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« on: January 19, 2009 05:59:48 AM »

Have New Look 6457, starting from crunch time 12 hours to make a dress. Will using the pattern for bodice, and making my own rectangle skirt. More than enough pink broad clothing, lining matierials, and tulle for a built-in pannier.
I have plenty of lace.

Challenges: Going to represent my emotions via sewing, should have it done and coodinated by tommorrow.

Need tips on how to make speedy sewing.

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009 07:00:09 AM »

Need tips on how to make speedy sewing.

Don't rush or hurry too much! The more you try to do something quickly the more mistakes you tend to make. But then again, that's just my opinion. Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009 04:49:50 PM »

The only way to sew speedy is...sew speedy.  There are things you can do to save time, but when you are in a real crunch like this you will probably spend more time reading and figuring them out than you will save.  Just get to it and do the best you can. 

If you haven't made the pattern before, it's good to baste the seams together with a long stitch before you get started, so you can be sure the dress will fit when it's done.  Nothing would waste more time than to sew everything and then find out it doesn't fit and you have to redo it all!

Good luck - I hope it turns out well for you!

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009 06:01:45 PM »

I've made this dress before...twice.  It's not difficult.  The only thing I found I had to modify was the length of the bodice.  I've got a long torso, so I added about 1.5" to the length so the skirt would fall that the right spot.  Also, I found that the measurements ran a little big compared to my measurements.  My recommendation is cut something slightly smaller than you might think you need.  Good Luck!

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