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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cheetah on the prowl

Finally. Pictures of Vogue 8685. I only had 1 yard of the ITY cheetah print and wanted to save it for just the right project. Was this the right project or what? The black is Ponte from JoAnns. I thought I might need a cheetah print purse to pull off this look but actually, I think this bag makes the outfit really pop.



Initally I underlined the bodice only, as I thought the weight of the skirt would necessitiate it. Wrong. The skirt needed it to. Having already attached the unlined skirt to the bodice, I laid the midriff, yoke and skirt pieced together and cut out a lining. Then I slip stitched the lining to the bodice/midriff seam. Next I stitched over the previous top stitching and voila`.


I didn't have enough of the nude colored lining; I had to settle for the off white. I like the lining because it gives the dress a more covered feel. In a dress as form-fitting as this one, it is easy to feel as if all of your imperfections will be seen. The husband absolutely loves this dress and I think with a black cardigan, this  could be a year-round dress.

16 comments:

  1. Oh I do like it! I think it will look great with the leopard print peaking out from a cardigan this Autumn.

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  2. I love, love, love this combo! And the dress looks fabulous on you!

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  3. I LOVE it!! You are too fabulous. It's perfect with the pink bag.

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  4. Very nice. This is one of my favourite combos.

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  5. Beautiful , you look great and I love the print.

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  6. Growelllll, or whatever a Cheetah says! You look marvy in that dress.

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  7. I love the use of the animal print as the high bodice, it looks terrific with the long line of the black skirt.

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  8. You are smokin' in this dress, love it!

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  9. You are one cool cat :) Love this dress and the cheetah print has been used beautifully.

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  10. You look HAWT in that dress miss lady!! WOW!! I love anything animal print so it was love at 1st sight! Your hair looks perfect with it! Kiah

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  11. Finally! I am able to make comments! Technology....UGH! Anyway, what a cute dress! Don't you love it when you can make something out of those small yardages of fabric?....something CUTE! The red bag adds a VERY nice touch!

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  12. Love it your husband it right.

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  13. Great way to create a new look! Isn't this a wonderful pattern! And those husbands are great motivators, aren't they?! LOL! You look wonderful!

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