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Topic: My first post and first jersey dresses!!  (Read 993 times)
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« on: March 03, 2009 08:03:09 AM »

My first dresses!  I started sewing about six months ago with fabrics that needed zips, darts etc etc and made a mess of it, and then I got the Sew U Knits book and was in heaven!  

I am new to this photos thing so I hope you can view the following photos:

The first one I did was in purple jersey, and I added stretch lace on the front bodice for a bit of interest. This one is sooo comfy but a little see through on the bottom half...oops! Any suggestions? I made a brown dress with a similar problem and tried to add a lining layer but it went all bulky and annoying.

The next is in cream jersey on the top and funky orange and brown fabric for the bottom.

The other dress is turquoise viscose jersey on top, with a collar designed by moi (inspired by Sheszautomatic's fabulous dresses - hope thats OK), and added ruffly bit on the skirt.

Let me know what you think! Thanks... xx
« Last Edit: August 13, 2010 02:44:47 PM by jungrrl - Reason: changed links to images » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009 10:52:34 AM »

wow, these are amazing, especially for a first time! it took me ages to tackle jesey... keep it up!

« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009 01:38:55 PM »

These are great! As for see-through-ness, maybe just wear a slip? You wouldn't want it to get too bulky with another layer.
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009 12:16:41 PM »

good job with the jersy

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009 07:28:52 PM »

Beautiful!  How did you find sewing jersey? 
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009 01:27:34 AM »

Thanks everyone.  I found sewing jersey fairly easy really, probably because the fit is not so hard to get right, and also because the raw edges don't fray.  I don't have an overlocker so sewing with non-jersey fabric made finishing the raw edges a bit more difficult, but I think I will try French seams soon.
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