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« on: November 03, 2007 09:50:24 PM »

I just finished my first real sewing project EVER!  (Well, not counting some pajama shorts from back in the seventh grade...)  It's the Built by Wendy diamond tunic top and I LOVE it!  Cheesy
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...and the obligatory myspace photoalbum pic  Wink


(bigger/more pics at flickr if you click on them!)

I got the pattern in the 99 cent sale at JoAnn's last weekend, and the fabric is cheeeeeeap plain cotton/poly stuff from Walmart.  So all in all it cost me something around seven bucks!  I actually really like how it drapes!  It's kinda thin fabric - I think if it were thicker/nicer it would stick out even more on the front/sides.  I ended up going one size down from my measurements (I match up with a size 12, but made a mockup before the real thing - it actually didn't look bad, but there was definitely room to go down, so I did!) 

The one part that gave me trouble was sewing in the diamond inset - in my practice version I ignored the pattern directions and sewed each edge separately, because it's really fidgety to try to sew that whole shape on at once.  I decided to get all gung-ho and do exactly what the pattern said when I made the real thing, and... it definitely turned out better in my practice version.  But other than that mess-up it went very smoothly!

I'm so happy with how it came out, and really excited to sew more stuff  Cheesy  What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2007 11:04:53 PM »

Great color combo. I love that pattern.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007 10:27:09 AM »

i really like the colorblocking Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007 12:17:01 PM »

i lovvvvvve it! the colors are amazing  Cheesy i just whipped that pattern out today! haha you've inspired me even more now to get started  Smiley awesome first project!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2007 09:51:20 PM »

Cute design! This is certainly something I would wear.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2007 07:18:33 AM »

this looks great! i have a sewing machine that i've had for about six months now. it has, regrettably, sat in my closet since i moved into my new apartment a month after i got it. i need to find a table that i can move around that'll work to put it on top of so it can get some use. and now i feel inspired to get to that Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2007 06:36:00 PM »

i bought the same pattern for a dollar through my school. yours looks great! now i can't wait to make one
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2007 01:08:30 PM »

Looks very nice on you! I love the purples together.
I'm in the process of finishing this same pattern myself, though it looks so frumpy on me I decided to work in some darting  Wink.
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