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Friday, August 6, 2010

It's finally done...I love this dress

It seem as if I've been working on this super easy dress, that I've sewn three times previously, forever. That could be because I had to deconstruct it a couple of times to get it to the point of loving it! The changes I made included removing the back drape, adding clear elastic to the back high waist seam, taking about 2 1/2" off of the hip measurement, omitting the cap sleeve and eliminating the ruching at the bust. I'm not happy that my bra shows at the underarm. Guess I'll have to keep my arms at my sides at all times!


  Elastic back


Finished back


I thought this necklace might work, but I was so wrong!



As far as the shoes go, I tried several pair and this was the best. I didn't see the need to go out and buy shoes to match a $4 dress! All the same, I love this dress.

20 comments:

  1. This looks amazing on you. The way you have laid out this fabric is absolute PERFECTION!

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  2. FANTASTIC! It may be a $4 dress, but you look like a million bucks!

    Wanted to thank you for the inspiration, I finally got my hands on a pyjama pattern. Guess what hubs is getting for Christmas? :D

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  3. So I guess I'm the only one that makes clothes to match my shoes, huh?!

    That dress is awesome and worth whatever you had to do to make it work!

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  4. You look fabulous in that dress.

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  5. Looks so good! I think just a great pair of maybe wooden earrings or big golden hoops would look great with this dress. The shoes look great with this outfit.

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  6. That looks awesome. I can't believe that it was only $4.00. OMG, it looks far more expensive than that! The shoes look great with the dress... Great work!

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  7. I Love your dress!! You look gorgeous!!

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  8. Stunning!!! It may have taken a lot of work but it sure paid off - this dress is fabulous and you look amazing in it.

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  9. What a great use of a border print and for $4!! You look great in that dress.

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  10. That dress is very awesome. Love the look.

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  11. That's a fabulous $4 dress (wink)!

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  12. Your dress is fabuous, and it looks awesome on you!

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  13. Wow, wow, wow!!!! I love that dress! The fabric is fantastic, and you are looking amazing!

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  14. The dress turned out fantastic! You look great in it!

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  15. Tim Gunn would be proud, you really made it work, I love that fabric.

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  16. oh my, but you look sassy! That's a good thing!

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  17. Cute dress! I think the shoes match it perfectly!!

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