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« on: January 18, 2008 11:17:35 AM »

So, I found this amazing fabric at a craft sale and have been itching to make something with it.  I have been dreaming about this pattern for a while - does anyone else do this?  I get an image in my mind and then I think about all the steps, all that could go wrong, and I plan it out in my head - until I can't stand it any more and I have to make it.  I really shouldn't have made this yet because this would be perfect fabric to make a dress for my cousin.. but I couldn't help it.  oops!

C'est voila:

POCKETS (secret)!

Faces on the fabric:

Close up of the mini-ruffle.

My favorite part (and my mother's least favorite) - the bright blue zipper!


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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008 11:23:39 AM »

Awesome!  I like the zipper too -- otherwise it might end up being a little too precious.  Did you use a pattern and if so, which one? 
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008 11:30:53 AM »

I like the faces on the fabric... it's different than what you see on most fabrics. I know how you feel, what with imagining how to make or sew something... I do it all the time. I draw little designs and everything. Getting back to you, though, I really do like your dress. The zipper is a good contrast. Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008 11:48:45 AM »

oh dude i am a superduper fan of contrast stitching, zippers, binding, the whole nine yards - love this dress!

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008 11:48:53 AM »

Pretty dress!  I like the fabric.  Great job.

« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008 01:10:49 PM »

I love the fabric. I think the zipper is great. Good job!

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008 01:37:19 PM »

that is so awesome!

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008 01:38:04 PM »

Okay, I'm old, I don't care for the contrasting zipper either.  Did you have to put boning in the back of the bodice?

« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008 01:46:00 PM »

trs beaux! Super duper! J'aime ta robe, c'est unique! peut-tu prendre le pattern? Jusque en gnral; quel les morceaux regardent similaire...

Okay, so my french leaves something to be desired, but, basically:

Very beautiful! Super duper! I love the dress, it's so different! Could you post a pattern? Just in general; what the pieces look like.

Ah, I just love to design and the fabric choice, very nice

« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008 02:37:28 PM »

I dislike store-bought patterns, so I drafted my own pattern for this one - actually it's a pattern that I made and have used on a lot of other dresses, all I did is change the neck line.

The first two pieces are the front pieces (cut two of each), and they are very tricky because you have to line up two opposite curves (lots of pins) and sew it (I use a quarter inch seam to reduce unwanted gathers).  The back piece is pretty much a rectangle with a little extra triangle added at the side.  On the dress I added the triangle seperately because I realized that the dress was not wide enough.

The bottom of the dress is just rectangular panels measured to be twice their normal width and then gathered to the right width (+ pockets).

I hope that helped!

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