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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2008 02:07:23 PM »

That's an amazing transformation!  Maybe if you swapped out the buttons for black or red it'd put it over the top?

ooh, i didn't think of that. black buttons would be PERFECT!!!

I love it! Perhaps if you added a belt at the high waist it might add that certain something you're looking for? I'm picturing a sort of wide red patent leather look.

i like the idea of a belt, but i'm a little concerned that it will cover the piping or compete with it. unless the belt should just replace the piping entirely... eh, i'm no good at accessorizing Huh

I LOVE the shirt recon.  But, I would venture that you might be put out by the length of the skirt.  Traditionally (and the bow neck makes it feel more retro), the high waist skirt has a long slim silhouette that went down to the knees to balance you out at the bottom.  Could that be it?  A longer hem maybe?  It would need an cool slit in the back though.

that's funny you said that, because i was thinking the whole thing should be shorter! Cheesy it does *almost* come down to my knees (well, i'm a little shorty). but i couldn't do a slit because it would mess up the silhouette of the dress, i think, since it's so stretchy and fitted. but i will keep that in mind for my next one - i have a huge stack of these shirts.

i really like this.. the red binding really brought the two parts together
how do you manage to sew a stretchy fabric to non stretchy and NOT end up with a totally wavy seam (do you know what i mean?)

i just stretched the stretchy fabric as i sewed it on the non-stretchy. and use a serger! sergers make everrrrything better  Grin

thank you for the comments and suggestions, everyone!!

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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2008 07:23:58 PM »

Holy cow!  Mad props for this amazingly cool dress!

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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2008 08:59:44 PM »

I think you did a fabulous job with this!  My accessory suggestion would be a pair of sexy high heels, a girl can NEVER go wrong with high heels. 
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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2008 05:09:09 AM »

very hot recon, it looks fabulous on you.

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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2008 06:09:41 AM »

very very cute. well done! Smiley
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2008 08:08:43 AM »

very cute. i would love to have something like that to wear to work
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2008 10:28:33 AM »

Great use of resources
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2008 04:06:51 PM »

love it ! oh to chop and sew like you, Cheesy Grin really love all your stuff Smiley
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2008 04:16:19 PM »

after reading the original post and coming to my own conclusions, i read all the responses and other craftster's already said what i was thinking! so i'm gonna second a couple of the suggestions: changing the blouse buttons and wearing a wide red waist belt. yes, it would cover the piping, but i think it would pull it all together Undecided 

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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2008 02:18:31 AM »

it's super amazing as it is already. i love it!
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