SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Beginner's Forum > My second week ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
My second week
First dress from a pattern.
Marklovestosew
star
Marklovestosew
Beginner
IL USA
Member since 8/23/12
Posts: 55
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 9/1/12 11:19 PM

My first week I made 4 sun dresses without a pattern. This week I takled my first pattern dress. I didn't think about the number of pieces or how hard it might be. My wifw was a great help. She taught me how to layout the pieces and how to cut. I chose the dress because it looked so cute and I could picture my 3 year old grand daughter in it. what an adventure. I my wife was not there to teach me L would not have come close to pulling it of. It took me the entire week to cut, piece and sew it. But I am excited at how well it came out. I did cheat a bit. I didn't put buttons in the back I used Velcro. The dress had come out so well I didn't want to blow it. I am going to practice on some scraps this next week. I stead of a bow I made a fabric flower and added it to the waist line. It has a simple ruffle at the bottom and is 2 contrasting fabrics. I really wanted to try the other version of this dress that had a jagged hem at the bottom a Tinkerbell look. I am glad my wife talked me out of that this one stretched me to the limit. But I had fun and learned a lot. I am going to try a simpler pattern this next time and come back to this one in a few weeks.<'http://www.friendsofpr.com/Marksews.html'/>
-- Edited on 9/1/12 11:20 PM --

a7yrstitch
star
a7yrstitch  Friend of PR
Intermediate
TX USA
Member since 4/1/08
Posts: 5836
Send Message

      



In reply to Marklovestosew <<


Date: 9/2/12 0:30 AM

Your granddaughter will love it. Is it time to consider her Halloween costume?

------
I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

Marklovestosew
star
Marklovestosew
Beginner
IL USA
Member since 8/23/12
Posts: 55
Send Message

      



In reply to a7yrstitch <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 9/2/12 1:49 AM

My goal is to be able to make my grand kids thier costumes this year.

a7yrstitch
star
a7yrstitch  Friend of PR
Intermediate
TX USA
Member since 4/1/08
Posts: 5836
Send Message

      



In reply to Marklovestosew <<


Date: 9/2/12 10:14 AM

You'll have a super time with the costumes. As a bonus, costumes don't have to be meticulously finished and are great projects for new challenges like jagged tinker bell hemlines.

------
I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

jadamo00
star
jadamo00
Advanced
NY USA
Member since 3/13/06
Posts: 1264
Send Message

      



Date: 9/2/12 12:56 PM

(you are SUCH a GAS, Mark!)

Halloween!



j.

jacquiJB
jacquiJB  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
DENMARK
Member since 5/5/06
Posts: 242
Send Message

      



Date: 9/3/12 2:46 AM

You're coming on gangbusters, Mark. Keep this up and you'll be an expert in no time. :)

Marie367
Marie367  Friend of PR
Intermediate
OH USA
Member since 5/28/11
Posts: 2337
Send Message

      



In reply to Marklovestosew <<


Date: 9/3/12 1:00 PM

You are making alot of progress! Did you say you were retired? Geez I wish I could sew all day-I am back to school. I think velcro is a good choice-your GD is pretty young isn't she? So velcro is easier for her. Halloween costumes? You will have fun and since they are only worn once or twice you can cut some corners. Can't wait to see them!

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> My second week

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Register

Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Register

McCall's 5806

photo
by: sew silly

Review
You Sew Girl Tulip Dress Pattern

You Sew Girl Tulip Dress Pattern

Buy Now
Islander Sewing Systems Renaissance Cape Pattern Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Renaissance Cape Pattern Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.