girls vintage dress

Added Nov 28, 2009

by ana555

Gratiot, Wiscons...

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Description

i bought a pattern for a girls vintage dress pattern from the 50s. i got excited when i saw it and it is a size 10 and i needed a size 4. i traced then graded the pattern down to the size 4. i put a question on the site about reducing it and got some answers, nehmah helped with the math. i got a lot of “it can’t be taken down that many sizes” but here it is finally! 2 sewing machines, 2 holidays, and 1 cna class later! i am having issues with button holes so it is taking still more time to finish.
advance pattern 8156

Material Notes

poly

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Children
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Other, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Organza, Polyester

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  • Aaron_logo_little_large

    Dec 10, 2009, 04.55 PMby debjoecarrie

    Ana..oh my, I accidently clicked on that inappropriate thing. It marked your post inappropriate. I then put your post back in, but how to I undo that mark…ugh?

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      Dec 11, 2009, 02.14 PMby ana555

      thats ok. as long as you saw the tutes before it happened. if you need the links again let me know. i refined my search in the learning section under the patterns option. i don’t know if you can undo the marks? i didn’t get kicked off the site so i guess it’s all good!

    • Aaron_logo_little_large

      Dec 11, 2009, 04.14 PMby debjoecarrie

      Great! Again, I’m sorry for my bad clicking. I look forward to seeing your other creations.

  • Aaron_logo_little_large

    Dec 10, 2009, 03.27 PMby debjoecarrie

    Ana-I love this dress. Grading down a pattern sounds difficult to me. I really don’t like altering a pattern. My dd is size 2 wide and 6 long, so we have made some of our own basic pattterns and just use those pieces. You did a beautiful job.

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    • Morticia_large

      Dec 10, 2009, 04.16 PMby ana555

      the hardest part is deciding what paper to use. i trace the original, cut it out, grade it, cut it out, then make the item when i have time. i can’t cut down the original! i collect (hoard) patterns so doing it this way i get 2 for the price of one. little a is a basic size 4 -5 so i can get away with just making clothes as is. my boy is the same way as dd, super tall and really thin. he is a size 7-8 wide & 10 tall. i use the grading tutorials from here. i had to read them a couple of times to get it, but i finally got it and i look at patterns way differently now. there is a pants, skirt, bodice, and sleeve. here is the links if you want to check them out.pants & skirt sleeve bodice . i haven;t used the sleeve one. the pants/skirt & bodice work for kids sizes, but you need to make sure you know that patterns size differences. once you apply the math you are just tracing a pattern. thanks for your post debjoecarrie. i’m glad you like it!

    • Aaron_logo_little_large

      Dec 10, 2009, 04.25 PMby debjoecarrie

      Ana,
      I’ll look at those tutes. thanks for the tip.

    • Aaron_logo_little_large

      Dec 10, 2009, 04.53 PMby debjoecarrie

      Originally posted by Ana: the hardest part is deciding what paper to use. i trace the original, cut it out, grade it, cut it out, then make the item when i have time. i can’t cut down the original! i collect (hoard) patterns so doing it this way i get 2 for the price of one. little a is a basic size 4 -5 so i can get away with just making clothes as is. my boy is the same way as dd, super tall and really thin. he is a size 7-8 wide & 10 tall. i use the grading tutorials from here. i had to read them a couple of times to get it, but i finally got it and i look at patterns way differently now. there is a pants, skirt, bodice, and sleeve. here is the links if you want to check them out.pants & skirt sleeve bodice . i haven;t used the sleeve one. the pants/skirt & bodice work for kids sizes, but you need to make sure you know that patterns size differences. once you apply the math you are just tracing a pattern. thanks for your post debjoecarrie. i’m glad you like it!

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    Nov 28, 2009, 10.18 PMby nehmah

    Hi Ana, have you given thought to the following? When you reach the end of Step 2 ( the bar tack at the bottom of the buttonhole,) lower the needle into the right side of the bar tack; turn the buttonhole so the bar tack of Step 2 is at the top; reset the stitch for Step 1 and finish the leg of the buttonhole. Then stitch the Step 2 at the bottom of the hole. It would be best to practice until you have the turning straight in your mind. Hope it helps. Cordially, Nehmah/emily

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    • Morticia_large

      Nov 29, 2009, 09.55 PMby ana555

      it makes perfect sense!! i can promise you this nehmah, i am going to be reading and rereading your comment until i see it in my sleep. i’m going to write it down in the machine manual for future reference too.
      thank you very much, it does help alot!

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    Nov 28, 2009, 06.35 PMby styles

    She looks too cute in that dress.

  • 990745-073_large

    Nov 28, 2009, 02.49 PMby nehmah

    What a terrific model she is! The dress looks great to me. BTW, we all have trouble with buttonholes, especially with an organza-type fabric. Have you tried using a sheer interfacing to give the buttonhole thread some stability? Cordially, Nehmah

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    • Morticia_large

      Nov 28, 2009, 07.11 PMby ana555

      the button hole areas have the interfacing in it already, i’m just working on the stitching the holes. they get to short or not enough stitching. there is automatic buttonhole settings on my machine but when i get to step 3 it won’t move the fabric. i have a buttonhole attachment i bought just for this dress, but that was for the slant machine that died. so i will keep practicing and maybe someday they will turn out right. thank you for looking! and the great comment!

  • Mashenkafashionicon_large

    Nov 28, 2009, 02.36 PMby elfies

    How very sweet :) It looks wonderful :)

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