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« on: January 13, 2010 12:21:35 AM »

Late one evening, I had an idea to make a different type of dress than I usually do...a shift with an elastic waist!  I thought this a marvelous idea, and started off at once.  Unfortunately for me, my light and airy shift turned out more like a potato-sack, so I took it apart and decided to make it into a skirt.  Well, turns out as a high waisted skirt, it was scandalously too short...so I added a scalloped hem!  I found the tutorial to do a scalloped hem through xxboheme's link to Vain and Vapid's blog at: http://vainandvapid.blogspot.com/2008/10/scalloped-edge-tutorial.html 
Well, the skirt was done but it was still missing something...I wanted to make it into a dress, but still liked the feel of a skirt...aha! A jumper.  Perfect compromise.  Except...it's no longer a different type of dress, but pretty much the exact same as everything else I make.  lol...well, if it ain't broke...

Technical stuff:  This dress is made out of a cotton, with huge awesome inseam pockets, and an invisible zip in the back.  As I didn't really factor in breathing room, this dress is a bit snug, haha. 

Question:  After I made it, I found that it turned out being much more poofy than I had expected.  Does it look too Alice in Wonderland/fairy tale for regular day?  Maybe it's just me, but the jumper style, plus the light blue color, plus the scalloped hem, plus the poofyness, it all just reads Alice to me.  Opinions?


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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010 03:30:31 AM »

I think it looks great!! It doesn't look Alice in Wonderland-ish but I reckon if you got all dressed up it would make a great costume, and as for the hem, if it was straight it would look a little too plain.
I can't pick out anything I don't like about it, and it really suits you  Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010 03:37:18 AM »

nope I think it would be perfect for day to day wear Smiley


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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010 04:09:08 AM »

i love it. but i love alice in wonderland, so i'm biased Wink

it's perfect for everyday, and you look great in it

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010 04:27:43 AM »

I love it! Its pretty nifty and if you dress it up, totally Alice, but as for every day totally chill for that too! (I love using slang of this era, totally makes me giggle "chill" mwahahaha)

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010 08:40:26 AM »

Thanks for all the kind words everyone!  Smiley  I am glad the common consensus is that I can wear it out in public...I'm excited to wear it today! 

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010 11:00:36 AM »

I think the scalloped edges look very nice, and it fits in with the sweet but not too sweet attitude. I like all of your jumpers a lot. Also I think it's interesting the way you negotiate the front straps around your chest. It's something that's always given me pause in my own sewing/dressing. Nice work!

« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2010 03:42:39 PM »

It does seem kind of Alice-esque to me, but I absolutely love it!
It looks great.

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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2010 05:44:07 PM »

This is adorable (and so are you!). The scalloped hem is a perfect touch!

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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2010 07:54:12 PM »

I like it! I think that it could easily look to "Alice-y" if you were to dress it with girly accents, or cute jewelry. But you can totally work it with the right shoes and stuff.

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