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Summer Stripes dress

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? Jersey

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What are you most proud of? The fact that the result is exactly what I wanted. Usually, I realize during construction that certain features that I wanted to incorporate in a dress aren't do-able or look silly or differently than I anticipated, but this time everything fit together wonderfully. Satisfied with the final result, I entered the dress for the Tessuti Award this year. If you like it, vote for it: http://www.tessutiawards.com.au/entry/456

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I don't own a serger so sewing jersey is always a challenge. To keep the seams from becoming 'wavy' I used tissue paper (as seen on one of the photos). The paper stabilizes the fabric so it doesn't stretch too much and it keeps from distorting the shape of the final dress. It's a neat trick that can make sewing easier and with a more professional outcomes.

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What a great looking dress...you did a wonderful job!

09/17/2012 Flag

Thank you.

09/17/2012 Flag

Very pretty. May I sew as good as you one day.

09/18/2012 Flag

Thanks. I'm not that good at sewing, I still have plenty of space for improvement.

09/18/2012 Flag

So lovely! It looks fabulous on you.

09/18/2012 Flag

Thank you.

09/19/2012 Flag

Beautiful dress, I love the side detail!

09/20/2012 Flag

Thanks. :)

09/22/2012 Flag