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« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2005 02:00:53 AM »

I've never used a pattern before and I'm afraid to cut it but I'm excited.

Vood,  I don't cut my patterns, in case I want to use a different size later.  instead I use a tip I picked up from another craftster - I have a cutting wheel with a perforating blade, and I place my pattern over some brown parcel paper, then run the perforating wheel along the pattern lines, then i just tear out the perforated pattern on the parcel paper.  I also have a pinking wheel which I use for most of my fabric cutting as i find it easier!

Kathyruth - your material is beautiful & it suits the dress so well!

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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2005 08:19:09 AM »

i was going to buy that pattern the other day but i bought this one instead


Hey I made that dress.  The one with the full skirt. 

I'm considering making 4513 as well, but I rather like drafting my own patterns these days. 

how did it turn out?

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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2005 01:16:04 AM »

how did it turn out?

Woah...sorry about the extremely late reply.  I must have cleared out the new replys without seeing this one. 
Anyhow...it turned out really good considering it was one of the first things I had ever sewn, and the first dress without any help. 

As to 4513...I'm teaching one of my best friends how to sew.  This is her second project and the dress looks great.  I'll post a picture of it once it's done, or get her to join craftster  Cheesy so you can see another finished version.  I'll be going over to help her hem the bottom within the week. 

We also had to adjust the arm whole gappiness, and shortened the dress to about midcalf.  (I think that the drawing show it about midcalf, but even the finished version by Butterick  is longer then that.) 
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« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2005 11:31:52 PM »

i made this dress a couple of weeks ago and it was pretty easy.  i just had the normal altering to do, and once it was done it looked really nice. but when i put it on oh man it looked awful. it was the frumpiest most unflattering dress ever!! i think it may have been the type of fabric plus it was a little to big. but i'll try again and hopefully it will be as nice as yours!

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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2005 07:13:36 PM »


what kind of fabric did you use? i'm currently working on two of this http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/butterick/shop.cgi?s.item.B4512=x&TI=10002&page=1

one is modified and i used linen-look, the other one is as the pattern is and i just used silk. i really like the way your dress falls, and since the patterns are pretty similar, i was just wondering. thanks!

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« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2005 10:22:38 PM »

I have that dress all cut out, thanks for the tip on shorting it.  I was planning on it, I am aslo 5'5.
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2005 06:00:34 AM »

karidactyl- I used a cotton blend fabric.  It is pretty lightweight.  I still have not hemmed (it is way too long!) my dress and I wonder if I will ever wear it!
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2006 07:24:13 AM »

Ok, Butterick patterns are $1.00 at hancock til today... I was there and thought I already had this pattern but when I got home realised I don't - so I think I'm going to make a quick trip there this morning and pick it up to use for a dress to wear to my niece's wedding in May... 

Now I need fabric!

« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2006 10:21:57 AM »

Ok, this is it (the fabric anyway...)

I'll post progress when I get started on it Grin

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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2006 11:02:46 AM »

How did your dress turn out? Can you post pics?


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