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« on: July 25, 2010 12:59:02 AM »

This is the dress I made my friend for Greazefest next weekend. I haven't finished mine yet, eep! Anyway, my friend saw this dress online http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/evelyn-dress-red-blue-rose.html and really loved the style but not the colours and since she has very... unique proportions I made her this custom outfit.

I used a few bits of some basic patterns I had in my collection but most of it I just made up as I went along and had a few fittings to make sure it was all good.

The bust is gathered along the front panel and I just attached a circle skirt to the bodice. In the photos I have a pre-bought underskirt for fullness.

I'm so happy with how the cropped jacket turned out, it looks adorable!

I guess it's not strictly a finished project because it's not hemmed in the pics! I got wondering though, everyone seems to have an opinion on how to hem circle skirts. How does everyone like to do theirs? Any comments or tips are more than welcome Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010 02:30:57 AM »

Beautiful dress!  The fabric is gorgeous.  The jacket  is perfect with it. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010 05:53:28 AM »

very nice!

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010 06:05:06 AM »

I just made my very first dress last week...I think this is the new dress I want now. Tongue

Actually, I'm a bit rotten at the dress making so far but this is beautiful...I love it so much.

Also...pinupgirl clothing is a lovely site too!  I'm hankering for a new Vivien of Holloway dress next weekend.

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010 06:09:04 AM »

This is fantastically gorgeaous! I love everything about it! As for the hem, I think it's too dressy for a bias tape, so I'd go hand blind-stitch, easing in the fullness as you go, checking frequently with your seam guage.

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010 09:36:43 AM »

WOW! This looks just like the o.g.!! Cheesy Cheesy Tooooo cute. -x-

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2010 11:31:04 AM »

Awww, such a pritty dress, well done xx
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2010 02:18:37 PM »

Great dress!   Your colours are so much nicer than the original!

for the hem, you could do something like this tutorial here:
I usually hem my circle skirts in that manner, but I just use my regular sewing foot througout the whole process.
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2010 05:05:23 PM »

Oooh, what a lovely dress! The fabric is gorgeous. As for hemming circle skirts, I usually just fold over the edge, pin, and wing sewing it. But, I am also not much of a perfectionist when it comes to hemming  Undecided

« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2010 06:07:50 PM »

If you are lucky enough to have a serger, serge the edge, turn under and stitch. eeeeeasiest way to do it ever, and looks quite nice. If not, i agree, turn it once, press, turn it again. extra step, but is also a neat finish.

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