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  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 2 weeks ago

    I am going to try again to post my picture of the dress using the smallest setting.

  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 2 weeks ago

    Thanks. I love your philosophy!

  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 1 month ago

    Hi,
    I’m back and almost done with my second BBdress. I posted it on Facebook because I can’t post pictures on this discussion for whatever reason.
    It was quite a challenge but I’m happy that I lined the bodice, made a new neckline, color blocked it, added flair to the skirt, French seamed the skirt…learning new things and improving my skill…[Read more]

  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 1 month ago

    Hi Liesl,
    I am attempting to put a photo here. My husband and I have both tried in the past to no avail so here goes another attempt.
    This time I am taking the photo at the time rather than choosing from my photo library and it looks like it might work.
    Anyway, here is my bodice with the altered neckline about which I wrote to you a week or so ago.

  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 1 month ago

    Ok, thanks! I’ll proceed on my adventure here.

  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 1 month ago

    Thanks for responding. Ok. I’ll try to describe my situation better. I am combining a lot of new to me techniques after making one basic dress. Maybe not advisable!
    I am making a dress similar the one on 117 with the squared neckline using the basic bodice design. I am thinking I will treat it as a color blocking situation creating two pieces f…[Read more]

  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 1 month ago

    Sorry, I made a mistake in the above post. I see that one of the dress variations has a shaped neckline on the bodice only. (I was rushing!)
    I still have the question.
    Or do I just split the bodice into two pieces…add seam allowances and cut the top one out of the polka dot fabric and the lower one out of the main fabric?

  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 1 month ago

    Question 1
    I’m attempting my second Building Block dress. Maybe I’m in a little over my head here! But I was planning to make the neck line like the dress on page 117. But now I see that the pictures of a shaped neckline in the first part of the book only show the skirt extending from the neckline down to knee length instead of just going to the…[Read more]

  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 2 months ago

    Trying again and again.

  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 3 months ago

    Here is the dress.

  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 3 months ago

    I’ve just completed my first Building Blocks dress! I was quite challenged but I am happy about completing it (even with the imperfections.) The Tanzanian fabric was given to me by the mother of the child. Maybe I should have paid more attention to the placement of the design. It’s pretty busy…perhaps inevitable with this fabric. The mom is ver…[Read more]

  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 3 months ago

    Thank you for responding! I will use the lighter weight as your reason makes sense. I appreciate your feedback!

  • Nancy replied to the topic Building block dress in the forum building block dress 3 months ago

    I am trying my first Building Block Dress!
    I am using an African print fabric which was given to me. I try to avoid polyester but I’m doing it for a friend who would like it. The fabric feels ok after washing but is on the lightly woven side. We decided it needed a plain colored collar and I got a quilting fat quarter which feels a bit heavier t…[Read more]

  • Just wondering if any adjustments have been made to the pattern to address the sleeve hem problem some people (above)had?
    Thanks!

  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 8 months ago

    So Liesl got back to me on the Facebook page and explained that you don’t have to finish the seams when they are enclosed.
    Thanks, Liesl!

  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 8 months ago

    Beginner question here…
    When you are sewing together the inside and outside jacket pieces, are you supposed to finish the seams?

  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 8 months ago

    When you’re sewing the inside and outside parts of the lullabye jacket, do you have to finish the seams?

  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 8 months ago

    For the lullabye jacket, what size bias binding Have you found to be best?
    Is 1 1/2 inch the right amount?
    Thanks.

  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 8 months ago

    Hi,
    I actually finished my lullaby layette pants and shirt but I couldn’t manage to post it here so I put it on the Facebook page. I want to thank again everyone who shared their experience with me. I ended up pretty pleased with my result and am now embarking on the jacket. I got a patterned double gauze for the outside and solid voile for the o…[Read more]

  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 10 months ago

    Ok..to follow up on the above post…
    I studied up on binding vs facing and figured it out. I’m going to finish it up by hand and move on to the sleeves. Inspired by Lightening McStitch I’m doing French seams on the sleeves/side seams. Close to the finish, I hope!

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