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« on: August 23, 2010 01:23:54 AM »

Hi! First post here, but I've been lurking for a while. I managed to save up and nab a cheap, simple sewing-machine a few weeks back, and I've been making things like crazy. It only does variations on straight and zig-zag stitch, so it's very simple, but I love it.



This is the first skirt I have ever made, as I only ever made pants in sewing class at school. The photo isn't very good, but it's a lovely purple colour with white and pink flowers on it, and a black zip. It was my first ever zip, and it went in pretty well! I had to pleat a bit at the back to make it fit properly, but it's so cute.



This is an op-shop rescue. It's not actually crooked -- I just stand funny. A size 8/10 skirt given an elastic waist further down so that it will fit me. Smiley It's super comfy, and will be great in summer! I upped the brightness so you can see the colours -- it's an insane fabric!



A plain skirt made with scraps of fabric. The bottom is a really funky, weird print I got for like, three dollars at spotlight because it was only 45cm long. Luckily, it fit me the other way around and could be manipulated into a skirt via a piece of black material Cheesy



This skirt cost me about fifty cents. I picked up the pillowcase at vinnies, used thread I had and some buttons I found in Mum's drawer. It looks much nicer than that -- the colours in the photo are a bit off. But it's a nice pastel yellow, and kinda adorable.



Unfinished, as the sleeves need to be fixed and it needs to be hemmed, but this is a dress I am working on. I made a pattern from a dress I bought, and decided to make a similar one. It's got a lot of flaws, but I love the fabric so I will forgive it. Smiley



A neckerchief thing I whipped up one morning when it was about one degree (celcius) outside. It's got a button at the back to keep it on, but it is very warm, surprisingly! More fabric from the op-shop.



This is just me giving a face to the clothes, and spazzing out with the neckerchief. Smiley

Thanks for looking! Hopefully I will be making some more (summer!) clothes soon.




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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010 06:54:52 AM »

Wow! That's an impressive start to sewing!

I especially love the neckerchief (with a button to hold it on!! it's genius!!! esp. because I am a wimp when it comes to the cold Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010 01:38:08 PM »

Thanks!

I know, right? It's great for scraps of fabric -- make a square, fold it, sew it and add a button. It's cute and waarrrrm.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010 05:56:02 AM »

You are do great for a beginner. The dress looks absolutely comfortable and stylist event without the sleeves. You could even finish the armholes and have a wonderful sleeveless summer dress. Sewing is a wonderful creative outlet.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010 01:01:21 AM »

Thanks so much! The dress is super comfy, and I should have clarified that when I say fix, I mean shorten the straps so they don't slide around! Thank youuuu~
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010 08:17:33 AM »

LOVE the fabric of the dress, I can see why you love it even if it's not perfect.
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