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« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2009 02:44:16 PM »

i love all of these!
were do you get the fabric

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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2009 03:22:00 PM »

I absolutely love the third one!  And I think that the waistband on the fourth one looks great!  Are they all made with a jersey knit?

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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2009 05:19:45 PM »

I LOVE these! I think both the "too short top" ones are fantastic.

where do you get the fabric?
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« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2009 06:39:09 AM »

I really like them all. Since you don't seem too pleased with the last one, my suggestion would be to get rid of/change/cover up the 'v' on the skirt part. It makes it look like a leotard, or that you've got an arrow pointing to your hooha. Smiley  I think that the 'v' aside it's quite a cute dress, and I'd totally wear it (the others, too).

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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2009 08:32:52 AM »

These are all great. You inspire me to pick up some knit and try to make some dresses. Your pattern drafting skills are to be envied. You pointed out what you thought were flaws. I never would have thought so.

« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2009 01:09:04 PM »

Wow! I personally love the "too short top" dresses, especially the first one! How 'structured' is your knitting? Like, do you make full paper patterns or just start cutting and sewing?

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« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2009 09:03:55 PM »

Wow, thank you everyone for the comments! I'm really pleased that you people like my dresses!

In answer to some of your questions: yes, they are all made from stretch fabrics of various types. I work exclusively with knits (more comfortable! Also, it just seems easier to me.) If you happen to be Canadian, I get all my fabrics from Fabricville and they were all on sale-- some of them were $2.99/m, or 50% off, or purchased in this month's buy 1m get 2m free sale, so everything was wonderfully cheap! As far as the sewing goes, I don't really use patterns, although I do use the Burdastyle basic long-sleeve shirt pattern (Lydia) as a template for all my tops, then modify it from there.  The skirts are all either a-line or semi-circle skirts. I'm still kind of learning as I go along, so often things don't turn out right the first try, so I usually baste first and try things on in stages before I sew it up for good. It's basically all trial and error, so I'm slow even though I've been sewing for a year now.

To rockindancer86: Ha! That stupid V was originally another panel of fabric, making it look like a three-tiered skirt, but I didn't like it and ended up poking holes in the skirt trying to rip the stitching out (I don't have a serger, so I use stretch stitch for everything, and it's sturdy but dang near impossible to rip out!) So I just cut the fabric away but I was left with that V. I'm not crazy about how it looks either-- someday when I'm not feeling lazy I'll just remake the skirt, but for now... ehn, it's wearable.

Thanks again everybody for stopping to comment!
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