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Topic: Holiday dress! - navy; plaid; snowflakes.  (Read 5801 times)
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« on: December 27, 2008 12:53:26 PM »

Ah, a dress for the season. Well.. we didn't get any snow so I guess this sort of makes up for it (with the snowflakes and all). I wanted something to wear to the Christmas eve party that our family always has so I decided on a dress with this fabric. I worked on this the day before and finished the hems the next morning. I am very happy with it, and I got many compliments! :'D
It's a navy color with silver, plaid like stripes, as well as silvery snowflakes. :]
I made my own "pattern" (I say this with quotations because it's not a complete/professional type of pattern. I just made the shapes for the top from paper to make it easier). This was also my first dress with sleeves! I'm actually quite proud of them, though I think they could have been a bit better. I think I need a proper pattern for them at least.
The yoke was made using the underside of the fabric and it has a polka-dotted mesh type material on top. I thought it added to the "snowy" effect. XD
I stitched some elastic along the bottom of the dress to get it to look a bit bubbly and frilly! I love it. I also put a zipper in the back because the fabric doesn't have any stretch to it, but really, it was pointless. Since there's elastic under the bust, I'm able to just throw it over my head. I went through all that trouble for nothing (I do hate zippers because they give me grief. I have yet to get myself a zipper foot. Perhaps once I do I won't dislike them so much).
Ah well, enough blabbing. I talk to much! On to the pictures! Finally some better quality ones (though one is a bit blurry) from my sister's digital camera. These were taken Christmas eve. :]
Oh gosh, do I ever shuddup? XD Pictures:

Thanks for looking, and I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday. I did! :'D
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2008 01:11:34 PM »

cute! i love the cut of the dress!
very festive!  Grin


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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2008 04:28:09 PM »

That dress is SO adorable! Awesome job!

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2008 10:04:18 PM »

I love this! It is so cute. You really did a great  job. The fabric choice was perfect for a holiday dress and I love the design you came up with.

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2008 05:47:33 AM »

i really love this! it's adorable and festive and not overly christmasy and awesome, LOVE the frillyness at the bottom.

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2008 07:12:12 AM »

Very cute...I adore snowflakes.

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008 09:42:41 AM »

I just love the style of the dress and the fabrics. I can't get over how cute it is! The bit of elastic at the hem was a genius decision. It looks fabulous. Smiley
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008 11:45:35 AM »

This dress is really cool! I love that it looks like a tube dress with a tshirt worn underneath, so cool! I think dresses with sleeves worn on special occasions are unique! If I were you, I'd wear this dress all year round!

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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2008 12:01:11 PM »

that is adorable!
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008 06:38:47 AM »

ah that is simply adorable. it's a brilliant cut, especially in the shoulder/chest region. very nice!
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