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First Sewing Project EVER

Added Feb 12, 2008

by ainglis85

Nashville, Tenne...






Chose this because it looked like an easy project for beginners… I think I must be too extreme of a beginner because this took me forever!

Oddly, though Burda size 36 is exact to my measurements, the dress came out a little big all around and about two inches too big in the back and I’m pretty sure I didn’t make any cutting mistakes. So this was good practice altering. Also, a 20 inch zipper would have sufficed for a size 36.

All in all I think I’m proud of it! The fabric is a little stiff and bunches when it’s being lived in, but for a first project, hey.

Material Notes

woven cotton.




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    Jun 30, 2008, 11.22 PMby milkyway

    I like this dress very much. You did it very well. I am gonna try it this winter!!

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    Feb 12, 2008, 08.27 AMby ainglis85

    Thank you! You all are so nice, I appreciate it. :)

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    Feb 12, 2008, 04.45 AMby sewlikecarolyn

    I’ve been sewing for years, (and years and years) and I am still afrid to make clothing… I am not the best when it come to making this fit. I can make a flawless handbag, but when it come to clothing, I choke up. You did a wonderful job, and I admire your ambition!

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    Feb 12, 2008, 02.40 AMby miss-g

    Well done!

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    Feb 12, 2008, 02.23 AMby lauriana

    For a first project, it’s amazing! It looks quite good and although it isn’t a difficult pattern, I think it’s still rather a challenge for an absolute beginner. You did it, and it looks good! Congratulations!

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    Feb 11, 2008, 11.22 PMby missb-1

    I like this dress. It looks good on you.

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