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Happy New Year !!!

Added Jan 1, 2017

by chula123

Great Yarmouth, ...






this is a plus size pattern from the December magazine, only I lengthened it by 20 cm because I found the original way too short :-)). Wore it on Christmas Eve and again last night to a New Year’s eve party, which was maybe not be best choice because lots of dancing was involved and I got very hot in it, plus at one point I looked around and realized every woman wore a black dress which made it look more like a funeral than a party, so I swore myself next year, I will definitely wear a bright colour!! But apart from that, I love this dress and feel very comfortable in it! I’ve added a photo of my Christmas present: an overlocker!!!! So excited but also a bit frightened (I find those machines rather intimidating)

So my friends, I wish you all a wonderful new year, full of exciting projects which I am looking forward to admire :-))


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    Jan 13, 2017, 06.44 PMby liliv-1

    Oh, this is so great! How many sizes did you grade down?

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      Jan 13, 2017, 08.28 PMby chula123

      I could lie and say a few sizes, but in reality only one. I was a bit surprised, seeing it is a plus size, but any smaller and I wouldn’t have felt as comfortable in it. In my opinion the sizing is a bit tight, be interesting what a plus size lady would say about it. Thanks for commenting, always nice to hear from you :-))

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    Jan 4, 2017, 11.08 PMby Paola Setolier

    I love your dress, suits you perfectly! And guess what? I received the same Christmas present as yours :)))

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      Jan 5, 2017, 06.43 PMby chula123

      thank you Paola. Great Christmas present, isn’t it ?? I have to be honest, haven’t used mine yet :-((
      Partly because I am a bit scared of it but also because I haven’t had enough time. Don’t want to start on it unless I have a whole day without interruptions. It looks so complicated :-)

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      Jan 5, 2017, 10.03 PMby Paola Setolier

      Yes it is a great present, I succeeded today in threading mine, thanks to the following video tutorial:

      Good luck :)

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    Jan 3, 2017, 08.41 PMby SurMesure

    Happy new year! The wrap collar of this dress is beautiful and the fabric you chose is lovely, most certainly a great party dress.

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      Jan 3, 2017, 11.18 PMby chula123

      Happy New Year to you too and thank you for the nice words. This is really a great party dress, look good and feel good :-))

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    Jan 3, 2017, 04.46 PMby janene

    Oh wow! I was looking forward to someone sewing that up. Looks amazing on you. Love the wrap detail and the fabric you chose is so classy. Happy New Year to you and have fun with your overlocker! x

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      Jan 3, 2017, 11.20 PMby chula123

      that is so nice to hear, thanks a lot!! I am very excited about my overlocker, hopefully I can figure it all out :-))

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    Jan 3, 2017, 07.46 AMby Lindsay Hodgson

    Gorgeous dress Chula. Good luck with your overlocker. I have a Craftsy class that I mean to watch at some point though no overlocker yet. They are so heavy so I need to work out when I can bring one back with me! This fabric is fabulous by the way! x

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    Jan 2, 2017, 10.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    So Lovely!! I bet you had a lot of Fun in this beautiful dress :-)

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    Jan 2, 2017, 03.50 PMby Mary Athey

    Love this dress and it looks fabulous on you. I have this pattern traced out so thanks for the length tip. You won’t know yourself with an overlocker. I treated myself to a brother one last year. It sat for a month before I decided to look at it. Now I wouldn’t be without it. I can change the threads as quick now as well. It’s fabulous and quick and gives a lovely finish to everything. Your machine looks gorgeous. I’ve not seen one like yours xx

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      Jan 2, 2017, 08.01 PMby chula123

      oh great now I don’t feel quite so guilty any more, cos I haven’t done anything yet with the new machince since I got it Christmas Eve :-)) Finally figured out that before I’d do anything I’d have to get some thread, which I ordered on Ebay yesterday. Promised my husband as soon as thread arrives, I’ll start playing :-)) It is a Singer and my husband bought it in Lidl, hahahaha. I was actually with him and he tried to get to the till, pay for it and hide it in the car while I was distracted doing my shopping, which sort of got ruined by our grandson who, when seeing him walk off with the machine, screamed at the top of his voice: Don’t stole it Opa !!! Needless to say, I heard it and had to check what was going on….. with the rest of the shop, Best laid plans and all that, hihihi.
      Back to the dress, you have to do it, it is a great pattern and whatsmore, it is one of those feel good And look good dresses, which you’ wear loads !! I know I will. make sure to post a picture of it!! x

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    Jan 2, 2017, 10.53 AMby nrobson

    stunning, lovely fabric and style. have a happy new year xx

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      Jan 2, 2017, 08.01 PMby chula123

      that’s so nice, thank you very much!!! Wish you a happy new year too!

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    Jan 2, 2017, 10.04 AMby Beccki

    Lovely dress Chula, you look great in it, happy new year!! and congrats on your overlocker mine frightened the hell out of me when i first got it but you will soon get used to using it and wonder how you ever made your clothes without one. Happy sewing xx

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      Jan 2, 2017, 08.03 PMby chula123

      thank you very much Beccki and Happy New Year to you too! So glad to read all the encouraging comments about the overlocker, just waiting on some threads and then I’ll get going, wish me luck :-))

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    Jan 2, 2017, 07.14 AMby Maria Hayek

    This is a beautiful dress Chula! Looks great on you! Congrats in the overlocker :D It’s intimidating at first but it’ll become your best friend, I love mine, it can save me half the time and effort :) Happy New Year!

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      Jan 2, 2017, 08.06 PMby chula123

      thank you Maria, I have to admit this is one of my favourite dresses, I feel very good in it. And also thanks for the encouragement about the overlocker, I will start as soon as my thread arrives. No doubt there will be lots of pictures of successes and failures in the future, hihihi. Happy New Year to you too!

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