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« on: June 13, 2008 12:12:23 PM »

So, I finished this a while go but never got around to taking pictures of it.
Not much more to say- I just wanted a simple dress for warm summer-days. Got the inspiration from a dress I saw online once.

Opinions? (constructive critisism appriciated)


I really hope these simple sketches will make sense, I'm trusting you guys to figure out the things I didn't write here =) Also excuse the crappy quality of pictures, but I don't have photoshop on this computer, and no scanner =)

These are the different parts needed:

The skirt:

1. Cut a square of approppiate size (I made mine 130 cm wide)
2. Fold in half
3. Fold in half again and cut away the corner to make a circle (red line). X in the equation will be the meassure around your waist.
4. Finished result.

The Waist:

1. Cut a long piece of fabric, 40% bigger than your actual waist-size, as wide as you wish the waist to be (add some since the finished result might have narrowed the width a tad)
2. Sew elastic ribbon-thingies to the waist using a zigzag.
3. when having sewn the entire lengt- pull the ribbon (you did fasten it well from the start, right?) untill fully stretched then fasten by that end too. Repeat step 2 & 3 for more lines aproxomatley 1,5-2 cm apart.
4. Sew the waist together to form the waist

The Upper Part:

1. Cut pieces of appropiate size to fit you. I cut simple squares, then just folded down where I wanted to make the shape.
2. Sew together. Not that in the end the lower line will be sewn on to the stretchy waist which means that it doesn't matter now if it's quite wide (the x-line) at this state.

The shoulder-straps:

1. Cut 2 pieces 3 times as wide as you want the actual should-straps and as long as you need them ( + some extra centimeters of course).
2. Fold in halv and sew along the red line.
3. Turn inside out...
4. ... to form a tube.

Now, return to the first picture and simply sew everything together.

Don't forget to to hem or zigzag the edges where needed =)

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2008 12:22:11 PM »

it is beautiful ! I totally love the skirt part.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008 01:32:59 PM »

Its gorgeous! Im in love with the skirt part.

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2008 01:34:53 PM »

Very pretty and it looks good on you too!

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2008 01:53:56 PM »

thank you =)

and fa-show and bellysophy: it was the skirt-part I fell in love with too when I saw the pic I took the inspiration from =) and it's so dead easy- just a big sqaure with a hole in the middle ^^ Can't get much easier than that.

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2008 02:39:41 PM »

love, love, love the skirt, well the whole dress too.  so cute!
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2008 05:57:30 PM »

Wow! I don't usually like normal sundresses but I really like yours. Let me know if you ever do a tutorial.

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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2008 06:16:03 PM »

this is so pretty!! it's so flattering on you and the skirt bottom is beautiful, so summery!!

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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2008 06:25:28 PM »

Great job on this dress! 

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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2008 08:00:43 PM »

Ooh, pretty!  I love the skirt.  Is it shirred at the waist?

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