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Introduction to Forestry

Added Oct 12, 2012

by caireen

Heidelberg, Germany







When I first saw it in the magazine, I felt decidedly meh about it. Velvet just isn’t my thing, I guess. But then I saw a variation in cotton, and I was SOLD. Also I happened to have the perfect fabric for it! A tree dress it was going to be - but not for a long time! I started this in August and finished it in October.


It gave me quite the headache, until I took it to my sewing teacher and she explained to me how to do the neckline. I could barely stand to stitch on the white bows, the dress frustrated me so much. In the end though I really like how it turned out, but it’s in dire need of a belt. For the picture my trenchcoat’s black belt had to do, but I think I might just go and buy myself a white belt to match the bows. Or what do you think?




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    Oct 13, 2012, 07.16 PMby smallone

    lovely version!!

    oh and I love your sewing frustration story – all sewists empathize with you there, we’ve all had that project!! Good for you for sticking with it because the result is lovely!!

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      Oct 15, 2012, 04.51 PMby caireen

      Thank you! Yes, I’m really glad I’ve finished it, once I tried the finished dress on I fell in love with it again. <3

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    Oct 13, 2012, 12.33 AMby MissCorsetLizz

    Gorgeous Dress!!! :-D

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      Oct 13, 2012, 06.52 AMby caireen

      Thank you! :)

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    Oct 12, 2012, 10.53 PMby nouvellegamine

    wow, this is really cute. I agree- love it in cotton!

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      Oct 13, 2012, 06.52 AMby caireen

      Thank you! Yes, I like it so much more than the velvet version.

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    Oct 12, 2012, 09.43 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress and its lovely on you x

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      Oct 13, 2012, 06.53 AMby caireen

      Thank you!

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    Oct 12, 2012, 08.08 PMby headlollipop

    I like the black belt with it, it gives great definition to your tiny waist! But white would be elegant as well! Great dress!

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      Oct 13, 2012, 06.54 AMby caireen

      Oh, thank you! I think I’ll buy the white belt, so I can wear it with either colour.

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