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Topic: First time sewing clothing from scratch and first time with a pattern  (Read 2073 times)
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« on: July 18, 2010 03:37:18 PM »

I saw a similar skirt in the store the other day for 80.00 and decided I'd try making one myself.  I sew, but usually just curtains and simple stuff.  I've never made clothes that I'd consider wearing outside of my house and I've never successfully made anything with a pattern.  Although these aren't perfect, I'm so proud of them.  I can't wait to try making more. 

Sorry for the blurry pics.  Here is the skirt:

The waist is a little big (I was so afraid of cutting too much, I cut too little) That's easy enough to take in later though

Side view:

Back: This was my first real zipper.  What a pain!  I had to redo it twice and its still not perfect, but its good enough.

I made a flower out of the scraps.  I thought I'd either wear it on my hair or on my jacket lapel or pin it to a string of pearls to coordinate with the skirt:

I used this pattern for the skirt, but I shortened it quite a bit.  http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=4413

And here is the top:

I used this tutorial for the top: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MPnUhI8c-Q

Would love to hear what you think

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010 05:24:41 PM »

I really like the skirt Smiley

« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010 08:37:34 PM »

Both look good! Nice job  Smiley
Love the color of the shirt
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010 09:23:55 AM »

What a pretty fishtail/mermaid type skirt!

You've inspired me to go ahead and sew my first item of clothing, an A Line skirt!! I'm gonna get right to it!

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010 09:34:49 AM »

It all turned out very nice. Dumb question, but did you use a zipper foot? A lot of the time when I found people having a really hard time with the zip it was because they were using a regular sewing foot Grin

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010 12:45:32 PM »

Thanks everyone! Smiley

Zowiewoahie I did use a zipper foot but I don't know that I was using it right.  I've never used my zipper foot before.  I'm gonna have to practice. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010 12:24:00 PM »

There both really cool love the purple colour of the top xx
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