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Posted on:11/23/10 5:54 PM
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LJane said... (11/25/10 9:25 AM) Reply
Thanks MarianS! Great information. And thanks everyone for cheering me up :)
MarianS said... (11/24/10 7:20 PM) Reply
In my experience shantung has a softer hand, and is a bit more flowy than dupioni, which can be a little on the crisp side. Some dupioni is softer and lighter weight than others. With the nubby threads running across the garment, I think it takes away from the flow that this type of skirt needs. Also, rinsing it in cold water and hanging to dry first takes out some of the crispness. Although that process puts all these spider web type wrinkles in it that do not iron out, but is still a really nice look. I think your dress is beautiful on you, and a belt/sash with a flower made from the same fabric with some tulle added would be a really nice finishing touch. See my review of Simplicity 2683 for an idea for the making flower. Dont give up on this one! It a such a classic style.
petraa said... (11/24/10 4:41 PM) Reply
I like it, and the color is beautiful on you. Try a belt or a self-sash to nip the waist in a bit - I think you can make it work!
pammieh said... (11/24/10 11:06 AM) Reply
I love the zipper, the dress and the color! Fantastic! I've been waiting to make this dress and am glad I can now follow your lead:) Check out my latest dress - I'm having the same issues - I put a bow on the front - I love it!
drsue said... (11/23/10 10:48 PM) Reply
Well, I think you learned a lot from making this dress. You pretty much always need to do a muslin when making these sorts of designs. Live and learn.
sewdef said... (11/23/10 9:56 PM) Reply
There is nothing at all wrong with your dress that I bet a belt wouldn't fix. :) Those Vintage Vogues are NOT easy, so congrats on getting a *good,* if not what you WANTED, result on this one.
rozzybabe said... (11/23/10 7:37 PM) Reply
You ahieved your first hand picked zipper, & even though a muslin would have resulted in a better fit, at least you tried! You were successful with the zip & have learned that when expensive fabric's involved, do a muslin! Cheer up, we all have disasters that we hide in our closets, & have survived to be more profficient sewers!
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