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From: mamagoose
Date: 11-07-2004, 09:15 AM (1 of 9)
Here is "the dress" (

It took me forever and still wasn't perfect, but the kids had a great time.

I was down to the wire on this one.

Particular problems to pass on...the black slinky ended up being a crinkly type with a sheen when I received it in the mail. I finally decided this was nicer than plain and went ahead. It was working out wonderfully until the end when I decided to run an iron over it. I tested a swatch first and all looked ok, but little did I know ironing those crinkles just a bit was elongating the dress! So, it was a quite a surprise to me when she put the dress on for the go that it was touching the floor! :bolt:

The shrug is a separate piece, the dress being strapless. I had to alter the sleeves and across the shoulders to get the slinky fit there. It was :mad: when I had to take stitches out, being that I had tiny little black zig zags in that textured fabric. This was a time when I wished the thread didn't match exactly. I did take in the dress some, but she has one of those perfect pattern figures! I think I've inspired her mom back into sewing, as she purchased some fleece for a little poncho for her 10yod. She hasn't sewn since she first got married. I remember that lull when I hadn't made anything for myself in years, just kid costumes and pjs.

Well, it's time to clean my house being that dh is working today.
User: mamagoose
Member since: 01-26-2002
Total posts: 168
From: playfish
Date: 11-07-2004, 02:10 PM (2 of 9)
I had a hard seeing the dress but from I do see, it looks beautiful. They look fabulous together.
User: playfish
Member since: 05-13-2003
Total posts: 16
From: Sailorliz
Date: 11-07-2004, 02:10 PM (3 of 9)
Beautiful dress. Wow, what a great job. The couple are so good looking also! She is beautiful and he sure looks good in that uniform.
Happy sewing/quilting/crafting

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User: Sailorliz
Member since: 07-20-2004
Total posts: 386
From: smith972
Date: 11-07-2004, 02:22 PM (4 of 9)
The dress looks did a wonderful job
User: smith972
Member since: 09-10-2004
Total posts: 241
From: HHH
Date: 11-07-2004, 06:18 PM (5 of 9)
Well, that particular young lady would look spectacular in a potato sack, but she looks super-spectacular in that dress! I hope she appreciates the time, talent and love you put into it. They both look gorgeous :up: .
User: HHH
Member since: 02-10-2004
Total posts: 87
From: Sewhappie
Date: 11-07-2004, 09:21 PM (6 of 9)
You did a great job!!!!! I bet she felt like a Princess in it all night, who wouldn't with that hunk hanging on her arm!!!!! :bg:
User: Sewhappie
Member since: 10-27-2001
Total posts: 1427
From: DorothyL
Date: 11-07-2004, 10:49 PM (7 of 9)
Lovely couple and a lovely dress
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
Date: 11-08-2004, 01:00 AM (8 of 9)
Your dress is stunning! You have every right to be proud of this elegant style and your outstanding workwomanship!

Just beautiful-beautiful dress and a beautiful couple!
Member since: 09-15-2004
Total posts: 31
From: mamagoose
Date: 11-08-2004, 07:58 AM (9 of 9)
Thank you all for the kind remarks. I had had a bigger photo but shrunk it because it was too big. I guess I got it too small. Except for the "granny" dances they didn't know what to do about, they had a great time!

Have to go to work today :sick:, happy sewing!
User: mamagoose
Member since: 01-26-2002
Total posts: 168
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