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solid_silver_cloud
« on: April 04, 2007 02:29:21 PM »

So i made a dress!
I went on 'freecycle' and asked for some sewing stuff, and in return a nice lady gave me lots of patterns and this fabric.
I made it for a ball i was organising (my sister took the photos)


(i don't know why this one is brown...)


it had a bodice and everything!!

the skirt was gatherred, and so were the straps - a little.
I appologise for my piggy-tales and my face  Wink

The pattern told me to use interfacing, so i did, but it was 'medium' and made it go all stiff, and i tried to cut it out but i couldn't really - i was too scared. So at the top, under the armpits, it kind of sticks out rather like a tulip would. I tried to get a photo, but it didn't work:


Apart form that it came out suprisingly well.

Apart from i kind of 'missed' when i was cutting the hem and snipped a big triangle in my fabric, but i ziq-zagged it with some red thread and it was fine - you can't see it.

I hope you like it! I'm really proud!
If you don't, or you have ANY suggestions etc PLEASE tell me i really won't get sad or anything.
i'm thinking maybe a sash, or ribbon for the waistline???


thanks for looking!
sarahx

p.s.my mum helped lots with the gathering.
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creepyhugger
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007 02:32:23 PM »

i like it!  it looks very well made and it's very flattering.  there's something about the width of the straps in the back that looks a bit odd, though. 
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solid_silver_cloud
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2007 02:35:56 PM »

thanks Smiley
i couln't work out whether to gather at the back or not, and they ended up quite wide. In the photo i'm standing in an odd position, but i was never very happy with their length/shape/width/anythignaboutthem.
you can also probably see i never finished the top of the zip with a little hook and eye thingy, so it is hanging open!
i only had a week to make it, and i was rushing on friday to finish it off (hence the snipsnip accident!)
x
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Mosquito
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2007 02:36:21 PM »

It's beautiful! And so impressive for your first. I like the back, the wide straps are so unusual and pretty.
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solid_silver_cloud
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2007 02:38:21 PM »

thank you!
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mushter
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2007 07:12:37 PM »

Great job on that dress.  I don't think I would add a ribbon.
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frozen_peas
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2007 07:29:15 PM »

I also thought the wide straps were unusual in a good way. I don't really know why, but they add something to an otherwise simple dress. All in all, very cute. Great job.
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xcrunnergirl
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2007 08:22:09 PM »

What an adorable dress! It looks really comfortable and perfect for springtime, too. I like the straps because they are cute and yet still allow for discrete bra-wearage. Wink May I ask which pattern you used?
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2007 09:13:15 PM »

that dress is adorable! you look so cute. great job!
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looah77
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2007 10:09:56 PM »

that is SO cute, congrats
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