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March 4, 2010

Cowboy prints

I finished this dress a while ago, but never got around to post it here. I already wore this for a couple of times, and ended up staining the dress with Okonomiyaki (Japanese style pancake) oil the other day:( which, did not come off after a vigorous wash. But this is one of the few items I'm keeping to myself, instead of posting it on my etsy shop. I just could not resist the cuteness of this fabric, and did not have enough fabric length to make another one for the shop.
I made the pattern myself. The inspiration is from some 70s vintage dresses. I found myself being attracted to cross over front, tight waist line and gathered skirt lately. I actually wanted to make the skirt part accordion pleats, but I did not know how to make it - I'm guessing you need a special presser to make accordion pleats?! Perhaps that might be too much for me right now.

I lined the top part with the same fabric.

It was a bit difficult to determine what part of fabric I should use for top part, and skirt part, because half of this fabric has the trees (which i used for skirt part) and the rest of the half had just flowers. They were not all the same pattern, but perhaps that was why I liked the fabric.

Sorry for the blurry photo, but just wanted to show the little cowboy and some animals on this fabric. so cute, right?
And I think this green color is perfect for my skin color. I'm pretty picky on green color. I hate kelly green and I cannot wear a lime green because it has too much yellow in it (matches too much with my skin color). But this green, (paste? not quite?) is just perfect. I'm not sure what this color is called. sage green..?
And last but not least, my recent favorite jewelries: thrifted pearl ring, f21 pins, and heart shell shaped earrings from Kayo.


teenfashionista said...

WOW, that turned out so well. It's just beautiful, and it really makes me want to fire up my sewing machine again. :)

::HARUNA:: said...

dish soap helps with oil stains. of course it's better to wash it sooner, but you can try that anyway to see if it works...
I think it was good that you didn't do the accordion pleats for the skirt part. this way, you can still see the cute prints on the skirt :)

hana said...

I love the style of this dress and the fabric is so perfect for it! I hope you can get that stain out... or find a cute way to cover it. :D

Ophelia.k said...

It IS 70s, and I love it!
The fabric is perfect for this dress. Wooo I really love the design:)

I agree with HARUNA, dish soap works. Maybe you can use hot water too.

vivatveritas said...

thank you everyone!
i used a stain remover twice, but it didn't come off. it's not all that visible, but if i take a look closely there are some dark spots! damn okonomiyaki:(

Erin Cathleen said...

What a sweet print! I would keep this dress to myself, too. :)