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Topic: Oh How I Miss This Place-striped dress  (Read 6859 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2010 04:48:38 AM »

that dress is super hot. and actually, i checked the other stuff you posted here, and i must say i love all of it. just love your style.
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2010 06:04:45 AM »

The dress is beautiful! It looks great on you!

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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2010 04:20:26 AM »

I like the style of the seam on the top. I don't measure either (when working with knits) and how I get away with it is to make the sleeve obviously larger than I need, with the seam on the underside. then I sew shoulders first  with the side seam and the sleeve seam being sewn at the same time. and just trim off the extras. That being said, I think you did a great job.
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2010 06:27:35 AM »

I love stripes!
Looks like you used a stretchy knit to make the dress.  If most of the stretch is in one direction (usually accross the fabric) you usually have the stretch going around the sleeve.  If it's along the length of the sleeve, it won't be an advantage in fitting, and the sleeve may end up longer over time.

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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2010 01:59:55 PM »

wow you aren't lying when you say you have impressive knowledge of your measurements, that dress fits you perfectly! love it!
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« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2010 11:59:12 AM »

mini dress + long sleeves = awesomely sexy Smiley. you did a great job!

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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2010 10:51:55 PM »

I love stripes too. I noticed you have a seam on the top of the sleeve. Interesting. I've done that when I forgot to place one edge of the sleeve pattern on a fold.

But you know what? This is the beauty of what we do here. The only rule is, there are no rules. It looks great.

As sleeves go. I have several patterns all of which I made from other garments that fit me well . A t shirt style, a jacket style, a coat style, etc. Once you have them you can use the one that best suits the garment you are making. Each one can be cut with longer or shorter cuff areas, etc. In the past I'd even just take the existing garment and lay it down on the fabric and cut around it.

Sometimes It's all about the scissors... we just need to cut and sew something  ;o)

If you need help taking a pattern from an existing garment I'll be happy to add my two cents, it's really easy.


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