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Topic: first dress.... i did something wrong  (Read 1038 times)
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« on: June 12, 2008 09:46:43 AM »

So I attempted to make my first dress, or more so, my first skirt with matching top .... cept I think I did something wrong, or it just looks wrong or... I need help. Pretty Please.

Its a basic circle skirt with a fitted top.... I made the top piece out of a rectangle and scrunched up the middle, but it wasn't sitting nicely so I added more fabric to the sides and now the fabric is flopping all over the place and I don't know how to get it to be more fitted.

AND does the dress even look okay.. Its reminding me of a bathing suit (And that was not what I was going for :/)

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008 10:28:41 AM »

maybe fold the excess over, and run a sting (of fabric) through it, tying it behind your neck in a halter style?

The only other thing I see is making a dart on the side seams, then one angled under the bust.

If that made any sense at all.. hope I helped!

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2008 02:34:32 PM »

I'm not sure how well this would work, but if I were you, I'd run a strip of some satin ribbon up along the bust and down that line and have it go off of the fabric and tie in a nice bow in the back. Then, you might be able to help that sagging problem.

With the bathing suit problem...I would suggest maybe adding an inside layer of a heavier fabric around the top part, might stiffen it up a little so it doesn't look quite so...swimsuit-like.

Otherwise, this is a very nice dress, better then I've done. I'm still attempting to master making a skirt with the ruffles like yours has. ^^ Congrats on a marvelous dress, and practice makes perfect. Just spiff it up some and don't give up!!!! I see a possible new fashion statement in the makin with this one.
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