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'Dress'-ed In Plum

Added Jan 20, 2012

by betterhandmade

Murfreesboro, Te...






A while ago I bought a red pin-up dress from the clothing store where I work. I absolutely love the styles of the 50s and 60s (in case you didn’t know that by now lol) and made it up in my mind that I was going to make a pin-up inspired dress. I found this awesome stretch bengaline at Joann Fabrics and immediately starting creating the design for the dress in my head. For mydress, I created the bodice part from pieces of a bodice from a pattern I have. I made a waistband and for the skirt I made it a 1/2 circle skirt. It hits right above my knee and has a mathing purple invisible zipper.




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    Jan 21, 2012, 03.46 PMby Smiley100

    This is soooo beautiful! I love the pattern and everything at your dress! WOW!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 11.28 PMby sala22

    oh my gosh I want one just like this! So beautiful!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 09.52 PMby erica-penton

    Cute, cute, cute! I bet you’ll get a ton of wear out of that!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 08.53 PMby TraciAkierman

    Very flattering! I love the shape and the fabric you chose.

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    Jan 20, 2012, 07.02 AMby kihli

    Very nice! Love that style, too!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 01.51 AMby patti-r

    Great job, you do a fantastic job on all your projects!!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 01.45 AMby schnui

    I love your dress and looks like it fits you perfectly. The colour is beautiful. Well done.

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      Jan 20, 2012, 01.53 AMby betterhandmade

      thanks!! yeah, the bodice is definitely fitted, but that’s how I wanted it so it would have that 50s pin-up vibe.

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