My Dolly Clackett Dress

Added Apr 21, 2014

by LadyLaurenSe...

Peterborough, Un...

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Hi everyone! This is my first self drafted dress using my own self drafted sloper! How cool is that! It also happens to be my entry for Sew Dolly Clackett because a) the fabric! and b) the silhouette. Blogged about here: http://www.ladysewalot.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/i-did-it-i-drafted-my-own-dress-from.html

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    Apr 22, 2014, 01.36 PMby Deanna31

    Awesome job!! I’m so amazed at how fast your improving – trying pattern making now!! The dress came out great. The tough part is the sloper/block. I think it’s great to make a dress in calico using the sloper, and then draw on the dress in a dressmakers pen (that disappears when wet) all of the design lines. Then transfer the design lines back onto the pattern, and rub out the pen marks on the dress with a wet flannel so It can be used again next time. Then you will get all the lines in exactly the right spot (that looks the most attractive on you)

    What sort of vintage singer do you have? Does it use electricity or is it all done by peddling ?

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      Apr 22, 2014, 04.15 PMby LadyLaurenSewalot

      Thanks very much for your advice! It was released in 1908 so a handwheel :)

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      Apr 24, 2014, 12.24 AMby Deanna31

      Awesome!! I would love to know how to use one of those!!

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