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« on: April 08, 2007 06:50:05 PM »



this is my third go at simplicity 3835 (i haven't photographed the second, andthe first is floating about here somewhere). i'm not sure if i like it, or if i look like i'm wearing a curtain. also, the neck facing at the back is such a mess! i need some hooks and eyes to fix it up, and i ended up handsewing quite a bit.

the ties and the neck facing are lined in purple, which looks absolutely awesome, if i say so myself. there's a pic of that on my blog.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2007 07:46:39 PM »

Wow that is gorgeous. I love 3835, I've made three aswell!  It's such a versatile pattern, the fabric is gorgeous and the curtain-y look is a good thing, lovely fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2007 07:50:35 PM »

Looks great! The only thing I'd do is add a bright colored belt around the middle to break it up and give me some curves.  I really like this, though, and the fabric is great!
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2007 11:26:49 PM »

ah that looks so good! i love the fabric too.

i have a question for you though, or for anyone else who's used the built by wendy patterns- i've heard they run sort of big, is that true? should i size down?

anyhow, great job!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007 11:59:13 PM »

It doesn't look like a curtain at all, it looks great. I'd buy it in a store, if I saw it!
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007 02:09:02 AM »

It's cute! & the colored tights set it off. This dress is on my to sew list Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2007 06:56:34 AM »

It looks very cute on you.  Good job.  BTW, it does not look like curtains! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2007 08:40:11 AM »

I love it! I don't think it looks like curtains at all.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2007 08:44:29 AM »

I think it's really cute.  I also have this pattern, but I'm afraid to try making the dress. I made the shirt and it came out too small so for now it's sitting on my floor unfinished until I can find someone to give it to.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2007 08:49:42 AM »

ah that looks so good! i love the fabric too.

i have a question for you though, or for anyone else who's used the built by wendy patterns- i've heard they run sort of big, is that true? should i size down?

anyhow, great job!!

I've only made one top, and it was big, but I believe it's meant to be blousey, as the top is belted.  I'd look at the finished measurements on the envelope to see if the built in ease is too much, or just right. I ended up taking mine in at the waist, but it fits my boobs which is a very, very hard thing to do with a button up blouse Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2007 09:56:59 AM »

i made the top from that patter too, but since i'm a little thick middled ( lol) it looked  pretty bad.

BUT YOU-  i love the fabric. it looks great on you Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2007 12:59:19 PM »

I don't think it looks like a curtain at all, but if you're concerned about looseness, making it shorter might help...

That doesn't sound like it should work, but I guess the leggy-ness counteracts the shapeless-on-purpose-ness??

nessnessness, okay, I'm done.
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007 01:56:33 AM »

ah that looks so good! i love the fabric too.

i have a question for you though, or for anyone else who's used the built by wendy patterns- i've heard they run sort of big, is that true? should i size down?

anyhow, great job!!

i've made everything according my size on the packet, and it's all been fine. hard to tell with A-line, but judging by the diameter of the sleeves this dress fits (the sleeves are kind of narrow!); and the babydoll blouse i made fit round the bust just fine (obviously, it went loose after that).
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2007 02:26:35 AM »

It does sort of look like a curtain, but isn't that the idea :-)?  Love the lining, love the curtain thing, it looks good on you and you match the decor perfectly.  Can't get any better than that.
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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2007 06:51:36 AM »

It does sort of look like a curtain, but isn't that the idea :-)?  Love the lining, love the curtain thing, it looks good on you and you match the decor perfectly.  Can't get any better than that.


Do you know anyone with curtains like that?  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2007 12:38:22 AM »

i can IMAGINE curtains like my dress.

i have a blue seersucker dress. i used the scraps to make a cushion.
i'm using the scraps of this stuff to make a tablerunner.

i really will be a stepford wife, perfectly coordinated to my home...
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2007 04:48:10 AM »

Well, I went to Monsoon today, and they had a skirt in that fabric, so other people are using the fabric for RTW...would have bought it had it been a dress (I am going through a dresses-only period), I tried to find it on their website to post it here, but couldn't. I wonder if it's an old model, because I seemed to remember the fabric when I saw your pics the first time...
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2007 05:50:31 AM »

This is really cute. I love the fabric you chose. It's so indie! And you accessorized it well. I, too, would have worn my vintage owl necklace with it.
Great job.
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2007 08:05:30 PM »

SewForYourLife: Awesome! i feel so special!
i bought the fabric at spotlight (australian joanns, or michaels, or something); and i noticed the other day they had a beautiful retro print floral that a chain store here had made into skirts last season.

oo, and on the topic, a top i saw on the anthropologie site for $90, well mah mummy bought the exact same tee in a department store in Aus for $30 (not anthro-branded). and some shoes on the anthro site for like, $200 are $100 in a chain store here (again, not anthro branded but EXACTLY the same shoes)....
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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2007 05:16:35 AM »

I was just in spotlight today eyeing off this fabric as well.  I think it looks fine, especially with the tights.
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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2007 12:10:52 PM »

oh, really modernized retro looking!
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