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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2005 11:26:47 PM »

just thought I'd add.. I had some free time and took a few image captures from the video, in case it'll help some..

I really wanna see you make this dress.. it's definately gorgeous.



you can see the top a little better in that one.. I think I got more too.



this one shows the skirt layers a little better.. I just noticed there's some gathering on the bottom edge of the black layer of the skirt, and this shows it a bit.


this isn't particularly excellent, but it does show that there's a slit in the black layer that goes all the way up to the belt.



this one shows the general shape of the skirt.. it's a lot longer in the back than the front

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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2005 07:57:32 AM »

Thank you for all of your help. Definately getting started on this dress just as soon as my exams are finished! Have had a few ideas in the way of modifying the original dress, and I'm drawing up a few ideas at the moment. Can't wait to get started!
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2005 03:17:54 PM »

well awesome Smiley keep us updated! I can't wait to see how it turns out.
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2005 03:57:09 PM »

I stumbled upon this post while looking for my own ideas to make this dress, and seeing this, I tihnk I've pretty much got everything I need now Smiley The only thing missing is material....
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2005 05:59:56 PM »

I've been considering making this dress for a while.. sorry if I'm so constant with my replies.. I wanna make a pretty accurate replica of it.. just because I love the dress the way it is.. and yeah. I'm a dweeb like that.

The fabric doesn't seem to have a lot of sheen to it. I would honestly guess that the black at least is cotton, or something not exceptionally shiny.
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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2005 08:22:27 AM »

I haven't looked into fabric yet, but I'm not convinced that it's cotton, and if it was I don't think that cotton is something I would like to work with, I find it to be very thin. The bodice and the first skirt would have to be lined because of this.

That's just my opinion. I was thinking of using taffeta, but I won't know for sure until I can see what limited supply the shops around here have.

I don't plan on making an exact replica of the dress, I like to change things a little.

Perhaps if so many people are keen on making this dress we should start a sewalong? Still haven't finished my exams though so I'm gonna have to wait a couple more weeks before I can start.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2005 11:55:25 AM »

really? I've never ever had problems with it being see-through. Granted I've never used anything that's light colored, I've never had problems with it.
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2005 06:41:07 AM »

I saw a pattern at one of the thrift stores yesterday that I almost bought just to offer up to you gals.  It was an 80's battern with a corset-like, dropped waist bodice and a pencil under-skirt, with an over skirt that is all ruffly and assymetrical.  It really looked like the perfect starting point for this dress.  If I recall, it was a size 8, and I think it was McCalls, though it might have been Vogue.  If anyone's interested, I can see about picking it up.  It was very pretty, if only I could fit into something like that.
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2005 10:28:56 PM »

i just found this post and i am so happy! i wanted to make a dress like this ever since i saw the video, and this post has answered pretty much all of my questions. but has anyone actually started to make the dress? and if so do you think that someone like me with limited sewing ability (i can make handbags and that's about it) would have an insanely hard time making a dress like this? i have a pretty amazing mom who can sew just about anything if i need help... but what do you think?
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2005 11:00:25 PM »

I don't think you'd have a difficult time making it Femboost, it's not an overly complicated pattern, nor is the whole concept of making the skirt. The worst part of it would probably be the time involved.

I honestly think you could get through it with minimal help. I think sewing handbags is more difficult than clothing though.

Don't stress about it not turning out exactly like the video, it'd be pretty hard to get it exactly the same.. butyou can sure as hell come close Smiley

I'm working on getting the fabric together for this.. I think I'll make a black and purple version though.. ^_^
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