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« on: September 23, 2009 04:26:57 AM »

I made this dress for Rosh Hashanna last week and was more or less pleased with how it turned out. It is my first somewhat complicated sewing project in ten years. I did make one dress when i was 14 but I had a lot of help from a seamstress aunt.  This one I made without a pattern in about a day and a half. I sort of wish I'd made a few things differently so it's not so boob exposing etc, but what can ya do. I forgot a picture of the back of the dress which goes into a pretty deep v with sort of twisted fabric at the bottom of the V. The material cost about 4 dollars for two meters.

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009 04:39:00 AM »

I really like the shape of the dress. It falls well.

For the top being too low for your liking, why don't you add a piece of lace or fabirc across the top? I like the look of it and you would be a little more covered.

NIce job!
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009 05:10:08 AM »

thank you! Only prob with fabric on top is that it's a wrap dress. Also not really sure what fabric would look good with it. I guess I could put a sort of bra tank thing on top so lace would show through. I'll try a few things out.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009 05:56:20 AM »

That's a very pretty dress and it looks lovely with your hair color.

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009 06:00:19 AM »

That colour suits you so well, and the fall of that dress is perfect on you. Smiley

And I agree with schnerby. As far as it being a wrap dress, you could try attatching the lace on one side, and having a little press snap on the other side.

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009 06:26:44 AM »

very pretty! if you're really worried about the excess boob-age try wearing a lacy Cami underneath. That would be pretty.
The dress is so elegant and flowing. I love the pattern as well. Great job!
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2009 06:50:26 AM »

beautiful dress looks great on you Cheesy
i often use velcro over  the bit thats most revealing to attach material to but depends on the weight of the fabric.
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009 07:03:28 AM »

Really pretty Tongue I love the print/color...it looks really nice on you too!  Maybe you could wear a little lace cami underneath?

« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009 07:04:24 AM »

That's so cute. Good job for not having a pattern. And for the boob thing, you can either make or buy a camisol-like cover that attaches to your bra, so you wouldn't have to worry about attaching it to you dress.
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2009 07:16:03 AM »

you could still add the lace bit to the top even though it is a wrap dress. Sew it to one side, and on the opposite side, add 2 or 3 buttons to close.

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