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Houndtooth Cocktail Dress- take 3

Added Jan 23, 2012

by Sewing And S...

Courtown Harbour...




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Latest re-fashioning of my 2009 Cocktail Dress 105 Burda 11/2007- now using pleats – the tutorial is available under the techniques or on Pleat Me to the Moon ( perfect pleats tutorial)

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wool blend



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    Jul 27, 2012, 07.43 PMby ashp

    Beautiful work! I love the fabric and the design, it’s perfect! You did a fantastic job with the pleats, everything is nice and even looking, really great work!

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    Jan 24, 2012, 01.41 AMby wardrobe-cat

    Beautiful. Georgous fit. My eyes hurt just looking at it though. Did it make you go cross-eyed sewing it? The vertical trims would be nice, but not desperately needed. Lovely work ;)

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      Jan 24, 2012, 01.52 AMby Sewing And Style

      Yes, it felt like i was seeing double ))))))) It is a very busy pattern, true- but I still love this dress ( maybe because i am wearing it and not looking at it LOL)

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      Jan 24, 2012, 01.58 AMby wardrobe-cat

      If that’s the case… ;)

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    Jan 23, 2012, 11.19 PMby Gurtlamorous

    amazing…. love houndstooth x

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      Jan 24, 2012, 12.01 AMby Sewing And Style

      Thank you- so do I, although I have some concerns about how wide this print makes me look from the front. Thinking of a doing Take 4 and adding vertical trims (I still have some of that the middle detail is made of.

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      Jan 24, 2012, 09.04 AMby Gurtlamorous

      i think it looks fine :) it doesnt make u look wide at all
      i love hoe u did ur hair and makeup the purple lip adds a nice pop of colour

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      Jan 24, 2012, 10.52 AMby Sewing And Style

      Aaaah, cheers. My Hair is natural ( we call this style “an explosion on a pasta factory” , but that is the way it grows ) LOL and I just love pinkish and purple-ish lipsticks!

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      Jan 24, 2012, 12.39 PMby Gurtlamorous

      market and sell that style lol

      same i think against the black and white give a good affect

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    Jan 23, 2012, 05.37 PMby mixtlii

    The pleats are the cutest!!! THe dress looks fantastic.

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    • Leather_bow_large

      Jan 23, 2012, 06.36 PMby Sewing And Style

      Thanks, definitely going to make more garments with pleats from now on )))))

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    Jan 23, 2012, 05.12 PMby patti-r

    Totally Awesome!!

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