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« on: May 13, 2009 10:17:48 PM »

Hello again-- here is a project I just completed based on McCall's M5880.  I used a waistband instead of elastic and took a chunk of fabric out of the back.  Turns out that with all but the thinnest fabrics, this can become a very thick dress quickly.  I used a pretty lightweight jersey but even so it was just too bulky.  The twisted collar was also an ad-lib; it could look better but I didn't like the pattern's plainer, thicker version.  Please let me know what you think! (but be gentle, I'm learning!)



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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009 12:26:10 AM »

Its really pretty! I like that its poofy, and the colour is a nice chade of green Smiley Might have to have a go at this!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009 02:07:35 AM »

it looks good, one tip that you might consider is iron each seam open (it makes a huge difference) and you could also topstich some areas. http://www.craftsofchaddsford.com/seamtopstitching.htm as it gives a nice flat finish to the edges, more so than ironing can

but good job, it looks very pretty on you

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009 04:08:47 AM »

I like it too, the colour is nice and i have to bookmark this the collar-part is really interesting.

if the waistband isn't sewn on, you could use some sort of ribbon instead (that's thinner and you could create a lot of different looks, or a waistband matching your shoes and/or bag!)

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