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« on: August 17, 2016 07:54:45 AM »

This could fall under costume or clothing, depending on how you look at it Cheesy .  I made this dress to wear to Dragon Con 2016, as this is the first year without the epic carpet.  If you have been there in the past, you KNOW that carpet well.  It sort of developed a cult following and mutated into it's own beast - complete with a parade entry, group photos, and a meeting of people who own bits of the original carpet.  A company called Volpin Props digitized the pattern into a PDF that you can download for free (to avoid making money off the original copyright).  I downloaded it and had Performance Knit printed on Spoonflower, so that I could make a dress.  I had already made 2 purses and a camera bag as a gift for friends, and I wanted something for me.
The dress pattern was drafted by me.  It's a simple circle skirt made to my waist, with a sweetheart neckline for the bodice.  The entire thing is also lined in a red knit.  I can't stand wearing skater dresses that aren't lined, you see everything through the fabric.
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I accidentally cut the waist at 44" instead of 29"... so it's pleated , which worked out great as it looks super full like this.


I had fun laying out the fabric on the back panels, as I had precious little to work with after cutting the skirt.  I still got it to line up perfectly!  I used a yellow zipper here to mimic the yellow lines in the design.


I laid this bodice out so that the design would actually flow really well and give a figure flattering shape.  The carpet design isn't exactly everyday wear, so I waned it to look the best as I could with what I had to work with lol  That touch of red in the enter and on the shoulders is my favorite.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016 06:53:40 PM »

i love the neck line and fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017 06:59:18 AM »

stunning dress!!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017 07:03:26 AM »

That is crazy beautiful. You lined the pattern up wonderfully well. Great work!
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017 10:14:13 AM »

wow I thought it looked great even before I knew it had to do with carpet!
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017 10:46:43 AM »

Lovely pattern and great placement!
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