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« on: October 13, 2010 01:09:05 AM »

I'm a looooooong time stalker and admirer of all you ladies who sew your own stuff, and I wished I had the guts to have a go.
Well I finally did!!! I got sick of paying through the teeth for curvy clothes, and being height challenged, nothing fit me nice anyway - so I had a go at making something....

This pattern is Simplicity 2657.

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010 09:08:41 AM »

It looks lovely, well done.  Fits so well too !  I  hope you'll make more now.
Elaine :-)
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010 11:25:43 AM »

Looks like you did a good job on it, and I love the fabric.

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010 02:49:43 AM »

Wow!!  Cheesy It looks really great on you.

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010 12:16:13 PM »

Great job!  I hope you feel encouraged to continue.   Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010 05:41:14 PM »

I think you did a great job on your first dress. I am sure that you will keep on making new dresses. Once you tweak a pattern it becomes your TNT pattern that you spring board with by adding pocket, changing the width or length of the skirt, etc. All of those little details that give it a fresh look. Can't wait to see you next dress!

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2010 03:36:31 AM »

Nice one! That is awesome for your first dress. Keep up the good work!

- Jenny
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2010 03:00:47 PM »

Thanks everyone for you lovely positive comments Smiley I am so proud of myself Smiley And I will be continuing. I've started making 2 cute tops - and when this crazy month of uni is over, I hope to go nuts and sew a complete summer wardrobe Smiley Fingers crossed!
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2010 10:35:28 AM »

That is fabulous, especially for a first go. Grin
I have yet to make anything from scratch yet, I am still in the recon phase of sewing. I know mine will just go wrong lol.

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2010 08:45:46 PM »

omg, that looks really awesome on you!!

i remember when i was new to sewing... it was like i opened up the doors to Awesomeness! i haz some words of wisdom for you, since youre tall, and it looks like you want things that fit and flatter:

-try princess seamed dresses. i think theyll look just as good as the crossover bust style you did there. i love them. they make everyone look rad, and they dont make me look preggo like empire waists. (and theyre easy!)
-rayon is the best fabric ever for dresses with good drape, fit and comfort.

keep going!! youve hit on to something swell!
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