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Topic: my amazing 'Oh no it's gone pear-shaped!' dress (w piccies)  (Read 7089 times)
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« on: September 28, 2008 06:37:01 AM »

Hi there everyone!
I was looking around craftster and just when i was starting to feel overwhelmingly impressed by all the amazing, cool and wonderfull things you all are making i realised there is no beter cure for the 'damn i'll never be as creative/crafty/meticulous as these people'-feeling than showing something i made myself! The fabric i bought at a gardening center (?) and it was one of the few times i bought new fabric but i think you understand why if you see it (:

I used burdastyle pattern Zoe, but modified it because in its original state it reminded me more of a bag than the flashing 60s dress it was supposed to be. So i added fake princess seams in front, and i also added the blue hem, and replaced the 20 cm zipper for a 40 cm one so i could get in/out the dress after i made it formfitting.

As you can see i didn't watch the pattern of the fabric when cutting the pieces. I have learned my lesson and next time i will be a good girl and measure so it will look more professional...

I am pretty pleased with the form-fitting i did!

I hope you will excuse the bruised knees, i love making dresses but i hardly get to wear them because you can't climb or rope walk with a dress on... (no really. it's lethal!)

Ps: i  am not a 100% sure about the hem, i also though about making it more of a tulipskirt shape, with a smaller hem. Opinions?

thanks for reading and happy crafting!

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008 06:46:12 AM »

I love it and it looks great on.... the pears are toooooo cute... the blue you added is just stunning!!!

« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008 06:47:22 AM »

I never thought I'd feel positive about anyone being pear shaped!  Cheesy I love the print! You look great!
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008 07:04:02 AM »

it's adorable!! I love the pear fabric, I think it would be ironic to do a dress with pears on it since I am so very pear shaped, lol. I am amused way too easily. anyway you did an awesome job making it form-fitting and I love love love the blue belt and hem!! great job Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008 07:27:47 AM »

ah wow, i adore this! good job with the form-fittingness.
now, about the tulip shape consideration: a good idea, and would probably look very dashing, but only do it if you really want to - after all, the dress as it is right now is delectable already!
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008 07:50:32 AM »

I think my favorite thing about this dress is the faux belt on it! Great work! I don't think anything needs to be changed.
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008 08:36:59 AM »

I think this is perfect, it's really flattering! I wouldn't change a thing.


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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2008 10:15:31 AM »

I like it, it feels very retro, I think because of the big giant pears.


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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2008 10:30:54 AM »

SOooo cute!  I love the blue with the pear fabric - and great job on the fit.  I really struggle with tailoring, so I'm impressed when others do it well.
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2008 10:41:34 AM »

the fabric is awesome!!
i need to find a gardening store!!!

the fake princess seams are darts? or what? they look great

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