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a stylish dress

Added Oct 3, 2011

by redviv

Melbourne, Austr...






A dress from the Japanese “Stylish dress book”. A friend bought the book for me as a thank-you present and this is the first dress I made from it. I neglected to check the measurements across the shoulder so I’ve ended up with a dress that’s a bit tight for this western frame. At least I know for next time!
Sorry for the poor pics – no camera love for me today.

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    Nov 21, 2011, 05.29 AMby corinneski

    I recently bought a copy of this book and afterwards wondered whether I would like any of them. Most of the dresses look like they’re swimming on the model so to see one made up and on a real person (as opposed to a petite Japanese girl) is great. I guess the secret is to measure yourself against the pattern pieces. Your dress looks great.

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      Nov 30, 2011, 09.11 AMby redviv

      I always think they look too oversized to flatter most people but so far I’ve been pleasantly surprised. I think you must be right about the measurement comparisons, I know I’ll be doing it next time.

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    Nov 21, 2011, 04.34 AMby mard

    Hi there. I have made this tunic/dress a number of times in different sizes for different sized friends and I have found that it is always tight accoss the front so i normally go the next size up (even for myself) and it always fits fine and is roomier. Alternatively I will next time make the armhole a centremetre longer under the arm and the sleeve longer also to allow more room for movement. Looks great though. !

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      Nov 30, 2011, 09.07 AMby redviv

      I’m still wondering how I might fix this version but at least I’ll know for next time. Thanks for the up-size advice!

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    Oct 6, 2011, 05.14 AMby inspire62

    Adorable, love this dress:)

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    Oct 3, 2011, 08.35 PMby grainline

    really like the pleat detail in front and your fabric!

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    Oct 3, 2011, 01.51 PMby ecila

    Like this much!

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    Oct 3, 2011, 08.37 AMby janul

    very nice, I love it!

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