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« on: March 06, 2008 01:56:46 PM »

So i made this pattern New Look 6722 view B.  I am having mixed feelings on it. I like it somewhat.. but I think the skirt part is too wide--I feel like it should be a maternity dress... : /

Should I take in the skirt part some?  It also seems kind of plain? Any ideas to spruce it up?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008 02:08:19 PM »

I think that the skirt portion is fine - it hangs nicely against your body so I don't think you need to take it in.

If you think it looks too plain, you could always add some sort of trim to the midsection of the dress???

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008 02:57:01 PM »

I love it! I just paid like $25 for a dress really close to that!!
Mine has a knitted belt kinda thing on the front. That could be really cool on yours to give it a little texture! Maybe a really wide red belt would look awesome too!
honastly though i like it just how it is too.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008 03:20:21 PM »

I think the dress looks okay as is, but there are a couple things that could make it more flattering.  To me, the empire waist dress has to be done really well to avoid the maternity wear look.  There are a couple ways to do that.  One would be to make a wider waistband (maybe about four inches) so that the skirt starts lower on your ribcage, rather than right under the bust.  If you like a skinnier waistband, you could keep the fullness of the skirt by gathering at the back instead of at the front, so the front hangs smoother.  If it were a woven fabric, I'd suggest flat pleats to keep the fullness while making the front neater.

I LOVE the colour of the fabric!  It looks amazing against your skintone!

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008 06:33:58 PM »

thanks everyone...
and thanks for the tips dancedupapillon Smiley I'll have to try those next time~!
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008 08:02:37 PM »

I think that it looks adorable, but I know how you feel about the skirt even though it doesn't look like maternity to me. It is the fault of the fullness caused by gathering -if you change anything about the skirt, I would take it off and replace the gathering with evenly distributed pleats - keeping the fullness at the bottomand smoothing out the fullness that  you do not want. I mostly favor pleats of some sort over gathering any more. You should hear me yelling it at the tv screen during project runway.

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008 08:04:27 PM »

sorry about repeating the pleat idea - also, very nice on fitting the neckline; I always have trouble getting that lay nicely.

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2008 06:56:33 AM »

I would do some embroidery or beading on the band in the middle Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2008 05:03:06 PM »

empire waists are VERY tricky. i see them in a lot of patterns, but honestly, they only look good on the drawings on the envelope.

i think the dress looks great, the skirt looks great and should be full with an empire waist, unless you want it a close fitting dress. i think the dress just needs accessories, like a chunky necklace and a bracelet.
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2008 10:56:54 PM »

I think the dress looks really nice, and I'm not really getting a "maternity" vibe from it at all.  I agree that accessorizing will give it a little more personality -- bold jewelry or a fun scarf and it will be great!  Very nicely done!  Smiley

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