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Painter's Block Melissa

Added Jul 8, 2010

by embaby

Singapore, Singa...






It was love at first sight with this fabric and I didn’t even know if I was able to handle such a silky, stretchy fabric. Having completed this dress, I have to say it was quite an experience. As I do not have a serger, I used a jersey needle with my very ordinary sewing machine, a normal foot, zig-zag stitches and a load full of blind guts and went ahead. I can’t recall what fabric this is specifically but cotton jersey it was not. It had a mind of its own and loved to sway from side to side when I tried my best to get it as straight as possible. The seam reaper definitely played a huge role in this project and I’m glad I baste whenever I was in doubt. I guess I will have to practice sewing knits more. So, here it is, my second knit project and what I am calling the Painter’s Block Melissa.

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    Apr 20, 2012, 03.42 AMby CaliforniaPinsnNeedles

    That dress looks awesome on you. Did you use a dress form to help you drape or did you try it on alot and have a partner fit you?

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    Aug 11, 2010, 08.41 AMby laura oprea

    Love the fabric!!! The dress fits you nicely.

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    Jul 10, 2010, 12.43 PMby beaufabulous

    Beautiful dress! I love the fabric and colors :) Awesome job and it fits you very well

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    Jul 9, 2010, 01.32 AMby smalldose

    wow, love the fabric! you did a great job with the dress. the cut is flattering and classy.

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    Jul 8, 2010, 06.17 PMby sibeli

    Love, love, love the fabric, the dress everything!! :)

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    Jul 8, 2010, 01.18 PMby ginasophia

    Very beautiful, I love the print!

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    Jul 8, 2010, 11.48 AMby magdamagda

    nicely done and great choice of fabric!

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    Jul 8, 2010, 10.39 AMby billieb

    Well worth the effort, it looks stunning on you!!

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