New Hiking Dress with Corset but Comfy bodice

comments (5) December 8th, 2008 in gallery     

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RachelPhilips RachelPhilips, member
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Photo: JM

Wow - this is my very latest Hiking Dress. I plan to make more with this kind of Corset bodice as I LOVE the way it fits and shapes the torso so come back again and check in with my studio to sample more treats.

I construct my knits with a strong three thread overlockstich a keep the edges cut & raw. The romantic ruffles gives just a touch more mystery to the shapely princess seams and plunging neckline. The sleeves are open and full at the ends in contrast to the trim waist. The hem is cut wide for hiking and taking big steps, with a three inch flounce for a bit of extra fun. 

Made from 4 navy 100% cotton hanes heavy weight t-shirts
Size has some stretch so fits a size small.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Rachel Philipsr
posted in: gallery, dress, recycled t-shirts, corset bodice, goddess wear, comfortable knit clothing

Comments (5)

barbara789 writes: Well… I visit your website first time and found this site very useful and interesting! Well… you guys doing nice work and I just want to say that keep rocking and keep it up!!!!
Posted: 12:40 am on June 26th
RachelPhilips writes: Thanks for your positive feedback on my Hiking Dress now with long sleeves.

You too can make your own shapely bodices, check out this nice hardback crafting treasure.
I was inspired to get into shaped bodices after reading this lovely photo essay based on using T-shirts for various outcomes. It is a great read - with patterns in the back. Check out the link to the site about the book: Alabama Stitch Book:

Posted: 1:54 pm on January 5th
shelleyc writes: Way to look like a hot, confident woman while hiking. I love it!
Posted: 4:07 pm on December 27th
MichaelaMurphy writes: Wow, this is pretty fab and it looks great! Thanks for posting.
Posted: 3:38 pm on December 15th
biloxigirl writes: Wow, that's a neat idea! really looks good on her.
Posted: 3:17 am on December 13th
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