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the one I almost threw away

Added Jul 13, 2017

by Sarah-Ann

Leuven, Belgium






I started working on this dress right after I knew I was pregnant. Yes, stupid, but spring was coming so you know what I mean. Gathered skirts are absolutely not flattering for my figure, but still, I made it with the original skirt, you never know. Bad idea, so I copy pasted an A line skirt from a dress that fits me well. But then my belly was getting too big, so I had to put the project aside. 2 years later I picked it up again, finished, lined and everything, when I realized it didn’t fit me at all. I had to adjust a lot on the waistline, shorten the front bodice and shorten the back skirt. I had to adjust over and over again and was ready to throw it away. Glad I didn’t, ‘m happy how it eventually turned out. Although I wouldn’t make it again. I’m not used to such an open neckline. Also, the lining tends to come out at my bust, even though I topstitched, is this typical for sweetheart necklines?




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Jul 17, 2017, 12.30 PMby cchristie

    Well done for perseverance. The dress IS very flattering and the colour fab. I hope it gives you a lot of pleasure!

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    Jul 15, 2017, 07.58 PMby karey

    I’m with you. Gathered skirts don’t suit me either. This dress is on my to-do list, but subbing a straight skirt. Your version looks great. I started knitting a long coat while I was pregnant with my 2nd child. Was at least 5 years before I got back to it and finished it, so you did well lol.

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    Jul 13, 2017, 07.28 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress. The colour is fab and green us my favourite. You look smashing x

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