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Old 06-24-2009, 07:07 AM
 
Location: middle of everywhere
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I am also on the hunt for a sheer kaftan tunic, I really like this one- it isn't cotton though.

Vitamin A Signature Swimwear Collection 2009 - Designer Swimwear, swim accessories - Vitamin A Signature Swimwear (http://www.bestswimwear.com/vitamina-signature-swimwear2009/10-linen-silk-stripe-kaftan/index.html - broken link)
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Goodness, are people REALLY that opposed to hemming a dress? It doesn't take very long (I do it by hand since I am blind) and it used to be a very basic skill. I guess that people are too busy these days...
Had to laugh at this one! I was taught sewing both by my mother and in school and grew up with a treadle Singer. Although I used to make a lot of my own clothes I don't have a sewing machine any more - but that's not to say that I may not buy myself another in the future.

The most hilarious thing is that, although I'm not blind, I do wear reading glasses and I'll be damned if I can see well enough to thread a needle! Something needed a quick sewing fix the other week and I called up a friend of mine and asked him if he could please bring over a threaded needle so I could do the fix. As long as the damned needle is threaded and ready I can do invisible hemming, chain stitch and so much more. I have one of those silly little wire gizmos which apparently make threading a needle a cinch but need some instruction on how THOSE things work.

I'm really SO capable in so many areas but the little things often elude me. Cheers!

Oh, and I LOVE ankle-length dresses and any hemming is so easy (as long as you can thread the needle!)
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: West TN
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For me, they never went out; they just became harder to find.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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STT-
There are 'self threading" needles easily available (in Wal Mart if yours still has a craft section!). It has a teeny slit in the top of the eye where you slide the thread into the eye (you stand the needle upright on a pin cushion). It works well but the thread can slip out of the eye so you may have to 're-thread' it again. It is like $1.30 for a packet of 6. You may wish to give these a try (it's what all we blind sewers (I am certainly no seamstress) use!!!!
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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Thanks, girls!

I spent hours looking and finally found not exactly what I was looking for, but they had the crinkly gauze in a "tall" size.

Santorini Gauze Gown - Tonal Cotton - Crochet Lace - V Neckline - Raglan Sleeve - Flutter Sleeve | SoftSurroundings.com

this looked so nice and was on sale, so I got it, too!

Cozumel Caftan I - Ribbon Trim - Soutache - Split Neckline - Long Sleeves - Side Slits | SoftSurroundings.com

I sincerely appreciate your input!
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I really like those.
I'm glad you were able to find what you were looking for.

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Thanks, girls!

I spent hours looking and finally found not exactly what I was looking for, but they had the crinkly gauze in a "tall" size.

Santorini Gauze Gown - Tonal Cotton - Crochet Lace - V Neckline - Raglan Sleeve - Flutter Sleeve | SoftSurroundings.com

this looked so nice and was on sale, so I got it, too!

Cozumel Caftan I - Ribbon Trim - Soutache - Split Neckline - Long Sleeves - Side Slits | SoftSurroundings.com

I sincerely appreciate your input!
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I like the Cozumel one!

I wore my knit maxi dress to work today, for the first time (wore a cami tank under it, as it has a kinda dramatically dipping neckline for work)...lots of compliments. I was worried it was a bit much, but it was a hit.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Eternal State of Confusion
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I thought they were pretty trendy last year and it just seems like the masses caught on this year.

And to answer the OP's question, I don't own any for a few reasons: 1. I'm tall and they tend not to be long enough (I'm picky about where things should fall), 2: I'm big busted and most of these dresses aren't made with my chest in mind, 3: not my style (it's not that I don't like the looks of them, but they would just look silly on me and my body shape.)
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Default TJ Max

was in TJ Max on Saturday and that particular store had awesome long dresses on sale!!
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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I have several long summer dresses. I like this style of dress.
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