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Added Jun 9, 2013

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica






The inspiration comes from a blouse style in June 2009 magazine #122. (See the pic enclosed) The blouse feature standing collar, concealed button closure and armhole bands.

I modified the original blouse style by extending the blouse length by 3 1/2 inches and extending the darts as it was place too much under the bust as oppose to my waist.

I extended the lower front and back by 10 inches to make a regular skirt length. Casing elastic was enclosed at the waist instead of a drawstring. I then added hem ruffles to the hemline and two pockets to give it my own personal touch.

Felt really happy with the outcome :-) although I am not really a big fan on ruffle hemlines. Should I keep the ruffles at the hemline or take it off?

What do you think?

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    Jun 12, 2013, 07.12 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely dress! Looks realy good on you!

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      Jun 12, 2013, 11.49 AMby kisses

      Thanks Rosa for your lovely compliments :-)

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    Jun 12, 2013, 07.11 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely dress! Looks realy good on you!

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    Jun 11, 2013, 05.12 AMby Anniemollison

    Love the colour and the ruffles. Very cute.

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      Jun 11, 2013, 08.01 PMby kisses

      Thank You Annie ! I love the colour too and the ruffles is starting to grown on me :-)

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    Jun 10, 2013, 09.00 PMby vinia789

    I love your dress and I am a for the ruffles. ….can’t get enough of them.I am lazy with button though…..

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      Jun 10, 2013, 10.39 PMby kisses

      Thanks Vinia much appreciated :-). Buttonholes are sometimes consuming so I prefer to work with zippers. But at times the urge is there to try something different

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    Jun 10, 2013, 01.07 PMby bjr99

    NIce work. I would keep the ruffle!

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      Jun 10, 2013, 05.05 PMby kisses

      Thank You….indeed I am going to keep the ruffles :-)

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    Jun 9, 2013, 11.23 AMby slanoca

    it really looks good! I like it

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      Jun 10, 2013, 12.22 PMby kisses

      Thanks for your lovely compliment :-)

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    Jun 9, 2013, 11.11 AMby GINETTA

    j’adore !!!!!!

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      Jun 10, 2013, 03.01 AMby kisses

      Merci !!!! :-)

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    Jun 9, 2013, 06.54 AMby Mary Athey

    this is lovely kisses, the ruffle gives it a very feminine flirty girly edge to it. the colours lovely on you and its another triumph!!! the lite sleeves are lovely as well. great photos in the sunshine as well x

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      Jun 10, 2013, 12.19 PMby kisses

      Thanks Mary :-) I know you would love this sunshine as much as me

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    Jun 9, 2013, 06.16 AMby liliv-1

    Lovely dress, blue suits you!! The ruffle is so cute and looks very nice with the collar and the little sleeves! I say: keep it! Gorgeous shoes again:)))

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      Jun 10, 2013, 03.07 AMby kisses

      Thanks Liliv….your lovely comment have made me decided to keep the ruffles. I like blue and thinks it suits me but I hardly every wear the colour. I am addicted to cute shoes :-)

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    Jun 9, 2013, 05.15 AMby atiyatownes

    Keep the Ruffles. It goes well with it. I love the color choice.

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      Jun 10, 2013, 02.59 AMby kisses

      Thank You :-) I think I will keep the ruffles

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