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« Reply #340 on: July 26, 2006 10:44:19 PM »

I can't seem to find if this has been answered before; how have all of you finished your edges? Serged 'em?

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« Reply #341 on: July 27, 2006 02:56:47 AM »

I made mine yesterday, but as i have real problems with showing my back and bra etc, I added a tube/large bad to the tummy section, then added the skirt to the bottom, and straps and smaller band to the top. I then realised that my skirt was too long and I could just get rid of the middle tube/large band and just have the skirt pulled up higher, as in, under the bust. Gah. So that is what I'll be doing in a few moments, and when I take pictures when I'm not still in PJ's, I'll post them. I'vedone mine in white and already I feel like Marilyn Monroe. I'll be making two more in black,one for Mum and one for me.
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« Reply #342 on: July 27, 2006 06:08:01 AM »

daydreamer, i finish the edges of fabric that needs it, and don't finish the ones that don't.  Smiley

prettyandpetite, i wear the waist of my dresses just under the bust--it is hard to tell that in most of the pictures because the wrap of the straps creates a midriff. 
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« Reply #343 on: July 27, 2006 10:33:41 AM »

I didn't need to finish my edges either. I was just very careful to make my cuts really straight and with stretchy fabric you don't get any fray anyway.  I'm going to make one in black this weekend, but I'm wondering if anyone in California has found a fabric store that carries a nice selection of printed knits for this dress? I went in Joanne's in Ontario and they had nada, and what they did have was ugly and expensive!!
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« Reply #344 on: July 27, 2006 12:17:25 PM »

i tried and failed, the circle skirt was over estimated( hole was wayyyy too big), and my sewing machine hated me yesterday, it hates me everyday really.   Tongue  Grin
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« Reply #345 on: July 27, 2006 12:30:44 PM »

cutting a circle:

most people divide the circumference by 3 to get in a range but that cuts on the large side.

most patternmakers use true pi, rather than just 3, but 3 gives you a good place to start.

example:
my waist measures 32". 
32 divided by 3 = 10.67"  (diameter)
10.67 divided by 2 = 5.34"  (radius)


if i use true pi:
32 divided by 3.1415 (i only go four places) = 10.19"  (diameter)
10.19 divided by 2 = 5.10"  (radius)

the difference between dividing by 3 and dividing by true pi is less than 1/4".  true pi gives a smaller number, so you have room to adjust.  if you choose to divide by 3 instead of true pi, then you should start with a smaller waist number to allow for the variance.

it takes very very very very very little to make a huge difference.  less than 1/4" difference in cutting yields a full 1.5" difference in finished circumference.

example:
if i cut the 5.10" radius, i end up with a 32" waist circumference.  if i cut the 5.34" radius, i end up with 33.5" waist circumference.
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« Reply #346 on: July 27, 2006 04:34:27 PM »

I finally made one!!!!  my next one will definately be stretch fabric....and not see through material...because i had to make two layers for my skirt....but i like the poofyness.

this is my favorite way to wear it....sorry horrible picture.

i added a white tshirt scrap around the middle....because i dont have a white belt

and the pin i put on it....


i cant wait to make another one!
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« Reply #347 on: July 27, 2006 06:07:39 PM »

heres one i made for my friend jo
she plans to wear to a wedding back home in ireland
its modified to be way shorter, the way she likes things. also please note the back is quite lovely but she wouldnt take off her funny bra for the photo.




and then i made myself one! cant take photos of myself, so ill post later.
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« Reply #348 on: July 27, 2006 06:44:21 PM »

LAST CALL!

only four people have given me their permission to include their dresses in the album--does anybody else want to be included?  if so, i need you to write to me by private email or at least by PM. 

i'm planning to finish the album and new tutorial this weekend, so please let me know if you want to be included, i can't include anybody without your express permission.
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« Reply #349 on: July 27, 2006 08:46:34 PM »

I haven't actually read-back to the post where you're asking about including pictures... but You're welcome to use the picture I linked to in flickr. 
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