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« on: January 12, 2012 03:09:55 AM »

I went to Joann's planning on getting some yarn to finish my shawl and knit a sweater for my mom. then i went to the pattern section. I have make a well fitting clothing on my project list. and i found a bunch of cute dresses that i wanted to make. but i was really stuck on this one, i went back and forth about buying it on sale it was 10.99. i mean come on that much just for a pattern and the paper is thinner then printer paper.

I wanted to try to make it with a really nice fabric. not really a good idea if your just starting out. but you know go big or go home. so i went for silky/ satin material. i got three yards and two different prints it was around 20$ each for those. so i put back the yarns that i had picked up. but i was so excited to be making the dress.  

i went home and just started cutting. i went for the shorter dress. and i went for size 12 in the pattern. but if it was a tight dress i would've had to go with a size 16. i tell you patterns in juniors run small.

i made the whole dress in a day, around six hours.

this is my first almost perfect piece of clothing I've made

pattern McCall m6113





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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012 03:18:03 AM »

I went to Joann's planning on getting some yarn to finish my shawl and knit a sweater for my mom. then i went to the pattern section. I have make a well fitting clothing on my project list. and i found a bunch of cute dresses that i wanted to make. but i was really stuck on this one, i went back and forth about buying it on sale it was 10.99. i mean come on that much just for a pattern and the paper is thinner then printer paper.



The dress is adorable!  Just in case you weren't aware, Jo-Ann's puts a different company on sale (usually $1.99 or $0.99) every week.  There is usually a 5 pattern limit, but it is well worth it to take a quick picture on your phone and wait a week. The only ones they don't seem to do that with are the Vogue ones.  HTH Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012 04:22:49 AM »

Well done!

I love the fabric and you looks so happy and proud in your pics  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012 05:25:44 AM »

So pretty!

ETA: Also, be happy you went with the harder fabric, not only does it look gorgeous, it just wouldn't drape the same otherwise.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012 06:34:23 AM »

Such pretty fabric!  You did a great job and you will obviously wear it with well-earned pride!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012 08:53:49 AM »

very sweet!

I hope to see more of your creations as you move from all of your yarn work to fabric, that1girl!

Proud of you!  The fabric must feel wonderful!
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012 01:19:06 PM »

I love to see how happy you are with this dress  Smiley And you should be, because it is lovely! And the fabric that you choosed - great!
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012 07:32:56 PM »

The dress looks awesome, i love the fabric you used.  Great decision!  You have a beautiful smile too, good job!
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012 12:44:18 AM »

thanks for all the comments  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012 05:29:17 PM »

lovely dress! I bought that same pattern a couple months ago, but I haven't used it yet. now I definitely want to Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2012 11:16:38 AM »

looks beautiful.
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012 08:00:44 AM »

Great job! I love the fabric you picked!
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2012 04:19:48 PM »

Wow, what a gorgeous first dress.  You look awesome in it!
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2012 04:27:42 AM »

thanks for all the comments
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2012 06:56:49 PM »

Oh my GOD that is a gorgeous dress!

The pattern looks VERY familiar, I think that I may own that one. I made a couple dresses a few years ago for a tropical vacation, looks very similar. Yours turned out a million times better, your fabric choice is incredible. Perfect drape, perfect fit!

I'm so inspired now!
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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2012 07:07:16 AM »

Very cute! Smiley
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