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Red Lace Shift

Added Dec 16, 2009

by tangerinesam...

Portland, Oregon...






I used Dress 8 from one of my one of my japanese sewing books – Mama girl wardrobe (ISBN978-4-8347-2756-2)- as the base. But i changed up the pattern quite a bit. Here’s what i did: divided the bodice from the skirt panel at the low waist, cut the skirt part on the bias, raised the neckline and slimmed down the sleeve significantly. I also cut the tiers on the bias and left them and the bottom hem raw edged but sewed a stay stitch for stability.
At last, i stitched on the lace on the back – as an eye catcher.

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    Dec 17, 2009, 12.47 AMby sew-fabulous

    Well I only wish I could sit at mine more. I have 2 kids.. and work full time.. so my windows are pretty small. But I relish the weekend nights when the kids are in bed.. and I bust out the sewing machine.

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    Dec 16, 2009, 11.46 PMby nettie

    This is fantastic!!

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    Dec 16, 2009, 09.13 PMby sew-fabulous

    I am always inspired by someone who is willing to take the risk on altering a pattern! Nice work.

    Fellow Portlander!

    Isn’t the rain lovely?

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      Dec 16, 2009, 11.18 PMby tangerinesamurai

      It is! At least I don’t feel guilty when i am spending the whole day at my sewing machine. How about you?

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