoming last month.  I just adore it! 

Oh, about the title, people kept on saying to me the whole night, "You look like you just stepped out of a black and white movie!"  It's a great comment, since that was the look I was going for, but it gets old after, oh, about 40 times.

Anyway, on to the pictures!

People said it looked great, but then again, they don't sew.  If I could get some comments from some Craftster gods/goddesses, it would be fantastic!

If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2006 08:45:38 AM »

Well, I'm definitely not a God/Goddess, but I love it! You look great! And yes, you do look like you just stepped out of a black and white movie. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2006 08:48:25 AM »

I think it looks beautiful....I bet no one even knew it was hand made till you told them ,,, it looks very pro.

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2006 09:16:56 AM »

The dress is gorgeous! Yup, you do look like you just stepped out of a movie!

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2006 10:16:14 AM »

The dress is beautiful. I can tell that it is very well-made, and you look beautiful in it.

My only critique is that it's not the best style of dress suited to your shape. The cross at the top is so high it accentuates your shoulders. It would be a style better suited for someone who needed to balance big hips. On you, with such a slim frame, I would love to see a dress with a much lower neckline and slimmer shoulders. I hope that doesn't sound mean--you're lucky you can get away with a spaghetti-strapped dress, I certainly can't! But I can understand wanting to do a different style of dress. Maybe if you just moved the neckline lower? I dunno. Anyway, I'm hardly a fashion diva, those are just my thoughts.

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2006 11:18:54 AM »

Thanks everyone!

Sarah -
I noticed that too... about halfway through the dress!  I tried to move the neckline lower, but I already had the facing in.  Do you have any ideas on how to do that?  Oh, and for next year, I want to do Butterick 4792...  It has no shoulders... 

Thanks for all of your great comments and suggestions!

If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.
-Noam Chomsky.
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2006 11:40:12 AM »

i'm glad you didn't go the spaghetti straps, etc route--i think it's cool and very classy when someone can wear a simple, nonrevealing dress and look gorgeous. you did a great job of accenting your natural good looks without looking like you're poured into a skimpy dress, trying to desparately get noticed!

i think your dress looks a little bit big in a couple places, though...maybe that's what looks a bit out of balance? but it does look well-made.

oh, and is it from a pattern, or your own design?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2006 12:46:50 PM »

I used a pattern.  It's Butterick 6582.  I had to take it in and alter it a great deal, though.  It was simple, and the most time-consuming part was the darts.

Looking at the pictures, it does look big in some parts.  When looking in the mirror, though, it fits perfectly.  How odd...

If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.
-Noam Chomsky.
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2006 03:28:30 PM »

Very nice!
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2006 05:44:38 PM »

WOnderful!  very audrey hepburn-ish.  If you knew me, that's the highest of compliments!

I agree w/ it looking big in a couple of places, but your torso is also twisted in those pictures.  I'm thinking that might be it.  If you aren't satisfied though, you could tweak the darts a bit and have it fixed in no time!

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