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« on: February 18, 2007 04:40:36 PM »

which hangs awfully Undecided It looked rather different in my mind's eye, and i'm not entirely convinced that the fabrics match now it's put together. I am however extremely proud of my first finished garment that is both wearable (as in well fitting), and that i designed and drafted myself! It closes with a zipper, and will be fully lined when i'm less excited about it being finished (or looking finished at least)!

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2007 04:52:24 PM »

Gorgeous! I bet its fun to spin around in Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2007 04:56:31 PM »

That's coool! Nice job!!

...are the fabrics from Ikea? Grin I have bought fabric from these before...I have a half finished dress Wink
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2007 04:57:10 PM »

Oooo, I like it!  It has that retro flair to it.  Very cute.
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2007 05:08:30 PM »

I love the fabrics together. and I really like the pleats/panels. You said it "hangs awfully"... what do you mean?  was it supposed to be more full or more sleek somewhere?
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2007 05:13:53 PM »

It seems very stiff, when i'd envisaged it... flowing is the wrong word, but it doesn't seem to hang very elegantly... thanks everyone for the compliments Smiley

Paperdasies - Yeah, they're Ikea fabrics, which is probably why they're a bit stiff for clothes!
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2007 05:23:50 PM »

It seems very stiff, when i'd envisaged it... flowing is the wrong word, but it doesn't seem to hang very elegantly... thanks everyone for the compliments Smiley

Paperdasies - Yeah, they're Ikea fabrics, which is probably why they're a bit stiff for clothes!

ah, yes! those are interior fabrics not clothing fabrics! now it makes sense. Interior fabrics are often coated or treated with chemicals that make them stiff (part of a fire safety thing and such). Usually washing the fabrics several times first will soften them for clothing use.  and yes, any kind of draping is usually best with a soft or lightweight fabric so if you're using interiors they may not be suited for that. Smiley

Just a thought... if you wanted something long and flowy, but got crisp instead maybe you could alter that skirt to be shorter so it's kind of kilt-like, changing the design slightly to work with the fabric. Then use this same pattern to make the skirt in a different fabric that might be more what you envisioned.

I still think it's very nice though. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2007 05:28:56 PM »

Ahh thanks, it all makes sense now! I'll definately try another in the same style though, with something softer, I'll try putting this one through the wash a few times to soften it up.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2007 06:34:17 PM »

you did a really good job!
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2007 07:10:59 PM »

That's really cute! I love the fabric. I bet it looks great on, too!
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