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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tips on finishing a piece on: July 27, 2015 01:31:47 PM
Hello alwaysinmyroom, thanks for the encouragement! It is definitely a size or two to big. It is difficult to know my size on the patterns. Ive started with a pattern of a simpler top. I think that is going better. Smiley
Happy sewing!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Tips on finishing a piece on: July 18, 2015 03:15:15 AM
I've finally given a go to sewing a complete pattern after many years of using my machine for small alterations and small sewing projects.
I know if the first piece I've sewn from start to finish, so even though I have created a non wearable garment I think I can learnt from it.

I choose a vintage pattern, size 14, I am a size UK 10 or 12 (US Cool on top and UK 8 (US 6) on the bottom. I felt in love with the detail on the neckline. I am basically unhappy will all the puckering and wrinkly look of the dress. I used red polycotton fabric and I ironed the dress in the pictures.

 I will like to hear from more experienced people from the community about how to give a nice finish on a garment. Many Thanks!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: What pattern to use? Perfect sleeveless dress for an inverted triangle lady. on: April 05, 2012 02:58:53 AM
Thank you! I really didn't know how to phrase the search. I hope to find now. Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What pattern to use? Perfect sleeveless dress for an inverted triangle lady. on: April 04, 2012 02:49:57 AM
I have been looking for a sleeveless dress with a wide bottom to balance my broad shoulders. I  found this dress and I think this will look good in me.
Does anybody knows how can I search for this pattern? I don't know how to call the folds on the skirt, I was planning to look for the pattern in Burda.


5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Refashioned MuuMuu on: April 04, 2012 02:42:59 AM
Great summer dress! Well done.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / What do you do with ill fitting crochet tops on: March 20, 2012 03:14:58 PM
I got three crochet tops as presents, I love the stitches but they all don't look right on me, one is bit loose, in others the short sleeves are baggy. I am heavy on top and these make me look square.
 I can't crochet and can't send them back to the person that gave these tops as presents.
What are some tricks to fix tops that are already finished? Any ideas?

These are 2 of tops: The lilac one has a lovely hexagonal stitch but is baggy. The orange one is a bit too tight. I have a off white one that is too baggy everywhere.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: DIY alteration on a too revealing square neck on: March 10, 2012 07:38:43 AM
Hi, thanks for your suggestions.
I found a fabric belt made of the same material and hue of the ruffles and pin and try dress on. I had to tweak it a bit lots of pinning because it would work just sewing on the flat.
I think it looks alright and it doesn't show too much cleavage. Smiley

I will post a picture soon.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: DIY alteration on a too revealing square neck on: March 06, 2012 02:27:48 PM
Hi Blacksmith, yes that was my guess, I will test what to add to the flat ruffles. I think is going to look to obvious though...
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: T-shirt Alteration Help Greatly Appreciated - Neckline Too Big on: March 06, 2012 06:30:38 AM
I am glad I was able to help! I have this problem with many of my clothes. So I had to learn to make simple alterations out of necessity! Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / DIY alteration on a too revealing square neck on: March 06, 2012 03:18:21 AM
I bought a second hand dress. It is a shift sleeveless dress, square neckline with a flat ruffle detail along it, wide straps that are round and go on top of the shoulders. The material is wool +polyester, it has a zipper at the back and lining.

I took it to the seamstress, for the usual alterations, I am an inverted triangle petite. Dress length was shortened and straps too to fit my short torso.

Now, I tried the dress again and I can see that neckline is still a bit low. I wont take it to the seamstress again (I spend enough in a not too expensive dress!). I was tempted to give the dress away, I was a bit discouraged. I have lots of issues with the fit of dresses. But I thought I will try something before.

I thought of shortening the straps more but then the armholes will be too tight. The issue is probably that  the dress is a medium size, to fit my wide back and shoulders but I am only a cup A. So I was thinking maybe I can add more fabric to the neckline adding to the ruffle?

This are pictures of the actual dress.

Has somebody any tips or ideas how to fix this issue so it is not too noticeable?
I am adding a picture to give an idea of the dress shape. I will upload my dress pix later.


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