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Topic: Another neat McCall's pattern M4829  (Read 6322 times)
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dianajeanne
« on: August 29, 2005 05:37:58 PM »

I also picked up this pattern today, anyone interested in sewing along with me?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v306/dianajeanne/100_0816.jpg

~Diana
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005 06:25:14 PM »

that is a very cute dress If I can find the pattern this weekend I would love to sew along w/ u.  I saw the perfect material for it last week... Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2005 06:49:19 PM »

too many cute patterns! i think i'm going to have to make it.
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dianajeanne
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2005 10:20:19 AM »

COOL!  I'm going to start with version D with this pattern and use the material in my picture, it says it only takes two yards, which doesn't seem like enough, but we'll see! 

After I'm done with that I might try version A with the straight skirt.

What version are you sewing?
~Diana

P.S. I found the pattern at JoAnn's, I think it's in the current McCall's cataloge.
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2005 10:44:09 AM »

I want to make C.... I will go to Joanns this weekend..
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dianajeanne
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2005 05:53:23 AM »

Last night I finally got started... I cut out my pattern and began basting and stitching the botice together, here is my progress so far:

I'm having a hard time turning the straps right side out because they are thin.  If I'd thought about it before I would have made them thicker anyway because I like thinker straps, but I'm out of material at this point.  I'll post progress as I get it.
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seampoints
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2005 07:10:26 AM »

Hey hey, I got a copy of that pattern just the other day also. It was discounted. I'm not at all a dress person but perhaps that more of a reason for me to give it a go.

I was thinking of doing view D, I've got a few other things I'm making at the moment, but if I get done I'd love to join in.
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seampoints
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2005 12:01:13 PM »

I've started the dress. I think I'm just a little ahead of you now dianajean.

I didn't bother turning the straps the right side out, I thought that seemed a bit silly as the straps were so thin.

What I did instead was folded the material to make a tube so that the edges of the material butted up against each other and secured them there with a really wide easy to unpick zig zag stitch. Then I folded the whole thing in half again and top stitched along the edge.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/seampoints/sandwich.jpg


That might be a more sensible way of doing it if anyone else is doing view D. Dianajeanne, I think I would have rather have made thicker straps now also.


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dianajeanne
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2005 07:02:58 AM »

Thank you for the diagram! that looks like a much better then the way they have you doing it.  I just got back into town, so I'm a little behind on the sewing.  I'll update again as soon as I get back to working on it! 

Thicker straps = the way to go! heehee
~ Diana
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seampoints
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2005 12:50:10 AM »

A ha, I've finsihed. Actually, I finished a while ago AND I wore it out which is quite a big deal seeing as I n-n-n-never wear dresses. It's very puffy. I lined the skirt part as well as the top and added tulle at the bottom which doesn't help with the puffininess. I felt huge wearing it. Everyone was amazed, and even more amazed that I actually have a tidy dress. Yes, I said = tidy + dress!
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