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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007 12:51:22 PM »

i LOVE that fabric & LOVE pokemon. i am very jealous.

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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007 11:27:38 PM »

 Cheesy  Go tomato shot!  Love it.

« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2007 11:12:00 AM »

Okay...I know I should have done this digitally...but I just switched over from windows xp to ubuntu linux. Grin I'm stickin' it to da man. :p anyway, I haven't properly calibrated my drawing tablet so...yeah, you guys get index cards.  Kiss

This is really more of a measuring/drafting guide than anything, so I didn't include much assembly help...I guess I'll take pics when I do my next one...or something.

anyway, excuse my bad handwriting and scribbles. Here goes...

get yourself a tape measure, ruler, and a calculator...yes...math.


Oh, and big paper is good as well. I used a huge drawing pad this time, but I've also been known to use doctor exam table paper cover thingies. My mom used to have a home practice, so we still have some rolls. ^_____^ it has giraffes and elephants on it. waaaaai!!!

Measure yourself in the following places. PLEASE add some ease and seam allowance. You can do this either after you measure and before dividing or on paper afterwards.

for the front, you can either cut it large or use a different piece of fabric for the button thing (placket?...)

make sure the skirt matches up with the bottom of the shirt. It can be a little big, since pleats add interest...yeah...interest... :p if you DO have pleats, do them in the front, this way you can dart the back after you do some fitting.

okay, this isn't nearly as complicated as my scribbling indicates...I just couldn't decide whether to say to cut the sleeve as 2 on a fold, or 2 flat. That's what I get for using pen. Do whichever you like, I s'pose. >_____<;;;;

I just put that there because I had an extra side of an index card...^______^;;;;

so ya...my first tutorial attempt...ho yes...Next time, though, I'll definitely have the new driver for my tablet. T__T;;
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2007 12:18:22 PM »

Can I suggest for the big paper...you head to your local newspaper, they will sell you an "end-roll" for about $5. A few hundred yards of unprinted newsprint. Can't beat it! Use it for patterns, packing material, everything.

Good tut! I may try this if I start feeling brave.
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2007 01:45:03 PM »

love that collar!

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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2007 02:38:18 PM »

Thanks so much Cheesy

« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2007 03:18:44 PM »

yay! pokemon rocks!  i sometimes wish i was a pocket monster! anyways awesome dress, and yay for making your own pattern!
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2007 11:02:17 PM »

Man, all you craftster ladies need to stop buying up all the Pokemon sheets! Cheesy I have been searching for sweet pokemon sheets/curtains/anything for MONTHS with no luck!  But that's a great dress, really. And I love the ribbon tied in your hair.  Smiley
And YAY for linux users! I now have two computers running ubuntu, and a mac running OSX, and I love being free from microsoft. ^.^
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2007 09:01:02 AM »

i vant that dress! I have a load of pokemon fabric but its too stiff to make a dress:( (I have a feeling its bedding fabric- sorry grau_seele Wink )yours is totally yummy though! I shall just bask in its lovliness


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