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Sweet Tribes

Added Feb 9, 2010

by ginasophia

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Description

If there were a tribe of Japanese 14 year olds they would wear this dress.

I combined a gathered skirt with the bodice of pattern J and the sleeves of pattern M from the Stylish dress book 2. I also made a sash in the same fabric because the dress really needed shape (pics without the sash can be seen at my blog. I usually don’t go for babydoll dresses on my body type and now I remember why.

I was pretty excited about this print until I realized it was a polyester blend, which explains all the static cling now. (any suggestions to help with the cling would be really appreciated!!)

This dress wasn’t a total bust, I haven’t worked this neat on a garment since my husbands Jochen shorts. My topstitching and patience have improved significantly, and I am actually beginning to enjoy the cutting process!

Material Notes

Cotton Poly blend (yuck)

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Classic
Material
Cotton, Blends

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    Feb 15, 2010, 09.21 AMby mosquitito

    pretty fabric, pretty dress!!! simply great!

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    Feb 14, 2010, 02.53 AMby alekat

    i love the colour and the shape for this. with Spring coming im sure you’ll wear it alot. i like it too with the denim. so nice and pretty

    i always wear a slip when i find a dress is clingy but that might a be old fashioned solution.

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    Feb 11, 2010, 01.37 AMby chavrita

    so pretty!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 11.56 PMby tiffanyamanda

    Pretty!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 08.44 AMby toril

    It sure is pretty! :)

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    Feb 10, 2010, 08.22 AMby mixtlii

    I usually don’t like this type of dress that seem shapeless, but yours is fantastic!!

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      Feb 10, 2010, 04.28 PMby ginasophia

      :D Thank you!!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 04.37 AMby ranjani

    I love how you paired it with the vest. Very stylish and well done!

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      Feb 10, 2010, 03.53 PMby ginasophia

      Thank you! That’s how I wore it on it’s first day out and I think that’s how I prefer it too

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    Feb 10, 2010, 04.28 AMby cquinn13

    very pretty! and i do really like it with the sash :)

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    Feb 10, 2010, 01.42 AMby nattyjane

    This dress is simple and gorgeous and I think it looks great on you.

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      Feb 10, 2010, 04.22 PMby ginasophia

      Thank you! My confidence is growing in it more and more, especially with a comment from you whose garments I have admired for so long!!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 12.01 AMby jenss-1

    Nice dress! You could try Static Guard spray for the cling problem. I used it years ago & it used to work most of the time.

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      Feb 10, 2010, 03.52 PMby ginasophia

      Thank you for the tip, if it keeps giving me trouble I’ll have to give it a try!!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 10.32 PMby britynn89

    this is really cute! you did a great job!

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      Feb 9, 2010, 11.01 PMby ginasophia

      Thank you so much!!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 10.17 PMby abbyzeeble

    It’s so lovely! What a shame it clings, that’s so annoying to wear stuff like that. I love the shape of it and your photos are very nice. It says novice, though – surely not!

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      Feb 9, 2010, 11.00 PMby ginasophia

      It is actually very very simple. The Japanese pattern books stick to easy shapes and seams so this was a cinch… a couple of darts, a few gathers and straight stitches to join them all!

      And I think the cling is wearing off, I wore the dress all day today and felt oh so pretty!! :)

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