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Topic: Red Dress from Thrifted Fabric  (Read 1993 times)
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« on: May 05, 2011 01:10:47 PM »

I've noticed a few dresses in this style in the stores.  The construction looked simple so I decided to try one myself.  This is my first unlined dress!  I thought a lining would be too bulky, and I didn't really know how to/want to draft facings.  I got the fabric at the thrift store for $1.  I have no clue what fiber it is, but I liked how it was more flowy than regular cottons. 

Anyhow, it's super simple.  Just a baggy t-shirt on top and a rectangle for the skirt.  The elastic is sewn into the seam allowance at the waist.  I had problems with a gaping neckline, but I fixed that by handsewing a pleat at each shoulder, and at the center front neckline.  Because of the patterned fabric it's basically hidden.

If I had any modeling potential I would pose better, but I'm honestly the most awkward model ever!
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011 02:01:16 PM »

If I had any modeling potential I would pose better, but I'm honestly the most awkward model ever!

Maybe, but you still show the dress to be a lovely creation. The fabric is nice too.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011 02:22:27 PM »

Your dress looks great and I love the fabric, what a find!

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011 02:41:49 PM »

It's beautiful! I like how you just headed out with what you had and made it the way that worked on YOU!

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011 05:24:07 PM »

I want that fabric!!!
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