RavenDreams - Confessions — CODDC

ODDC - Inspirations

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Today started with Starbucks and the Cambridge Market and a trip to hunt for fabrics... It was a great crisp morning and a very educational one for Kirsty the Intern of the different weaves, fibres and weights of cloth. But no luck in finding something extraordinary that jumped off the bolt at me and sang itself into a dress. So below upon return I have decided to look into my box of best beloved clothing from the high street that did not quite "cut the grain" as to say. The blue dress was one that looked great on IF ONLY...

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ODDC strikes again!

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Sorry been so quiet here but have been "product testing".  Suffice to say successful tests all round! ;) erhem... Welcome to the SECOND One Day Dress Challenge! A reminder of the rules; Can be any article of outerwear clothing (jeez folks - want to get me banned by Google?) Post your inspiration (and give credit where credit is due - because then it is research and not plagiarism!) Blog your process - sharing is fun and helps to inspire others to create. Competition is a GOOD THING (TM)! Be done by 19:30 - which leaves just enough time to get...

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CODDC - COMPLETED!

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[gallery columns="2"]   And here is the result! Paired with a super sexy bra from Ann Summers it was more than wearable. Gosh it did make me look thinner and really made my... assets look amazing! Things I'd do differently: Next time, don't think, "Hmmmm... I'll just make the neckline a bit sexier and lower it a couple of inches." Don't try to "wrap" the side ruffle. It made the drape slightly awkward. Another layer would be lovely. Colours are a bit "vampire", but perfect for valentines day with a bit more girlie detail. You may see this evolve and...

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CODDC - The pattern

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OK. Sort of think I know how to put it together. Decided not to go for the full three layers as today is hot and sticky. Same with long sleeves.   Next... Assembly!

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CODDC - 3/7/12 - the fabric

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I have been wanting to try this fabric combination for a while. Its a wine powermesh with a stretch black rose lace. As you can see it's still a little see through, but as this has a many layered look to it I may add a black base powermesh layer as well. That will also "pop" the red.   Next the pattern! ( and coffee!)

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