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Sometimes having the blues ain't so bad...ehhh

Added Apr 30, 2012

by tmcguire

Brooklyn, New Yo...






Loved this dress and I thought it would love me too. WRONG! Friends and Family seem to enjoy it but I’m not sure I’ll wear it again. Learned a lot making it though…

Original dress (McCalls 6520) had a button front and drawstring. I swapped it for a zipper (my busty self and buttons are NOT friends). Shirttail hem was bit exaggerated for effect but I underestimated my frontal length….O_O

Material Notes

Blue cotton twill..
multi colored kinte cloth..
brass two way zipper only ended up using it as a one way)




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Other
Cotton, Blends

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    May 6, 2012, 04.46 AMby 5294sandras

    I agreee – very nice dress with zipper.

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      May 8, 2012, 08.47 PMby tmcguire

      Thanks! :)

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    May 2, 2012, 06.16 AMby jqmontgomery

    I agree w/everyone else here, looks great on you! I especially love the print detail around the zipper.

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      May 2, 2012, 10.54 PMby tmcguire

      Thanks so much! It’s kente cloth. I was going to use an exposed zipper but my sister forced me to cover it. Glad she did! :)

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    May 1, 2012, 10.05 PMby pink-cornelia

    I think you look great, that blue looks so pretty with your skin tone and I love thet title of this project.

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      May 2, 2012, 10.54 PMby tmcguire

      Thanks so much! Sometimes a little humor is necessary. :)

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    May 1, 2012, 05.54 PMby wildflower31

    You look good in that dress, everybody can’t be telling you the same thing and we all are wrong.

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      May 2, 2012, 10.56 PMby tmcguire

      thanks Wildflower31! I’m starting to listen. Normally I love whatever I wear but I lost interest halfway through. It’s growing on me bit by bit so I’ll probably pull it out again.

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    May 1, 2012, 12.37 AMby tudorrose69

    Also just wanted to add that the belt rocks!

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      May 2, 2012, 10.58 PMby tmcguire

      thanks!!! I LOVE that belt. I almost made one for my Wonder Woman costume (pictures on my wall as well) but my lovely LOVELY mother found one and I decided it was too great to just be a costume belt. The length doesn’t bother me until I sit down (don’t really want to have to coordinate my underthings just in case…know what I mean? :)). The altering wasn’t bad at all. I know drawstrings don’t work for me so there was NO way that was going in. Everything else was a bit of math and trickery!

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    May 1, 2012, 12.37 AMby tudorrose69

    I think it is a beautiful color for you, I agree, maybe just add leggings (or some kind of trim???) if you are concerned about the length. Personally, I believe you can get away with flaunting it with the boots! You are brave to alter a pattern, I don’t know if I would be able to do that, so congratulations, nice job!

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    Apr 30, 2012, 10.25 PMby purplehaze

    you have got to wear this! the colour suits you so well and as mentioned earlier it can be worn with leggings or tights and boots!

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      May 2, 2012, 10.58 PMby tmcguire

      Thanks so much! I do love the color. Originally I was going to use it for wide leg pants but I love dresses so much…I felt I didn’t have a choice. :)

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    Apr 30, 2012, 09.13 PMby mojo elgin

    I think it looks great! If you’re concerned about the length, just wear it with leggings!

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      May 2, 2012, 10.59 PMby tmcguire

      Thanks Mojo Elgin! Might I say I LOVE that hat in your profile picture!

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      May 3, 2012, 03.38 AMby mojo elgin

      Haha! Thanks! My niece had a “mad hatter” themed bridal shower so my daughters and I went to Hobby Lobby and spent WAY too much money to make crazy hats. We sure had fun, though!

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