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« on: April 12, 2009 01:48:59 PM »

So i got the last two yards of this polyester fabric at joanns the other day and i was thinking about using it to make a dress for my up coming graduation!

i'm having a hard time finding a cute pattern for it though... and one that involves two yards or less!

any ideas!?



what about this pattern--i'm thinking the sleeveless one?
http://www.simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=3831
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009 02:17:25 PM »

Heh...I actually just bought that pattern!  I like it.  What size are you?  That makes a difference in how much fabric you need.  Also, what width is the fabric?  In general, though, most knee-length (or thereabouts) patterns call for the vicinity of 2 yards of fabric or less, particularly if they're strapless.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009 02:22:07 PM »

which view did you make? I was thinking view D, but making it shorter like view C. I'm probably a size 12 or 14??--i'm defiantly going to make a mock up one first to get it fitted right!

was it pretty easy to follow?
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009 03:11:44 PM »

I haven't made it, yet, but I'm shooting for the short-sleeved one, personally.  It looks similar in construction to another Simplicity pattern (that one's just pleated, instead of gathered, and has straps), that's crazy easy, so I'm looking forward to getting started.
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