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Disaster #1

Added Apr 26, 2008

by alliezzz

Atlanta, Georgia...






I obviously need some lessons. I hadn’t even started the bottom half of the dress and it was already screwed!

Material Notes

Eyelet, cotton.




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    Jun 10, 2008, 02.10 AMby olyaboieru

    Hey :) Have you seen the works of some designers? You would kick their bott with this “disaster” ;) I like the fabric and I guess the model is interesting. I am sure you’ll manage everything! (btw your earings are soooo cool)

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    May 1, 2008, 08.03 PMby alliezzz

    Thanx so much for your positive words of advice! I’m taking this all in!

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    Apr 28, 2008, 12.10 AMby lauriana

    Like the others, I admire your courage and spirit! It takes both to post a sewing disaster. However, as a more experienced seamstress, I’d like to know which pattern this is, so I could try and give some useful advice about it. Some things I can already tell from the pictures: it looks like you have an uninterfaced collar, buttonband and cuffs. These would look better if you would use interfacing (the iron-on stuff, just ask for shirt weight interfacing at your local sewing supply store), and especially the collar would benefit from some more pressing (with a steam iron). Also, it looks like you had a problem getting the sleeve in. That’s something which requires a bit of practise for everyone, and it’s not easy to explain in text. However, there’s a how to about it here on Burdastyle, and there also one about creating even gathers, which could come in handy for attaching the cuffs to the sleeves. I hope this could help you a bit. You should know that, judging from what I see here, I don’t think this is an ideal easy beginners project. Sleeves and collar really make it quite difficult for the true beginner (your fabric choice is quite good however. the eyelets make it pretty but woven cotton is one of the easiest fabrics to work with) I’m, like the other ladies, looking forward to your future successes!

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    Apr 27, 2008, 07.31 PMby Sandy Wilson

    What a great attitude you have. When I was a beginner, I usually just threw my mistakes in the garbage can. Just keep practicing! You can do it. I look forward to seeing your future success stories.

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    Apr 27, 2008, 06.50 AMby polychromatin

    Well you obviously have a good mood and that’s the point ;) I think I’d already been freaked out ;) Maybe measuring before sewing is sometime not too bad ;) I also like the fabric.

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    Apr 26, 2008, 04.24 PMby ad0rexalex

    Its a definite good start. From beginner to another beginner, its ambituous and it can only get better =]. Cute fabric choice.

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    Apr 26, 2008, 01.56 PMby mariegirl

    Kudos to you for posting it! Is this your first project? You’ll get something together soon…

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