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Unread 09-27-2012, 03:05 AM   #1
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Female Mad Hatter vest

I'm a green hand of making costumes, and recently I'm thinking about making a vest for myself.
What are points should I keep in my mind?
I've already brought 1 meter silk material, 1meter fabric with heart patterns, and ten brown bottoms.

I don't want to ruin this work, so any advice are welcome. Thanks a lot
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Unread 09-27-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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a vest is actually fairly complex, because it is a tailored item. therefore get a pattern, not a tutorial but a real commercial pattern (Simplicity, Burda, whatever). When you read instructions that don't make sense to you, bring your questions here, we will help
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Unread 11-14-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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Thanks, I just sew the silk and pattern fabric together, even I'm not satisfied with my work, and I'll give it a try someday. I believe I'll do better next time. ^^
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Unread 11-15-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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There's a pattern tutorial stickied at the top of this forum; it should make a novice's first pattern use a little less intimidating.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 09:00 PM   #5
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Thanks for your informed
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Unread 11-22-2012, 03:08 AM   #6
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what's the worst thing could be? just ruin the material, right? just go ahead to make it.
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Unread 11-22-2012, 11:08 AM   #7
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Practice on muslin or some other cheap fabric before you cut your final fabric. You're just wasting money if you cut up silk without knowing what you're doing.
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