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Dresses and long socks go together

Added Aug 5, 2008

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






The fabric was bought in Okadaya, a fabric store in Shinjuku, and I thought it would be perfect for another dress. The base pattern is still from a Japanese pattern book, but I changed the sleeves and added some pleats and handstitches details on the sleeves and chest. I think it’ll look good worn with some belt too.
I did this one slowly, enjoying the process of making it. This little thing makes me happy.

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    Jul 9, 2010, 10.59 AMby dj2

    this dress is amazing! love your work :)

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    Nov 16, 2008, 06.36 AMby ink

    so beautiful! The thick stitching detail is the bomb.

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    Oct 27, 2008, 05.36 PMby antigone

    I cannot tell you how much I love this dress! Gorgeous!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 04.39 PMby jennwhisper

    SO AMAZING!!!!

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    Sep 17, 2008, 01.13 PMby mira29

    greatttt…i loved the fabric, sticth and the closed pilles…really like your other creations too…you are doing really nice and stylish…

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    Sep 10, 2008, 05.23 AMby carottesauvage

    Very beautiful! I love the way you play with the stripes!

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    Aug 31, 2008, 02.08 PMby madamewu

    o wow, you look so pretty in it! lovely :)

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    Aug 13, 2008, 07.51 AMby whitneyphippen

    Mmmm… This is so yummy. I love everything about it! xo

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    Aug 12, 2008, 10.25 AMby naughtylittlepony

    LOVE that! So gorgeous.

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    Aug 12, 2008, 06.53 AMby krysia

    beautiful! nice detail on the stitching-takes patience:)

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    Aug 6, 2008, 03.38 PMby zozowahine

    I REALLY love this! Your use of fabric and the stitching details are fantastic

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    Aug 6, 2008, 02.03 PMby bekaem

    wow. could be straight from the catwalk. congrats.

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    Aug 6, 2008, 12.16 PMby whimsykid

    This is so nice! I love the fact that it looks so elegant yet so comfortable, and the fabric is lovely!

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    Aug 6, 2008, 08.40 AMby oonaballoona

    so beautiful… love your detailing! makes me want to take time with the next thing i make (as opposed to flying through it and stuffing the poorly made thing in the back of my closet.)

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    Aug 6, 2008, 08.05 AMby smvphotography

    i love everything about it, the stitching, the pleats, the stripes and the shape. and your cool shoes and socks bring it up another notch. great work!

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    Aug 6, 2008, 05.41 AMby maldrich

    Great details!

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    Aug 6, 2008, 05.20 AMby carlatv

    The hand stitching gives it and “expensive” touch to your very stylish dress. I really like the pleating on the sleeve. I’ll have to remember that…

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    Aug 6, 2008, 05.07 AMby easbrooke

    This looks great! Good job! The hand stitching is all neat and pretty.

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    Aug 6, 2008, 03.50 AMby polychromatin

    Just great! Looks really interesting with that striped fabric at the parts were you made pleats. You look very nice in it!

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    Aug 6, 2008, 03.43 AMby verypurpleperson

    aww everyone is being so nice! thank you for all the comments!

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    Aug 6, 2008, 03.31 AMby OnYourHead

    many compliments!i love all of your creations!

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    Aug 6, 2008, 03.22 AMby staticstasy

    This dress is very pretty! I really love all these things that people make from japanese sewing books. I wish I had some and I could read them too! :D haha

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    Aug 6, 2008, 12.53 AMby Hedda Nilsen

    I love this! On the hanger it looked a little weird, but it looks amazing and professional on you and all the details, the pleats and hand stitching in particular, makes it really stylish.

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    Aug 6, 2008, 12.03 AMby gjuliem

    beautiful!!!! i love all your creations

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    Aug 5, 2008, 11.59 PMby evulekotule

    The fabric is gorgeous as well as your dress. The detail are just perfect. I am going to Japan in 2 weeks for a conference. I would like to buy some fabrics. Could you please recomend me some shops in Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto?

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    Aug 5, 2008, 11.18 PMby toupinette

    Great! I love it! It’s stylish, fashion and well made! what a great job!

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    Aug 5, 2008, 10.36 PMby christine-1

    very beautiful, and I love the little details and the way you worked with the pattern of the fabric!

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    Aug 5, 2008, 08.57 PMby karencilla

    I really like it!! you look really good with it!

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    Aug 5, 2008, 07.53 PMby emilykate

    It’s exquisite! So much beautiful detail. Too gorgeous :o)

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