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51  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: SHINY BUTTERFLY SLEEVE JACKET & Matching Hobo Bag! on: March 14, 2008 09:05:01 PM
What a neat fabric!  I always wanted to use a 'disco ball' type like that, but all I ever find is stuff with plastic sequins in the clearance isle that's atrocious.
52  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Dream Dress on: March 14, 2008 09:03:13 PM
Gorgeous!  You're going to do great at your recital.  What kind of fabric did you use?
53  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Valentine's Day Dress on: January 21, 2008 09:07:13 PM
So I made this dress for Valentine's Day.  Check it.  

(Sorry, I can't post pictures directly yet, this is one of my first posts).  

54  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help with mandarin collar! on: January 21, 2008 12:13:23 PM
Alright, so I am working on McCall's M4369, a basic mandarin dress:


and I am stuck on the mandarin collar.  Here's a link to the diagram:


and here's the exact instructions for this step:

Pin collar to neck edge, right sides together, matching centers and triangles to shoulder seams.  Clip neck edge as necessary.  Baste.  Stitch, keeping pressed edge of collar free.  Trim seam allowances.  Press seam allowances toward collar.  Hand-sew pressed under edge of collar over seam.

I don't know, I am not making the connections here.  Maybe I just need someone to hold my hand and walk me through it.  Help!
55  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / McCall's M4369 - Cute Mandarin Dress on: January 21, 2008 12:07:07 PM
Overall, I likes this pattern, though as with most commercial patterns, I found some of the instructions confusing.  However, it came out great!


(Sorry, I can't post pictures yet, this is one of my first posts.) 

Overall, I'd give the pattern an A, but the instructions a B-
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