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Big mistake dress

Added Mar 13, 2011

by bhs

Jelgava, Latvia






At the beginning I made this dress for my friend. We choose fabric together, it was qualitative wool fabric. But I made a terrible mistake. I confess that I did not like prewash fabric before sewing. Before sewing this dress I didn’ t wash the fabric but only iron it with a steam. During the process we have two fittings and I liked final result. Before I gave the dress for my friend it was little bit dusty and I wash it. And ups, it shrunk and no more fit to my friend. It would be hard to redone it for my friend. It was easier to adjust it for myself. So I leave it for myself. Finally I have black classic dress :).
Instead of this dress now I am sewing Turquoise green dress for her. Of course I have got a great lesson and now I always prepare my fabric before sewing.
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Material Notes

100% wool




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Mar 15, 2011, 07.01 PMby ambermarks

    Man ļoti patīk:))

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    Mar 15, 2011, 01.45 PMby libra-s


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    Mar 14, 2011, 07.15 PMby BeYou TiFul

    What a Beautiful Black Mistake!!

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    Mar 13, 2011, 03.37 PMby aleah

    When I started sewing I didn’t even know what seam allowances were, so remembering that fabric might shrink is something I never took into consideration. :) A very nice black dress, though!

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    Mar 13, 2011, 02.57 PMby skeeler

    This mistake is a winner! Good job. This is a very beautiful classic dress!

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    Mar 13, 2011, 01.58 PMby janene

    It was meant to be! Looks fabulous on you. Great fit :-)

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    Mar 13, 2011, 10.29 AMby rayrayh

    Looks great, what pattern did you use?

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      Mar 13, 2011, 12.06 PMby bhs

      I made pattern myself

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    Mar 13, 2011, 10.20 AMby freakusbzzz

    Drat! I am making a wool coat. I didnt pre wash. I hope dry cleaning doesnt make it shrink.

    Dress looks great though.

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    Mar 13, 2011, 09.57 AMby carolyn-s

    Well, it looks great! That was a lucky mistake, for you!

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    Mar 13, 2011, 09.56 AMby masty

    this dress is beautiful!

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    Mar 13, 2011, 09.48 AMby Sewing And Style

    Great mistake, I love them!

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    Mar 13, 2011, 09.23 AMby ivorykohl

    oops, haha. Looks great!

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