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Gertie's Wiggle Dress

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo The Wiggle Dress

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What materials did you use? Wool polyester blend, fusible interfacing, zipper

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What are you most proud of? I am happy I stepped outside of my comfort zone for this one. I don't usually sew tight skirts. I usually stick to a-lines and full skirts because I am very pear shaped. But I took a chance and I am happy the way it turned out. I can't say I am totally comfortable in a dress that is so "notice me!", but with the help of some quality foundation garments, I feel ok wearing it in public. More info on construction and pattern review on the final dress: http://www.thesewinglab.net/2013/09/my-version-of-gerties-wiggle-dress-step.html And more on the muslin: http://www.thesewinglab.net/2013/08/my-version-of-gerties-wiggle-dress-step.html

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Read the instructions in the book for gussets. The craftsy free course on zippers helped for the lapped zipper. That has been my favorite technique for installing an invisible zipper so far. I also went on you tube for a nice tutorial for installing the vent in the back of the skirt.

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You look great! Good color, fit and work!

09/10/2013 Flag

Thanks!

09/11/2013 Flag

Okay girl you are rocking this red number!

11/10/2013 Flag

Thanks. :)

11/10/2013 Flag