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Added Jul 5, 2011

by daughterfish

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Beyond the color, there are some similarities between this linen dress and the concoction that Molly Ringwald wore in “Pretty in Pink.” Primarily that it took a lot of hacking and trial and error to make it, and it still looks a little frumpy.

I love the front, hate the back, and am not sure how much I’ll wear it. I made it for last week’s Sew Weekly challenge (UFOs: un-finished objects).

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Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Apr 1, 2012, 08.12 AMby JacquiLouise

    I think it looks lovely. I particularly like the ruffle around the neck line.

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    Jul 9, 2011, 10.23 PMby elizabethking

    I think it looks fine and the colour is amazing. However, it looks as though you could take a bit off the shoulder seams at the back to good effect. Quite frankly, if it were mine I’d wear it as it is.

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    Jul 6, 2011, 10.11 PMby neama

    I LOVE the front of your dress! Yes, the back is a little wonky, but not beyond repair I would imagine:) The colour is divine & the neckline is so good… Well done!

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      Jul 6, 2011, 10.40 PMby daughterfish

      Thanks! I guess it’s worth going back to fix the back:)

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    Jul 6, 2011, 11.26 AMby fuzzyg

    Mmm. I’d say lack of interfacing along the zipper opening caused distortion/waving. You might be able to save it with taking out the zipper, a good press to make it flat, then interfacing (1/2" fusible strip) then basting before re-sewing. I’d be worth it, it’s so good in the front :-).

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      Jul 6, 2011, 12.59 PMby daughterfish

      Ah, this is a great suggestion. I thought it might be buckling because the bodice is a little too long in the back (which I thought might be causing the ill fit on the sides). But maybe some interfacing would help with getting that zipper to lay flat. I also need to fix those slapdash darts I put into the shoulders (which are now poking out!). Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 01.16 AMby mollykatherine

    pretty in pink! I think its wonderful, and it looks easy and comfortable to wear :)

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      Jul 6, 2011, 02.34 AMby daughterfish

      Thanks! Yes, the linen does make for nice summer-wear.:)

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    Jul 6, 2011, 12.05 AMby gillthecat

    small shrug and its sorted.. looks nice on you

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    Jul 5, 2011, 08.34 PMby wildcatspow

    I think it’s breathtaking! I literally gasped when I saw the thumbnail! The color is amazing and the front is perfect!

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      Jul 6, 2011, 02.33 AMby daughterfish

      Thanks so much! I should just wear it standing against a wall, so no one can see the back:)

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    Jul 5, 2011, 02.11 PMby jdp136

    I LOVE your dress! It looks beautiful!

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    Jul 5, 2011, 02.08 PMby Douli Bee

    It’s a nice dress, you should be proud of you! Great color :-))

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