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Shmooey
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2005 10:19:49 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2005 12:39:59 PM »

SEXY!
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Shmooey
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2005 04:07:29 PM »

Cheesy

- to anyone that hasnt started this dress yet... the pattern directions go haywire somewhere around the middle and leave out like 5 steps. i dont have them in front of me, but i distinctly remember throwing a fit about it.
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spaz2phreek
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2005 10:01:54 PM »

Cheesy

- to anyone that hasnt started this dress yet... the pattern directions go haywire somewhere around the middle and leave out like 5 steps. i dont have them in front of me, but i distinctly remember throwing a fit about it.

crap. thanks for the warning.
I need HELP!!! Please.
Am cutting my fabric now....except I had to toss some of it cuz it was damaged (it's vintage, what ya gonna do?) and now I have no where near enough for the skirt part. Can anyone tell me how to make the skirt less full? I'm just looking at the back piece, piece #5, and that seems like a lot of fabric to need to cut 2. It looks like the back will have twice the fullness of the front. What? Can I fold the back piece and tape it so that it loses like 6 or 8 inches? I'm short so I think that much fullness with only make me look stumpy anyways. ARGH!


edited: What's it mean by UNDERSTITCH? I've never had instructions tell me to understitch before....I don't know what it means! ARGH!
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2005 07:46:33 AM »

I think understitching is when you stitch the seam allowances to the facings to hold them down.
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2005 10:10:18 AM »

Yes Randommarble, thats exactly right.

If youve just sewn your lining to your fabric, open them up so you are looking at the back sides of them and you  have seam allowances sticking up. Press with an iorn, your seam allowances in the direction of the LINING. Now bring this to your sewing machine and stitch over the 2 seam allowances (the lining and the fabric seam allowances) and the lining itself- as close as you can to the stitching of the seam itself.  Now when you turn it back inside out, youll have some gorgeous understitching on the lining that keeps your dress's edges neat and pretty- and makes sure that your lining wont roll over the seam and show.
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spaz2phreek
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2005 11:19:24 AM »

THANKS!
Please tell me about the bottom pieces. I cut 2 for the back piece and one on the fold for the front. Won't that make the back twice as poofy as the front?
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2005 02:15:11 PM »

Okay basicly what you are doing is making the top bodice peice , and the front and back peices of the skirt really dont line up with side seams of the top. SO once you have the bodice done- all you are doing is attatching the big tube of fabric (skirt) You can make the skirt whatever fullness you want... circle skirt, or even a half circle- and just gather and attatch it like normal. You dont have to add the pockets either, if you dont want. i forget that mine are there, and thats pretty much why you have seperate peices of fabric, so you can sew the pocket into that seam. So if you want- cur out enough fabric to make a circle skirt (or half circle) and then make cuts up the fabric so you have 'peices', and use those for pocket seams.

Does that make any sense? And do you know how to make a circle skirt, or half circle skirt?
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spaz2phreek
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2005 02:55:09 PM »

Was planning on leaving the pockets out so that makes things much easier. I've done a circle skirt before and think I have enough fabric so I'm probably just gonna do that. Thanks for the help!
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« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2005 03:55:17 AM »

Shmooey - Somehow I missed your dress altogether. It's wonderful. Great job!
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