(Closed) NWR – Biting Off More Than I Can Chew?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Wow that is amazing! I say go for it but I see some all-nighters in your future! And when you are done can you come teach me how to use my sewing machine? 😉

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

You can do anything you set your mind to! (This being said without knowing the true amount of labor involved in a sewing machine piece…. I know, I’m no help)

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think that you can do it! I’m no expert at sewing myself, but I watched my mum do quite a bit of it when I was younger. Do you have a pattern you’re working off of?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

GO FOR IT 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What kinds of clothes have you made before?  If you’re comfortable with working with a pattern and have made tailored jackets or tops before I think you could do it.  If you usually make casual style clothes, this might be a big project to complete in a month.  My tips would be make sure you have the correct needles and thread for the fabric you pick, be patient.  Working that much fabric through a sewing machine can be awkward at first.  When I’ve made bigger pieces, I had trouble with feeding the fabric because at a certain point its just sooo much fabric and so heavy.  Also dress fabrics can be harder to work with the some of the lighter weight materials that a lot of everyday clothes are made out of.  If you do try it please share some pictures- That is a beautiful dress.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2024

@Nona99:  If you can make a corset you can do this!

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