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Topic: Jumper-Dress. It's Big. (First post, picture chunky)  (Read 2745 times)
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« on: February 03, 2009 01:51:13 PM »

I've been lurking about this site for a long time. Finally decided to get an account, finally decided to start commenting. Now it's finally time to post some of my own projects!

Dorms are very limited in their crafting-supporting-ness. No room to spread out, few outlets to plug stuff into, silly dorm saftey rules (No spider lamps, but my iron is allowed? What?). I have six extention cords, two power strips, and no roommate, all for the sake of crafts. But still, so little time!

Dorm room aside, I've been working on a dress on and off for a while now. I used McCall's 5703. A quick word about the pattern: It has waaay too much ease in the bodice. Like, four+ inches when you cut the pattern to size. I always cut the bust a bit bigger as I'm between sizes, but doing that on this dress resulted in about 5 or six inches I could do without! I think I would have still felt comfortable in the dress if I went down two or even three sizes. It's not hemmed yet, haven't decieded how long I want it

The bust is pleated, as is the back.

My favorite part! Check out that invisible zipper! I've never done one before and it turned out great! You can also see the back pleating

I thought I might be able to make it look less like a sack with a belt. What do you think? I would probably get a black one though.

Just for kicks: the tote bag I made last week. Perfect size for binders and little pocket in front the perfect size for a novel(can you find it?).

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009 02:30:56 PM »

The dress is totally cute and I love it with the belt. I used to hate those kinds of dresses before I discovered the world of belts!  I love how well you matched the pattern on the bag for the pockets too!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009 02:34:08 PM »

Very cute! I do think the belt adds some more shape to it- I love the zipper job, kudos!  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009 02:44:50 PM »

I wouldn't wear it without the belt (but I just don't like to wear things that have that shape). With a belt, I think it looks really cute. A black belt would look nice, but I kinda like the contrast  between the green and the light brown.

great color choice, and you pleats and zipper look great!


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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009 03:41:57 PM »

wow, that dress makes you look really tall! i say a definite yes to a belt, gives it some shape and looks really cute

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009 04:04:09 PM »

It looks so cute with a belt. It doesn't even look too big when you have a belt on with it. You did a good job.

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009 04:07:02 PM »

That is so adorable! I'd definitely wear it with a belt. Sucks that the pattern ran so big though.

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009 03:22:14 AM »

i love it! and it looks great with the brown belt. annoying that it came out too big, but with the belt looks really stylish PLUS because the waist is commanded by a belt, you can adjust it for when you're having a fat day. which for me is a regular occurence!

also....high five for invisible zips!  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2009 11:57:50 AM »

This is such an adorable dress! It is quite versatile- great fabric choice. I am amazed with the pleats and the zipper! Just find a way to fill out the top and it will be perfect  Tongue
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