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Tonight I am.

Postby northernruth » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:00 pm

.........making a pattern and altering a dress I got off ebay.

I used to work as a dressmaker but seriously fell out of love with it just before I stopped, and I haven't really made anything for me since (that was over 8 years ago). I've made curtains and I made a pattern and dress for a DIY fairy but that's it.\

Anyway I have a lush red halterneck dress that I bougth off ebay for £8, it doesn't zip up at the back as the size was described wrong but I kept it and I am in the process of altering it - it has a bodice that I can recut from fabric at the bottom of the (full length) skirt, it will end up midi length or on the knee.

I did take a before pic so will see if I get it done and show after!

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Re: Tonight I am.

Postby simlou » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:19 pm

That sounds very adventurous for a non sewer like me! Good luck, it all sounds fab. Definitely need the before and after photos though :wink:

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Re: Tonight I am.

Postby scarlet » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:34 pm

Looking forward to pics!

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Re: Tonight I am.

Postby Frances » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:14 pm

Sounds good!

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Re: Tonight I am.

Postby northernruth » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:14 pm

Well pattern made and bodice cut out of the ten inches I cut off the bottom of the skirt. I also shortened the skirt from the waistband as it was too tight and am hoping that the extra I've added on the bodice will match what I took off the skirt so I can still use the original metal zip without having to unpick it :panic:

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Postby Kirstyh » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:57 am

sounds lovely, can't wait for pics x

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Postby Allie » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:40 am

Sounds fab, looking forward to pics :D

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Postby Rebekahs_mum » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:46 am

Sounds fab!! Can't wait for pics! :wine:

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Re: Tonight I am.

Postby MissFrodo » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:33 am

Curious hope you'll manage to get it right, looking forward to pics.

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