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« on: November 03, 2009 01:03:49 PM »

hello everybody! craftster inspired me to start to learn how to sew, I bought some books, took Mum's sewing machine and after nearly one year finally.... here is my first post:

first dress I made from Wendy Mullin's "Sew U Home Stretch":

(sorry, picture is a little bit dark...)

If you browse my gallery (click on the thumbnails!), you will also find another dress, a sweater (both from Sew U Home Stretch, patterns slightly changed), yoga pants (from Burda 7/2009), a shirt with reverse applique (inspired by this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=228970.0 ) and... ACTION Pics of the yoga pants

I hope, you like it
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009 05:37:25 PM »

These all look great, so professional!  Is the grey dress made of a sweater knit, or a regular jersey?  What's the green sweater made of, and how'd you get the collar to stand like that?

I really like how cozy, useful and neat your clothes look.   Smiley  And nice handstand!
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009 05:51:00 PM »

Great work! I especially love the reverse applique.

I've been considering getting Sew U 2, as I use the first one quite a bit. Would you recommend it?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009 01:52:12 AM »

Thank you very much for your nice comments!!!  Grin (I was a little bit afraid how the reaction will be... Wink)

To be honest, I don't know exactly the difference between sweater knit and regular jersey - the fabric of the grey dress is a little bit more heavy, very stretchy and came in a tube - I guess it's sweater knit  Huh
The green sweater is made of a fleece blanket  Grin  I think, the collar stands because this material is rather thick  and doesn't stretch very much and its a folded band...

I definitely recommend Sew U 2, if you want to have some basic patterns for shirts, raglans, hoodies and knit dresses, and they come with many suggestions for altering this patterns (similar to Sew U 1). The instructions are easy to follow, even for me (English is not my first language) and the patterns are rather flattering (at least for my body Wink ) There is also a lot information about sergers (I use a regular sewing machine)and working with knit in the big and whole... Yes, a very usefull book, like the first one!

Thank you again for your comments!
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