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Topic: Vintage-y Halter Dress - My own pattern!  (Read 1721 times)
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Strangefeldt
« on: March 26, 2010 09:40:14 AM »

I got this book handed down to me from a friend of mine, it's called "Designing Apparel Through The Flat Pattern", and it is freaking amazing. My friend's mom saved it from a bunch of books she found boxed up next to a dumpster behind a big university here.

I just finished my first complete pattern based on the instructions therein, and this is what I came up with. The fabric is new, but the trims and buttons were salvaged from other garments. It has a kind of vintage-y feel to it, and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Front (it doesn't fit perfectly in the bodice, but maybe she'll grow into it?):



Back:



Pocket detail:



Thanks for looking! Constructive criticism always appreciated!
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agirlwrites
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010 11:06:21 AM »

It's very cute. The two pockets with buttons kinda look like a one-eyed smiley face so I think you should maybe outline the entire pocket?

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010 01:46:07 PM »

I think it looks very cute!
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vikingmom
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010 04:45:28 PM »

very cute. I love vintage-y stuff on little girls.
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TeenyBunny
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010 06:15:32 PM »

I think it's absolutly PRECIOUS!! I love halter dresses and that fabric is fabulous! Congrats on making your own pattern!!
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PrincessKell
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2010 02:32:15 AM »

Oh how I love the look of this dress. you did a great job on the pattern if I do say so myself. and I love love love the long halter ties! Those are great. Lace trim at the bottom is so sweet. great fabric choice!
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