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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / So incredibly proud! My first dress designed by me! on: March 06, 2012 04:12:13 PM
I have to brag! I'm so proud of me! I wanted a lovely summer dress, and didn't want to go out and buy a pattern. I wanted something comfortable yet pretty. So I whipped up this baby! WDYT?

*please forgive my nasty photography, but I had no one to help me take a picture, and I've been meaning to post this for ages.*



Details:
The black with white dots top is shirred, it has a small ruffle at the top and bottom. I did ruffled straps as well. The skirt is sort of shirred into the top to give it a bit of give. It doesn't look like it in the picture, but the top is very flattering, making me look flat on my tummy (soooo not the case!) and accentuates my hourglass waist.

2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / My very first dress on: October 13, 2010 01:09:05 AM
I'm a looooooong time stalker and admirer of all you ladies who sew your own stuff, and I wished I had the guts to have a go.
Well I finally did!!! I got sick of paying through the teeth for curvy clothes, and being height challenged, nothing fit me nice anyway - so I had a go at making something....





This pattern is Simplicity 2657.

What do you think?
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Can someone please explain?? on: February 05, 2009 08:01:58 PM
I am going utterly and completely mad!!!

I am a newbie sewer and I have been working on this handbag for 4 days now - and been stuck on the same place. The lining!!!

I can't wrap my head around the instructions, and the pictures do jack squat for me.

The pattern is Butterick 4474 - handbag B for those of you playing at home. It looks similar to the Jordy bag, (I tried doing the lining that way, but the handles are more complicated - with loops holding them on and I can't pull them through because they are solid)... anyway..

The instructions say:

With right sides together, pin lining to bag, matching seams. Stitch upper edges together. Understitch lining

Can someone please translate that with VERY simple words and more details than that because I really am so new I understand very little.  Grin  I have done countless tutes online, including the Jordy bag one... and I have unpicked this blasted thing about a gazillion times and I am ruining my gorgeous fabric that DH gave me for Christmas.  Cry

Please please help me before I go completely bonkers. Smiley

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