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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Please help with disintegrating dress ! on: April 12, 2010 05:35:55 PM

I made this little robot dress for my daughter out of joanne's "snuggle flannel."  I used my serger for just about everything with a 3 thread overlock stitch.  The design was my own, so I had no pattern to go off of.  This is only the second clothing item I've ever made, and I've never used a pattern, so I'm pretty clueless. 

Anyway, the dress looked AMAZING for about 5 minutes.  Them it seemed to disintegrate on her...


The flannel just unravelled and fell apart anywhere there was any tension.  I know that when you are using fabrics that unravel you sometimes use a zigzag stitch to hold it together...but since I was serging all the seams, the serger cut away the excess fabric as it went. 

So my question is:  Is it me, or is it cheap fabric?  Did I make a rookie mistake?
Thanks for your help!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 12, 2010 05:34:54 PM
To cute!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The prom dress that almost defeated me.... on: April 12, 2010 05:34:10 PM
WOW!  That is amazing!  You should totally make those to sell.  So wonderfully goth!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lolita skirt and petticoat on: April 12, 2010 05:31:52 PM
Sweet fabric!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dragon dress: Garden Part 3 PLUS TUTE! Finally. on: April 12, 2010 05:31:07 PM
I'm definitely going to buy some of that fabric!  The dress is gorgeous!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black and purple floral hooded sweater on: April 12, 2010 05:29:31 PM
Love the hood!  Are you going to post a tutorial?
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: pacman tote on: April 12, 2010 05:28:23 PM
I love all things pac man!  Great job!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: I got 6 new purses finished! on: April 12, 2010 05:27:48 PM
All your fabric choices are super cute!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My new blue suede pleated hobo on: April 12, 2010 05:27:11 PM
OMG!  I LOVE that color.  Beautiful project, and perfect for summer.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TuTu Cute Ballet Bag on: April 12, 2010 05:26:24 PM
So cute!  Now I want to make one. Smiley
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