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« on: March 20, 2007 01:58:36 PM »

So I took a break from my new-sewer loves Ms. Wendy Mullin and Ms. Hello Kitty (I have the tiny but great Hello Kitty machine from Target.com) to test out my big girl machine (a Janome L-344) on this Craftster creation:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=114872.0

Have to say, I was not impressed with the new machine. It could just be some normal growing pains but it was stiff and cranky. Anyhow, I'll get over it. Using a stretch (lightening?) stitch I whipped up a dress that I affectionately call my Dobby Sack, then had a little 'Going Grey' photoshoot since I've been finding silver strands lately and it's bumming me out!





The raw boatneck was a little too Flashdance for me so I used scraps to wrap up some straps. I love how it turned out! Before I did that I folded the raw armhole edges in and they're staying put.




It really is just a rectangle!



The rest of the fabric tube turned into scarves. I slapped my label on that but only because the giftee insisted. All I did was cut it!



Okay, that's quite enough out of me for now. Crafting is trumping my schoolwork a little too easily now that I know the instant gratification joys of easy sewing...

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007 02:06:19 PM »

amazing! it looks wonderful on you! i think i will try to make the dress today.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2007 04:37:14 PM »

the dress is absolutely adorable. and like breakaway said it looks wonderful on you!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2007 07:21:54 PM »

I LOVE THAT DRESS!!!! And I see that you like Sigur Ros!
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2007 03:41:40 AM »

OMG I love it...you have just inspired me to make one...

It looks great on you btw, perfect job Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2007 08:14:25 AM »

Cute little dress and the color works, too!
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2007 01:13:40 PM »

That is so cute!  I especially love how you modified the straps.  I might try to make one of these over the weekend.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2007 04:49:28 PM »

Thanks for all the nice remarks! I heartily encourage all of you to make one, it took no time at all and this was my first project with A) a real sewing machine and B) stretch fabric. I've worn it quite a bit this week, it's super comfy!
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