May Sixth Birthday Dress

Added Jun 10, 2011

by cbsheff

Columbia, South ...






I made this dress to honor a birthday date proposed (and delivered) by my beau.

I used pattern Vogue 8280. The fabric is 100% cotton that I bought in pieces at a thrift store in Lexington, SC. Including the pattern this dress cost me approximately $1.50.

I think the waistline is a bit low. For some reason this just doesn’t look quite right to me. I am struggling to make my work exact. It never seems to come out looking tidy.




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    Jun 12, 2011, 10.23 AMby ADASPRAGG

    Inspiring! I’ve got this pattern in my stash but have been put off by by the ‘office’ look versions around the place. This is sooo cute! How hard is the pattern?

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      Jun 12, 2011, 04.44 PMby cbsheff

      I found the pattern to be pretty simple. I think that using an interesting fabric will keep the pattern from looking too “business casual.” I’ll look for your project! And thanks!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 02.19 PMby erica-penton

    I agree with all of the above. So cute and flattering, and for $1.50? Amazing.

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    Jun 10, 2011, 09.11 PMby peaches2218

    I disagree. That waist length is flattering on you. The only thing you might do next time is make the back waist a smidge higher than the front (by taking out a wedge shape on the back piece) to help eliminate that minor wrinkling at the small of your back. The shape of the dress is both interesting and flattering on you.

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      Jun 11, 2011, 09.04 PMby cbsheff

      Thanks for the advice. I think that will help “clean it up.” Much appreciated!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 06.08 PMby prettysweet

    This is really cute on you!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 01.01 PMby turtlegirl00

    I think its adorable!! I love the sleeves/shoulders and neckline! no one will notice if the waist is too low! :)

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    Jun 10, 2011, 09.26 AMby majnets3s

    Great pattern!

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