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« on: May 31, 2011 02:33:41 AM »

I was bored and needed a new summer top so I started playing around.

I didn't use a pattern just played around till I thought it would look good.

I was happy with how the pleats turned out.

It turned out to have a bit of a 60's vibe to it which is always fun.

The only problem is I doubt I'll ever wear it, I look like a parade float in it.
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011 03:00:34 AM »

I like it.. I think it might be too big on you though.. You should try making a transition line right where you're smallest on the waist. Make that area a little more form fitting and and it will look alot less "tenty"
I come from a loong line of big women.. and I've learned you shouldn't over exaggerate your clothing.. you can wear form fitting, it's different for every body type.. It would look good with a belt.. you just need a line to break it all up. Nice job though! The craftsmanship is very nice.
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011 04:19:32 AM »

I agree with Polka Face, the dress is a bit big on you. It looks a bit like a nightgown, but I bet it is really comfortable.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011 06:08:03 AM »

I like it, too!  You did a fantastic job on the pleats, I'm impressed  Smiley  And I agree with the Polka Face and Saylo, it does appear a bit big.  I, too am very quick to try to disguise my extra-ness, and often look like I'm wearing a tent.  It's difficult to feel comfortable in  something form fitting, but it usually looks better than we think it will.  I like your top, and your fabric choice, it looks comfy and fun Grin

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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011 07:21:17 AM »

Great job scarlet this is so cute. I think a solid color belt or ribbon under your bust would break up the tenty feel you say you have with it. And if you dont want to wear it in public (eventhough you should because it is adorable) it looks comfy to wear at home too. Also how long is it because I think it would look cute with leggins too.

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011 07:25:45 AM »

You do not look like a parade float! But if you feel uncomfortable in it, I am sure you can adapt it a little so its more figure hugging. I love the fabric and neckline.
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011 07:48:21 AM »

I agree with the rest. A belt would look great with this.  Maybe yellow or green. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011 08:15:23 AM »

i just wanted to chip in my two cents too
as everyone said
you need to bring it in a little more, so its a bit more fitted

i also love the ducky collection!

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011 11:30:07 AM »

Silly goose....WEAR THIS CUTE TOP!!!!!!!!!  It looks so light and summery. I would wear it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm all about comfy clothes that look this cute! You have inspired me to put my machine back up and use it!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011 11:34:47 AM »

I agree with the others (and also am big from a long line of biggies) that a belt would suit it.
my mum always said no matter how big you are, you can wear what you want so long as it's the right size (and it's not flesh coloured leggings lol).
your top is lovely, I love the fabric and purely the fact that you made it should be something to be proud of too. don't put yourself down honey, you have great taste.
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