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1  Two corsets; one Suger and one Spice in Costumes: Completed Projects by Rosesred on: August 12, 2011 12:23:30 PM
These are my first two corsets. One very sweet and the other less so. Both are part of costumes for a Fantasy/Fairy Fair. I had a great time wearing them, and I was very relieved when I could take them of again; Those things are tight!

The first one is a very, very, veeeeeeeeeeeery loose interpretation of a dress from 1750's France.



The skirt is trimmed with 28 m. of frilly pink lace.




After all that sugary sweetness, a leather corset was required to balance things out. Smiley  



I based the central figure on art deco designs and the designs Alan Lee made for LotR. It's created by 'quilting' the design through all layers to create depth and dimension, and then painting it on with acrylic paint. I used two different colors of gold for a nice shiny effect.


The back:


Both corsets are based on Laughing Moon 100, with extensive changes for fit and look. They were a lot of fun to make, even if they did cost me 3 years of my life and two fingernails
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2  Wanna be Amy Butler Weekender in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Rosesred on: November 01, 2008 04:17:54 PM
What does a girl need when shes moving to another continent for six months for her job? The perfect bag, obviously. Smiley . The whole emigration this is scary enough in itself, but to do so without a nice, stylish big carry-all was a fate too horrible to contemplate. So in one of the busiest weeks of my live, I relaxed by putting this amy butler weekender together.

The faux leather trims were an idea that was obviously planted in my head by either a little devil or a guardian angel. They were pretty impossible to cut, sew, attach to the pattern pieces and oh, yeah, they made it also very difficult to put the entire bag together. They required so much attention, that it was pretty impossible to worry about the move.



I used a medium thick interfacing, because I wanted it to look like a flexible bag and not like a suitcase. If I would do this again, I'd use a much stiffer interfacing, because I don't like the drooping after all. 

The bag has a padded pocket for my notebook and on the opposite side two more pockets and a zippered one.



The sides of the bag have different birds on them, the other one has a cackle of geese.



All in all, I'm really happy with the fabric choices, and less than thrilled about my choice for a medium interfacing. The bag is holding up really well, though, and looking at it makes me happy.
Thanks for looking!
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3  Long and Bright Summer Dress. in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Rosesred on: May 12, 2008 05:20:03 AM
I just love all the long flowery summerdresses that you see these days, so I decided to make one for my self. It's my first dress ever, and I'm very proud of it. I only started sewing a couple of months ago, so I was really suprised by how well this turned out. It actually looks like the picture in my head. Smiley

Made up the pattern from scratch. It's actually two dresses. A see-through one with busy patterns and a coral colored one underneath. The skirt on the see-through dress is really wide. At the bottom, I used approx. nine metres of fabric to create the ruffles that are attached to the rest of the dress with some really nice lace. Since both dresses are really stretchy, and the underdress is made of jersey, it's a wonderful outfit for the warm summerweather we've been enjoying these days.

Though it doesn't look like it in the photo, (didn't hang the dress out the night before) the dress fits like a glove and doesn't pucker anywhere. Every time the wind blows all the ruffles at the bottomstart moving. I really like this dress, makes me feel like a princess.

(hopefully a photo shows up under this)
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