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Simplicity 2258
In this video, you learn how to:
  • Use some of the basic tools
  • Choose fabric
  • Use patterns
  • Measure yourself for patterns
  • Trace and cut out the pattern
  • Lay out and cut out the pattern from fabric
  • Stitch together and press your skirt
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  1. Introduction and Tools
  2. Fabric Types
  3. What the Information on the Pattern Envelope Means
  4. Types of Patterns and What the Markings Mean
  5. Taking Body Measurements
  6. Tracing the Patterns and Understanding Markings
  7. Preparing the Fabric, Laying Out the Pattern Pieces, and Cutting Out the Fabric
  8. Getting to Know your Sewing Machine
  9. Sewing the Skirt
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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 1020 (MISSES' JACKET, TOP, DRESS, SK)

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Reviewed by:Victoria B

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Posted on:1/4/10 6:04 PM
Last Updated:11/7/10 4:52 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 8 people   
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kim*brown said... (11/10/10 1:21 PM) Reply
This dress really accentuates your vulptuous curves in all the right places. I want one now, cause I think it might make my booty look young again! LOL
Barbara V said... (11/9/10 10:29 AM) Reply
Both versions are so pretty and look fabulous on you!
VirginiasDghter said... (11/8/10 3:56 PM) Reply
Nice dresses! Both of them! You've done a great job at showcasing knit at it's finest! Nice work!
Leora said... (11/8/10 2:58 PM) Reply
I have this pattern yet never looked at the dress before today. It looks amazing on you!!
Mahogany Stylist said... (11/8/10 1:07 PM) Reply
Great looking dress. Fits you perfectly.
Rebecca D said... (11/8/10 6:34 AM) Reply
Wowza, lady - you are a stunner in this dress! I just love it and I may go plunk around Joanns to see if I can find this fabric. Great job.
Erin D said... (11/7/10 10:18 PM) Reply
Superfabulous-love the stretch lace.
Christas said... (11/7/10 9:42 PM) Reply
Both versions look wonderful on you ...... beautiful sewing!
Elke said... (11/7/10 8:57 PM) Reply
Fabulous dress and it looks great on you!
marec said... (11/7/10 8:47 PM) Reply
What a gorgeous fabric, and the fit is superb on you. I also enjoyed seeing your blog, and will return to visit when I have a bit more time.
lamstu said... (11/7/10 7:42 PM) Reply
Lots of people seem to be sewing parts of this pattern lately - and this dress is one of the best! Great pairing of fabric with the style.
cloudyhn said... (11/7/10 6:52 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress and I love the print:)
Annette1 said... (11/7/10 5:46 PM) Reply
You're looking FAB in BOTH versions of this dress. :o) And I so agree with you about just "sleeping on it" sometimes (although I often IGNORE my own better sense). :o) BEAUTIFUL!
velosewer said... (10/19/10 9:01 PM) Reply
You've done a great job with this dress. I should have checked your review out before I did the dress. The pattern is still so cool that it really does suit funky prints on stretchy fabric.
RobinMCPA said... (1/28/10 4:01 PM) Reply
Love your dress!! I plan to use my coverstitch machine to finish the neck and hems when I make this over the weekend! I also was thinking I would use smaller seam allowances as "fit insurance" below the waist.
Jane S said... (1/10/10 3:55 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress on you. Thanks!
AuntieShel said... (1/8/10 11:04 AM) Reply
Absolutely gorgeous on you!!! I'm with ALY, I NEED to make this dress. Have the pattern, will find time! Beautiful!!
ALY said... (1/5/10 9:07 PM) Reply
I have to get this pattern. Every time I see it made up it looks fantastic. Really lovely.
Victoria B said... (1/5/10 6:36 PM) Reply

Victoria B said... (1/5/10 6:28 PM) Reply
Thanks Ladies for the nice compliments:) MammaJamma I didn't plan the way the shading falls that's just the characteristic of the fabric:)
MammaJamma said... (1/5/10 9:44 AM) Reply
Did you plan the way the darker shading in the fabric falls across the body? It is very flattering. Great job!
fourkid said... (1/5/10 4:46 AM) Reply
Very pretty dress - and you look amazing in it.
mesewlot said... (1/5/10 1:58 AM) Reply
Hi Victoria, this is a beautiful dress. Looks great on you! Job well done as always. I agree with imsewcrazy, I love your 10,000 hr challenge. You can do whatever you put your mind to. You used one of my favorite scriptures, Prov.31....! Thanks for the review.
Amanda S. said... (1/4/10 9:28 PM) Reply
Very pretty dress on you. Wonderful color on a fun print too.
Athene said... (1/4/10 7:39 PM) Reply
That is a fabulous dress and you look absolutely gorgeous.
imsewcrazy said... (1/4/10 6:36 PM) Reply
Love, LOVE, LOOOOOVE this dress! It looks fantastic on you! The fabric is gorgeous! BTW, I also love your blog. Good Luck on the 10,000 hours Sewing Challenge. What a great idea!
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