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« on: February 21, 2014 11:35:59 PM »

I bought this fabric a little while ago, because I was so in love with it. I was planning to just make a super simple, around the house sort of dress with it- you know, cut off a tank top and sew the skirt on? But I decided the fabric was too good for that, and came up with this instead. I finished it just in time to wear to my best friend's engagement party!

(I tried to take a photo at the party, but it was REALLY windy, so it turned out a bit dodgy. I'll show you anyway, so you can see my orange shoes and handbag! Cheesy)

I drafted the pattern myself and it's (almost) all french seamed. I'm super proud of it and it fits REALLY well (I'm trying to lose weight, so next time I wear it I might be able to breathe!)
Oh! And it has a bright green zipper in the back! (I don't have a photo of the back when it's on, but this is the zip)

Thanks for looking, and I appreciate any feedback! Smiley
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014 12:05:02 AM »

So cute and I love the fabric.

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014 12:23:40 AM »

That is a beautiful dress and you look great in it!
You did an amazing job.

« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014 03:16:23 AM »

The fabric is adorable and i absolutely love the style! Very nice!

« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014 04:18:19 AM »

You are a very talented seamstress. I just commented on your sister's skirt. I love your choice of fabric here, too. Your new nickname from me is "Rainbow Girl"  Grin Nice job! And a chuckle on the breathing part, too.
Your figure looks pretty as it is, but if you wish for less, go for it! Best of luck to scale down a bit, but I don't really see that you need it.  Grin Oh, and I also love using the french seams in projects. Especially with cottons. They just wash nicer. And it is almost like having flexable stays into the seams. Great job! You obviously know what you are doing.


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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014 05:09:12 AM »

Such a cute dress! Love the fabric too.  And the way you added that little bit of grey to the bottom.

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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014 07:00:22 AM »

I have such a big love for this! You look like springtime! The orange shoes are perfect too!

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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2014 07:56:31 AM »

Love this dress. The fabric is adorable and I love the yellow waistband.
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2014 04:25:44 PM »

The dress looks amazing.  do you remember the fabric name or where you got it?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2014 12:26:08 AM »

Thank you so much everyone!

lizefd, I bought the fabric at Spotlight (Australia) and I think it just came from their Spots and Stripes range (I think that's what it's called!) If I had more of it I would offer to send some to you, but I've only got scraps (although feel free to message me if you'd like those!)
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