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Topic: My first "real" dress -- McCall's M5655  (Read 919 times)
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nikschaf
« on: August 27, 2013 08:11:22 AM »

I have had a fear of commercial sewing patterns for years.  I have several patterns, but every time I pull them out with the idea of sewing something, I become overwhelmed by all the symbols, nitpicky details, etc., and put it back in the envelope.  This dress is the first time I've really played by the rules with a pattern, following the instructions completely, rather than using a pattern as a rough jumping-off point for winging it.  It's also the first big project I've made on my recently-acquired antique treadle sewing machine.  I enjoyed using the treadle machine so much more than my electric one!  On to the pics:

The dress:


The first photo I took of it.  I laughed when I realized the dress was camouflaged against the tree, like any good leopard would be:


And a photo of my dear treadle sewing machine, "Meg":


Thanks for looking!

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donkauthority
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013 08:49:39 AM »

The dress looks great!! I would love to have a "Meg" of my own!!
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liliv-1
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013 02:49:59 PM »

You made a really great dress! I love it!
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nikschaf
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013 05:06:06 PM »

Thank you!
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