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« on: March 28, 2011 02:36:14 PM »

Where I live, spring is nowhere near warm enough to wear cute dresses.  Or at least I'm not crazy/dedicated to fashion enough to shed my jeans and long-sleeved tees just quite yet.  
Two things led me to this dress.  First, I was originally inspired to make a dress like Suzannah from Adventures in Dressmaking's grey engagement dress.  When I went to my local fabric store, I found out they were closing Cry.  Sad, but I got to pick up some cheap patterns  Smiley  I used Simplicity 2579, view B, and adjusted the waistband so it was thinner and less curved.  I also had to add about 2 inches to the shoulder strap length.  I seem to have this problem often!
It's just broadcloth.  The top is lined with self fabric, and the bottom is unlined.  I didn't have the correct colour zipper, so thats why the back looks terrible.  I plan to rip it out and insert an invisible zipper once I buy one.

I plan on using this pattern again, using nicer fabric.  I don't like how the bodice has so many gathers, so next time I'll try to adjust the pattern to decrease the amount of fabric up there.  

Edited to add better pics. And to say that I did fix the zipper, but didn't take pics of that:
This is how I styled it the other day (and didn't even freeze to death!)

« Last Edit: May 05, 2011 01:00:04 PM by mouse123 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011 03:18:23 PM »

looks wonderful! great work!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011 04:32:15 AM »

That's wonderful! I much like the zipper the way it is, it adds a nice contrast...But I'm weird like that.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011 02:30:06 PM »

Cute! Love the color, I would just chuck on some thick tights and boots and wear it now Grin

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011 02:31:27 PM »

It's amazing! But I see what you mean about the gathers

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