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Topic: My first unsatisfactory project, Plus - a Lesson!  (Read 1506 times)
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« on: December 30, 2010 09:03:58 PM »

I was so excited to make this dress- and it was rather fun to do so! It's the second or third pattern I've ever bought. It's a vintage pattern, and I should have experimented more with the yarn because it just turned out too bulky. The sleeves are a little short too. and the puff of the sleeves, just too much. I'm certainly one to don dramatic fashion, but this, not so much.

I'm wondering though, had I gone through and tested a couple different yarns, I still don't think I would have had an idea of how it would look all finished.

There is good news though! I'm going to remove the sleeves, and I think it will look nice as a sort of sweater vest dress. There's more good news too! I now know thicker yarns (I used a Vanna yarn) are not ideal for clothing. I make a lot of amigurumi, so I'm still pretty new to making clothes. Anything I can learn will only make my future projects more successful! Oh, also, I learned how to increase with shell stitches, and a different way to form sleeves and a collar!
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010 09:14:23 PM »

I think it would be cute with no sleeves!
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010 10:13:59 PM »

I love that! Do you mind posting the link to the place where you bought it (assuming you bought it online)?
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010 01:27:50 AM »

You certainly did a really good job making it, it looks good, but I see what you mean about the wearability. It will look really cute without the sleeves. I tend to make amis more than clothes, but when I have made the odd garment I've used fairly thin wool, which gives a nice drape.

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010 11:23:42 AM »

I agree that the puffs on the top of the sleeves are too much.
But without that, I think it would look great!
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011 10:55:46 AM »

I really like the skirt part!!

« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2011 12:22:30 PM »


here's the link to where I got the pattern! Thanks for the encourGing words!
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