My first full out project - Sonja dress

Added Dec 25, 2013

by wannalearn

Zagreb, Croatia




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This is my first big project.
Please excuse the poor picture I was just so excited about finishing it and posting I couldn’t wait till tomorrow and good light. ^^
I used some cheap cotton I found at a local fabric store because I knew I was going to mess up so I didn’t want to spend too much money.
I learned A LOT doing this! Like how to fully line a dress and insert an invisible zipper (without hand stitching).
There are some things I still don’t know how to fix (like gaping/excess fabric above the bust) and I need to practice finishing the invisible zipper.
Also, the zipper is invisible while the dress is not on me, but when I put it on it shows. Somehow during sewing I think the dress went from size 38 to 36, so it’s a bit tight on me and I have to put it on over my head :S
I also learned the importance of under stitching which I didn’t do :(
Pattern really isn’t that difficult. It is a wonderful dress and I will definitely try and make another one (in my size) with all of the things I’ve learned in mind! :)

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    Feb 8, 2014, 04.42 PMby nelluzza

    It’s somehow funny to learn while sewing! Good project,like the skirt of the dress and the colour too!

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    Dec 29, 2013, 09.00 AMby wannalearn

    Ladies, thank you very much for your kind words! It really means a lot! :)

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    Dec 26, 2013, 09.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    You have done a great job! Keep it up and you will be surpriced how fast you’re learning :-))

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    Dec 26, 2013, 05.45 AMby rita61

    You have a great sewing future; The colour is good on you!

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    Dec 25, 2013, 10.32 PMby Mary Athey

    This looks wonderful on you and well done for your first project. Try and put some more pics on.

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