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First creation: Gathered empire dress

Added Mar 22, 2009

by elektrocute

San Francisco, C...






This is my first at-home creation – a gathered empire dress. I wanted to make something simple and easy, but also noticeable! I modeled this dress after a Frenzii tube top that I have in my closet – always wanted it to be a dress…and now it is!

Material Notes

Knit jersey, elastic





Mom guided me through this dress making process. Thanks mom :)!

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    Jan 27, 2010, 09.17 PMby BeYou TiFul

    this is BEAUTIFUL!

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    Aug 12, 2009, 03.54 PMby jmarie601

    This is lovely! Amazing job!

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    Jul 13, 2009, 01.27 PMby GabrielleDanielle

    Beautiful dress!

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    Jul 1, 2009, 10.56 AMby ijada13

    that is absolutely stunning, both colour and design! would it be possible to do a how to on this dress because it is gorgeous! thanks :)

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    Jun 12, 2009, 08.08 AMby aur0ra

    I just love everything about this! My favorite color and dress style. Great job, it’s beautiful!

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    Mar 25, 2009, 03.12 PMby floozysue

    Oh DELICIOUS! I would totally rock this in the Bahamas!

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    Mar 25, 2009, 05.46 AMby Holly H

    Love the color, beautiful dress

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    Mar 23, 2009, 09.46 AMby teamydear

    Stunning! Congratulations on your first creation :)

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    Mar 23, 2009, 07.14 AMby thejam

    Love, love, love this dress. What i love most about it that if you have a little tummy the gathers in the front will hide it. Genius.

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    Mar 23, 2009, 03.48 AMby susisonne

    Your dress looks beautiful on you and the color is amazing!

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    Mar 23, 2009, 02.33 AMby senasews

    fab dress. very flattering and great color!

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    Mar 23, 2009, 01.11 AMby sewella

    Well congratulations on you excellent first creation!! It looks great on you – both the colour and the design!

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    Mar 23, 2009, 12.09 AMby mrsoneill

    the fabric and design of this dress are just gorgeous! i can’t believe it’s your first project! well done!

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    Mar 22, 2009, 07.24 PMby jem1022

    Very cute…. and that color is electric……

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    Mar 22, 2009, 06.01 PMby elektrocute

    thanks for the encouraging comments :)… yes, the dress actually does stay up!!…at first, the elastic piece i used was too long, so the dress would slide down after a while. but once i altered and shortened the elastic strips in the bust piece to make the hold tighter, i no longer had that slippage prob.

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    Mar 22, 2009, 05.48 PMby camilaustral

    very very nice!

    does is stay up? (strapless prettymuch never work for me :P)

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    Mar 22, 2009, 04.58 PMby catmagalhaes

    for a first, it looks great!

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    Mar 22, 2009, 04.51 PMby baobab

    Wow, this really is an amazing first creation !!! The colour is stunning and you look great — well done!

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    Mar 22, 2009, 04.35 PMby alazycalm

    Oh, this is beautiful! I love the flowy fabric, and that color is amazing – good work, and congratulations on such a wonderful first project!

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