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Belated birthday Kristen for Iris

Added Oct 4, 2009

by amibambini

London, United K...






My first dress sewn up for another person, a birthday present for my gorgeous friend Iris. Iris is quite petite, so I am quite pleased that my alterations to the pattern worked, we are both very pleased with the fit, yay! However the sleeves were drafted and redrafted THREE times, what a palaver.
And a lot of chiffon was murdered in the creation of the little sleeve hem details, my machine just chewed the hell out of it whenever the fabric was on the bias.

Material Notes

Cotton and chiffon picked out by Iris.




Garment Type

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    Jan 9, 2012, 07.39 AMby kirstenmarie

    Lovely. Did you use the plus-size sleeve pattern for the sleeves or something else?

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    Feb 10, 2010, 06.47 PMby carottesauvage

    So beautiful! I know it is not the place to leave this kind of comment but I am well impress with the comment you left on the discussion about the member who has been castigated recently. You perfectly nailed it down.

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      Feb 11, 2010, 10.11 AMby amibambini

      Thank you. I know, it was getting a little heated there, but it seems to have calmed down now, thank goodness! Always loved your stuff by the way. :)

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    Nov 1, 2009, 02.32 AMby bobina

    Ooo well done, great fabric choices. You have inspired me to make one with sleeves too!

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    Oct 31, 2009, 01.00 AMby nessys

    You really have done a lovely job of this . . . it is just beautiful, and the fabric choice is really inspired – I will keep this pattern in mind when I have finished all my current projects . . . . (ahhh!!!) PS – I love what you have done with the sleeves.

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    Oct 8, 2009, 12.37 AMby Ami Taf

    wow…. it’s lovely, i would have gone for organza though, cuz i’m too much of a chicken to touch chiffon, hehehe… :)

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    Oct 7, 2009, 06.50 AMby jen78200514

    Incredible! The level of detail is amazing. No one would guess it was not bought in a store (hm, that is supposed to be a compliment, though it almost doesn’t sound like it!).

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    Oct 7, 2009, 12.40 AMby nehozack

    Wow… great design, great color and your sewing is impeccable, despite your sewing machine eating the chiffon. I also love the mix of cotton and chiffon…

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    Oct 6, 2009, 12.40 AMby katriniella

    This is lovely! I really dig the flowery print for this pattern—it looks so vintage and great. Nice work!

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    Oct 5, 2009, 02.27 AMby alazycalm

    This is soo lovely! And your friend Iris seems to look a bit like Helena Bonham Carter (if that’s her in the picture), by the way. Just adorable.

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      Oct 5, 2009, 03.36 PMby amibambini

      Aw thanks for that, yes it is my friend Iris, and she was quite chuffed by your comment!

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    Oct 4, 2009, 08.56 PMby ruskisoldato

    i love what you did on the collar, it looks perfect

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    Oct 4, 2009, 04.26 PMby janul

    I like it a lot, and the fabric is beautiful… and that heart button!

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    Oct 4, 2009, 02.23 PMby fabricaddict

    beautiful !! your friend must be thrilled!

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    Oct 4, 2009, 01.12 PMby drakeauge

    It’s lovely. I really like the cross in the front, I’ve never seen anything like that before and it’s nice.

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    Oct 4, 2009, 12.20 PMby sewella

    Oh I love this! It looks wonderful, and the fabric is lovely!

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