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« on: November 10, 2011 07:44:59 PM »

I've never worked with this material before! It wasn't as hard to sew as I thought, but it was SOOOO hard to cut! This stuff is crazy slippy. Very hard to make sure everything is lined up.



I learned a new technique while making this dress. I knew I didn't want any stitches to show up on my bottom hem, and I also wanted it to drape properly. I got out my "blind hem foot" for my Janome, and I made a blind stitch!



So there is no line or indendation running across the bottom. The backside of it looks like this:



The tutorial I used for this technique is actually a video provided by Janome. I found it super helpful! You can watch it  HERE.

The top of the dress is done with a casing showing a little bow on the shoulder. So it's fairly adjustable. All in all I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! I might try satin again sometime.

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2011 08:52:17 PM »

nice job!  It looks great on you!
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011 02:13:34 AM »

Thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011 12:24:53 AM »

Very pretty.  I agree about the slipperiness.  I made a pair of pyjama bottoms for my son in similar fabric and it was so hard to cut the pattern out straight.   It puckered in the sewing machine, so I'm impressed with your blind hem too. I vowed to never make clothes with the stuff again but your dress is so pretty I must admit I am tempted to have another go.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011 08:09:03 PM »

Pyjama bottoms would be tough with this stuff! I wanted to start easy and used a LOT of straight lines. I encourage you to not be discouraged! Wink Have at it again eh?
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011 06:05:29 PM »

The fabric is beautiful! This dress looks really good on you! Very nice job!
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2011 07:26:45 PM »

Thanks! I appreciate that.
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