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Topic: Dress for my 4-year-old: pattern is Farbenmix "Muriel"  (Read 2320 times)
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sarantha
« on: July 31, 2007 06:36:09 AM »

This was my first attempt at sewing clothes: A dress for my daughter. Since it was my first time reading a pattern I messed it up a little - the neckline is too low, because I didn't realise the pattern wanted me to cut an additional piece just like the shape of the neckline to use as a "background" (no idea what it's called in English, the piece of fabric you use for strengthening the armholes and stuff..).. so I accidentally cut that part off the dress itself.. I figured out what I had done wrong, but I didn't have enough fabric to start all over again. All in all I'm pretty pleased, though. It has a hidden zipper at the back, and that worked out really well.

The dress:


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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007 06:39:32 AM »

Aww, that's real cute! I bet your daughter loves it. I like the shape of the dress and the fabric you used (and who cares about a few missing pieces, anyway? She's rocking that t-shirt Wink)
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007 07:59:46 AM »

This was my first attempt at sewing clothes: A dress for my daughter. Since it was my first time reading a pattern I messed it up a little - the neckline is too low, because I didn't realise the pattern wanted me to cut an additional piece just like the shape of the neckline to use as a "background" (no idea what it's called in English, the piece of fabric you use for strengthening the armholes and stuff..)..

Your FIRST attempt? Wow!

BTW, the English word is "facing". But background makes more sense.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007 08:08:41 AM »

I love it!! Your daughter wears it so well. I love these farenbix patterns. They look so European and style-y (like your daughter!).
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007 10:22:24 AM »

That is adorable!  So is your dress! Smiley  Great Job!  Now I'm off googling Farbenmix...
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2007 04:54:02 PM »

I think its great!  As far as making mistakes go, if you don't tell, no one would know - it looks very well done.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2007 09:44:38 PM »

it looks fabulous! i would have had no idea you made any mistakes, let alone that it was your first attempt at clothes. wow! i really like the shape of the dress and the contrasting piece really adds to it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2007 10:37:19 AM »

This was my first attempt at sewing clothes: A dress for my daughter. Since it was my first time reading a pattern I messed it up a little - the neckline is too low, because I didn't realise the pattern wanted me to cut an additional piece just like the shape of the neckline to use as a "background" (no idea what it's called in English, the piece of fabric you use for strengthening the armholes and stuff..)..

Your FIRST attempt? Wow!

BTW, the English word is "facing". But background makes more sense.

Facing! I knew I had heard the word somewhere, but since it really doesn't make that much sense, I forgot it again Smiley

Thanks for all the nice comments! Before that all I had sewn was purses - so I'm not a complete novice with a sewing machine (I made about three totes before attempting this), only a complete novice at reading patterns  Roll Eyes - well, not anymore, now I recognise facing when I see it in a pattern Grin

I love the shape of the dress, too - although the front seams were a bit of a nightmare, because I fretted I'd mess them up and the dress would end up looking asymmetrical. So I'm pretty chuffed I got that right. Lots of pins helped me.
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missmonkeymae
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2007 06:35:14 PM »

I love the Farbenmix patterns!  I have the Anna wrap dress pattern (but haven't used it yet!).  Hoping to break out the fall fabric and take a stab at it!  The dress looks fabulous.  You could change the look of "muriel" so easy depending on what fabrics you choose.
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2007 07:59:54 PM »

That looks great! I didn't notice any mistakes....I think it looks wonderful, of course I'm new to sewing.. P.S. - love your username!

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