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Ooh La La!!

Added May 10, 2010

by sianysiany

England, United ...






Once again, inspiration for this dress came from a magazine. It didn’t say where you could buy it, and I had to have it so I bought myself some fabric and got sewing!

The black panels down the sides actually came about after I cut the dress too small. I cut around a t-shirt that I already had but I forgot to include seam allowances, silly me! I only had 1 meter of the fabric so I came up with the idea of putting the panels down the sides. Now I like it better than the original because it breaks up the stripes and streamlines the figure!

I made myself a double bow and added some red ribbon as a belt and… I love the result!

Material Notes

1 meter of stretch jersey, 2 meters of red ribbon and some white cotton



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Garment Type
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jul 20, 2010, 07.45 PMby cantare

    I love the beautiful “mishap” of your side panel cuz they make the horizontal lines less stringent and totally your own creation. Your other pieces have such a fun character to them as well so you must party a lot! :)

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      Jul 21, 2010, 11.28 AMby sianysiany

      Thanks! I agree that the panels really make this dress. I wish all my mistakes would turn out this good!

      And yes I do love to dance the night away! I’m glad you think my pieces are fun, I’m all about the fun times! : )

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    May 26, 2010, 08.34 PMby foyism

    lovely, do you have a pattern?

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      May 27, 2010, 02.57 PMby sianysiany

      No, sorry I don’t have a pattern. I just traced around a t-shirt that I already had.

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    May 12, 2010, 08.54 AMby msliz

    this is really cool! casual sailor style – love it!

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    May 10, 2010, 11.58 PMby sandoz18

    Love it—especially the (accidental) side panels.

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    May 10, 2010, 11.37 PMby mlssfshn

    cool great job!

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    May 10, 2010, 10.25 PMby emlj

    That’s insanely brilliant and you look absolutely stunning. The black panels are genius and i’d very much like an exact copy please! lol. Fantastic, love it soooo much.

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    May 10, 2010, 09.10 PMby sassycatmeow

    So adorable!

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    May 10, 2010, 09.00 PMby laugh434

    Very cute. Love the shoes, too!

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    May 10, 2010, 07.41 PMby Isabel Alexander

    Ooh, I absolutely love it.

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    May 10, 2010, 06.45 PMby scheryka

    Love them…dress and shoes! Good job of messing up. I wish mine would luck up more times than not. ;)

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    May 10, 2010, 05.59 PMby violetsky

    I think your mistake was the making of this dress. I love how the solid colour breaks up the stripes and does wonders to your shape.

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    May 10, 2010, 05.26 PMby fairyprincess

    This is brilliant!

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    May 10, 2010, 04.46 PMby cquinn13

    Love it! love the red contrast, the black sides (much better than if it were plain stripes, imo) and I would kill for your shoes!

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