Make & Mend: Gardenia Dress Conclusion.

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31 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful dress...and a wonderful fit...You look amazing!

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  2. It looks fantastic on you and I LOVE that dress! Great job with those gardenias!

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  3. It's incredibly beautiful! great job!

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  4. Your dress is stunning and you sport it so well. All that hard work clearly paid off! By the way, there was a dress with a very similar idea in the new Hercule Poirot over on the PBS Mystery website (which you can watch for free). A young woman wears it on the Orient Express.

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  5. That dress is very becoming, and I particularly like the asymmetrical line of the flowers. I don't wish to diminish from the fabulous-ness of the dress...but I MUST know more about those shoes! Holy awesome!

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  6. This is completely gorgeous! Off to review your previous posts. Just found your blog via MPB.

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  7. That is positively breathtaking. An amazing, amazing job, from conception to completion.

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  8. Thanks everybody! Im very pleased with the end result. I feel so diva in it too!

    Arya- The shoes I got a couple of years a go. Payless had some 40s inspired boots and these were on sale for $10. The heel is a bit too high (3 1/2") and if it were not for that, these would look like they walked straight from the 40s.

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  9. You look fantastic! I love the flowers.

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  10. I´m filled with giddy yesness! Incredible! You do justice to that dress and vice versa. Standing ovation indeed!

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  11. This dress is gorgeous and looks so perfect on you! You make a lot of really impressive things but I think this dress really takes the cake.

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  12. That. is. awesome. Seriously. Great work.

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  13. You do look ready to take the stage in that beautiful dress! It can't be a coincidence that you posted it on Billie Holiday's memorial day!

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  14. REALLY I DID!?
    I had no idea! Kismet! :D

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  15. Just stunning! Wow! (I love your shoes, too!) :)

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  16. Yeow wow! The fit is so amazing! You look fantastic! And the flower detail is, honestly, breathtaking. You must be super super proud! Gonna say it again, WOW!

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  17. I love the dress, the flower detail totally 'makes it'. It must have taken you forever to sew them all, but it looks amazing, well done!

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  18. Awesome! A dress worthy of one of the Great Ladies of Jazz! Well done.

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  19. Gorgeous! And those shoes too!!!! :)

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  20. This photograph is Stunning! Frame it.

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  21. Love it! And your shoes too ;-)

    Greetings from Germany
    Aud

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  22. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! :)

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  23. Fabulous! You look stunning, well done!!

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  24. Oh, my gosh, that turned out BEAUTIFULLY. You look GREAT!

    -d

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  25. That dress is crazy beautiful and looks amazing on you!!

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  26. Hello I just found you on etsy and I am so inspired! I found my way to this post and I have to say you are absolutely rocking that dress. It's inspiring me to get my sewing machine fixed so I can get to work sizing up some patterns myself.

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  27. You look like Billie Holiday. Beautiful!

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