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Added Sep 7, 2009

by evette

Los Angeles, Cal...






I wanted to make a simple a-line dress and decided to try it with this fabric. It’s a medium weight cotton so I thought it could be worn in the summer as well as cold weather if worn with tights and maybe a turtle neck underneath. I made it without a pattern and I cut the fabric out on the floor in a shape I thought would work. It took me a while to decide on the neck and sleeves or lack there of. I was then inspired by verypurpleperson’s "Three dresses " but my sleeves are smaller. I didn’t get the darts quite right but it was my first attempt so I know what to do differntly next time. It also has in seam pockets. I usually try to create simple things without a pattern just to see if I can do it :)
Oh, the ruffle sleeves were made with the selvage because I liked the little white threads poking out.
Also shown with a jacket and earrings I made as well as my pin from my knit hat.

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    Sep 9, 2009, 04.56 AMby camilaustral

    cute! i love the sleeves

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    Sep 8, 2009, 08.45 PMby tonierenee

    Love it!! I think this looks great on you and could look good on multiple shapes and sizes of us. Got to try to make one like this

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    Sep 8, 2009, 03.31 PMby tatuswelle

    Cute! I feel you on the pattern thing…I do that too – to see what I can get away with! I really don’t like using patterns, but I do sometimes since am still learning. I can’t wait till am a pro. & You are soo right…your dress would look great with some tights in the colder months!!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 07.47 AMby buzzybee

    It’s really cute. Good on you for making it without a pattern!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 07.44 AMby sewella

    Beautiful! And a big YEY for not using a pattern and still make such a great dress!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 03.49 AMby superjennylove

    sooo dang cute! love it. great job!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 12.48 AMby liltashi153

    i love this dress it’s beautifullll love ittt ♥

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    Sep 8, 2009, 12.36 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    Very cute:)

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