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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Stick to the Pattern

Don’t worry, I’m still alive and well.  I haven’t posted in a while because I have been so very busy with my externship and stuff that I haven’t had the time to blog or to craft for that matter.  But I finally finished the dress from my list, so here it goes.
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Some of you may remember this pattern that I got half off from Goodwill a while ago (see Good Deals From Goodwill).  It’s Butterick 6333, and I decided to actually use it since it is suppose to be an easy pattern and I should start actually using the patterns I buy.  I have several unopened ones I scored at thrift stores and rummage sales.  I never used them because usually, when I sew I don’t use a pattern, except ones I’ve made myself which are usually simple ones that are more like templates than patterns.  I find that although the cover of a store bought pattern is pleasing to the eye, the paper patterns and instructions are a night mare.  So it is easy see why when I sew with them I don’t get the results I want.
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Here’s the proof of that.  This is the dress I made with the pattern and they’re several things wrong with it, of course I would rather not point them out.  Just take my word for it.  But at least I finally used this fabric, I’ve had it for what seems like an eternity.  And despite the goof ups, it is a cute dress.  What is funny is that I didn’t stick to pattern when it came to sleeves and that’s the part I think I did well on.  It look sweet sleeve-less, and it kind of reminds me of the dress that Tinker Bell wears.  Maybe it would make a great Halloween costume for next year.  I would just need to make a new set of fairy wings since the ones I have are blue and won’t match (see Crafty All Nighter).
Here’s the updated list:
  • Tube top
  • Doll costume
  • Card holder
  • Green dress
  • Top recon
  • Polo dress
Four down, just two to go.  I shouldn’t have too much trouble finishing up the last two in a timely manner, I hope.

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