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Topic: how do you make a cut out heart on a garment- tutorial-help please?!  (Read 1898 times)
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aisy
« on: February 22, 2010 04:54:08 PM »

hey guys, so ive been looking at these dresses for a while:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285224.0

http://www.fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=5557&bf=hs#

and i was wondering if anyone has any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010 06:20:23 PM »

I would say to start with a dress pattern that you like, and that fits you well.  I would line the entire bodice, interfacing the back around the cut-out.  Getting the lining to work properly may take some trial and error, as well as some hand-stitching, but if you've done linings before, it shouldn't be impossible.  It looks like the first one is just stabilized with bias tape.  Though it might be lined and interfaced behind that, too.  The bias tape would keep from having to do some tricky turning and/or hand-sewing around the heart.  You definitely want the interfacing for the point of the heart, though!
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010 06:28:42 PM »

thank you so much!thats pretty helpful!

on a side note, its so weird that your user name is Aislynn-my real name is Aislyn!peaople call me aisy for short
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010 07:16:14 PM »

Awesome!  I've actually never met a real person with that name, but I fell in love with it out of a baby name book a few years ago.  Eesh, like, ten years ago, at this point.  It's so pretty!

And good luck with the cut out!  If you wanted a pattern to start out with, I'd recommend this one:  http://butterick.mccall.com/b4443-products-5395.php?page_id=155  It reminds me of the first one a lot, and it's already got a fully lined bodice to work with.  You could always do a zip (I'd do a hidden one) to the bottom point, and then buttons at the top.  I think that makes a really cute detail, like in the second dress you posted.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010 02:30:57 PM »

ok let me see if this is allowed! Sorry ya'll I kinda messed up with my last reply here!! Still trying to learn all the ins and outs of Craftster!! 

The dress you are wanting kinda reminds me of the one here. http://www.fanplusfriend.com/servlet/the-656/Classical-Gothic-Lolita-Tiered/Detail  I really wanted it but know they'd never make it in my size.  So I searched and searched until I found McCall's pattern 5619. It is very similar to your dress with a few exceptions.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010 02:34:21 PM »

that dress is gorgeous but im looking for something more vintagey. so i suppose if i did the heart then i would have to put in a side zipper wouldnt i?
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010 02:38:14 PM »

Not necessarily.  I still think you could do a zip up to the bottom point of the heart, and then you could do some other type of closure (buttons, hooks and eyes, lacing?) at the top.  Or if the neck is wide enough to get your head into comfortably, just leave it sewn closed.  If you think about it, side zips only open up the body portion of the dress.  The same part that would be open with a back zip plus the cut-out.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2010 10:07:50 AM »

Hi...

You might want to take a look at Butterick 5033 (here's one on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41282053). The dress in view A has a triangle cutout on the bodice. I think you could follow the same instructions, just with heart shape.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2010 02:30:18 PM »

horsehair braid around the edges would help it keep its shape. 
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aisy
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2010 06:37:57 PM »

ooh thanks guys!im definetly gonna try all your suggestions!
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