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« on: October 07, 2006 12:17:09 PM »

long time craftster reader and first-time poster with what is also the first dress i've ever made! it's based on new look 6557, which i warmly recommend. i made the dress for for my lovely flatmate, who is also modelling (i'm a boy, and also intimidated by the prospect of sleeves, so until i brave the sleeve and/or decide sleeveless tops would be a good look for me, i'll be making clothes for girls).

i'm still finding my feet with sewing, but it's a huge confidence booster to see how good something can look at the end, even if it involved tons of unpicking where i went haywire with the machine or calling people up to get reassurance about hems and putting in zips. but i'm please and i think the way the straps are at the back is very cute (and isn't really how the pattern looks, but it just worked out that way because my friend is such a slim girl).

anyway, i hope to get a lot more active on craftster now. my next project is curtains - in a lovely grey twill. then more dresses, probably. here are the dressed-up pictures, but i think it'd be just as good worn in the daytime with a cardigan or something like that.

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2006 12:23:19 PM »

 Welcome to Craftster! We can always use a few boys on here  Wink
 Lovely dress! I have been a little obsessed with grey this season, so I may have to make one of these.
 It is always nice to spend hours on something and have it come out good. It makes it well worth the effort.

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2006 12:32:16 PM »

Lucky flatmate!

Your dress is very nice. I love grey and I applaud efforts to include it in wardrobes!

Your first work is much better than mine, I assure you!

And, BTY, just jump into sewing for yourself. It's so rewarding to do something and be able to wear it. Start of with a simple pair of pj pants or maybe recon a tee to fit you. You'll get addicted fast!


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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2006 12:49:22 PM »

It's a great dress! I bought a New Look pattern (easy) to make about a year ago. I was so excited, and I immediately cut out the pieces and set to work making a practice run with a bedsheet from Goodwill. I did all of it... except for the zipper. I don't know why, but zippers intimidate me, so I threw it into a box, and haven't looked at it since.  Embarrassed But anyway, I just bought me a few yards of beautiful stretchy knit, so I hope to make a stretchy dress-- the best kind for me! Posts like this inspire me.

As far as men's clothing gos... I would strongly recommend that if you're uncomfortable doing sleeves, try cutting apart a shirt you like that has holes or stains or is otherwise unwearable. Use it for a pattern to make a new one. It's a good way to make clothes that you like and can wear, and also a good way for a beginner to become acquainted with sleeve shapes. That's what I do anyway!
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2006 12:54:54 PM »

What a successful first dress!!  You tackled a lot for a newbie--zipper, shaped waist, straps--excellent!

I think that the main thing is you have to just do it--yeah, you might make mistakes but most people don't even notice unless you open your mouth and confess it!! so shhhh...ha ha

looking forward to seeing more....

« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2006 01:05:40 PM »

This is a lovely dress and for a first attempt it's a masterpiece! (I don't know how to translate otherwise "pour un coup d'essai c'est un coup de maitre!" )

Thank you for sharing, and welcome from a new crafter-poster too Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2006 03:00:11 PM »

Lovely dress  Grin Love the colour of it.

I just made this one too.

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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2006 03:39:06 PM »

Ohh i love this dress... great job. Cant wait to see more stuff Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2006 08:11:31 PM »

wow! i am in love with that dress. lucky flatmate! i want to try a dress sometiem but i don't have the nerve jsut yet maybe sometime . i hope mine looks half as good as this!
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2006 08:17:22 PM »

Those grey stockings look great with it, & I also like the sleeves in the back alot!!
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