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Author Topic: Summer flower dress..... and I mean flowers!
GreetjeKam-
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Post Summer flower dress..... and I mean flowers!
on: August 15, 2012, 02:06
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This dress is made of silk. I saw the material in the studio of my seamstress and loved it. So we picked the pattern for the sleeves from one dress, the neckline from another etc.

She made me a simple cotton dress first and after trying that on, she made this dress.
As I was not paying enough attention, the waistline was too high when it was finished. I did not like it and the dress was too short as well. So I asked her to add the purple/blue band in the middle and voila, the dress was ready.

If it had been up to me, I would not have put the big red flower on top of my bosom, but it was too late to alter that.
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on: August 15, 2012, 11:18
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The way you combined it with the shoes is perfect. But I m sorry to hv to say tt I don't like the dress. Main reason is the big rose on ur bosom. It somehow makes your upperbody/torso look massive, also in width. Not flattering :-(.
Anxious to see what other forummembers will say.
Too bad, because the idea was good.

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on: August 15, 2012, 11:30
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How very creative of you Greetje to have this dress made. It was such a clever idea to add the waist band. There are a lot of things I like about it. The model suits you really well, the colours are great and the length is perfect. As you say though the placement of the big flower on your bust is not ideal. Also on the picture the neckline does not seem straight? I still think it's a fun and lovely summer dress. So nice with your shoes!

GreetjeKam-
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on: August 15, 2012, 13:30
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Has any of you a creative idea what I can do to neutralize the effect of the big red flower?
The neckline is straight Sylvia, it is just a bit like this in the photo because I had my bag on one shoulder.

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on: August 15, 2012, 14:50
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The neckline looks not straight on all of these pictures. How come then? And how to solve the big flower bosom....difficult. I see no 'easy' ways. Only to either replace the bosom part with another fabric, or to place another fabric 'over' that part. But how nice would that work out? Questionable:-(. Maybe some of the other ladies has a better idea? Or maybe others quite like it, like Sylvia does?

GreetjeKam-
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on: August 15, 2012, 15:57
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No Sylvia does not like the flower on the bosom. She is just very mild in her words ("not ideal").
As for the neckline, I forgot to adjust the dress after I had put down the bag. The middle left photo was taken before I used the bag. You can see that it is straight in that picture. It does mean however, that the dress is also a bit too tight over the bosom. Otherwise you need not to adjust it....
Sigh.

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on: August 15, 2012, 16:07
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Solved it.
I phoned the seanstress and she still has some material left. She is going to replace the front panel.

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on: August 15, 2012, 16:25
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Great Greetje. If she can get that right, then the dress will be perfect!

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on: August 16, 2012, 04:55
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How great that you had solved the problem of the big flower bosom with other part of the pattern. To tell you the truth I didn't like it very much too, Greetje.
But the waist band, the hem length and the full skirt were such great ideas, so with the replacement I suppose the dress will be fantastic. Looking forward to see the final result.

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on: August 16, 2012, 12:24
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Thank you Seeker. I appreciate your honesty. Hopefully the end result will be good.

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