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Topic: New Summer Dress!! Lots-o-pics :)  (Read 6522 times)
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2008 07:03:27 AM »

Ok everyone here it is Smiley

New Look Pattern #6557


I didnt use a mannequin or anything, i just put the zipper in first and pinned the dress to my body and then sewed the sides shut. i made the complete front of the dress, and back. i actually had to adjust the pattern to fit me cause im smaller than the pattern, except in the boobs. The machine i sew on is pretty sexy too, a janome 6660p , which is a super fantastic machine Smiley Thank you so much for your comments and it really is my first garment.

Oh yeah and it took about 3 hours to make
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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2008 07:50:44 AM »

great job, especially for your first dress!!
it fits great and the fabric is beautiful
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2008 08:14:33 AM »

Good job!  That is a great pattern and I thought that was it was as soon as I saw your dress.  I just made a dress using it and I want to make at least three more.  I had to to take mine in when I put my zipper in since the measurements gave me a size too big. Seems like quite a few people have had issues with the sizing on it but it is super easy to fit if it is too big.  I had close to 3 inch seams on either side of the zipper. Now I just need to figure out how to add length in the waist since the midpoint where the waist is supposed to be is about three inches too high. I didn't do any piping though.  It looks fantastic with it.

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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2008 09:41:20 AM »

Beautiful dress!  I love the contrast piping.  I definitely want to try that pattern.
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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2008 01:00:07 PM »

that dress is great, it fits you perfectly! Cheesy I love the green details
making your own dress really beats buying some generic dress at some generic shop, doesn't it?
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« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2008 02:35:15 PM »

tots adorb.
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« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2008 03:23:12 PM »

The dress looks great for you, and it fits!  That is a big deal, especially for your first ever garment!  You have a bright and shining sewing future.   Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2008 03:56:12 PM »

That is sooooo cute. It looks like a dress I made recently except cuter. XD And you're cute, which also helps. Great job!
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« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2008 04:01:16 PM »

I'm working on that pattern right now!  I love it and it looks great on you.
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« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2008 05:00:11 PM »

awesome dress!!!!  Fits so great!  Thank you for sharing the pattern, I might just try that one for my first too!

One question: Why are you wearing one sock on the construction pics???  he he  Cheesy
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