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« on: October 21, 2007 04:29:49 PM »

I finally learned to use a sewing machine!! I have seen so many inspiring projects on this forum.... so excited to be making things out of the huge stash of Value Village clothes I've been hoarding.

I had a fantastic boy's T-shirt that I've been wanting to make into a dress. I had no idea what I was doing here, just winged it. This is the first thing I've ever sewn, so it's a little messy on the inside. I had a hell of a time with the sleeves around the armpit--anyone have any advice for that part? I ended up hand-stitching the armpits.

I've only showed this to my roommate so far, and she gave it raised eyebrows and a chuckle that didn't quite seem...approving. But I'm sort of peculiar-looking, so I think I can pull it off...
Close-up of the awesome print on the shirt.

This dress was pretty simple. I had three shirts the same style-- long sleeve tunic-- but different colours. I never wore them because they just didn't fit right. So I sewed them up into this entirely wearable dress. In hindsight, I should've cut up the fabric into six strips instead of three... might still do that someday, but it's fine for now and I'm too excited to move on to the next project.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007 04:32:40 PM »

These are really cool... I love the dress. It's simple and cute. Very nice, especially for first sewing attempts.
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007 04:54:48 PM »

Your dresses are cute. On a side note I like your henna too!

« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007 04:55:15 PM »

I love them both! And I see what you mean about the three strips rather than six strips, but I think it would work either way.  Smiley
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2007 04:57:07 PM »

very cute, and you've given me a few ideas. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2007 05:15:54 PM »

Thanks for the kind comments! I'm really quite proud of myself that they turned out to be wearable at all.

(and thanks kacarrol, I love to draw on myself. You've got some nice work in your henna gallery!)
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2007 05:19:52 PM »

I happen to think they are both fabulous!

« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2007 05:21:29 PM »

I love them both, and I think they look great on you!

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2007 06:48:38 PM »

That graphic is extreme!
Great job on the construction!
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2007 04:59:58 AM »

I think it looks lovely on you and that you should wear it out!
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