Saturday, 4 February 2012

Should I...?

Give dress making a go? I got a couple of dress patterns for my birthday and just picked up this great fabric from a charity shop for 50p today. It was much bigger than I anticipated and even fits across the bust/waist.... so I was thinking of making a simple shift dress with it. Have you got any tips or hints for making dresses?

12 comments:

A Treasured Past said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous fabric. Sorry I can't offer any advice, I couldn't sew a dress to save my live!

Louise said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes! Yes! Yes! You should most definitely try it. You've probably seen from my blog that I make some of my own, and I only started about 18 months back so I'm by no means a pro. My advice would be read the pattern instructions from front to back twice before starting, don't rush and I have a book recommendation too, but I'll need to get back to you on that one. Remember, there will be mistakes but you will get better with each dress you make! X

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous fabric, Clare. Yeh, give it a go. Can't offer any advice as my dress making skills are zilch - boo hoo!

Miss Simmonds Says said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

ooh well when you find it, let me know! I'm going to learn from past mistakes by taking everything very slowly indeed!

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Now that's a bit spooky - I just picked up some fabric at a vintage/craft fair yesterday, with the idea of making a maxi skirt with it. Last time I made anything, I was still at school! I need a pattern though, I might put the word out in blogland to see if anyone has a vintage pattern I could have/borrow.
Give it a go, Clare - the fabric is lovely. You are more ambitious than me, doing a dress, but we can learn together! xxx

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have always found the 'For Dummies' series good, see if the library has the sewing one. Or just get a very basic pattern, Simplicity do an 'It's So Easy' range, with things that with the right fabric will look very vintage, like this maybe -

http://www.simplicitynewlook.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=30&products_id=212

That's what I used to do anyway, the right fabric and trim and you can transform anything.

Miss Simmonds Says said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oooh thank you! As soon as I can get home (house sitting at the mo) will check out the pattern I've got. I love that website now... it tells you how to make a regency bonnet!

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I saw that too! I stepped away though, as I know that a bonnet is not practical, eventhoughireallywantone ..

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fab fabric! I'm still a novice seamstress but whenever I have a bash at those vintage "Jiffy" patterns I'm amazed at how well they turn out.
Good luck! x

Scarlett said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is such a great print! I would love to be able to make my own clothes but my sewing skills are pretty basic. You will have to let us know if you end up making something :o) Scarlett x

La Dama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a lovely print!
I don't sew ,but would love to learn how to make my own dresses.
let us know how you get on. I have a fab amiga who sews all her frocks.
She is amazing!
http://sew-misunderstood.blogspot.com/
besos

Vintage Sweetheart said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

GO for it! It's a gorgeous fabric, I'm still too chicken to try a pattern.