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the Dress that Nearly Killed Me!

Added Jan 15, 2012

by sunnilj9

Cedar City, Utah...






This is a dress that I fitted and made over my Christmas Break. It was a very laborious charge as I have a rather hard fitting problem in my arm area. It took me approximately 7 or 8 muslins (I lost count after a time) to get it right. Finally I have the blueprint for a perfectly fitting shirtdress, which I mean to make a few different versions of. For more details on this dress have a look here and here via my blog!

Material Notes

denim chambray fabric, petersham ribbon, hand covered buttons, flannel, thread




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Preppy, Romantic, Vintage

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    Apr 2, 2012, 03.27 PMby dlikat

    great! definitely was your effort worth the result! WOW!

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    Feb 1, 2012, 12.55 PMby Vanessa Leigh

    Perfection. I so love a shirt dress.

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    Jan 23, 2012, 04.20 AMby wildflower31

    I love shirt dresses, yours looks great. It appears to be worth the effort you have put into it.

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    Jan 16, 2012, 11.11 PMby mandrych

    So cute, and well done!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 02.39 PMby skeeler

    The fit is totally awesome! Very inspiring.

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    Jan 16, 2012, 02.21 PMby suribabe

    It looks great on you and I’d say it defo worth the troubles you’ve had making it.. I sure you can make the other versions of the dress without any ptoblem.

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    Jan 16, 2012, 01.23 PMby edithsinger

    The end result is quite perfect! The whole look is marvelous. I’m green with envy.

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    Jan 16, 2012, 01.06 PMby Couture Academic

    So gorgeous! Fitting to yourself is the way to go – totally worth it. Love it on you :)

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    Jan 16, 2012, 10.51 AMby BiscuitBem


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    Jan 16, 2012, 09.54 AMby RenaissanceBombshell

    Totally worth it!!! And, could you be one of the best models on the site?

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    Jan 16, 2012, 09.05 AMby claudinka

    I think the effort was totally worth it! Very cool dress. And I love the flowers!!!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 07.43 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    it was worth all your effort and love you put into it! it is such a well made and beautiful dress now and i can easily understand, why you want to make more versions of it!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 02.31 AMby Shona Roon

    You and the dress are both adorable!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 12.20 AMby deChez

    Great dress…I love the sleeve details.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 11.18 PMby audrashadforth

    Amazing dress :-D all that hard frustrating work has definitely paid off. Incredible job!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 11.14 PMby kelerabeus

    I love how you styled it, utterly cute. All that work has definitely paid off!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 11.14 PMby Lucypie

    This dress rocks. When you’re tired of it, I’ll wear it!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 10.25 PMby neama

    Lovely dress & so well fitted! Congrats!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 09.47 PMby patti-r

    Beautifully Fitted and Sewn!!! You did a wonderful job!!! Your time was well spent. Congratulations on your accomplishments!!!! This one and the other great ones you have done!!

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