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Mad Skater
Posted 2011-10-15 12:48 PM (#78391)
Subject: First Fitted Dress



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I have completed my first simple garment which is a fitted dress. I really like the fit and the style even though the style I put into the program was for a band at the waist. I actually really wanted the band underneath the bust as it is in the picture, but that option is not available with the Empire Waist option. The problem is that the program thinks that my waist is higher than it is. I had resew the front darts to bring it in more at the waist so that I didn't look preggers. Otherwise, I am quite pleased with the dress. I should've added a kick pleat though, but with the shoes I will be wearing with it I won't be taking big steps anyway.

My one problem with the program is that it made separate facings for the neckline and for the armholes. this results in more bulk in the armhole area and I actually had to trim part of the neckline facing so that it did not peek out the armhole. That may be too much to ask for in an automated program like this but I thought I would mention it. Something to think about.

This is also my first attempt at uploading a photo to the forums, so I hope this works. If not, you can view at:
http://www.wildginger.com/forums/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?albumi...



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Rapunzel
Posted 2011-10-15 3:03 PM (#78394 - in reply to #78391)
Subject: RE: First Fitted Dress


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Beautiful dress!  You did a great job.

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sewsally
Posted 2011-10-15 10:50 PM (#78400 - in reply to #78391)
Subject: RE: First Fitted Dress



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The photo is too big for me to view.

Shrink in please before attaching to your post.

I did view the dress in your album and its beautiful -- and a great fit.

Edited by sewsally 2011-10-15 10:51 PM
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Grandma C
Posted 2011-10-16 11:33 AM (#78404 - in reply to #78391)
Subject: RE: First Fitted Dress


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That dress looks really good on you. Great job.
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Mad Skater
Posted 2011-10-16 1:19 PM (#78406 - in reply to #78391)
Subject: RE: First Fitted Dress



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Sorry Sewsally. That was my first time attaching a photo and had no idea. It said photos must be below 100 kb so that is what I did.
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kirsten
Posted 2011-10-16 2:09 PM (#78408 - in reply to #78391)
Subject: RE: First Fitted Dress



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I went to look in your album, your dress turned out beautifully
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SueC56
Posted 2011-10-16 7:09 PM (#78413 - in reply to #78391)
Subject: RE: First Fitted Dress



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Apparently you reduced the file size by reducing the density of the pixels but not the size of the picture.

Easiest way (on a Windows machine) is to use the Paint program that all windows computers have (START >> Programs >> Accessories >> Paint)

(I'm working on a Windows 7 machine, the steps may be slightly different on an XP machine.)

Open your photo wherever it is stored.  If you want to keep the original copy, then do a "save as" and give the new copy a different name, such as "picture1 - smaller" or something.

Then click RESIZE by percentage.  You will have to experiment to see how small you need to go, depending on the number of pixels in the original photo. 

Click SAVE

Click PROPERTIES 

Check file size listed on PROPERTIES.

If it isn't small enough, you can resize again.  Or you can type ctrl-z to undo the initial resizing and start over.

Gotta go to work, so can't detail this more, but let me know if you need help.  I'll be back in a couple of hours.

Sue


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Mad Skater
Posted 2011-10-16 9:09 PM (#78417 - in reply to #78391)
Subject: RE: First Fitted Dress



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I am using a Mac. I was using Gimp which is sorta like a Photoshop-type open source editor. I was just doing a File--Save As-- and changing it there by changing the file size. I think there is an option within gimp to make it smaller by pixels or by percentage. I'll have to try that.
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Helen S
Posted 2011-10-17 9:24 AM (#78422 - in reply to #78417)
Subject: RE: First Fitted Dress



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Try using Preview - it's very simple. Open the jpg in Preview, click on Tools - adjust size. By default it will resize proportionally, but double check that option is checked. Change the width to 3 or 400 pixels and it should be small enough. It reports on the size before you save. You can also reduce the resolution to 72 pixels/inch. Then save or save as.
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Sewhappy
Posted 2011-10-17 12:31 PM (#78423 - in reply to #78391)
Subject: RE: First Fitted Dress


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Gorgeous fabric choices, really suits your colouring.
I'll bet you'll get lots of wear out of this beautiful dress.

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Kuby McCarty
Posted 2011-10-17 6:21 PM (#78426 - in reply to #78391)
Subject: RE: First Fitted Dress



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That dress looks fantastic on you! I love the fabric and the fit
Kuby
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Verotte
Posted 2012-01-01 11:18 PM (#79469 - in reply to #78391)
Subject: RE: First Fitted Dress


There is nothing more flattering than a properly fitted dress. Very nice job. 
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