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shorty wanna ride

Added Feb 8, 2010

by bows

Guelph, Canada






I really like the low back long sleeve dresses at american apparel but I really don’t like the fabric they use. I decided to make a similar dress out of a nice pink jersey but I made it a bit looser and shortened the sleeves a bit. Im really happy with the way it came out considering Ive never made sleeves before (which is really hard without a pattern!)

Hope you like it! :)

Model: my sister
Designed, sewed & photographed by me

Material Notes





Garment Type
Casual, Romantic

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    Apr 23, 2011, 08.00 AMby shelley .

    Wonderful :)

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    Mar 2, 2011, 10.52 AMby wonderlandalys

    Amazing photography and (more importantly) amazing dress! I love the colour and the cut has just enough bias to it to fall perfectly. The sleeves turns out really well too. Love it!

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    Mar 31, 2010, 02.48 AMby Mariajose Gonzalez

    heyyy its awsomeeee :D how did you do it :D

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    Feb 16, 2010, 12.12 AMby bethanyb

    I like this because I could see myself wearing it alone, with leggings, OR over top jeans, and it’d look pretty and girly every which way – great job! :)

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    Feb 12, 2010, 10.51 PMby Melanie O'Dwyer

    love this !

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    Feb 11, 2010, 09.36 PMby jude66

    really cute :)

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    Feb 10, 2010, 05.28 PMby alessiah

    Amazing dress, which patterns did you use? Did you only do the sleeves yourself or the whole dress?

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      Feb 10, 2010, 11.03 PMby bows

      I created the whole thing myself but it was just my first time making sleeves ;)

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    Feb 9, 2010, 05.52 PMby sewclairey

    Love it, as usual! Any tips on making sleeves without a pattern?

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      Feb 10, 2010, 06.18 AMby bows

      I just looked up the basic shape they were supposed to be and then tried it out on paper to see if it would fit when pinned. From there it was completely trial and error..I was lucky it actually wasnt that difficult just a couple adjustments did it..not sure if that really helps im sure there is an easier and better way to do it but this was my first time! :)

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    Feb 9, 2010, 04.00 PMby Jasmine Iris Philbrick

    i love how cute this dress is.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 03.59 PMby Jasmine Iris Philbrick

    i love how cute this dress is.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 10.11 AMby silke

    As always – great garment and beautiful sister!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 09.36 AMby barbaraagatha

    Your sister has basically become the BurdaStyle most recognized model! She looks great and the photos are lovely!

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      Feb 10, 2010, 06.25 AMby bows

      AH thank you thats so nice! :) she`ll be extactic but does that also mean you think my clothes are some of most noticed on burdastyle!!!

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      Feb 10, 2010, 08.05 PMby barbaraagatha

      I think they might be!!!

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      Feb 10, 2010, 11.05 PMby bows

      haha you`re my new favorite person :)

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    Feb 9, 2010, 09.12 AMby ranjani

    This is so cute. I also love your photography! I can tell you have a lot of fun with it.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 01.33 AMby classicaljunk

    well done photographs and everything else!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 12.58 AMby distie

    I love how you staged these photos, it looks like it belongs in a fashion magazine!

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      Feb 10, 2010, 06.26 AMby bows

      wow thank you! I really dont know what I enjoy most designing, sewing, styling, photographing or editing the final product- its just such a fun package! :)

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    Feb 8, 2010, 10.27 PMby amw1dancer

    wow that is amazing! Your sister is a great model and i love the set you took the photographs at!

    super cute!!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 09.32 PMby skwarynia

    Your version looks much softer:) I like it! Great pics. And I agree that your sister is pretty and very young, isn’t she?

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      Feb 8, 2010, 09.54 PMby bows

      haha yeah shes 16- I always use her as my model because I love taking the photographs and luckily were basically the same size

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      Feb 9, 2010, 01.01 PMby skwarynia

      I thought she’s ever younger:) That’s great- you don’t have to use any bodice while sewing cause your sister may try any creation on:) Cool:)

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    Feb 8, 2010, 09.11 PMby Close My Account Please

    Awesome-ness! and I agree with cqm5498

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    Feb 8, 2010, 08.39 PMby cgm5498

    Wow thats beautiful so is your sister!!!!!

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