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The Five dollar dress.

Added Nov 25, 2011

by TabithaFoxx

Peterborough, Ca...






Be kind! This is my first post. Still a novice sewist but its definitely coming along! this is the five dollar dress because all i got all the material at value villiage and it ammounted to Five dollars. Not bad huh ?

Material Notes

Cotton , Satin. center Zip. Simplicity (project runway ) 2176




Garment Type

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    Nov 26, 2011, 02.35 PMby nishavinod2009


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    Nov 25, 2011, 09.37 PMby RenaissanceBombshell

    Nice job! I like making dresses that hardly cost anything too!

    Just a thought. Someone might correct me but it looks in the photo like your bodice is cut slightly off grain. When I was starting out I didn’t realise the importance of getting the grain right. Some fabrics will forgive you but it really does affect the way a garment falls. I spend a LOT of time now making sure that my pattern pieces are straight, using a ruler to make sure both ends of the grainline marking are equidistant to the selvedge or the fold. I find it especially difficult on slippier fabrics but it’s worth it to put in the extra care.

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      Nov 28, 2011, 04.33 PMby patriciavennes

      I think it’s lovely with grain or not. I think a lot of people fail to realize when you’re starting out that you don’t care if it’s with the grain b/c everything is such an accomplishment. I say, way to go, you rock and keep it up!

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      Nov 28, 2011, 08.05 PMby RenaissanceBombshell

      I wasn’t saying it’s not lovely! It is. And a great accomplishment! I just pointed out the grain because for me it was such an a-ha moment, to learn about the difference it makes, that it was worth sharing. Lots of us are on here trying to learn stuff, not just get compliments. Wouldn’t you rather have someone give you a tip? Or be left wondering & puzzling, after cutting into a once-in-a-lifetime-find fabric, WHY is this dress TWISTING around me??? Not all fabrics will mind, sure. And it’s worth even experimenting with off-grain, to see what effect it gives. But I think it’s fair, and kind, to bring it to the attention of a beginner that it makes a difference. I know what mistakes I’ve made too many times until someone finally pointed out the not-so-obvious. Clipping curved seam allowances, anyone?

      And YES, you rock and keep it up!

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    Nov 25, 2011, 08.51 PMby plookiss

    I’ve been sewing for 3 years now and still struggling when it comes to making clothes. This is a lovely dress, I would defiantly wear it, its my style.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 05.58 AMby schnui

    A lovely dress and well done. The more you sew, the more you learn and the better you get. I have been sewing for over 40 years and I am still learning and still striving to make the perfect garment. I hope you will love sewing as much as I do.

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      Nov 25, 2011, 05.32 PMby TabithaFoxx

      Aww thank you so much! :)

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