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  1. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    :)
    Congragumilations on starting a sewing class. Youll be a pro in no time! AND the folks at you local fabric store will know you by name :)

    LD
     
  2. Miss Dottie

    Miss Dottie Practically Family

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    Lady Day, that dress is divine! You are double inspiring me to get rolling on my dress. And I hear you on the piping! Piping gets me every time!

    Oh, where did you get the pattern, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  3. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Thanks! :D
    Well, its kinda a Frankenstein dress.
    The bulk of the pattern (see and sew # B4704 By Butterick) is from a $3 'modern' day dress I got at the fabric store. It had a clean vintage feel, so I used that as a base. The neckline, sleeves, and border around the bottom I added myself.

    I never can stick to a pattern.
    [angel]

    LD
     
  4. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    I'm so bad at taking pictures of my stuff but scout's honor, I'll do it tomorrow. Right now, I'm working on two dresses, one a early '50s swing dress, the other a reworking of a dress I made earlier this year that I just didn't like. I popped all of the stitches last night and I'm going to start over. Going to make it into more of a '40's style 2 piece dress, I also made a '50s style two piece dress last week which came out well. I'll take those pictures.
     
  5. Daisy Buchanan

    Daisy Buchanan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    OK so I've come to this thread a little bit late, but I just wanted to tell you how wonderful this dress is!
    Lauren, your bustle dress is great too. You know that over the past few months I've gone crazy for Edwardian/Titanic era outfits.
    Well, now I've done it. You all have inspired me so much that I start sewing lessons next week. I'm just waiting for the patterns that I ordered to come in. I figured, instead of hunting all over the place for something that I kind of want, I might as well learn to sew and get exactly what I want. Of course I know this will take time. I found a little store in Cambridge and the woman who owns it was intrigued by my story of vintage collecting. She actually knows a few places in the area, that I did not know about, that sell vintage patterns. I am going to have private lessons three times a week, I have no patience for slow learning! I know it will take time, years, to get as good as I hope to be. But, Gerry the woman who will give me the lessons, is really happy to help. So, I guess my first Edwardian outfit won't be made 100 percent by me. But, I am so happy that not only did I find someone to give me private lessons during a week day, but also that she is very interested in my vintage clothes, and does know about Edwardian. I'm also glad that she is willing to make a dress that is more complicated. The other places I called would not let me bring in my own patterns, they were group lessons once a week. I figured if I was going to learn to do this, I was gonna go all out.
    At some point I will probably ask you gals to recommend a sewing machine. For now, my mom is going to give me one that she bought last year that she hasn't been using at all. She knows something about dress making, and said the machine will do everything I want and need it to. Knowing me, I'll go out and buy one sooner than expected, but at least I'll have something to start with.
    I look forward to posting my first creation, that is, if it's worthy of a post!
    Daisy
     
  6. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    Congrats, ladies on your sewing classes!

    Daisy, my favorite sewing machine brand is Phaff. They have great machines, and generally the sellers that have them will also offer tuneups. My serger, since I bought it new, came with a year of free service. The place I bought it from also offers free lifetime lessons. It's Baker's Sewing Center in Escondido, CA. I'm not sure if that's standard, but it certainly is a huge plus!

    I'm still trucking along on my 1870's dress... getting close. Not sure if I want to share pics until it's all done, though.
     
  7. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    :( me see no photos.

    LD
     
  8. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    wow, that's weird, they were there, then gone, now there again.
     
  9. decodoll

    decodoll Practically Family

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    I still can't see them. :(
     
  10. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    see, but they are there now, [huh] I'm not sure what's going on
     
  11. decodoll

    decodoll Practically Family

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    I think you may be the only one that can see them, Rosie. Your computer may be pulling the images off your hard drive for you to see, but no one else can.
     
  12. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Yup. Either restart CPU, delete the images from the online place and re put them, and/ or try a different photo place.

    Me wanna see your creations!!! :eusa_doh:

    LD
     
  13. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    Okay, I'll try again.
     
  14. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    black pinstripe skirt

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    50s style two piece dress

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    circle skirt, needs to be hemmed

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    close up of material

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    hope you guys can see this
     
  15. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Nope :(


    LD
     
  16. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    can you all see this? [​IMG]
     
  17. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Nu-uh.

    LD
     
  18. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    Not sure why this is happening, one last try

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  19. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    I can see two :)

    I like the drapey skirt!
     
  20. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Let there be fashions! :D :D :D :D

    Oh joy I can see.

    The skirt that needs to be hemmed is lovely. As well as the white poka dotted number in the URL.

    Wow, youve been a sewing busy bee. I need to keep up!

    LD
     

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