Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Dress

Wanted to post pics of this new dress I made. The pattern is my own concoction, and the whole dress was created completely by me.  I love it!

Of course, since it is my second dress (first is here) there were a few minor problems. The only real problem is the back is slightly crooked! I didn't know how to fix it besides ripping out all the stitches and starting over. But, as its barley noticeable...
I can still wear it and love it. Also, I tried to iron the dress and burned a small hole in the back, that I covered up with a piece of lace. It just burned through one layer. I was so mad at myself I cried! But I learned you can't iron all materials. I know now that stretchy materials need to be ironed on a low heat.  Needless to say, I hope I never make that mistake again. It was scary. I spent three days working on this and thought I had ruined it!

I don't have a picture of me wearing it because I'm still sick! But maybe I'll post one later. Oh, and I haven't hemmed it yet. I ran out of blue thread and need to make a run to my local craft store to pick some up when I feel better. The stretchy stitch on my sewing machine takes up ALOT of thread for some reason. Used the whole spool.
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