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Green sleeves by kittyvane Green sleeves by kittyvane
A friend of mine asked me to make her a dress for a wedding that she's attending/performing at today. So, I spent all of this week working on this and we got it finished just on time! :)

The dress is made from dyed linen (my friend dyed it, as our washing machine isn't big enough for stuff like that) and it has a fully lined bodice and sleeves. The skirt is a full circle and the hem circumfrence is about 6 meters, all hand hemmed. The bodice has three darts on either side and the cuffs begin just above the elbow. The cuffs are split open since my friend plays the cello, and needs to be able to move & bend her arms freely, yet she wanted her dress to have longer sleeves. There's a hastily put together calico petticoat underneath to give the skirt a little more body.

Apologies for the overexposed photos, I didn't have a lot of time to take pictures before my friend had to rush off to the wedding.
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Given 2005-09-16
Green sleeves by =kittyvane is simple, yet extremely well crafted. You can tell when a person has an eye for dressmaking. It doesn't have to be constructually ornate or loaded with beads and baubels to be a unique and right work of art. The layout also brings you into the cleanliness of the small details that make it just work. ( Featured by ohnojaylo )
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DeFutura Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Last comment in 2009? Well this is timelessly magnificent :D
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AmAndArInI Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
the dress is so beatifull! :)
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CaptainRage Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
The green works amazingly with her hair.
Very lush.
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silentwanderer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
Omg. O_o It's so well crafted, and hand sewn? Yeesh, I have so much trouble getting the seams that nice. I'm trying to make myself a dress...er, I haven't bought the material yet. XD But I really want to. .....How much would it cost if I commissioned you to make it for me? :D XDD Assuming you did that sort of thing. I'm diggin on the one in this pic, too. The color is really nice, such a pretty shade of green. :heart: And the slit in the sleeves are rockin.
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arwenita Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
oh my... if i get the money, you can count me as a dress client... i love dresses...
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strawberryripples Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
Nice work and beautiful model.
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faggus Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
Lovely choice of fabric. That's always the most important thing about clothes to me. The colour and cut are great, too.
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whydoyouask Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
is thaqt you or your friend? nee wyas nice dress ^o^ i want one for no reason.
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kittyvane Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's my friend. She was a great help in hemming the skirt, had I had to do it all myself, it would have taken twice as long. :)
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GraceWillard Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
So pretty!
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