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Topic: "Imma grape" Dress suit to epic-ness (picture overload)  (Read 27579 times)
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« on: February 07, 2011 03:29:12 PM »

HEY! Long time-no post Tongue I guess I'm just too lazy to actually take pictures of the stuff I make unless there's actually a deadline and stuff.  I PROMISE I'm still making stuff! Cheesy  I actually started this dress last Tuesday, worked on it that evening, my snow day Wednesday, and finished it on Saturday.  Enough of my rambling.  Haha no real inspiration for this dress, other than I LOVE the color of this dress and thought it would be so beautiful as a formal dress.  Grin

hehe teaser picture! Cheesy

the WONDERFUL size 12 skirt suit thing that I saw potential in Tongue (as a size 4 I figured I could make *something* work)
Picked it up at the local  thrift store for $6...I thought it was a little pricey, but I couldn't resist the color and print of the jacket!

I can't even explain how simply amazingly easy this corset pattern was to draft (first time ever making a corset and first time ever drafting a legit pattern for something that I can make a million more times).  A few snips and cuts and I was like "wooooah" haha Cheesy

AH! The transformation is complete!  Trying to selvage enough large pieces of fabric from that jacket to make the corset wasn't working...so...

4 hours of detailing was born!  Shocked The front two panels are both pieced together equally and top-stitched to make a purrty "V" pattern down the front  Smiley

another detail shot of the piecing at my hips

and the back...I'm amazed those grommets turned out as normal-looking as the did  Cheesy

I'm in love with this pick-up skirt Smiley
And The sash at the hips ties in the back to cover the small zipper in the skirt to make putting it on a thousand times easier!

I lurve pick-up skirts Cheesy

I stuck a panel of black t-shirt in the back for 1) a little more modesty and 2) COMFORT! Tongue

random detail! Tongue I don't know if you can really tell in this picture, but I put boning in to make it not bunch up weird when I wear it.  There are two in the front and two in the back, and because I'm cheap and poor, the "bones" are made out of 14" zip ties  Grin

All in all, this is my favorite dress I've made EVER! The time, effort, and tedious detail put into it was definitely worth it!  And the battle scars (iron burn, woooooo! Tongue ) was definitely worth it!  I love it so much, and since the skirt is that weird synthetic material that was flimsy, I picked up a sheer curtain for $0.50 to make a little poofy-ness in it Tongue but the skirt is super light and SO comfy! Cheesy I love this dress!

and just for fun...all that's left of the original hideous-ness  Grin

Thanks for checking it out! Love you guys, and God bless  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011 03:39:27 PM »

thats gorgeouse i would wear that in a heart beat (if i was a size 4= which i am not) great transformation

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011 04:09:16 PM »

I really like that. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011 04:10:07 PM »


« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011 04:18:56 PM »

OHHHH I am officially a huge fan!
This is wonderful, gorgeous, incredible work. You make the steps you went through sound so easy and modest Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011 05:47:44 PM »

wow! That's amazing! Great work!
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011 05:49:28 PM »

OHHHH I am officially a huge fan!
This is wonderful, gorgeous, incredible work. You make the steps you went through sound so easy and modest Smiley
I absolutely agree..."oh yeah i just threw this little number together" did I mention that I hate you Tongue and love it...yeah we got a love hate thing going!

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011 06:17:22 PM »

Wow...like night and day...just beautiful! Shocked
I'm lovin' the purple, and pattern too...
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2011 12:27:36 AM »

We are both lucky that I'm not a size 4, because then I would have to buy a plane ticket to fly over there and steal this off you.
The colour and the pattern on that jacket, wow! I'd have taken it home even for $10.

And then the awesomeness that you did with it... I'm blown away!

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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2011 01:24:29 AM »

I am amazed.  And now I need to make one of my own, I adore corsets, and I never thought of throwing a skirt on one and calling it a dress!  Absolutely lovely work.

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