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« on: August 17, 2016 08:23:31 AM »

I got this amazing swim knit fabric from Knitorious Fabrics in a limited run back in April as a pre order.  It arrived in June and I held on to it until I could figure out what to make with it.  I had bought a cotton woven as well and made a handbag and wallet set from that.  I knew I wanted a special dress for myself, something flirty and feminine and with a touch of nerd.  I picked the lightsaber print over the characters for my dress, as I wanted it to be subtle.  Unless you are staring at it and know Star Wars, the lightsabers don't jump out and scream HI I'M A HUGE NERD!!!  I scoured Pinterest for and google images for inspiration.  I liked the peek-a-boo lace accents I was seeing over and over again, and decided that was what I wanted.  I set out to draft my pattern and then created the dress Cheesy

Fabric and zippers, trying to choose a color was hard, as they all look good.

I used a teal knit I found in the remnant bin at Joann for a mockup, and it later became the lining fabric as well.

Happy with how the skirt was falling, I cut it out of the good fabric (SCARY since it was $20/yd and no longer available!).  I then mocked up the lace insert with a sweetheart neckline in the front.  The lace continues to the back as well.

I was happy with the bodice and the fit, so on to the good fabric again.  I was getting excited at this point, it was starting to look exactly as I had envisioned in my head Cheesy

Zipper choosing.  I was going to use the rose colored one, and in my tiredness (it was 1am at this point) I used the teal LOL  It still looks great though!

The finished back, sans hook and eye for the top

This bodice front is so pretty.  I edged the neckline in a cotton piping to help it keep it's shape over time, same with the arms.  I need to take it off the arms though and cut about an inch or so lower in the arm hole.  It was a little tight after wearing it for a while.

Don't mind my messy bedroom lol  The bodice and skirt are fully lined so that the fabric doesn't cling to me and show off my undergarments.

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016 08:37:14 AM »

Yes! Yes! Yes!! Love the dress itself, but that FABRIC!!  Shocked

Amazing construction and excellent zipper choice - even if it was a mistake.

I would wear this every chance I got!!

« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016 07:22:44 AM »

Those lightsabers are really subtle, I didn't spot them at first, had to look really closely.

Beautifully made, please share more!
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2016 10:19:02 PM »

Right on! I think I might be able to make this.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017 12:39:26 PM »

This is so gorgeous! I love that fabric too.
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017 10:38:21 AM »

Amazing work! Love the fabric!
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017 01:52:08 PM »

Love the fabric and the dress is so flattering!

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