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Dress with an Otoshiana

Added Dec 21, 2011

by ocooper09

Omaha, United St...






I have been working with some techniques from the Pattern Magic book. I decided to take a simple dress and put a drop hole in it. I used the contour bust pattern for the top and drafted a circle skirt for the bottom. I added mirrors to accentuate the hole. I would use stiffer fabric next time….

Material Notes

Some old polyester (I think) that I found on Craigs list.




Garment Type


Contour Bust

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    Jan 4, 2012, 09.57 PMby lelie

    That looks really cool! I also have the book here, it is so cool to see what you can do with fabric!

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    Jan 4, 2012, 09.57 PMby lelie

    That looks really cool! I also have the book here, it is so cool to see what you can do with fabric!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 05.59 AMby ocooper09

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.39 AMby wardrobe-cat

    Fantastic. Where could i find the book? i haven’t heard of it before but it sounds fasicinating.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 11.52 PMby kanamithedreamer

    I’ve also done the otoshiana, and I really find those Pattern Magic books fun. I really like the way yours turned out! I’m sure you’ll have no problem selling it :)

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.02 PMby ArtNinja14


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    Dec 22, 2011, 09.25 PMby ocooper09

    Thank you all very much! It really means alot :)

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    Dec 22, 2011, 06.23 PMby lienepien

    This dress looks wonderful! To bad you do not fit the dress yourself! But I am sure you will be able to sell it!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.32 AMby zenica

    Absolutely love it! I’m sure it’s fun t wear – a real eye -catcher

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    Dec 21, 2011, 08.56 PMby martinK

    very beautiful shape.!! It is elegant and vamp. I can imagine it in a diep blue mat fabric contrasted with glossy satain. And the tulle in turquoise…… ready for fashion show!!!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 04.47 PMby LadyDanburry

    very cool.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 04.21 PMby turtlegirl00

    how fun is this dress? i love it—unique and creative yet wearable. excellent job!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.02 PMby cazcook

    This is gorgeous!x

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    Dec 21, 2011, 07.56 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    how lovely and i admire your finish on that dress! hope you can sell it for good money!!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 07.31 AMby Redsonia

    Very well done!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.27 AMby mahaila

    Cute! Really unique. I definitely recognise this technique from the books. Lovely outcome.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.08 AMby ocooper09

    Thanks! I didn’t even make it in my size. _ It is a 34 bust… I think I am giong to try to sell it one day.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.00 AMby piackdy

    Love it! Pocket full of mirrors – how whimsical! :-)

    But the million dollar question is where are you going to wear this to? Don’t let it hide in the closet!

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