Added Dec 22, 2010
Columbus, Ohio, ...
This project is based on smallfire’s Color Twist Kimono Top, but I altered the original design quite a bit and thus, had to redo almost all of the original measurement recommendations. Instead of a top, I made a dress with a single back seam (almost matched but didn’t feel like ripping it out for 1/8").
The fabric looks like a border print, but it’s actually a printed jersey that repeated the large-to-small pattern every yard. Because of the print restrictions, I wasn’t able to cut the bodice pieces as 2 large rectangles. I added shoulder seams (actually need to take them up a bit), which are stabilized (as are the inner seams of the bodice).
To maintain the integrity of the print, I put the elastic casing on the inside, giving a gathered effect in the skirt without a waistband showing.
Sweet dresses, an outfit for a doll, and cute embellishments are fun for the holidays!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's latest mash up of our Straight Skirt, and how she made it look so yummy!
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The latest Elie Saab collection inspired this hand-beaded dress by chanel2005.
Celebrate with lovely dresses, sparkly dolman tees, and an embellished peplum skirt.
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