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cat fiadhaich [userpic]
by cat fiadhaich (cat_fiadhaich)
at March 27th, 2007 (05:55 pm)

I'm curious to know how people are going with their dresses considering the date and all.

Myself, well I haven't not progressed fair. I only managed to find decent fine waled (more like waleless) cord for my dress just over a week ago. A 15 metres lot off ebay dating to 1982. I've never felt corduroy that soft and the colour is one that people keep telling me I should wear more of. Personally I like my greens a little darker as it's a nice bright "sage" green.

How are people find the fit across the shoulder and bust?

For those who have gotten a further then i have what would you recommend to someone who is exactly between two sizes on the bust and has slim shoulders. Should I make the smaller size and tweak it a little or make the larger size and definitely do a small bust adjustment? I'm worried that the larger size will fall off my shoulders so to speak. I am going to do a muslin but am debating which to use.

I want to get this done. I would like to see a bit more noise in the community too in the form of seeing what others are doing cos I'm curious :)

Sew Eccentric [userpic]
Front done-ish
by Sew Eccentric (seweccentric)
at March 4th, 2007 (07:23 pm)

Hand basting pleats is fun!Collapse )

Sew Eccentric [userpic]
Lining...
by Sew Eccentric (seweccentric)
at January 31st, 2007 (04:59 pm)

Does anyone else plan to line theirs? I can't stand an unlined dress. I also found a cute petticoat on eBay that I'm eyeing...

cat fiadhaich [userpic]
Fabric Help
by cat fiadhaich (cat_fiadhaich)
at January 17th, 2007 (08:00 pm)

I have the pattern and that's about it.

I still can't make up my mind about what fabric to use. I definitely don't want a silk dress. And I want something with a little bit more drape to the fabric and then those suggested or else the silhouette will not work on me at all. I'm thinking of using something slightly heavier as by the time I finish it will be heading into autumn.

So I was thinking maybe corduroy with a fine wale. But I'm wondering if the overall dress will be too heavy. What do people here think?

SoldierGrrrl [userpic]
Iiiiiiiieeeeeeeee!
by SoldierGrrrl (soldiergrrrl)
at January 3rd, 2007 (12:09 am)
chipper

current mood: chipper

I'm going to be a bit more pressed for time, I think, because I'd like to make the dress to wear when my husband comes home from Iraq and I get to meet his bus. We're not sure when he'll be home, but I'll be heading for Germany on 18 Feb, I think, so I'll have to have 99% of it done by then.

I've got some pink cotton broadcloth that I'll be using, but I need to figure out what I'm going to flatline it with. I was thinking of using a silk, but right now, I'm not up to hunting up more fabric. I splurged a bit on patterns while they were on sale at Jo-Ann's, so now, I just need to quit screwing around, clean out the sewing area and...get this...sew!

Jen [userpic]
My update
by Jen (jenlemus)
at January 2nd, 2007 (10:09 pm)
cold
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current mood: cold

I picked up the pattern a couple weeks ago.  It is straight forward relatively easy pattern, and unlined.  As this is a Vogue pattern, it does require some hand finishing.

I've got some stashed dark blue silk charmuse that's calling to me. I'd wanted to do it a lighter blue with dark accents, but the temptation to use my stash is overwhelming.  I'm going to pick up some complementary accent colors, and some silk organza to flat line with. The silk I'm using will be way too light weight for this dress without something to stiffen it.

I'm going to modify the pattern by inserting contrasting white or light blue kick pleats in between each panel, and have the neck lining match the pleats. Altering the pleats will be easy to do as the built in kick pleats are well marked on the pattern. With seperately constructed kick pleats the pattern would probably work better for stripes and plaids, which could be quite fun if I was in a stripey mood.  I'd thought of going *really* contrasty and alternate the panels between the two colors, but decided to tone it down. If I've the time and inclination I may do some embellishment on the pleats.  That would be quite pretty - the flash of contrasting color with a bit of detail showing as I walk.

This is going to be my "meet my boy" dress.  Hubby is currently overseas, and will be coming home for two weeks in March.  It will be great fun to wear this for going out in when he's home!

Jen [userpic]
Guess What Time it is!
by Jen (jenlemus)
at January 2nd, 2007 (09:52 pm)
bouncy
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current mood: bouncy

January 2007 is upon us, and so in our inaugural Jam! Get those scissors to work and make that machine hum. Post your progress here! If you need a refresher on what we are doing and the rules, check out the info page.

As some people strive on it we are going to add a bit of competition to the mix - at the end of this jam session we will have a Best in Jam contest. Entering your Jam project is voluntary, so no pressure! The top three projects will be selected by community vote. To enter, you'll need photographs of your completed dress available online by March 26th for voting by the group. I'll post more details as the time comes. The winners will be announced to the group, and a photo of your work will be included on the info page until the next major jam, and your work will be included in a "Best of" photo gallery.

Teddy [userpic]
When do we start?
by Teddy (clothsprogs)
at January 2nd, 2007 (04:37 pm)

I have my fabric, I have the pattern, I have the measurements of the person I'm making the dress for, I get to see them next (for a fitting?) on 14th January and NaCoFiMo finishes on 15th January....

Do we have an official start date or something?

Teddy

new - what type of fabric?
by j (frogpyjamas)
at December 21st, 2006 (12:21 am)

Hi all! I am new here and very excited to join the pattern jam, since I bought the pattern months ago and have been wanting an excuse to make it. As I contemplate fabric, I am curious what fabrics others have chosen. I definitely want a print, and am contemplating faille. I am almost tempted to do a plaid heavy silk even though it is not suggested, for the challenge and the potential cool effect.

SoldierGrrrl [userpic]
Foundation garments...
by SoldierGrrrl (soldiergrrrl)
at December 9th, 2006 (09:28 am)

I'd like to make the pattern jam dress, but since I usually don't wear those types of foundation garments, the long-line bra and the girdle, etc?

Where do you buy them?  I'm guessing that the usually stuff from Fredrick's of Hollywood would work?

Thanks!

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