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North Pole Project Dirndl Dress

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Retro / Vintage
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo New Look 6910

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What materials did you use? I used vintage brocade fabric that I purchased on etsy.

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What are you most proud of? So many techniques that I learned while making this dress. I worked with a fabric that I have never worked with before. And to top it off it was vintage. I used horsehair braid which was new to me. AND I changed up the pattern. I am also very proud of the fact that I wore this to a birthday party, black tie. I received many compliments, and I was the only person wearing color. People really noticed me and the vintage fabric.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time. There was a point when I was sewing this that I said to my husband that I felt that I felt like I was sewing "rags together"!!! I was laughing hysterically too, might I add!

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So pretty and feminine!

01/04/2012 Flag

Thanks so much!! I feel pretty when I wear it too!

01/04/2012 Flag

Love love love this dress and you look fantastic in it Tracey!! Rita

01/13/2012 Flag

Hey Rita!! Thanks!

04/09/2012 Flag

Gorgeous, you have inspired me

04/09/2012 Flag

Thanks so much- you're a dear!

04/09/2012 Flag

What a great looking retro dress. I bet you did turn heads.

09/16/2012 Flag