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« on: September 01, 2009 09:36:48 AM »

A little of my sewing history... I'm a noob.  I've made a few pillowcase dresses that turned out great IMHO, (and I will share them with you all when I have my camera back!) but I'd like to move on to something a teeny teeny more difficult and learn new ways to sew.

My mother bought me this GORGEOUS green and pink paisley fabric and lovely green contrasting fabric from the scraps pile at Joanns.  I have 45 X 28 of the paisley and 45 X 13 of the green.   She's going to be 2 on Sunday (!) and I could easily make another pillowcase like dress for her with this as I use 20 X 40 for those, but like I said, wanna do something different.

Since I have such a limited limited knowledge of garment making, I want to ask the experts.  Is there something else I can make with this amount of fabric?  A simple shirt?  A different kind of dress?  Don't forget... noob!  Please help Smiley

I used to be strictly a yarn girl but now I'm teaching myself to sew.  Help! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009 10:03:19 AM »

What about a peasant dress? 

It's different from a pillowcase style dress, yet delves into some new techniques for someone new to sewing, yet is still easy enough that you won't go bonkers trying to do it. 

Here is my favorite tutorial for peasant tops/dresses. 


« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2009 02:15:11 AM »

You could make a skirt or pants and maybe add ruffles with the green fabric.  I like the peasant top/dress idea also. 
Here is a link to my favorite ten-minute trousers tutorial which could easily become bloomers (diaper cover), shorts or capris by shortening the length.: http://madebypetchy.blogspot.com/2008/06/tutorial-10-minute-trousers.html
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009 02:13:15 PM »

Thank you Cheyenneswthrt07 , I was able to make a shirt with that.  I guess my mind isn't used to thinking in 3D because I wrecked so much fabric until my husband came home and showed me how to do it.  (Thank goodness the tutorial recommends using fabric you don't love for the first time!!)  I need to fix one armhole because I cut the elastic too short, but it's fairly cute!

ONE HAPPY MOMMA that is a fantastic tutorial!  Thank you so much for sharing, I can see myself using that a LOT!

I have to say, I really love knitting, but sewing produces clothing a lot faster for me.  Plus, my husband will sew while I cut and pin, and he can't really knit for me. Smiley

I used to be strictly a yarn girl but now I'm teaching myself to sew.  Help! Smiley

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