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Lucielocket
« on: May 27, 2010 08:30:59 AM »

Hello everyone, this is my first post. I've been visiting the site almost every day for a few months trying to pluck up courage to join - I know that's a bit silly Roll Eyes  I decided to wait until I had made something truly mine so I made this dress from scratch using a pattern I made from newspaper and it has turned out really well (I think) apologies for the crappy pictures I only have a phone camera:


here's the back, with a close up:



here's the front




and a close up of the hem dome:


The only thing is I can only just get the hem over my big bum Shocked so I'm going to have to make a button and loop on the upper part of the racer back I think. And i saw the tutorial on here for making your own fabric covered buttons so I might have a go at that. Thank you for looking! Comments and criticisms welcome Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010 08:39:22 AM »

i really like it  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010 08:43:17 AM »

this is so cute - i love the shape! did you use a pattern or create your own?

and welcome to craftster - it's seriously addictive  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010 08:55:29 AM »

Congrats on making the pattern from scratch! I totally love the racer back Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010 09:19:15 AM »

Really cute!  I love how light it is.  Great for summer Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2010 09:27:47 AM »

Wow! Well done on making your own pattern - I'm still plucking up the courage to do so. I need to get some practice before my exam in a few months  Cheesy

I love it!  Smiley
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mclied
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2010 09:35:03 AM »

Nice job!!  Especially with the back.
If you're looking for a critique I think the only thing that you should watch out for is maybe trimming your fabric after you sew seams.  I know when I use my own patterns or make things without one (which by the way is really cool that you did that!!!) I don't usually cut the fabric perfectly, so I fix it by making sure I sew it straight, but then I need to trim the excess.  You can kind of see what I mean in the close-up of the back where it looks like the seam is crooked - but it's not at all, it's just fabric underneath.  It would be a really simple way to clean it up a little and make it all the more professional-looking Smiley
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Lucielocket
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2010 09:53:40 AM »

Thanks for your replies everyone! Mclied I looked at the back again and the seam is even but there is a crease in the fabric near the seam - it does look messy though doesn't it. But I definitely need practice trimming curved seams Sad they are the most difficult ones to get to look proffessional and I would really appreciate it if anyone has any tips on that?!

I made all the pattern pieces symmetrical from body measurements and then gave them all an inch seam allowance, and used a chalk pencil to mark dots on the fabric to match seams and allowances (maybe that could help?). There's one place they didn't match up on the hem which I blame on working on it for too long at a time at night (I can only work when my daughter is napping) and being a bit lazy  Roll Eyes

What is your exam in superstar?
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2010 10:38:23 AM »

Amazing at making your own pattern, and follow through! This is a cute dress, and the fabric choice is awesome!
Welcome to Craftster!
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rosyposie
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010 05:24:57 PM »

Maybe instead of buttons in the racerback you could put a short zipper in the bottom hem.  I just made a similar bottom to a dress and had the same problem of not being able to get it over my bum.  I slipped a zipper into the side seam of the bottom band and not it comes off quite easily.
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