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ditzybrunette
« on: April 17, 2010 12:34:38 PM »

I started sewing last fall, beginning with bags, which were so much fun to make that I decided I could attempt making clothing. For my first project, I wanted to make a dress for a beach wedding we attended last week. I had the pattern and fabric picked out over a month in advance, but of course didn't start until 10 days before we were scheduled to leave. No matter, I managed to get it all done in 9 days, even with a few adjustments and some seam ripping. I absolutely love it and am so excited to have discovered this new skill!

I used New Look 6557, view B (without the waist tie). I added a lining for the skirt (and then wished I'd added a lining to the midriff because I think it's noticable that it isn't lined). The only major problem I had with the pattern was the section on installing the zipper. I'd practiced putting in a zipper earlier, but instructions included with the pattern were somewhat different than the way I'd practiced, and for me, more difficult. I followed them anyway, but ended up with one side of the zipper about 1/4" higher than the other. Eh, it's only noticable if you look at it straight on, and since I can't see it when I'm wearing it, who cares?!  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010 02:07:36 PM »

I think you did a great job, myself. It looks very nice and something that you could wear often as well- love that green, too!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010 04:31:48 PM »

Great job. I love the material. Wonderful.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010 09:37:20 AM »

Your dress is lovely!  Love your fabric choice - feminine but not too girly.  You look wonderful in it!
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ditzybrunette
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010 11:40:54 AM »

Thank you!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010 08:45:15 PM »

Really pretty!  Great job!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010 08:16:59 AM »

The dress looks fantastic and fabric is great!  Well done!
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010 03:41:29 PM »

great job. Fits you to a T. Never would have guessed it's your first.
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2010 01:13:52 AM »

That's lovely! I love the choice of fabric.
As najaorama said, I never would've guessed it's your first dress!
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