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« on: October 25, 2005 09:57:32 PM »

So I'd like to be Deb from Napolean Dynamite for halloween.. I am planning to go look for a pink dress that I can wear at the goodwill, but I dont think I will get lucky enough to find one with huge puffy sleeves, I was thinking I could make those myself.. but I need ideas on how that would work. any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2005 10:01:41 PM »

well, i figure if you just find some fabric (or steal some off of the dress, if there's extra fabric to be had) and gather it up (like sew along the edge of it and pull the thread so it bunches up... do it on both sides too i imagine), and then sew it to the shoulder... maybe put a little ribbon to cover the bunched fabric.. perhaps a sexy giant 80's bow could help too.

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2005 06:11:45 AM »

I so want to make Deb's dress, and not for Halloween either, just for wearing around.  I'd go to the fabric store and look for some sheer organza that coordinates with the dress.  That appears to be what her sleeves are made of and plus it should have enough body to poof out.  Shape them like a big flared sleeve and then gather with elastic.  I am wondering if it will be necessary to stuff them with something, like wadded up tulle.

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2005 06:46:13 PM »

Hey, Deb made her poofy sleeves herself too! haha  Cheesy  .. sorry I'm a dork.
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2005 11:01:29 PM »

I love that movie.  lol.  Cheesy

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