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Message Board > Fashion Styles and Trends > $285 Dress! ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

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$285 Dress!
I made the top for less than $10
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Date: 5/29/12 11:12 AM

Hello, all!
I was so thrilled when I put together S 4076 in just a few days. Sewing is so laborious for me as a beginner with all the tissue fitting and muslins. But I needed something to wear on Mother's day so I dove in and made this top to wear with a snow leopard print skirt my mom has sent me. And it was wearable! I was thrilled

So, you can imagine my surprise when my husband and I walked past a little boutique and saw this! . The center seam is edited out. An invisible zipper in the back which was a low-cut V. Of course, it's a dress, not a top, but the basic construction--that twist of the two top pieces, is the same. We checked the price. $285!!!

If it's possible, I'm even prouder of my top now.

Leu Sews in NYC


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Date: 5/29/12 11:15 AM

Good Job. I love it when that happens.

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Date: 5/29/12 12:05 PM



YeA! That's such a great feeling! So glad you're enjoying this wonderful hobby!

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Date: 5/29/12 3:35 PM

Don't you just love it?!?!?!?!

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Date: 5/29/12 4:00 PM

That's how I justify the new shoes I buy to go with that special garment I just made. See in my head, I'm thinking, "ooh, I saved $275, let's go shopping!!!" Probably a good thing I'm such a slow sewist, I can't afford all the shoes.

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hmmmm...

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Date: 5/30/12 6:20 AM

I can't see the second image you posted, but you are right to be proud of your work and how much you could have paid to buy something similar. Well done, and keep up the good sewing work!

Tonight a friend of mine sent me a link to a dress that she thought I'd like. It was nearly $300 and mostly made of polyester. I know I could do better myself and also buy a new bag, shoes, and pay for dinner and a taxi home with the same money. It does feel good, doesn't it?

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Date: 5/30/12 9:46 AM

Quote: Melody
That's how I justify the new shoes I buy (...)

That is EXACTLY what I've been doing lately, LOL!

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Date: 5/30/12 10:07 AM

Wow! That is so amazing - and, you are so right. It just feels good to see what you are making, be able to compare it to RTW, and know that you are getting a bargin and enjoying the process.

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Date: 5/30/12 10:36 AM

It would be easy to make that top into a dress! What a sweet find!

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Date: 5/30/12 11:10 AM

YOU TOTALLY WIN! SWEET!



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