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« on: July 17, 2010 10:38:54 AM »

i need a dress to wear to my sister's rehearsal dinner at the end of august, and thought i'd try to make myself something. i've done a lot of sewing for my daughter, but easy stuff, this dress is the first thing i've made for myself. also the first time i've done princess seams, lined bodice, pleats, invisible zipper...so yeah, lots of firsts. it still needs hemming, and the zipper is a little jacked but yay for a sash that hides that, ha!

it also cost me a total of $3 and change because the fabric was something from my grandmother's stash that was handed own to me Smiley i used new look 6824, 16 for the top (probably should have done 14), 18 for the skirt.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010 11:24:56 AM »

i love the fabric choice and cut of your dress! its very flattering on your figure.  Smiley  i am also going to attempt to make some clothing for myself soon.  its so much less daunting to make clothing for my toddler since fit seems far more forgiving on her figure.  hope my attempt turns out as well as yours!

« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010 12:46:30 PM »

I very much like your dress.  Great job. 

« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010 03:00:31 PM »

So summery!
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010 07:29:18 PM »

thanks! i'm going to hem it to just below my knees i think. it's been a good first dress Smiley
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010 08:28:24 AM »

The pleats look great!  The dress is very ladylike. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010 08:55:44 AM »

Cute! And the fit is easy to fix with princess seams, if you do decide a 14 would have fit better Smiley

Lets all go to Jack Taylor's to celebrate!
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010 11:37:22 AM »

Cute! And the fit is easy to fix with princess seams, if you do decide a 14 would have fit better Smiley

i was trying to figure that out, the bodice is lined and sewn to the skirt part, so i couldn't quite wrap my head around how to take it in without taking it all apart again. although i'm thinking about redoing the skirt part in the back to fix the zipper, so maybe it's a moot point since i can fix the top when i take the bottom off partly...
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