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Friday, July 30, 2010

Fabric panel dress



Initially I didn't know what I would do with this fabric but I just couldn't resist making McCalls 5423 again. This is the fourth time.  After the response to last week's dress I decided to add the same drape detail.


I wish I could have placed the front skirt in such a way that the design would be totally symmetric but the design is uneven and don't lend itself to symmetry unless I put a seam done the front--I'd rather not. 



The back is turning out better than I thought it would although I don't love the design in the center back of the bodice, but I can live with it. I just need to decide if I want a drape on the back neck or not. What do you think? I'm also not sure if that necklace is going to work. I have one that I'd think would be perfect but don't ask me where it is because I don't know!


BTW the fabric came from Walmart and was $2 per panel!

23 comments:

  1. I like the draping in the front, I am not sure about the draping in the back. The dress is pretty and the fabric is doing a happy danceeee

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  2. I love how this dress it turning out. I really like the drape in the front, putting it in the back...not so much. I really like how you worked the design!

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  3. Love it, I think a drape in the back would look nice and maybe take away from the print placement you're not crazy about, I also love it with that necklace. Could I talk you into getting me some of that fabric, I would be happy to pay shipping :-)

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  4. Awesome! I think the back looks unique....like it was meant to be that way.

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  5. Tanya I got the fabric several months ago. I have to go to Wal-mart this weekend and I will check for you.

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  6. Another winner! Love the dress. Do we get pics with you in it? I know you'll have fab shoes to go with it too ;)

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  7. Nice use of a border print! It looks great! I like the back drape as well. I usually shy away from heavy necklaces with a more busy neckline, but I actually think this one works really well.

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  8. Wow, it looks great...and 2 bucks...awesome.

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  9. beautiful fabric and great pattern. both perfect together. no wonder u like it. i'd say maybe drape the back as well? :)

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  10. What a great piece of fabric! I'm liking the drape too!

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  11. Love the pattern place of the drape in the front... it works so well with the dress! I think the back looks good either way.

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  12. Love the use of the border print in this dress -- really good placement of the pattern. It looks fab.

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  13. I like the dress with the front drape, only. The back would add too much fabric and print. Great job.

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  14. I think that dress looks fantastic just as is. Nice work!

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  15. Fabulous dress and love the neckline draping and like the dress the way it currently is. Great minds think alike, I used that same fabric to make a dress last year.

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  16. 愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

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  17. LOVE it, love it, love it!!

    The draping is awesome, front and back. You have such a great eye for beautiful fabric prints. I would love to see you modeling this dress with your pretty accessories :D

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  18. I love this version! $2 per panel at Wal Mart when my Wal Mart doesn't have fabric anymore is just cruel.

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  19. Very pretty! I love the fabric.

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  20. I want some of that fabric! You have made such good use of it!

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  21. Perfect pattern for this gorgeous fabric. Love, love it.

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