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frumpy dress?

Post: #238014 green_pea
Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:52 pm

I rescued some curtains from the neighbours and decided to make a wrap around dress from them, this is what I've come up with so far, but I'm not sure if it looks frumpy! It's only pinned together at the moment so I can still make adjustments if necessary.

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Post: #238018 becks77
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:00 pm

Wow that's really lovely, not a frump in sight, lol
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Post: #238022 Silver Ether
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:28 pm

Well I like it and you can dress it up with a scarf or a fancy belt, loomed flowers .. the list is endless ... :icon_smile:
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Post: #238025 MKG
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:43 pm

Frumpy??? Are you mad, girl?

It looks fine to me.

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Post: #238031 Keaniebean
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:54 pm

That's lovely and not a bit frumpy :iconbiggrin: I think it looks really sophisticated actually.
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Post: #238032 contadina
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:59 pm

Definitely classic rather than frumpy.

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Post: #238036 green_pea
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:24 pm

I'm only 5ft, Mike- need to make sure I don't get mistaken for a hessian sack of spuds! :lol:
But in all seriousness, phew...glad you don't think so, first thing I've made and didn't fancy messing too much, I guess I'll get sewing (by hand, I've been traumatised by that bloody machine :oops: ) I'll post pictures when it's done! Thanks xxx

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Post: #238037 boboff
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:25 pm

Definately got that St Trinnians, Finishing school look to it! Something the boys like!
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Post: #238047 bonniethomas06
Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:16 pm

Lovely. You would pay a fortune for one just like it in GAP at the moment. I love the fabric too.
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Post: #238049 MKG
Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:32 pm

I'm going to sound like some raving Gok kind of person, I know - but those are classic lines. Accessorise that (whew - I love it :iconbiggrin: ) and you have an outfit which competes with the best. Stop overthinking it.

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EDIT: In fact, play some gentle stuff on that keyboard I can see, and you'll come to the same conclusion :thumbright:. You need a dart or two in the top, which needs to be a bit smoother, and Bob's your uncle. Unless he's your partner. Or even if you want Bob to be your partner. What am I saying?
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Post: #238061 battybird
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:15 pm

MKG wrote:I'm going to sound like some raving Gok kind of person, I know - but those are classic lines. Accessorise that (whew - I love it :iconbiggrin: ) and you have an outfit which competes with the best. Stop overthinking it.

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EDIT: In fact, play some gentle stuff on that keyboard I can see, and you'll come to the same conclusion :thumbright:. You need a dart or two in the top, which needs to be a bit smoother, and Bob's your uncle. Unless he's your partner. Or even if you want Bob to be your partner. What am I saying?


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Re: frumpy dress?

Post: #238086 MuddyWitch
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:37 pm

It's lovely & as this is your first foray into dress-making you've obviously found your vocation! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: frumpy dress?

Post: #239168 ajs88
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:07 am

i love this dress its very elegant and goes in at the waist nicely, i would try and find a nice simple but bold necklase pr pendent to go with it :thumbright:

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Re: frumpy dress?

Post: #239171 boboff
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:13 am

I could be a nice uncle, in a non pervy kind of way.
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Re: frumpy dress?

Post: #239175 Sandybeth
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:09 am

It's a beautiful dress. Well done. Looking forward to seeing the finished article.


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