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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2010 12:40:17 PM »

I am also in love with the blue dress with the sheep!  Just adorable.



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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2010 01:12:34 PM »

Aww, thank you all so much! <3

I really like what you've been doing!  The heart cut-outs are really sweet, but I'm in love with the yellow dress at the bottom.  Pattern notes/tutorial/any sort of guidance for the lazy who aren't particularly good at drafting that style of dress?

Thank you! Actually, I messed up a lot on the yellow dress, particularly on the collar & the sleeves, making it kind of uncomfortable to wear! I don't have much experience making button-down fronts, so I guess my best advice would be to take apart a fitted button-down shirt & recreate the pattern pieces! I made this one with a zipper down the side, & it's a struggle to get into, so when I make it again I'll probably leave a bit more room in the waist & just make a matching sash belt. But, yeah, cut apart an old button down, and remember that interfacing is your friend! (I didn't have any when I made this because I was at college, but it would've helped me so much!)

I love them! I've been wanting dresses like this for ages. Very beginning sewer, tho. Any suggestions? (particularly for the 2nd, 4th, and last dresses) Cheesy

Aw, thanks! I guess my best suggestion would be to pinch & pin & baste & repeat until the pattern fits! I made a couple basic patterns that work for most of what I make, & then i just alter it then to be how I want it, but getting the fit you want is everything. & just dive right in. In general, & not necessarily pertaining to those three dresses: keep trying things, read tutorials, try commercial patterns, & get friendly with your seam ripper. Smiley

oh, and only handsew your bias tape if you have to! Machines are wonderful for a reason, haha!
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2010 01:35:25 PM »

LOVE them all!! O my goodness, I wish I had your talent!!
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2010 02:00:12 PM »

I would buy these i a shop, they are beau-ti-ful. The one at the top and the yellow one at the bottom are LOVE. And I adore the tiny heart on your sailor dress <333
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2010 02:03:33 PM »

so wonderful! and I totally had those sheep sheets when I was a kid!!
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2010 02:10:30 PM »

wow love all the dresses but the second is deffinatly my favourate xx
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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2010 02:46:25 PM »

Wow these are amazing! I love them, and how they have all been photographed and well i'm totally in love with that car in one of the shoots. Besides that, I love these dresses, its just amazing I love the patterns and colors and yes I know I"m gushing ^^ I totally want to be as good as you one day I haven't tried making dresses or clothing for that matter, one day lol.  How long did it take to make these dresses?
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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2010 03:28:03 PM »

FANTASTIC! My favorite is the one with the sheep...
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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2010 03:28:36 PM »

Oh man, I love that sheep dress!  And the car you're posing with in a few pictures.
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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2010 03:38:18 PM »

Beautiful dresses! I'm sooo wisting the second dress and the yellow dress with the black belt! I can't wait to see more of what you do! You're right, those heart cut-outs are great ^_^
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