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Old 03-09-2006, 02:33 PM   #21
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I also wanted to learn to make myself clothes, and started off with a Simplicty pattern: First dress -- looked very cute, but waaaay to huge. Didn't figure that out until after I put in bust darts and a side zipper, so I just gave up on it and started another. Second pattern (a dress) -- just a bit too tight, and couldn't figure out how to get the sleaves on correctly! AHHHH. I think I'll keep my sewing to quilting! My suggestion would be to stick to an inexpensive fabric for the first project(s) until you are comfortable with fitting techniques, etc... I always thought a dressmakers dummy would be an awesome thing to own. If I ever got serious about making clothing, I'd think about treating myself to one :-)

BTW, I did see the Simplicy sewing book mentioned earlier at Walmart in the fabric section.

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Old 03-09-2006, 03:18 PM   #22
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Nicole your blog is fantastic, how the heck did you learn to do all that fancy stuff.... !
Which fancy stuff? The crochet? the knit? or the html?

Yarnmommy... send me a message on Yahoo {nicolethegeek AT yahoo DOT ca}, I might be able to help with your sleeve problem... I learned a couple really cool tricks for setting in sleeves.
May all your projects be frog-less, and all your patterns error-free!

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Old 03-09-2006, 06:16 PM   #23
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Nicole... I meant the percentage charts you have, or whatever you call them,that show the progress of your knitting projects. html I guess.
I just can't get it together to learn fancy stuff, my blog at blogspot is so plain it's ridiculous.

Funny you should mention the dress makers dummy/mannequin
Holly, I was looking at this yesterday:

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