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Key West Dress

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Classic, Casual
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Simplicity 2580

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What materials did you use? Stretch knit fabric

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What are you most proud of? I found this fabric for $8 total - the catch? - there was only 1 1/2 yards and it had a big sticker stuck to it. I got the sticker off with some gentle rubbing with vegetable oil. The 1 1/2 yards made cutting the obvious diagonals of this dress very challenging. After some experimentation and a little pattern alteration, I found enough fabric to make this work - woot!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I've made this pattern a couple of times now and I think it's a great basic dress (although it's listed as a 'Special Occasion' pattern). I think this cowl top (View D) would be the most universally flattering of the view options.

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Brilliant! It makes me want to break out my sewing machine again:)

07/29/2011 Flag


07/29/2011 Flag
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