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Flamboyant Rose

Posted on: 28 June, 10

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This dress is a combination of the Flamboyant dress (02/10 #20) and the Rose t-shirt (02/07 #5) from Ottobre Woman. 

The Flamboyant dress is lovely, but a tad bare for school.  I took the neckline from the Rose t-shirt and made it wider.  That was added to the Flamboyant dress.  I removed the gathers from the neckline, but left lots of width in the skirt.  A dress like this needs a good amount of swishyness in the skirt.  To avoid the muu muu look, a casing for wide elastic was added just under the bust line.  Pockets were added because I love pockets, a.k.a Crackberry pouches.  The fabric is a silky blend from JoAnn Fabrics.  Initially, I thought the print was too big for me, but C convinced me to get it.  He absolutely right.  I love this dress.  It is cool and comfortable, but still pretty enough to wear to school or dinner.  There is a very good chance I will make this dress again. 

Because it is difficult to see the details with the busy print, here is a close up of the neckline:

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