Tutorial for a dress for a young woman

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Re: Tutorial for a dress for a young woman
On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:14:05 PM UTC-5, BEI Design wrote:
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Darling dress!  I wouldn't have attempted something so nice at her age and probably wouldn't attempt it now either!  She looks so cute in her dress and I know she's a proud as can be as she should be.


Re: Tutorial for a dress for a young woman
ItsJoanNotJoann wrote:
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She was glowing as her classmates complimented her on it, and gave  
her big kudos when they learned she had made it herself.

Remember, she had a "tutor" hovering over her almost the way. I was  
very pleased with her wanting to replicate a design she found  
online.  I'm not sure I was that adventurous at 14 either, I pretty  
much stuck to whatever patterns I could get.

However, she has since made many Cosplay outfits with no more than  
phone consultations with me.  The lined hood on the Frodo outfit had  
her baffled, she created the pattern but she could not visualize how  
to sew it.  I sketched out instructions and e-mail the JPEG to her,  
and you can see the result.

She really loves to sew.  She was very unhappy that she could not  
take trusty old Singer 401A to Juilliard, but there was no room in  
the dorm. Plus, shipping would have cost the earth!  ;-}

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I remember that project, although I'm not sure if I commented or even  
congratulated you and Blair on it when you posted it the first time. Very  
prettily done, indeed. And I like Blair's version much better; doesn't look  
so 'undressed', if you know what I mean. Yes, she had a tutor at her side  
all the time but still - a very good job. I'm glad that your skill will live  
on in her (or at least  I hope so). I find it sad that knowledge is lost  
everyday just because it takes time and effort to make things that way or  
because things made that particular way are not considered modern or useful  
or whatever. Have you ever been to this site? I know you cannot order from  
the US (or at least I think so) but the site is great for just looking:  
http://www.manufactum.de/home.html They do have an English version, though.

I keep thinking that the 'good times' we're living in cannot last much  
longer. And then we won't be able to buy three coats a winter and three for  
the coming, just because they are so cheap. We will long for garments that  
last for a while and find ourselves in a desert of throwaways. Pass on the  
flame!

U.  


Re: Tutorial for a dress for a young woman
Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Yes, sorry,  I lost hosting on my original web site, and I was not  
able to back it up, so I'm re-building a bit at a time. I may post  
links here which you and others have seen before.  :-}

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