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Topic: my first dress!! [IMG HEAVY!]  (Read 2230 times)
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« on: May 30, 2008 06:31:50 PM »


okay. so I saw the tutorials people have posted for the infinity dress and decided that I absolutely NEEDED one. however, I wanted to put a formal twist on it. so I bought 2 yards of this really pretty stretch knit that has a bit of a glimmer to it and went to town.

I basically measured my underbust and my hips because what I ended up doing is creating a tube skirt for under the straps. [error: of course, I cut against the stretch, not with it, so it's really really clingy. maybe this isn't such a big error... ] then I cut the straps [45" or so long, and even thinking about it I may cut them shorter] and attached them to the top of the dress. I hemmed one side of each strap to make it look more "glam" and I hemmed the bottom with a dec. stitch, too. the dress is a really pretty royal blue, and the thread I used is a silk gold.

so without further ado.... the pictures!

the dress long

me modeling the obscenely long straps and not sure what to do with them!!

I tried a tube dress....

and a neat little criss cross in the back [I think I like this one better]

bottom hem

detail on the straps and the dress coming together

Cheesy hope you guys enjoy it!!!!! pleaseeee criticisms are good

~~ jen ~~

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008 07:10:37 PM »

nicely done! reminds me of the one on american apparel Cheesy the color is lovely on you XP

is it just me or does the front chest part look a bit wrinkly from the side when your straps are tied around the neck? but i love the flower knot thing it makes =D

great job, especially for a first dress Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008 08:07:29 PM »

very cool. i like how you fancied it up a bit. the tube skirt (vs the circle skirt) makes such a difference.  just bought more knit so maybe i'll give it a go Smiley

« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008 08:27:19 PM »

Love the color!
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008 08:42:03 PM »

i really need to try this dress, but i'm scared to go bra-less  Tongue
maybe i can come up with a bra-allowing type of tie.
great job Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008 10:41:34 AM »

thanks guys!!  Grin

yeah, the tube top didn't work out so well. that's okay, as i don't like tube dresses so much, but i thought i'd give it a go  Wink  oh well!!

~~ jen ~~

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