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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 29 ENTRIES / Re: Bob Ross on: July 22, 2008 11:46:23 AM
This is seriously good!   Amazing for being only 17!! Shocked
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My "dragon" dress - thanks pink hickey! on: July 22, 2008 09:59:13 AM
I love that material.  Very good job on the dress, it turned out perfect!!   Smiley  Makes me want to try that tutorial too!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Swing type dress for 19 year old on: July 22, 2008 09:56:20 AM
Thanks everyone!  You are all very sweet.  I gave her the dress and it fits her perfectly.  You are right, she likes it!!   Smiley Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dragon dress: Garden Part 3 PLUS TUTE! Finally. on: July 21, 2008 03:00:53 PM
Thank you for posting the tutorial for this.  The dress is darling and I love that fabric.  When I am done with the project I am working on I will give this one a try!  Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Freezer paper stenciled t-shirts for Ringo concert on: July 21, 2008 09:29:17 AM
These are very cool.  I especially like the second one.  Thanks for the tutorial.  I may have to try that!  Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Swing type dress for 19 year old on: July 21, 2008 09:25:13 AM
Beautiful! She can wear it when she goes to the Mom of the Year ceremony and watches you accept your award!

LOL, thanks you are sweet.  She is a very appreciative kid (adult now!), and is always telling me I am a good mom!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Swing type dress for 19 year old on: July 21, 2008 09:21:47 AM
This is adorable!!!! Did you use a pattern?

Thanks!!  I did use a pattern.  It is NewLook 6457.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Swing type dress for 19 year old on: July 21, 2008 08:16:14 AM
i'm 21, and i say that she'll absolutely love it <3 i would. it has that very nice flowy bottom and great colours ("black isn't a colour!") - the fabric is divine. love the little cherries, and i think anyone would.

and i love the idea of a body stocking for the dress model. mine has such awkward adjust-thingys that my fabrics get stuck on them, so i think i should make a body stocking for my model also! thanks for the idea Wink never even crossed my mind. and that is what we all love about craftster and other forums alike.

Thank you!!  The body stocking was just $1 a yard stretchy material from Walmart.  I looked for some material with a lot of horizontal give, but not vertical so it would stretch when I widened the dress form to other sizes but wouldn't sag lengthwise.  I also made sure it was material with a tight stretchy weave that had a little weight to it for pinning.  I draped it over the dress form, pinned tightly around the form and cut beyond the pins to a 5/8 seam allowance.  I serged the seams, tried it on the form again to make any adjustments, and then serged a hem.  I really like it because now the material hangs neatly on the form and I can pin pattern pieces or fabric to the body stocking to hold it in place while I check for sizing or placement.  I had seen covers on other peoples forms on the internet, but didn't know where they bought them or if they made them, so just thought I would wing it!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Swing type dress for 19 year old on: July 21, 2008 08:08:56 AM
it is sooooooo beatifull! I's love to have such a dress (well, I'm not 19 anymore, but anyway :-))
did u use a pattern?

Thanks!!  I did use a pattern.  It is NewLook 6457.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 1848 Mens Coat on: July 20, 2008 06:12:42 PM
Really nice fit.  You did a good job!   Smiley
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