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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2004 07:55:27 AM »

Captain Riley, you are SO right...what better time to tackle my zipper phobia than with a whole support group! I'm IN! Hehe!
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2004 08:21:32 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! 

new look patterns are like 3 dollars. they never go on sale. but they keep the patterns simple... I just thought that by picking something that you could theoretically do a bazillion different things with (i.e a simple dress with a universally flattering cut)

so are we decided on this pattern? or is there another suggestion

and its true- what better time to self challenge your sewing skills than when you know there's a bunch of others out there at the same time puzzling over the same project??? and you can come and post "hey how'd you do that???"
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2004 08:58:08 AM »

That dress is a wonderful pick because it would be so very easy to customize to every personality and whim- I already know what I want to do with mine, I just don't know if I'll be able to afford the fabric any time soon (which might very well put a damper on my participation until I find a second job- also, lack working camera). 

If we decided to go with that pattern (as there most certainly appears to be interest), I vote whoever wants to take the lead founds a new thread for it.  Maybe, should the collective project end successfully, Sewalongs can get their own board just like Knitalongs.  Cheesy 
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2004 09:34:08 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!

ohh... now see, i'd join y'all if ya did a pants sew along... i don't wear dresses very much, so it'd be neat to tackle pants!
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2004 10:38:33 AM »

I'm game.

My vote would be for a dress. (I do like the New Look one suggested by shade_n_shadow.) I'm a larger size than all y'all (and larger than what the pattern goes up to) but it would be an extra challenge for me to learn how to fit patterns.
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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2004 03:34:10 PM »

looks like we've got a bunch of craftsters interested - i'm going out to get this apttern soon even if we dont end up using it for this, its very cute.
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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2004 03:52:43 PM »

Yes, yes, I would love to do this!  Trying new things is half the battle.  Now, to get the pattern without spending too much on other stuff.  tee hee
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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2004 07:21:05 PM »

I'm game.

My vote would be for a dress. (I do like the New Look one suggested by shade_n_shadow.) I'm a larger size than all y'all (and larger than what the pattern goes up to) but it would be an extra challenge for me to learn how to fit patterns.

grading patterns up is not as hard as it sounds... if you are really worried about it, I will, just for this project, (if you want anyway) make a graded -up pattern for you. Pm me if you're interested.

I really like this whole idea!
I'm willing to start the official thread, but I think we should put it in sewing pattern reviews(for now), because it would highlight a particular pattern and we'd all be posting about the ups and downs of working with the particular pattern.

YAY!!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2004 10:02:20 PM »

new look patterns are like 3 dollars. they never go on sale. but they keep the patterns simple... I just thought that by picking something that you could theoretically do a bazillion different things with (i.e a simple dress with a universally flattering cut)
so are we decided on this pattern? or is there another suggestion
and its true- what better time to self challenge your sewing skills than when you know there's a bunch of others out there at the same time puzzling over the same project??? and you can come and post "hey how'd you do that???"

I guess I must read the sale info incorrectly  Wink  Thanks for the info.  I do like the dress pattern and possibilities for different versions.  There seem to be quite a few interested in this pattern, so shade n shadow why don't you start that thread??
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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2004 10:00:42 AM »

Cha ching: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=9365.0

Thank you, shade_n_shadow!  Woo, excited!
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