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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Bias cut Vionnet inspired top thing...with WINGS! on: April 28, 2008 02:52:43 PM
hey again! Sorry, I'm trying to post allll the decent things I've made recently in just a couple of hours, hence the sudden rush of projects!
Well, this was actually a college project, we had to study a decade and a designer. I chose Madeleine Vionnet, and 1920s, and this is what I came up with! It's bias cut, so no need for closures etc, and it's trnasfer printed using disperse dyes. I like the wingy bits best! They're actually meant to tie round the waist, but I like them more when they're floaty! It's all rollhemmed on a overlocker, because I'm too lazy to do it properly, and I like the pretty edge!








The reason it's a little weirdly shaped on me is because it's designed to fit a college dressform, and is not at all right for my shape! Hey ho!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Extremely lacey green hoodie! on: April 28, 2008 02:34:28 PM
Yes, I have an obsession with dark green! I really like this hoodie, the first one I made! I used gnacissej's tutorial, which was great! cept I couldn't be bothered to hem properly, so I just overlocked lace on the bottom and cuffs etc. Turns out though that when I zip it up I kinda look like a teletubby :S what with the lacey square patch on the front... oh well! And again with the squinty eyes :S



3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Green Pleated Pinafore Dress! (Old Curtains :P ) (Now with small tutorial!) on: April 28, 2008 02:26:26 PM
Hey Guys, Took me ages to work out how to actually post topics here! Glad I worked it out!
Well, following the pinafore dress thingy trend, here's my version. The pleats were actually meant to be gathers, but I couldn't be bother to gather it, so just pinned it evenly and when I sewed over it they became pleats!  Shocked How clever! Sorry about the sun in my eyes the whole way through btw!






EDIT: Quick tutorial- especially for dearbarbie!
1. Take two pieces of fabric:
1st piece= (rib cage measurement + 2 inches for zip allowance) x (final length of waistband x 2 + 2 inches for folding over)
2nd piece= (final length of skirty bit + 3 inches for the hem) x (at least twice your rib cage measurement)

2. Pin the long edge of the skirty bit of fabric to rib cage side of the smaller bit ( right sides together). Pin at the ends, then in the middle, then in the middles of the middle and the ends etc etc! Do this until the loopy bits on the big fabric are the size you want them.

3. Sew the pinned edge, pulling the loops flat as you go. This should create rough pleats. Unpin.

4. Sew in a zip, starting from half way down the smaller piece. Sew up the rest of the seam on the larger piece.

5.Fold down the top half of the smaller piece so it covers the seam on the inside. Tuck raw edges under and pin. Sew from the front in the ditch made by the original seam or hand stitch in place.

6. Make some straps by sewing nice long tubes and turning right side out. Sew onto the dress and hem!

Hope that makes sense! The bit about the pleats is rambly, but you can really just pleat it how you want (or gather)! Good luck!
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