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Tips & Techniques > Try on style in RTW before sewing it

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Posted on: 2/25/05 5:28 AM
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When thinking of sewing a new style, particularly time-consuming items, try on RTW items with a similar detail(s) - if at all possible - to see if you like it on you. You could save yourself doing hours of work only for disappointment.

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loopner said... (2/28/05 12:32 PM) Reply
I agree and learned that this is a good idea the hard way. Years ago (before becoming a sewing nut) I had a dress made for me and hated it. Not because of the seamstress' work but because the style was not flattering. Live and learn!
drsue said... (2/25/05 12:08 PM) Reply
A very good idea, but sadly time consuming (but not fabric consuming) in itself.
j222b said... (2/25/05 10:40 AM) Reply
Yes! And when in the dressing room take notes and take your camera, too. Further I love to copy ideas from Vogue or other fashion mags.
 
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