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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Free style easy poofy dress on: June 25, 2011 01:15:23 PM
I just started sewing a few days ago.  I started with a simple dress, a few things for my baby (which turned out pretty horrible lol), then moved on to a pattern.  That turned out rather badly also.  So I decided to wing it and here is what I made.


I'm currently stationed in Iraq, and I have the smallest half of a room ever to live in.  No iron, and very limited supplies- thank jebus for being able to order stuff online. 

The bodice:  I tried sewing snap buttons on the back, but it didn't work out so I'm waiting on a zipper to come in from joanns.  I'm a little scared of the zipper, but I made sure to get a machine with a zipper foot, so my fingers are crossed.  I suppose I will have to figure out how to alter it a bit to be more snug.

The skirt:  I just took a huuuge rectangle and hand-stitched a loose running thread through it.  I had planned on using a wide zig zag stitch over it, but I ended up getting weird loops of thread on the back stitch- any ideas on what that's about?  Being impatient, I decided to pin over the running thread and sew a straight line.  It ended up a bit shorter than I needed it, and I had to pull out some and try again.

Overall, I'm quite happy!  I will wear this with a crinoline to make it flouncy.  I'd also like to add something to make it less busy- maybe a sash/belt, or some piping?  I'm scared of piping too though!

Thanks for looking  Cheesy

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