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Blue Satin/shantung Reversible Fabric Plus Size Boustier Dress

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What materials did you use? Blue satin/shantung reversible fabric with blue cotton poplin lining.

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What are you most proud of? Creating a pattern just for me. It has been a huge learning curve, but I understand so much more through this experience. There's still some things I need to finish (waist stay, hem although I'm still tossing up changing it to a 3/4 circle skirt), but what I've learned is invaluable.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just try stuff out and don't be afraid to do it. You will make mistakes, but embrace them as part of the learning process and you will come out of this experience with a gorgeous dress and whole new understanding of dressmaking.

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Well done

01/01/2014 Flag

I've had a had time with the skirt since it had to be graded to fit me. Any Advice? Btw, GREAT job!! It looks fabulous on you!

01/01/2014 Flag

I did a bunch of research on how to modify the skirt, and ended up extending it at the side seams, although with the draped part, I had to cut the pattern at the draped part and move it back across the skirt to make it a simple pencil skirt, expanded it, and then extended out the draped part again. Or you could just take a pencil skirt pattern that fits you, then where you want the drape, cut from the top down to the bottom seam (without cutting all the way) then open it out by how much you want for the draped portion, and then make a muslin and then make the adjustments you need. :)

08/07/2014 Flag

You go girl... Look great.

08/22/2014 Flag