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My first full out project - Sonja dress

Added Dec 25, 2013

by wannalearn

Zagreb, Croatia




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This is my first big project.
Please excuse the poor picture I was just so excited about finishing it and posting I couldn’t wait till tomorrow and good light. ^^
I used some cheap cotton I found at a local fabric store because I knew I was going to mess up so I didn’t want to spend too much money.
I learned A LOT doing this! Like how to fully line a dress and insert an invisible zipper (without hand stitching).
There are some things I still don’t know how to fix (like gaping/excess fabric above the bust) and I need to practice finishing the invisible zipper.
Also, the zipper is invisible while the dress is not on me, but when I put it on it shows. Somehow during sewing I think the dress went from size 38 to 36, so it’s a bit tight on me and I have to put it on over my head :S
I also learned the importance of under stitching which I didn’t do :(
Pattern really isn’t that difficult. It is a wonderful dress and I will definitely try and make another one (in my size) with all of the things I’ve learned in mind! :)

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    Aug 17, 2014, 02.34 PMby manzanitacrow

    I love this! How did you do the stripe along the bottom? Just sewed it on over the dress or did you have to cut an extra piece of the main fabric and add it to the bottom?

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    Feb 8, 2014, 04.42 PMby nelluzza

    It’s somehow funny to learn while sewing! Good project,like the skirt of the dress and the colour too!

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    Dec 29, 2013, 09.00 AMby wannalearn

    Ladies, thank you very much for your kind words! It really means a lot! :)

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    Dec 26, 2013, 09.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    You have done a great job! Keep it up and you will be surpriced how fast you’re learning :-))

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    Dec 26, 2013, 05.45 AMby rita61

    You have a great sewing future; The colour is good on you!

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    Dec 25, 2013, 10.32 PMby Mary Athey

    This looks wonderful on you and well done for your first project. Try and put some more pics on.

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