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Blue Bird Dress

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? Hand painted 100% silk shot taffeta

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What are you most proud of? It's the first garment I've made for over two years. I have put weight on (28lbs) and can't seem to shift it. I was going to wait until I lost the weight to make the dress, but life is too short. The dress fits me perfectly, after adjustments by me. I have lined the dress fully and changed the construction to fit in with using an overlocker. My new sewing machine and overlocker were both a dream to use on silk, and I will be doing more dressers in future. But a bit longer and without the waist detail!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is very easy to make and I would recommend anyone to make it.

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It is beautiful. Looks great on you.

08/08/2012 Flag

Lovely. And the fabric is adorable.

08/22/2012 Flag

Thank you. I have to date now lost 21lbs in weight, so will have to go back and take in the dress!

11/24/2012 Flag