Added Jan 17, 2010
I am so pleased with this dress! It can be worn forwards or backwards and is the cutest dress ever! I am never, ever, EVER using this fabric again, though (see below). It should have been really, really easy to make (see below).
This was also the first time I used those ribbons with poppers on them to hold it to my bra straps. Brilliant invention… it doesn’t fall off my shoulders at all.
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This fabric was a total bastard to work with. I’m not sure what it’s called but it’s that silk that has a pattern on it that looks like it’s embossed… so the pattern goes “in” on the outside and “out” on the inside… I’m not sure what it was but I broke about 20 needles making it (literally) and my overlocker refused to go near it (another 5 needles broken in overlocker). Maybe the fabric is really dense, or something. So basically it took me about 10 times longer to make it than it should have.
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Check out this jean alteration technique and find out how you can learn more!
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A gorgeous confection with a surprise peach chiffon layer.
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