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Topic: Ridiculously easy american apparel knit tube dress (with tutorial!)  (Read 48143 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2006 02:59:19 AM »

that's lovely. you saved lots of money, well done Smiley
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2006 06:21:18 AM »

this is too cute and too simple to pass up. i'll have to give it a try this weekend to wear out!

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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2006 08:09:43 AM »

Thank you that is such a good idea!  I'm sure I'll be making a few of them in different colors.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2006 09:15:40 AM »

I wish american apparrel just sold their freekin' fabric - their prices are too high for easy peasy stuff like this!

You did a great job!! I'll be making one this weekend!!


« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2006 09:26:34 AM »

i think it looks great!
and thanks also for the tutorial!

i do have a question though: what exactly did you mean by cutting the rectangle so the neckline curls outwards and the armholes inwards? i understand the curling direction part, but how can you specify which direction the fabric curls?

Yeah this does sound kind of confusing after I read it again! Since knit fabric naturally curls, it hides the raw edges so that you can get away with no hemming with is a HUGE timesaver. You'll notice this on any cut piece of knit fabric. So by curling "outwards", like at the neckline, you'll be able to see the rolly bit whereas at the armhole, it curls inwards so that the rolly bit is hidden. Does this help? I'm really bad at consise descriptions! Let me know if you're still puzzled and I can take some more pics for you!

by the way, thanks for the wonderful comments everyone! this is my first clothing tut so its good to hear feedback!
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2006 09:40:46 AM »

this is so cute!

im going to try and make one this weekend. im not a super sewer. but this looks like something i could handle. im super excited. ill let you know how it turns out!
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2006 10:35:53 AM »

I LOOOOOOVE it!  On the curling, I understand what you want it to do - curl out at the neck and in at the arms - but how do you ensure that you get the right direction?  I'm thinking it must have something to do with orientation of the weave.  Does the weave run vertically or horizontally or am I completely overthinking this?  Thanks!
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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2006 10:50:59 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2006 12:10:50 PM »

Jesus, $1.38(was it this much??)??!! Wow... I spent $15 on that jersery scarf that can either be a shirt or a plain old scarf... man, sometimes i just go on a brain fart and i forget that i can make this tuff myself. 

Good job not falling for that trap!

I am so going to make this!  Wink

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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2006 01:23:33 PM »

Awesome! I actually bought this dress (before I got a sewing machine) and I wear it all the time. Then the other day, I was looking at it and thinking the same thing: this is just a rectangle! Great job.

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