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KayKay84
« on: April 07, 2010 01:26:17 AM »

I recently bought Cal Patch's book 'Design-it-yourself clothes. Patternmaking simplified' and I was dying to try it out and make clothing from scratch  Smiley.
Drafting the pattern wasn't as easy as it looked and it took a few tries to get it right but now I'm quite happy with the result. Here's my first project, a simple dress:

The fabric is a super nice light blue poplin. It was all sewn on my vintage treadle sewing machine (except for the buttonholes and inside seam finish).
I screwed up a little on the sleeves and the neckline and I hope with my next project it will turn out better!


Here's the finished pattern:

I have a longer post on my blog about is as well: http://tidytipsy.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/dressmaking-my-first-dress/
I can really recommend the book, I loved learning to make patterns and it teaches you to make a lot of variations as well!

Thanks for looking!
Kristina
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E-mack
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010 01:50:04 AM »

Wow you're brave to attempt pattern making.  I must admit its on my to-do list, but I keep putting it off.  Even though you say this is a 'simple' dress, you've got a lot of features in there.  It looks lovely.  Congrats !
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iuliasuavis
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010 12:52:36 PM »

I think the dress is really good. If I ever sewed anything, it definitely wouldn't look that good.
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sarahmaccarelli
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010 01:19:08 PM »

You did a great job! I want that book Smiley
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Tailte
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010 06:19:51 PM »

Lovely! I must get that book.  Tongue
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KayKay84
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2010 11:21:00 PM »

Thank you all! It's really not that difficult, the book describes it all really well!
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jadore-le-rose
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010 01:10:56 PM »

This is gorgeous. I've been wanting to start patternmaking and this had given me just the inspiration I needed and I think I'll buy that book too!  Smiley
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writer1311
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2010 06:36:56 PM »

love this dress! makes me think of something summer would wear in 500 days of summer!! great job!
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neversaymichele
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2010 10:05:08 AM »

lovely dress.  i think the imperfections are charming Smiley
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