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Kristen in orange and gray

Added Sep 21, 2009

by 0mega

Portland, Oregon...






This is my second dress attempt, ever. Thank goodness I had my mom helping me out, because I found the pattern quite challenging. I found the instructions a bit confusing. Some of the pattern pieces are marked with different terminology than is used in the instructions (i.e. “band” vs. “placket”), and terms like “neaten the seam” are used instead of… well, I never did figure out what that meant.

I am pleased with the outcome, though. I like the way the dress fits, for one, and for another, I think I learned some valuable sewing lessons. Like, my serger is not really a go-to machine for dressmaking. And, polyester is the devil.

Material Notes

This is made from some very sheer, very difficult to work with polyester. My roommate asked me to make one for her – I think I will insist she pick out some cotton or a cotton blend.




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    Sep 28, 2009, 05.03 PMby amibambini

    Your dress is super cute and you are right, it’s not the easiest of dresses. It’s quite a fiddly pattern, I started one (for a friend) ages ago, but have gotten quite over the whole baby-hemming of wee wisps of sheer fabric, my old machine just chews it up like nothing else. Hmmm, your dress has inspired me to make my final assault on the dress.

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    Sep 27, 2009, 02.10 AMby alekat

    oh i really like the colour combination. you did a really good job if this is your second dress.

    i also feel the same about the instructions. eventually you just learn to sew just by looking at the pictures… keep up the good work!

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    Sep 21, 2009, 02.11 AMby maryannetc

    You did a good job. Your darts are in the correct place. Next time make it out of cotton. Pressing seams as you go will make it look more professional.
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