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Added Aug 28, 2014

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia






♫ ♪ Disorder

The pattern for Kat strapless dress by Grainline Studio was a birthday gift from my friends..

This was my first time using this pattern and I wanted to make a wearable muslin.. Last winter I bought 4 or 5 pieces of very lightweight cotton from the remnant bin.. I didn’t like much the color, too pale for my taste, but the pineapple print and super low price were a big plus.. In my fabric stash I have found green lining that perfectly goes with pineapples.. Beside the lining, there was no other fabric to go with the main fabric.. That’s why I decided to use neon green piping for all the horizontal lines instead of combining different fabrics..

The first thing I had to do after printing the pattern was to find my size.. I have to admit, until that happened I thought that size 0 was only a joke.. Things to be funnier, my size is between 0 and 2! I decided to cut the size 0, because the seam allowances are included.. I hate included seam allowances.. I love the freedom of choosing my own, which are usually very small, between 0.5 and 0.7cm.. In case of this dress I constantly had to remind myself of half an inch allowance.. That’s why I made a few mistakes you can see on the bodice..I inserted the boning in the lining.. The skirt I sewed only with one piece for the front, and two for the back.. At the back I inserted a yellow metal zipper.. Along with the piping that is my favorite detail..

There’s more photos on my blog ..




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    Sep 13, 2014, 08.42 PMby Byanka Ayala

    Love the dress! And the exposed zipper. I think the color of the dress is perfect.

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      Sep 15, 2014, 09.59 AMby lejditea

      thanks :) I’m more liking the dress as time goes by ;)

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    Sep 9, 2014, 03.25 AMby sewing fanatic

    nice dress

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    Sep 2, 2014, 06.53 PMby pinkcorsa

    Really nice.

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    Aug 29, 2014, 06.07 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress Tea and Great music! Let’s dance ♫ :)

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      Aug 30, 2014, 09.34 AMby lejditea

      thank you Ellen :)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 04.48 PMby MegH

    I really like this dress, and it fits you so well!

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      Aug 30, 2014, 09.31 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 02.43 PMby cris orange

    Lovely dress, especially like the bodice!

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      Aug 29, 2014, 03.02 PMby lejditea

      thank you :)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 07.24 AMby cchristie

    Brilliant result. Love the piping on those delicate pineapples. The fit is really good. Well done you and great your friends got you the pattern.

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      Aug 29, 2014, 11.48 AMby lejditea

      thank you :) although this is a wearable muslin, I wanted to make it interesting ;) can’t wait to make another version :D

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    Aug 29, 2014, 03.12 AMby Ricardo Abreu

    Nice details

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    Aug 29, 2014, 02.44 AMby izbott

    I think you still made a fantastic dress with great detail! You look good. ;-)

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      Aug 29, 2014, 11.43 AMby lejditea

      thank you very much :)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 12.24 AMby kristikaarlop

    Very pretty dress:)

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      Aug 29, 2014, 11.42 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Aug 28, 2014, 10.54 PMby liliv-1

    That’s a fabulous dress :-)

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      Aug 29, 2014, 11.42 AMby lejditea

      thank you :)

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