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« on: April 05, 2008 05:35:17 PM »

I'm new to craftster....you've all inspired me to dust off my sewing machine....

I got a sewing machine for my birthday (or was it christmas??) when I was about 12.  I used it for sewing scraps of fabric together because I didn't know how to use it or how to make anything.
Then in high school I made all my own prom dresses (thanks to a fashion/fabrics class that gave me math credits!).  Since dresses were my very first projects, I've stuck with them because they're what I'm most familiar with.
  Since discovering the wonderful world that is Craftster (WOW, ladies and gents, I've stumbled upon some very overwhelming talent...) I decided that I need to venture out and try my hand at other pieces.  
  So....I made a shirt today.

I got a bag of scrap fabric from my grandma on easter.  In it was about 2 yards of a pink plaid cotton material....just what I needed to make McCalls 5138 view B (upper right in photo).

It worked.   It is, in fact, a shirt.  
Unfortunately I don't have an action shot because I recently (today, after making said shirt and trying it on) realized I look ridiculous in:

1: pink
2: gathered sleeves
3: collared shirts.

trial and error, right?
but now I know how to make a button-down shirt. Smiley

« Last Edit: August 17, 2010 12:24:22 PM by jungrrl - Reason: changed links to images » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008 09:56:29 AM »

Nicely done!  I try to avoid  button holes if I can,  Smiley
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008 09:23:36 PM »

Thanks, Taz!

I don't mind doing buttonholes, but this was my first attempt at snap closures.  SO easy!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008 09:42:44 PM »

It is cute! I havent attempted any shirts yet because to me they just seem daunting. so kudos to you Smiley

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