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1  Re: my GREEN ribbon dress (that has no use for wearing in public) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by sakijane on: March 09, 2005 09:51:09 PM
hmm ...  my shoes:





you cant see them very well, but these are them.  they were sandal flats with giant green rocks on them.
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2  Re: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club! in Clothing Sewalongs by sakijane on: February 12, 2005 02:49:45 AM
I absolutely LOVE this thread!! 
unfortunately, my prom days ended too Sad  last year.  so i've adopted my friends little sister so i have a reason to make another pretty dress.
anyway, i've already posted my prom dress(es), so here's my winterformal one..  my date and i went shopping together so we could find some nice matching clothes for him, and the photo company ended up using it in some of their advertisements!



this is me in the dress




my best friend.  front view.



detail.



back view.
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3  my GREEN ribbon dress (that has no use for wearing in public) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by sakijane on: October 25, 2004 04:57:28 AM
i made this dress for prom last year..  i was inspired by a BCBG dress that had strips of dip-dyed grey satin hanging from the bottom and decided.. a) i like green better and b) i could do it myself.

so here it is  Grin cheers


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front!

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back!

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action shot!
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4  Re: Old Gap Khakis + pink satin bow = not a shabby combination in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by sakijane on: October 14, 2004 06:10:57 AM
thanks Smiley you're all so kind..


this is what i did for the.....

PINK BOW/BELT:
imagine you're making a pink satin tube.  you would make it with a rectangle, and sew the long sides together, right sides together.  but what i did was i cut the pink satin rectangle slightly wider than normal, and then cut the long sides ....  oh screw this.

here's a picture:


as long as both red lines along the weird shape of fabric are the same length, you can sew them together and create 3-d-ness, or texture, etc.  i put the seam against the skirt so you can't see it.  then sewed it to the skirt in a bunched/crumpled way and stitched it on in zigzags.   <hope that made some sense... any sense at all>



PLEATS:
i cut the legs off right below the zipper.  instead of seam ripping, i cut the legs apart into four pieces so that each piece had the whole seam still attached, and some fabric.  i can make a horrible drawing of this if needed, but it doesnt affect the actual pleating, so don't worry.  i folded and pinned the leg pieces in an accordian manner, and sewed the folds along the edges.  (this is so that i never have to iron, and the pleats stay as they are) and then sewed the pleats to the top part.


pinkkittypiper: these would be perfect to wear over pants because i never sewed the four leg panels together, so even though the four panels are overlapped, if i sit down, the pleats open up and its a bit scandalous   Embarrassed
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5  Old Gap Khakis + pink satin bow = not a shabby combination in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by sakijane on: October 11, 2004 06:17:55 AM
i stole the bronze rings from a tacky pink pleather belt i got from a Japanese "three dollar store," reconstructed a pair of old too small gap khakis, added some pink and...




finished product!



the best part.. my <barely legible> homemade tag  Grin

the pleating was the toughest part.. but well worth it in the end, though this will probably be the first/last pleated skirt i ever make.
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6  Re: Felt Sewing Needle Book in Completed Projects by sakijane on: October 11, 2004 03:44:59 AM
yay Smiley i'm finally done with my sewing needle book!  (first *real* post, btw.  yes i'm a newbee)



this is the front



this is the back <my name is saki jane and the elephant was inspired by/stolen from pipu>



this is the inside.

i just moved to japan and don't have a sewing machine (yet!) so i had to do this by hand.. pain in the ass/possibly good opportunity to practice embroidery Smiley  i just had to make one though because it looked so handy and cute (even though i left all my needles in america)
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