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Lissa
« on: July 13, 2004 01:11:11 PM »

What if we did something cool in here like the knitalongs?  We could all work on pattern and see the wonderful variety and creativity that comes out of it.

Just an idea, but I think it would be really cool.
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2004 02:34:22 PM »

I think it could be pulled off, as long as a number of people had the same pattern and such... I thikn picking something inexpensive (such as a new look pattern) would make more peope give it a shot.come to think of it I just picked up a new look pattern for a simple little dress.... this one:
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I haven't come up with any ideas for it yet though...
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2004 02:37:04 PM »

I think it could be pulled off, as long as a number of people had the same pattern and such... I thikn picking something inexpensive (such as a new look pattern) would make more peope give it a shot.come to think of it I just picked up a new look pattern for a simple little dress.... this one:
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http://www.simplicity.com/assets/6377/6377.jpg
I haven't come up with any ideas for it yet though...

i like your idea shade n shadow, but not everyone is going to have time to sew a dress, even an easy one like this. not that i have a better suggestion ha ha
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2004 02:54:44 PM »

That would be cool, but that dress looks to hard for me! Eek...looks like it has a ZIPPER *gasp* I guess it would be a challenge though!
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2004 04:24:05 PM »

this sounds like a very cool idea- if we found a pattern that everyone likes, and gave everyone plenty of time to finish it....or no set time limit at all.
 by the way i like that dress- i think i could pull that off with a pattern, and i'd definitely wear it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2004 05:22:11 PM »

very cool idea. i like it. also that dress is really cute
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2004 05:59:06 AM »

I was looking at that dress pattern not too long ago.  I think I was waiting for the pattern sale at Joanns (so cheap I am!).  If not a dress pattern then what?  I think there are already a ton of purses on craftster, and  shirts can be pretty complicated, too.   Why doesn't everyone challenge themselves to try a dress with a zipper?  I know I need the practice! 
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2004 06:27:16 AM »

I love the idea.  I too am anticipating the sacred Pattern Sale of Joanns (it's like a religious experience, really).  Perhaps timing the start of the project to coincide with said sales (assuming they put out similar deals at all their branches, like Hobby Lobby) could make the whole idea easier on the group's respective pocketbooks?  Then you don't have to worry too much about a cheap pattern, because most all of them are 99 cents.

As for the various doubts that have been expressed: if you're going to try a pattern that's hard for you, with obstacles like a zipper, what better way to learn than in a sew-along?  Then you've got an entire support group working with the same pattern!  Those that don't have time for the project would, I'd hope, not participate, or better yet found their own sew-along with something quicker. 

And that dress?  Ooo, I could have fun with the embellishments on that one.

I think Craftster is a massive enough group that you could garner a respectable turnout for most any project or timetable.  I'm all for it, though I can't get my camera to speak with my computer, and so might be a bit late on posting the results.  Smiley  Lovely idea, Lissa, be sure to give me a jab if you decide to go for it.
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2004 06:38:46 AM »

Just in case you decide to consider the sales: according to the JoAnn.com version of the in-store sales ads (which did not ask me what store I shopped at, so I assume it counts for most of them): Simplicity patterns are all $1.99 from July 14 to July 16 (2004, of course), and Butterick patterns will be 99 cents from July 22 to July 24.  Sadly I looked a bit late- they had 99 cent deals on McCalls and 75% off Vogue a short while ago. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2004 07:44:54 AM »

i'd like to give the dress a try too! i think having the open, on-going time frame is a good idea.

and i agree with captain riley - for those who think the dress is too hard/time-consuming, we could always start another sewalong for a shirt or drawstring pants or something. let's have multiple community sewing experiences!
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