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bordering on Christmas

Added Dec 22, 2010

by sandoz18

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.

Material Notes

polyester jersey




Garment Type

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    Jan 30, 2011, 11.45 PMby HipDroppedStitches

    This is beautiful!!

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    Dec 28, 2010, 02.33 PMby missb-1

    Wow, your variation looks fantastic! Well done. :-)

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      Dec 28, 2010, 07.32 PMby sandoz18

      Thanks! Love the print in yours too.

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    Dec 25, 2010, 05.58 AMby smallfire

    red is flattering for the kimono style! Good job!

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    Dec 24, 2010, 01.26 PMby emlj

    thats great! very seasonal :)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.07 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Even though yours isn’t a border print…it would work for border print jerseys (not included in my Fabric U iphone app, but definitely a future thought).

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      Dec 23, 2010, 03.08 PMby sandoz18

      It worked really well with a border print (I basically converted my fabric into that), as the skirt portion is straight along the bottom.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 12.22 PMby sewobsessed

    I love this dress, perfect style for this fabric. I would also wear it over leggings.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.39 AMby prettysewinggirl

    well done!! the material print works really well!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 07.26 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    love the fabric! great looking dress!

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