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Kelly B.'s Blog – July 2013 Archive (2)

A Palette of Color "Gathered Up" into a 1946 Satin Dress

    This is a vintage Post-WWII dress which automatically cheers me up.  My finished dress has a great combination going for it - comfort, easy dressing, ability to match with a wide range of accessories, cool design features, and a pretty satin shine with the bonus of a knit. Plus, I had the opportunity to do plenty of gathering, which is one my most enjoyable sewing techniques.  Here is one of those projects where everything fell together just perfectly.  The frequency of compliments seem…

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Added by Kelly B. on July 28, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Hats Off to a Star-Spangled Red (White) and Blue Dress

     It's that time of year to see all sorts of things proudly showing off our country's colors, and I will be no exception. 

     A new dress can't get any more fun than going all out  in a full circle skirt, contrast lining to highlight my "burnout" designed knit, and bold red color to boot.

 THE FACTS:

FABRIC:  1 1/2 yards…

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Added by Kelly B. on July 13, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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