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puff sleeve mini

Added Aug 3, 2008

by maya511

Los Angeles, Cal...






This form fitting number is the “Belle de Jour” dress from Wendy Mullin’s book Sew U: Home Stretch (which is, hands down, the best sewing purchase I made all year!) and it was incredibly simple to make. The blue fabric is a rayon stretch knit (with a tiny hint of sheen). I don’t think the dress is supposed to be this body hugging, as I decided to make it x-small instead of the more-appropriate small. Anyway, I squeeze into it alright and as long as I can remember to suck in the gut, I think I’ll be ok.





Wendy Mullin, Sew U

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    Aug 16, 2008, 01.05 AMby carottesauvage

    Very sophisticated! It suits you like a glove!

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    Aug 13, 2008, 05.01 AMby Angela Ashley Chiew

    Unreal! Did you sew this with a serger? I have this book too and though it excites me it also terrifies me because I don’t have a serger, or ‘overlocker’ as we call them here. Was it hard?

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    Aug 9, 2008, 04.14 PMby oodko

    Oohhhh i really like this! I can totally picture sipping coffee in a cute little French cafe in this dress.

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    Aug 5, 2008, 01.53 AMby moti133

    this dress is fit u perfectly. I love simplicity and beauty of this dress. thank u

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    Aug 4, 2008, 07.42 PMby risingstar

    i absolutely love this dress!

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    Aug 4, 2008, 08.56 AMby carlatv

    Very flattering! Great dress and nice work.

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    Aug 4, 2008, 06.47 AMby hannahlee

    Wow. This dress totally makes me want to go get that book now. I’ve heard mixed reviews, but this looks great!

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    Aug 3, 2008, 09.40 PMby oonaballoona

    okay, i think you’ve sold me on homestretch. i may not even wait for it to hit the library…

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    Aug 3, 2008, 05.56 PMby ainglis85

    even though it’s form-fitting, it’s really classy. love it. you can teach american apparel a thing or two!

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    Aug 3, 2008, 03.52 PMby littlebutton

    Wow – you totally have the figure for a tight mini so I say enjoy it while you still can!!

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    Aug 3, 2008, 02.45 PMby polychromatin

    Wow, great and sexy ;)

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