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« on: September 23, 2007 11:04:35 AM »

This ought to go under a 'stitch and botch' type thread but I can't find one so I assume it should go here.

This is my first attempt to make a pattern. I was aware of the cheese-problems with making a smock, but since it was so easy, I attempted it. I used this cute cherry fabric I found at a thrift store.

Unfortunately I think I have created a passable pattern in the wrong fabric. My husband and I think it's a really nice top for someone half my age.

The punch line? I really like it! But I'm afraid to wear it, so I haven't finished it yet. What to do? Help/suggestions/comments?

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2007 11:20:59 AM »

Well, a lot of the time, especially when making your own pattern, you make a mock up. This could be your mock up and you could make the real one out of different fabric.

You could try to overdye it, maybe the white was a darker color it wouldn't look so "young".
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2007 04:41:15 PM »

I think it's great!!  But, if you really are unsure about wearing it, make some cute little bottoms and wear it as pajamas.  That's my motto, when in doubt, PAJAMAS!
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2007 05:13:12 PM »

I think it's great!!  But, if you really are unsure about wearing it, make some cute little bottoms and wear it as pajamas.  That's my motto, when in doubt, PAJAMAS!

That's great!
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2007 07:55:52 PM »

You should definitely finish it, it's cute! Making pajamas is a really good idea, too.
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2007 07:57:40 AM »

Well, a lot of the time, especially when making your own pattern, you make a mock up. This could be your mock up and you could make the real one out of different fabric.

Yeah, that was my first thought... take it apart and use it to make another one. anyway part of my reason for starting with this fabric was it didn't cost a bundle, and I could do that, if I needed to. But - pajamas! that's an idea. I may just use both suggestions. Pattern first, pjs after. thanks!!
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