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First dress ever made.

Added Feb 3, 2013

by mysteriousskin

Tallahassee, Flo...




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This is the first dress I’ve ever made and I think it turned out pretty alright.
Based off the “tank dress with gathered skirt” pattern from burdastyle.
I found this fabric at a thrift store for $2 and there was so much I decided to use it to make a dress. There’s probably even enough to make another. The only flaw is the arm holes are a little tight and the bust is a little loose. But this was really just a practice. Ill be making plenty more for summer!

Material Notes

Basic cotton materials for outer and lining.




Garment Type


Tank dress with gathered skirt

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    Feb 4, 2013, 06.57 AMby peipe

    Gorgeous – and the fabric goes really well with this pattern. Maybe for the next time use first of all basting thread to sew the dress (by hand). If need be make adjustments and then sew it “seriously” with the machine. The adjustments you do have to be done on the pattern as well and the next dress then can be sewn directly. :) You can do it, no doubt.

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    Feb 3, 2013, 08.41 PMby Mary Athey

    It.looks lovely so well done. As.for the.tightness at the armhole.just put a small panal In of the same fabric.it won.t be noticed.under the arm x

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      Feb 3, 2013, 10.24 PMby mysteriousskin

      Thank you for the compliment and advice! :) I’ll try that.

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