Shades of the Sea

Added Apr 29, 2013

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica

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I fell in love with this fabric immediately as it as an inspiration of the sea. Have you ever notice how the sea has many different shades? It starts out lighter and gradual increase to a darker shade base on the angles that you are looking at. A pic is added at the end to show the inspiration.

I manipulated the fabric and made a long sleeve dress with cuffs. The dress has round neckline with a small opening that is enclosed with a loop and a button. The skirt has pleats at the front and is attaches underneath the bust line. The entire bodice is lined except the sleeves which I bound the edges. I use pearl buttons to enhance the sleeve. The style is inspired by a 2008 Project Runway.

Not totally satisfied as I tried very hard to line up the shades at the front with the back. But overall I love it and I think it has a little vintage vibes to it.

What do you think?

Material Notes

silky rayon

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    May 4, 2013, 12.26 PMby Virginia's Daughter

    This turned out fabulous. You really captured the gorgeous tones of this fabric with this dress!

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      May 5, 2013, 03.06 AMby kisses

      Thank You :-)

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    Apr 30, 2013, 07.00 AMby cathysews

    This is beautiful, makes you think of holidays.

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      May 1, 2013, 03.29 AMby kisses

      Thanks Cathy :-)

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    Apr 29, 2013, 06.53 PMby Moimisie

    Love it kisses! You put a lot of work in it and it shows…. it looks really good on you, congrats!

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      Apr 30, 2013, 05.16 PMby kisses

      Thank You Moimisie! Hard work indeed paid off :-)

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    Apr 29, 2013, 05.26 PMby SENEBO

    A super dress, love the colour , well done with pattern matching and the sleeves do turn it into 70s style, and you can’t beat a bit of 70s. Would look good as a maxi dress as well

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      Apr 30, 2013, 12.20 PMby kisses

      Thank You :-) I think I might try the idea of the maxi dress with a a very free flowing fabric

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    Apr 29, 2013, 05.26 PMby SENEBO

    A super dress, love the colour , well done with pattern matching and the sleeves do turn it into 70s style, and you can’t beat a bit of 70s. Would look good as a maxi dress as well

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    Apr 29, 2013, 09.05 AMby velvetribbon

    Very nice dress and lovely color. The sleeves are interesting. Good job Kisses

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      Apr 30, 2013, 04.30 AMby kisses

      Thank you Velvetribbon….glad you like it :-)

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    Apr 29, 2013, 08.51 AMby Ivanamania

    this is advance level of pattern matching. last week I have done my first ever pattern matching with stripes and I’m quite satisfy but it was great mental effort that I need some rest from!

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      Apr 30, 2013, 04.29 AMby kisses

      That is so true and it requires a lot of patience

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    Apr 29, 2013, 07.45 AMby liliv-1

    I love the two tone cuffs with the little buttons, adorable. Your dress is gorgeous on you, with a very nostalgic hippy – 70s feel to it which suits you very well. P.s. Your shoes are very sexy!!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 03.07 PMby kisses

      Thanks Liliv! I must admit I have a real fetish for sexy shoes

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    Apr 29, 2013, 06.49 AMby Mary Athey

    it has a great vintage feel to it. very 70’s. i think its the sleeves.its got a hippy vibe to it which i love and the fabric is indeed gorgeous. i love this on you. It suits your body so well and you look damn good girl x

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.58 AMby kisses

      Thanks Mary! I have a big smile on my face because of your lovely comment :-)

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