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« Reply #1120 on: March 17, 2008 05:23:23 AM »

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hello all,
i have question for your knowledgeable brains!

ive offically made 2 of these, i have one on 'order' for one of my friends (ill charge her in cakes and time with her kittens)

so now i want another one! I want to try something a little lighter like a jersey fabric- i have used a kind of swimwear fabric twice, one heavier on lighter, and theyre great but could get a bit hot when backpacking around europe, india and sri lanka this summer!  Grin

i want to put in some pockets and have been looking for a tutorial, without luck!

i want to make those pockets that are at the seams of trousers and skirts and dresses etc, they're kind of 'hidden' and you slip your hands in at the sides.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a tutorial for these, or what the correct name of this pocket type is?!

It is called an in-seam pocket: http://groups.msn.com/NMSLFriends/inseampocket.msnw. This link should give you an idea of how to make one.
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« Reply #1121 on: March 17, 2008 07:43:09 AM »

I will ask this one again now that there is some action on answering a couple questions here:

What width should the fabric be?  I found some pretty lavender 4 way but it is 44/45 and not 60 inch...can I still make this dress based on a circle skirt if I were to decide on making a short version instead?  Somehow I think the fabric would not be wide enough on 44/45....
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« Reply #1122 on: March 17, 2008 08:02:44 AM »

i dont know the actualy width inches of fabric, but im assuming you have a regular width and not a double width?

either way, im pretty sure this would work, especially if you dont mind the skirt being short- instead of making a donut shape in your fabric, make 2 half donuts and sew them together. There are abillion tutorials for this on the web in craftster, just serach for circle skirt and keep reading untill you find one that uses 2 half circles.

OR you could do as a few others in this post have and make the skirt a rectangle shape, and have more of a pencil,a line skirt

hope this helps! Huh

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« Reply #1123 on: March 17, 2008 08:17:17 AM »

I will ask this one again now that there is some action on answering a couple questions here:

What width should the fabric be?  I found some pretty lavender 4 way but it is 44/45 and not 60 inch...can I still make this dress based on a circle skirt if I were to decide on making a short version instead?  Somehow I think the fabric would not be wide enough on 44/45....
I'll give it a try, Sapphire, though my advice is worth what you pay for it.... Roll Eyes

Unless you want a pretty short version of this (like less than about 18 inches skirt length), 44/45 won't be wide enough, UNLESS you want to adapt it to a HALF circle skirt (with one vertical seam to close the skirt), which is what I did with mine. I didn't want the fullness that a full circle skirt provides... You would utilize a semi circle and place the flat side right against the selvage of the (stretchy) fabric, letting the curve of the circle go as far into the fabric as you want the length of your skirt to be, while allowing for your waist hole...I used a piece of string with a washable marker on the end to draw a semi circle on my fabric.

Two half circles sewn together would work just as well to get that extra fullness, too, if you couldn't live without it.

Now, if you went for a typical A-line, with a seam down each side, you could lay out your pattern down the length of the fabric instead of having to juggle the width, AND insert pockets as described above. It's a little bit more complicated, but you can figure it out if you've done any sewing before.

I hope I made some sense there.

Quite honestly, it's nice to be able to practice on some very cheap fabric first.
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« Reply #1124 on: March 17, 2008 08:27:53 AM »

Great!  Yeah, this stuff was only a $1 a yard, so if I mess up a couple I will still have enough left to make a dress with the 8yd I bought.  I could probably work with an A line or similar for the 45" I guess.
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« Reply #1125 on: March 18, 2008 11:08:16 AM »

Ok, I just thought I'd share. I made my dress about a year ago. My mother was kind of skeptical about it when I showed it to her. So we had a fight this weekend and then later she calls pretending nothing is wrong and leaves a message saying that I "should make some more of those dresses for the summer" because shesaw them in the Kohls paper (I think) and now they're cool and in style. ARGH. She drives me nuts!!!!
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« Reply #1126 on: March 18, 2008 11:16:52 AM »

Good heavens. Can we possibly have the same mother? Mine also makes those non commital "Hmm" noises whenever I mention sewing. Lady, I make freakin corsets! I made a civil war dress without a pattern! Geesh. Mothers...
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« Reply #1127 on: March 18, 2008 01:24:44 PM »

i think they're jealous that you are both so crafty and can do amazing things with your hands and vision  Smiley
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« Reply #1128 on: March 18, 2008 04:54:50 PM »

i think they're jealous that you are both so crafty and can do amazing things with your hands and vision  Smiley

I liek the way you think hesmywatermelon
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« Reply #1129 on: March 20, 2008 04:17:38 PM »

Here a a version I found at twobirdsbridesmaid.com and it is cute (and expensive)!  Good thing I found fabric to make one on sale at walmart for $2/yard Smiley

http://www100.blibs.com/editor/working/120605477071861?5110263675
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