Sunday, September 25, 2011

"Pretty Woman" Dress





   Along with the dress of hearts, two posts earlier, I also sewed another dress for my friend, this is simpler and it was used for a small performance in which my friend imitated  "Pretty Woman".
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   I had very little time to get some pictures of the dress that Julia Roberts wore in the movie, so I had to settle for some photos found on internet to get a dress similar to the original.  There was also trouble to finding the right fabric, all I could get was this silk polyester with polka dots uneven, but I had to settle for this lack of time to find something more suitable.

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    Although I´m not sure of the details of the original model, so I had to improvise a bit about this... small folds on the neck line, finished with bias strips of the same fabric.
   On the back, I added an invisible zipper that ends before reaching the neck. So I can leave an opening for a button, this opening is called "tear" in Spanish, but I do not know the denomination of it in English, Can you help me, about this?? Please.


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   Finally, I could not attend the performance of my friend, so there is no photos of the active event.... Sorry.
   You will have to settle for a image that I made  on the day I gave the dress to her home...


19 comments:

  1. What a perfect rendition of this classic dress. I love the different sizes of dots in the print. Nicely done!

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  2. You did a beautiful job and your friend looked beautiful too. Loved the hat.

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  3. Wowie wow, you're so inspiring! What a great dress, it suits you well. :) I really love the way you use color in your outfits and accessories. It's not matchy matchy, but very "pulled together."

    I would call that "tear" a "placket." I believe that would be correct.

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  4. I was so surprised to discover the dress was not on/for you! what a wonderful thing you did for your friend! love the different circle size print! A simple dress that I think all of us readers would love in our wardrobe!
    Magda

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  5. Wow, you did a wonderful job, your dress looks better than the original! Love it!

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  6. Very pretty dress. Love it. Yes, the opening to which you refer is a placket, or could be a tear-drop.

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  7. Another lovely, well made, well fitted garment! You're so good at this!

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  8. Very beautiful and very nicely done! The polka dot variation keeps it interesting. It looks lovely on her too.

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  9. This is a very pretty dress - e great inspiration for me and my newly bought spotted fabric:-) Your fired looks great in it.
    congratulations on this cute achievement:-)

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  10. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Rosy, qué maravilla, es incluso más bonito.
    Tienes manos de hada.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  11. Gorgeous dress Rosy, how wonderful that you made the dress for your friend. She is very lucky. I love polka dots and usually the dots are all the same size, so the fabric really caught my eye with the varying sizes.

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  12. You did an amazing job, the dress is perfectly stunning! I love the polkadots, even though you seem disappointed that they are uneven I really like them like this...
    Just beautiful, Rosy!

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  13. It's called a keyhole opening. Nice work!

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  15. I just wrote a comment about your dress, but I must have accidentally deleted it when trying to correct a spelling mistake. ( I obviously don't know enough Spanish!) Anyway, your dress is lovely, as usual, and you are very lucky to live in a climate where you can wear summer dresses all year round. I should really complain, though, as I've been able to wear mine for 5 months. The weather is only just starting to get cooler.

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  16. I meant to write I shouldn't complain (about the weather)- not should.

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  17. I think the varying dots give the dress much more life and is way more interesting than the 'movie' version.

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