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The fabric does it

I think this dress looks great but it’s all about the fabric. It’s almost as easy to make as a t-shirt: a (heavy) knit fabric, for most parts constructed with a serger. I added a zipper in the back but this was completely unneccessary. I don’t need it to put it on or off. The next iteration will have no zipper so will be even more easy to construct.

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In the pictures I now see that I should have pulled the right sleeve down a bit. Now the shoulder looks off. Well, it’s these or no pictures.

The pattern is my dress sloper I drafted myself. Only adjustment was the neckline. Two weeks ago this was an instant gratification project for me. From time to time we all need those, don’t we?

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  1. Simple but stunning with the fabric.

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  2. Gorgeous. As Vicky says, simple but stunning.

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  3. That gorgeous fabric calls for a simple design, it's the perfect pairing! The dress is very beautiful, well done!

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  4. Great looking dress -- love the fabric -- where did you find it?

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  5. Yes i agree. Dress looks fabulous and we all need these kibd of projects.

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  6. Beautiful dress! Sometimes all you need is beautiful fabric.

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  7. I found it on a fabric market here in Holland.

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  8. It is so flattering with this awesome fabric. Awesome job, as usual, Sigrid.

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  9. It might be all about the fabric, but the placement of the print is the designer's choice. You've nailed it!

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