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Welmoed
Posted 2011-07-26 5:42 PM (#76895)
Subject: Shirtwaist Dress



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I just finished what might be the most comfortable dress I've ever made. It's a dress with side/waist darts and a gathered skirt with 3x fullness. I also made a petticoat to go under it (using the Vogue Pattern Magazine instructions), and an apron to wear over it (since this is for my costume for Otakon).

Once again, PMB is just the most amazing piece of software. Being able to put together the exact dress I wanted, without having to pore through pattern books and/or alter commercial patterns, takes all the frustration out of sewing. A standing ovation for Lisa!!!!!

--Welmoed




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Sewhappy
Posted 2011-07-26 5:54 PM (#76897 - in reply to #76895)
Subject: RE: Shirtwaist Dress


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Welmoed,
This is gorgeous!
What a perfect fit.
This looks really well made and your fabric selection is right on!
Is it a cotton sateen?
What collar did you use?
Have fun with your daughter at Otakon.

Adding...I just noticed the buttons replicate the polka dots!


Edited by Sewhappy 2011-07-26 5:56 PM
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Welmoed
Posted 2011-07-26 6:29 PM (#76899 - in reply to #76895)
Subject: RE: Shirtwaist Dress



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Thanks!! The fabric is a cotton with a teeny bit of lycra in it. The contrast fabric is a plain white cotton, dyed ever so slightly gray. The buttons are cut from the polka dot fabric and made into covered buttons with my button press (the only way I was going to get perfectly matching buttons!). The collar is Wingtip.

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thistles
Posted 2011-07-26 8:20 PM (#76907 - in reply to #76895)
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That is a great dress, Welmoed.  What is your "costume?"  I would wear that as "real" clothes!
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RJ388
Posted 2011-07-26 11:38 PM (#76913 - in reply to #76895)
Subject: RE: Shirtwaist Dress


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Welmoed,
Great looking dress and it does look very comfortable.
All of your projects are very nice.
Thanks for sharing.

Happy Sewing
Rj
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dotmoll
Posted 2011-07-27 12:32 AM (#76914 - in reply to #76895)
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What's really impressing me is the great match between fabric, color, and dress style.
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Trish
Posted 2011-07-27 11:52 AM (#76930 - in reply to #76895)
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Cute dress! Put on that apron and put your reddish hair in a bun and you'll look like Lucy! <3
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Sewhappy
Posted 2011-07-27 1:24 PM (#76936 - in reply to #76930)
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Trish - 2011-07-27 8:52 AMCute dress! Put on that apron and put your reddish hair in a bun and you'll look like Lucy! <3



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Welmoed
Posted 2011-07-27 9:22 PM (#76947 - in reply to #76895)
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I did a full "dress rehearsal" this evening, so now I can show you what the complete costume looks like. I'm going as a stereotypical 50s housewife, in black and white.

If the dress survives the weekend, I might just keep it in my wardrobe. It is really comfortable and flattering!

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Susan in Miami
Posted 2011-07-28 2:40 AM (#76951 - in reply to #76947)
Subject: RE: Shirtwaist Dress



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What a great costume. Not only is it creative but I would never know that it was you. The cherries on the apron pocket are a terrific touch. Are the cookies edible? When will see Diana's costume?

You are going to have such a great time, Susan

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SueC56
Posted 2011-07-28 4:16 PM (#76980 - in reply to #76951)
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Susan,

There are pictures of Diana's costume in the blog and the link is at the bottom of Welmoed's message.
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Susan in Miami
Posted 2011-07-29 7:51 AM (#76987 - in reply to #76980)
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Thanks, I am always in such a rush, I did not take a minute to look - but I will.

Susan

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SueC56
Posted 2011-07-29 1:29 PM (#76999 - in reply to #76947)
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Welmoed, You are ever the creative lady!

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Karen Maslowski
Posted 2011-07-29 6:03 PM (#77007 - in reply to #76947)
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So cute!

I'm glad you said you were in black and white; I could not figure out why your face was grey! LOL
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