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« on: May 21, 2010 10:38:01 PM »

Golden rule reinforced while making this dress: do NOT sew while tired!! What a week of disasters!

Cut out the pattern (New Look 6723)  - good
Sew front/back to side pieces - bad
Unpick and re-sew - good
Cut lining - wrong (waste of lots of fabric)
Sew lining front/back to side pieces - bad
Unpick and re-sew - good
Sew lining to outside fabric - bad
Unpick and re-sew - good
Sew skirt to bodice - good
Try dress on dressform - good
Notice skirt is see-through - bad
Buy more fabric for lining - bad
Unpick skirt, attach lining - good
Re-attach skirt to bodice - good
Sew zip - wonky but good
sew hem - good
Try dress - Finally PERFECT!!!

I would love to hear everyones comments, I showed a few friends and the response was less than complimentary. I love it though, it feels so summery. So middle fingers up to my friends - I'm wearing it anyway!!
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010 10:53:56 PM »

I think it looks great. I love the fabric and the cut of the dress. I had to laugh at your run-down of sewing it, it sounds much like my own disasters. It turned out awesome so tell your friends their just jealous, it looks great and you look great in it and you made it yourself so it's even better! Anyone can go and buy a dress, but to make one is a whole different ball game. Smiley Good job.

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010 11:07:05 PM »

Well, I think it is lovely. I love the colors on you, and the skirt length is great to show off your legs! If you wanted to dress it up a bit, a wide black belt would look gorgeous with it!

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2010 12:10:19 AM »

Let me tell you straight.  The trials you went through were a total PITA but absolutely 100% worth it.  this is beautiful.  I think your statement said it best "PERFECT" a second middle finger to your "friends" from me.

« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010 02:03:53 AM »

I think it's really cute.  Grin I really like the fabric and the shape of it. Don't listen to your friends, haha.

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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010 03:55:39 AM »

Wow, what a hard time you had! But I think it was worth it, the dress looks great and better yet, it looks great on you! It's a shame that your friends didn't receive it well...they're probably just jealous. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2010 06:17:27 AM »

If you love it, you should wear it because that's all that matters. I like it a lot - I am completely in love with that print.

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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2010 06:21:45 AM »

Oooh! I LOVE it! Not everyone could pull that print off, but both that gorgeous orange and the cut of the dress look GREAT on you! You should definitely be proud! I second the suggestion of whoever said a belt might be fun too.  I wish I had your dress-making skills and I bet your friends do too  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010 06:31:54 AM »

wtf?! were they jealous? cos i think it's great, AND you look good in it.
i would have given up around step 1.5 or 2, so good marks for bravery, too.

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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2010 07:38:54 AM »

What Shocked Your friends don't like?  They are crazy.  It looks great on, and I love the fabric.  I love it with the pumps, but could totally see this with some strappy sandals!  Looks awesome, and you look great wearing it!  I agree with Nataluna, they have to be jealous.

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