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« on: January 11, 2009 07:35:38 PM »

So, I dubbed this the 'At Least in My Mind Dress' because I bought the Simplicity 3673 pattern with the intention of making view C and being awesome and retro.

Instead, I used this zig-zaggy knit fabric I bought on sale at JoAnn's even though the pattern recommends using wovens.

The fabric reminded me of Missoni. I thought it'd be cool and chic.

I like it best with a belt.

Closeup of bust. They recommended using wovens for a reason. It was hell trying to make darts with that stretchy fabric. Sorry it's so shiny, trust me though, they're weird looking. And the belt loops are stretching out already.

I didn't have to hem it though, the fabric already had this nice lace-ish stuff around the edge.

Cute? Tacky as I think it is in retrospect? Comments? Critiscism?

I'm going to use the leftover fabric to fulfill the original purpose of this fabric, and I plan on making view C and redoing view B as soon as I get a good deal on 6-7 yards of black fabric. Let's call this one practice.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009 07:42:06 PM »

I like it and I like that you used a different fabric then what they said! Have to try different things right? 
  I love the belt on that.. looks great.   This looks like a great all purpose pattern! 
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009 08:39:41 PM »

Your dress is a cutie!!! The color looks fab on you!
I made this pattern but a different view..I was very please how it sew up easily...

« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009 01:35:21 PM »

I like it, actually. Although you say you messed up some things, overall, it looks like it fits well, and the colors and print are super! Cute pattern too!
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009 06:53:55 PM »

I think it looks fantastic!  Especially with the belt.  It helps that I've lusted after this pattern, too.  It'd look snazzy with a black jacket and heels.  Or use a white belt and a sunhat, and rock the Jackie-O look.  Or the Michelle-O, to be more current!  (Gotta love those ladies with classic style.)

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009 01:28:28 PM »

I think your modification is better than the original!  (I'm not a big fan of long gray jumper-dresses - they make me think of pregnancy or something). Your pink fabric is way cute and the dress looks very modern and chic.  Good job! 
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009 01:56:44 PM »

So cute!!  I love that pattern *mental note to get it next time I'm at the fabric store* and I LOVE the print.  I was thinking, for the sagging belt loops, maybe you could reinforce with interfacing so that part wouldn't stretch?

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2009 02:28:58 PM »

You made it, looks like you're rocking it, so mission accomplished. You can always try it with a different fabric and have a different effect. I don't think that fabric looks very '50's, but it looks cute, so who cares?

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2009 06:56:17 PM »

I have this pattern and I'm waiting to do views A and B in a wool plaid.  Actually, a couple different plaids.  I'm glad to see that it fits a real person Smiley, since I have to make my bodices longer and accommodate bigger boobs than any of the models they use in the pictures.

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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2009 08:18:41 PM »

I have this pattern but can't pick a fabric I want. I think yours is cute, even if it is too stretchy.

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