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Posted on:6/8/11 11:16 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
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AuntieShel said... (6/9/11 8:52 AM) Reply
Your dress is beautiful, can't believe it's your first!!
FreyaStark said... (6/8/11 4:47 PM) Reply
A very nice dress.
Knitters Delight said... (6/8/11 2:08 PM) Reply
Great job on your first dress! Here's to many more in your future!
unfinishedprojects said... (6/8/11 1:47 PM) Reply
Great job and congrats on your first dress (and first pattern review!) The seam technique you ended up using is similar to a Hong Kong finish. You can see it here: http://behindtheseams.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/hong-kong-finish-tutorial/
Sewiing Sue said... (6/8/11 1:23 PM) Reply
Very nice job on pleats. Good job!
SewSho said... (6/8/11 12:41 PM) Reply
Wow! Congrats on ur 1st dress and pattern review! WIN! It looks great! I also skipped understitching initially as I didn't know what it was either! It is really easy though and helps keep lining/facings from rolling to the outside. Most other pattern companies show a little diagram on their instructions. Here's a link on how to understitch and layer seams. (grading = 'layer seam') Keep em coming! http://www.learntosewcalgary.ca/articles/gradingunderstitching.htm
Kim12469 said... (6/8/11 11:46 AM) Reply
Very nice job, especially for your first dress. When I started a couple years ago, I tended to just wing it as well. Most of the patterns explain some of the terminology at the beginning of the instructions. Great dress!
Claverie said... (6/8/11 11:32 AM) Reply
Sorry, got more to say ;) ... just looked at your blog on the dress -- a French Seam would have been perfect for this dress, or bias tape... you put a LOT of work into this dress!
Claverie said... (6/8/11 11:24 AM) Reply
Ok. You're a 'beginner' ... this is your '1st dress' ... I think you did great. Dress looks just like the pattern and the stripes are straight! :) This looks like a great 'beginner' pattern. Understitching is helpful and many patterns just assume you know what you're doing. Suggestion on hemming? I would have done what you did... but blind hemming is also an idea, but you need a special foot (which you may already have). Practice with it and you might like the option. Your dress looks good!
 
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