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Topic: Stepped out of my comfort zone! Oriental brocade dress for NYLA! PICS!  (Read 4710 times)
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« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2009 12:06:50 PM »

She is so damn cute in that dress, like a little princess. Looks beautiful, the fabric and pattern look just right, it seems like you survived very well.
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« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2009 12:29:29 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2009 12:44:24 PM »

So so adorable!  I love the puffed sleeves.  If I'd had a dress like that at her age I think my mom would have had to fight me to get me out of it!

Oh, and I work with brocade constantly, I find that cutting with pinking shears instead of normal scissors helps with the fraying.  I usually do it so the edge of the zigzag cut lines up with where the scissor cut would have been, so I'm not shorting myself on seam allowance and only adding a teensy bit of extra (basically just the width of the triangle is excess beyond the normal allowance.)
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« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2009 02:01:15 PM »

Such a beautiful dress for a beautiful young lady.  Kudos to you for stepping out of your comfort zone.  Your detail and sewing technique is wonderful.  The color is fantastic.  I wouldn't worry too much about the white tights.  They are irrelevant as you are showcasing your sewing skills in new fabric territory.  You have taken the time to tell us of your challenges and how you overcame them.  Brava!!!  Your daughter is a little girl.  The last time I looked, girls in party, holiday or other special occasion attire still sport white tights. 

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« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2009 02:08:34 PM »

I love the fabric you chose for the dress, it looks really well done. Also, you have a beautiful daughter those pics are adorable.
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« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2009 04:35:59 PM »

She's beautiful! And I love the photographs.
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« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2009 06:13:49 PM »

Oh, it seems like forever since I've seen that cute little face staring back at me from the screen!  You did a great job on this dress.  Brocade is a b*tch to work with, but the dress looks adorable on her!  Love the color!
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« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2009 07:22:11 PM »

Your daughter and that dress are way too cute.
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« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2009 10:12:13 PM »

She's adorable, as always! The pattern is great and thanks for the tips on sewing with brocade! I've had some for two years that I keep shoving down to the bottom of my pile because it scares me (but it's so cute!). Maybe I'll be brave like you now. Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2009 10:33:00 PM »

Adorable!

In addition to pinking shears, Fray Check, a serger, or zig zag stitching the edges will help keep the wispies away.
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