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beautyproof
« on: August 15, 2009 05:52:24 AM »

I've wanted to sew my own clothes for years and years, and slowly but surely my skills are improving. I've tried a few patterns for summer dresses, but this has to be the best ever.



Although the strap thingies in the pattern look great, I found it way easier to just have a halterneck tie-thing on the dress, less fitting to do, and it makes the dress more summery...


I made an underskirt/lining on the skirt-part of the dress. The fabric was cheap synthetic stuff, but turns out to be great when it's hot, and it doesn't get wrinkles.

The pattern I used: McCall's 4444.

http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4444.htm?search=m4444&page=1

I've made one in dark blue fabric w/ small flowers as well, and have one more in the making, trying to change the straps to go over the shoulders and cover a regular bra strap, but it's hard to do right for some reason. The type of fabric and coulour/patterns make the dresses look different, so I don't have to feel tooo stupid wearing the same dress all the time Tongue

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2009 06:09:54 AM »

Very pretty!
Nice work Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009 06:35:53 AM »

This looks beautiful on you! Very flattering to your figure.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009 07:25:24 AM »

I agree, I love the cut of this dress and it fits you nicely. I need to learn how to sew correctly so I can make myself some lovely clothes!

How long do they take you?
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009 08:02:44 AM »

This is an awsome pattern, I have made it myself.  I love the ginham, everyone should have some hehehe. 

Sweetpea, this dress is easy to make and super quick, the bodice takes a little time but it's lined and the straps call for some handsewing, I took my time doing it and it wasn't so bad time wise, once the bodice is done the skirt is nothing goes super fast. 
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beautyproof
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009 02:54:57 AM »

Thanks Cheesy

Gingham is great Wink

Sweetestpea: I have to agree with Cheyenneswthrt07, the bodice is the only thing that takes some time. As long as you don't have to do any major alterations, you should be able to make a dress in an evening or two, maybe? I find that copying the pattern and cutting out the pieces is the most time consuming part. Hope you decide to give the pattern a chance, good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009 08:43:29 PM »

I have made this dress twice and love the pattern.  I love love love the fabric you chose!  I sewed the neck part together instead of using the buttons... It works well but you have to kind of step into the dress.  Next time I am trying the tie like yours; it looks soooooo cute!

A word of warning on the back straps, the placement of them made me look like I had weird back fat due to the way shoulder blades poke out.  Pin them on and take a picture of the back before you attach!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009 08:44:13 PM »

wow its beautiful Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009 07:41:40 AM »

This is adorable and well fitted!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2009 10:46:41 PM »

Oh I love it! I have to make this! I have some fabric with green skulls on it...
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