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Topic: Finally sewing again - Maxi Dress  (Read 7065 times)
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« on: July 29, 2010 09:34:27 AM »

It's been a really long time since I touched a sewing machine and even a longer time since I've been on Craftster.org. If I'm correct.... a "long time" actually means since 2007!! My mind came across the site over the weekend and decided to take a visit. I was completely inspired by all you ladies (and gents?) with all of your unique creations. I decided that it was time to grab my sewing machine, go to a local fabric store and start sewing again.

It wasn't easy for me to jump back into the habit for I forgot the little things like how to pull up the bobbin thread!! But after a few Youtube videos... it all came back to me and I started on my first project.

I really wanted a maxi dress so I grabbed 4 yards of silk and made this!





I'm really happy with the results, especially since I haven't touched my sewing machine for so many years.
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010 10:11:07 AM »

I really like this dress!  Pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010 11:58:45 AM »

First off welcome back to craftster. I find so much inspiration here that it is crazy.
Second I just love the dress. So cute and out of silk you say. Crazy cute. Did you use a pattern of did you just wing it? Would love it if you used a pattern cause then I could make one too. But just love it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010 12:54:54 PM »

This is really pritty xx
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010 11:30:35 AM »

Thanks! I followed instructions from this video by Carolyn Baxter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGqJGG_rKsY)
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010 01:45:45 PM »

I totally know that feeling about coming back to the sewing machine after a long hiatus...Smiley But welcome back!! And I have to say - that dress is fab! The colour looks good on you and the cut of the it is gorgeous!! Great stuff, madam! Smiley -x-
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010 06:44:33 PM »

It's gorgeous! Sexy and everything
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2010 03:21:34 AM »

Gorgeous!  and I really love the color.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2010 10:23:38 AM »

oh, its pretty! and doesnt look so difficult

*is off in search of fabric*
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2010 02:15:56 PM »

Thanks everyone. Yes, this project was simple and was a great first project to getting back into sewing.
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