Convertible Dress

Added Jul 14, 2008

by Lee Avant

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

My 1st dress ever. It was tricky and simple at the same time. It took 2 seams. I didn’t hem the bottom because it looks fine as is. I used a straight stitch on my sewing machine which worked well (I don’t have a serger).

Material Notes

Something Stretchy. About 3.5 yards.

Difficulty

Novice

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    Nov 26, 2009, 02.01 PMby malinfjell

    Oh, and by the way, I loooooove the back!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 02.00 PMby malinfjell

    Gorgeous dress! I hate stretchy materials, I can’t make out anything of it! :)

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    Dec 2, 2008, 10.49 PMby officebusybody

    Looks fantastic, I can’t believe this was your first dress! It really suits you.

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    Nov 30, 2008, 06.58 PMby Lee Avant

    Anwhidden, I didn’t do anything special measurement or cutting wise to the back of the dress. Because I’m so tall (5’11") I cut the circle skirt as long as my piece of fabric would allow because I was concerned that it was going to be too short, but it came out fine. The only thing I could suggest is to try and cut the skirt as long as possible and then hem it. It’s all the way to my knee, and I’d actually like it to be a bit shorter:)

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    Aug 23, 2008, 10.59 PMby sugar-n-spice

    Your dress is amazing! Once I get down to my target weight, I am going to start wearing my dresses like that.

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    Aug 20, 2008, 01.45 PMby anwhidden

    It seems as though some people have had trouble with the hem of their circle skirt being shorter at the back (because of the fabric having to go over the behind) but your dress doesn’t seem to have that problem at all. Did you do something in your measurements or cutting to overcome this issue?

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    Jul 20, 2008, 05.52 PMby janicole

    very LOVELY color =]

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    Jul 14, 2008, 06.49 PMby camilaustral

    i really need to make one of this dresses, you look great. i love the color

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    Jul 14, 2008, 10.38 AMby deviantdesignz

    gorgeous, very rachel pally

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    Jul 14, 2008, 09.08 AMby fabricaddict

    Wow stunning! and the colour is great on you

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    Jul 14, 2008, 08.53 AMby carlatv

    The fabric drapes beautifuly and it’s very flattering. :o)

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    Jul 14, 2008, 08.36 AMby polychromatin

    Yay! Looks great! I think I’ll do one, too :)

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    Jul 14, 2008, 08.08 AMby nikkiclare68

    This looks beautiful on you.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 07.32 AMby dinkley101

    Wow, this looks like it should be from an expensive shop!! nice job, wasn’t sure when i first saw the how too on this dress, but the more i see these dresses, it has made up my mind to try one.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 05.08 AMby maldrich

    I’m going to have to make one of these. I love them more everytime I see one! The color of this one is perfect for you!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 03.43 AMby lybu

    I love it.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 02.41 AMby emlj

    this looks wonderful on you :-)

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    Jul 14, 2008, 02.02 AMby milkyway

    Oh I really love this dress, It is stuck in my mind, I ’m definitely going to try it. It looks so gorgeous and expensive, the color is great on you!!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 01.15 AMby sewella

    I love the way the fabric falls down – it reminds me of a waterfall. You have a great figure and the dress fits you perfectly. You should be proud with your creation!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 12.27 AMby mjb14

    Really pretty. Lovely colour. It sits really well on you.

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