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Topic: Dress-A-Day, or The Stupidest Project to Undertake During Finals Week  (Read 8343 times)
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« on: June 15, 2009 09:59:30 PM »

I don't know what I was thinking, but being frustrated by the lack of summer dresses that are flattering on my figure, I decided to solve the problem by making some. Then I decided to make it interesting by challenging myself to make one every day for five days. Unfortunately, I chose to begin this project at the beginning of finals week, right before I graduated from university. Clearly I wasn't paying much attention in Logic.






All fabric was bought at JoAnn's.
I've since bought enough fabric to attept this again with five new dresses(summers here are horribly hot and dry, and I plan to live in these when I get back from England in August) now that I've graduated.

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009 10:09:18 PM »

Gorgeous! I love the fabric for tuesday's dress!

Are they all the same pattern/shape?

Well done! I could never make 5 in 5.. i'd be throwing my sewing machine out the window!

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009 10:29:47 PM »

Thank you!
They're all made from McCall's M4460(a rather nice a-line), though altered since I found the pattern to be weirdly huge on top, and I'm somewhat busty.
My machine(a Bernina) actually ceased to function about halfway through this grand enterprise, and I had to finish on my grandmother's Singer(which I prefer anyway).
I don't know what I was thinking. Two of the dresses are still strapless because I didn't have quite enough time those mornings, hence the shrugs.
Tuesday's dress fabric also came in red, which I'm considering using.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009 11:13:42 PM »

I'm loving these, great work! I'm having a bit more humane pace of at least two items per week, although I'm doing this project for three months or so (it's a summer school project). I'm having a bit of trouble with my given pace also, though, because I'm going to move into a real house and I need to renovate it completely. That's in the future and I'm a bit scared. Wouldn't have signed up for the project if I had thought about that a little more.. Cheesy So yeah, sometimes crafts trump logic. But that's OK: we're crafty girls who can handle it -- and more importantly you've shown that we can make somethin beautiful out of the challenge!!

I'm hoping your finals went well too Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009 11:16:42 PM »

These are awesome, I have the same problem with dresses so I might try and make me some.

By the way I LOVE those shrugs with them, where did you get/make them? I'm always looking for things like that cause I don't like my arms. Wednesdays dress is definitely my favorite. I can't wait to see if you make more!

« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009 11:41:08 PM »

I got the shrugs at Old Navy. I would have bought them in every color if they had them in my size in every color. I hate my arms and prefer to have them constantly covered, as well.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009 03:08:03 AM »

Ooooh, so pretty! I love them all but my favorites are Tuesday and Thursday. I'm also strangely attracted to the Wednesday one, it's so not my style but...there's something charming about it. Smiley

« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009 04:53:37 AM »

How cute are those?!  Shocked
I love all the fabrics, especially the cupcakes, and skull/bandana one!
I hope your finals all went as well as these dresses!

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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2009 05:20:55 AM »

Your fabric choices are so fun!  I can't believe you did a dress a day, it would take me the entire day at least to make one.

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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2009 05:32:17 AM »

love them! with the varied prints, they hardly look like the same pattern. looks great on you!

oh, and the tuesdays' dress print is available in blue as well, but at more "indie" fabric stores rather than joanns.

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