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dress in the limelight

Added Feb 27, 2011

by tracyx

Fremont, Califor...






I made this very easy dress out of green metallic jersey material. I didn’t use any patterns because I knew I wanted something simple and streamlined. The fabric has a beautiful texture and drape as it is, so I didn’t want to cut it up into pieces and sew a lot of seams. Just wanted a slinky dress that is form fitting. I pretty much used one of my shirts as a pattern, then made it longer to make it into a dress. I cut out the front and back pieces, then sewed them both together.

I was pretty happy with it until I started taking pictures with it. My boyfriend said it looked a little stiff for some reason, and after seeing the pictures, I sort of agree. I wanted it as a slinky yet not skanky semi-casual dress, something i’d wear to an evening date. It’s definitely form fitting, but perhaps I made it too long for a dress of this type? Maybe it should either be floor length or a little bit shorter?

Material Notes

two way stretch jersey, metallic




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear

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  • Glo_copy_large

    Mar 1, 2011, 01.16 AMby domestic-divaonline

    I’m not seeing the “stiff”? Gorgeous fabric that looks slinky without being trashy. Spend your time on another project. This one is great as is.

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    Feb 28, 2011, 02.45 AMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    I think it’s gorgeous! I love the fabric!!!

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    Feb 27, 2011, 04.30 PMby woman

    great pop of colour! i think the length is fine too, but i also think if it’s shorter and paired with some heels it would look sexy as well. the modest neckline already helps the dress to not be skanky, so don’t worry! ;-)

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    Feb 27, 2011, 02.46 PMby earthenwings

    I think it’s beautiful as is! Great job! :)

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