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Contour bust summer dress

Added Jun 13, 2010

by woman

Kuala Lumpur, Ma...






This project is based on Miasu’s Contour Bust Dress pattern, which was quite fun and easy to make (although I had to resize it a bit by eyeballing it because I’m uhm, not really generous in the bossom area). There is a 2 inch band on the waist that connects the top to the bottom skirt. The whole dress was made from fabric from a thrifted frumpy dress that I found for RM5 (about USD1.50) which I cut up into pieces for the dress because I just adore the fun print!

Material Notes

Thrifted dress, not really sure what material it is hehe _"




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    Apr 17, 2011, 07.20 AMby mnavoy

    I love the fabric!

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      Apr 18, 2011, 07.37 AMby woman

      me too! <3

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    Apr 13, 2011, 05.18 PMby shelley .

    Really nice dress, it looks so beautiful. Is there a difference between your dress and the pattern for Miasu’s Contour Bust Dress ?

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      Apr 14, 2011, 04.00 AMby woman

      thank you! i did take in the sides quite a lot because of my small bust, and also made the waistband and gathered the skirt without using Miasu’s instructions. this was because i was working with a deconstructed piece of dress, and had to make do with whatever i had.. hehe.. hope that helps? :D

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      Apr 14, 2011, 07.59 AMby shelley .

      Thanks, that really helps :)

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    Jun 29, 2010, 01.43 AMby mcloud

    Beautiful dress and good picture~ pretty!

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    Jun 15, 2010, 08.51 PMby sapphire1551

    this is super cute and looks great! good job :)

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    Jun 14, 2010, 05.58 PMby smalldose

    Oh it’s so cute! Perfect for summer time!!

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    Jun 14, 2010, 04.29 PMby woman

    thanks everyone for your encouragement! ;-)

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    Jun 14, 2010, 03.50 AMby kapplemac

    Absolutely love the dress!!! The print looks great too.

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    Jun 14, 2010, 12.40 AMby littlewren

    this is adorable! Love the print and the top looks great! Love the background too! I’d buy this in an instant! : )

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    Jun 14, 2010, 12.01 AMby ginasophia

    So Summer!

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    Jun 13, 2010, 07.52 PMby ehx

    This is really pretty. I love the fabric and it really suits you.

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    Jun 13, 2010, 07.37 PMby mischi

    very pretty!

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    Jun 13, 2010, 03.37 PMby hannnc

    Nice fabric!! would love to see it from the back too though cause i’m thinking about making this :)

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      Jun 14, 2010, 05.05 PMby woman

      hey hannnc, i tried to add another picture to the project but it doesn’t seem to show up even though ive tried a zillion times. anyway, here’s a link to the back of it:

      i altered the back of the pattern because the V-slant was going below my bra line. so i just made the slant less steep. i also use my bra straps position as a guide to where to place the straps on the dress, coz i get a bit anal when straps are positioned awkwardly and ends up making the dress unflattering for me.

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      Jun 14, 2010, 05.09 PMby hannnc

      Thankyou for that!!

      Yes that is the reason why i had wanted to see the back of it, because i’m never sure on how low it sits. I guess ill find out best when i make it and alter as i go, like you did.
      Yours turned out excellently :)

      Oh and with adding the picture, I know that when you first update your projects pictures they take hours to show. But if you let it upload and left it for a while, and it still didn’t show, i don’t know how to help. Sorry!

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      Jun 14, 2010, 05.20 PMby woman

      u’re welcome! i just wished i had more of a bust to really make it a contour bust. HAHA. anyway, thanks for the advice too.. i guess ill try to add the picture again tomorrow or something :-)

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    Jun 13, 2010, 03.23 PMby carinessentials

    It looks really sweet on you, really summerly!

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    Jun 13, 2010, 03.11 PMby julietta

    Looks great on you! The fabric print is very cute

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    Jun 13, 2010, 02.58 PMby laurii

    it’s cute, the fabric looks really pretty:)

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