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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Trench Coat Pattern Pictures in comments on: July 14, 2005 10:40:41 PM
Okay I don't know how your sewing/light pattern drafting skills are but I can tell you how I would go about reproducing this coat.
Basically you look at the overall shape and style lines, you then decide what makes this coat this coat. You find a couple of patterns that each have one or more element that is important to the overall look of the coat. You then make many muslins working to tweak things like the collar, the fit, the way the pieces fit together.

Ok if you are feeling overwhelmed I did find a couple of patterns that I think would start you in the right direction

http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V7979=x&TI=20010&page=3

http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V7772=x&TI=20010&page=6

I would use #7979 for the majority of the coat and try to work in the asymetry of the opening from #7772 you will have to redraft the collar, just go buy a ton of muslin make yourself a tape dress  form and buy those two patterns and lock yourseld in a room for a week.. and be sure to post your fabulous new coat of course!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Harold and Maude tote on: July 13, 2005 04:36:07 AM
Ok, I'm sorry but that totally looks EXACTLY like Harold, the seagulls rock, and so do you for making such a kick-ass tote about one of the best movies of all time!....so umm where do you live, I might need to relocate this bag to my house Wink
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: 1862 wedding dresses on: July 09, 2005 12:36:54 PM
There are a few websites that have really stunning photographs of (very expensive) period wedding gowns.

Karen Augusta deals with museum quality antique clothing. Look under ladies special event costume and you will find the wedding gowns
http://www.antique-fashion.com/

The frock also sells high quality antique and vintage dresses, they don't always have antique wedding gowns but it is worth a look
http://www.thefrock.com/civilwar_page1_main.html

This is a site that creates period reproductions
http://www.nehelenia-designs.com/Ye_Olde_Online_Shoppe/Victorian_Vanities_/victorian_vanities_.html

I hope these help, are you planning on making your dress?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: Showstudio Sewalong: Junya Watanabe dress from Winter '05/'06 collection on: June 18, 2005 07:32:39 PM
I have been saving this piece of vintage upholstery velvet for something special and I think it will be perfect for the skirt part of the dress



Now I just have to figure out how to print the pattern!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: Showstudio Sewalong: Junya Watanabe dress from Winter '05/'06 collection on: June 16, 2005 03:29:34 PM
Hey ya'll they finally posted the pattern for download today woohoo! I think I may just have to make this baby, schedule be damned Wink
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: old fashioned kinda gal on: June 15, 2005 06:58:24 PM
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...wow. that's stunning. kind of reminds me of the pattern in knitty... the edwardian tea dress that i've been meaning to make but no have no place to wear.

but, 'tis lovely. really lovely.

I was also salivating over that knitty pattern! Alas I am a far better sewer than knitter, I can't knit anything more advanced than a hat Cry So many crafts so little time.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: old fashioned kinda gal on: June 15, 2005 06:15:00 PM
aww shucks thanks ya'll
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / old fashioned kinda gal on: June 15, 2005 06:07:14 PM
I have had this project simmering in the back of my mind for a while and last weekend it finally made it to a completed project. The inspiration was the beautiful white tea gowns ladies wore in the 1910's however I wanted to make something I could wear anytime enter vogue pattern

http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V7743=x&TI=20011&page=4

It wasn't exactley what I wanted so I did some light pattern drafting and came up with this

front view (don't mind the wonkiness I think it's the angle)

 
back view (sorry about the wrinkles linen will do what linen wants)


so I used short pieces of fabric from my stash that had been languishing for a while and all of the lace came from my favorite thrift store. All in all I think it cost about $16 to make, by the way I really recommend this pattern it goes together really well!
thanks for looking Wink
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: not your grammy's pincushion swap! (sign-up CLOSED mail by 3/31) on: March 30, 2005 09:04:05 PM
Ok everyone, don't forget that tomorrow is the mail out deadline , also make sure to pm me when you have mailed it with the dc #. I started a gallery so you can post your new pincushions, I can't wait to see what everyone has made Cheesy
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Not your grammy's pincushion swap gallery! on: March 30, 2005 08:56:25 PM
Post your fab new pincushions here!

I have already recieved mine from Hillary and they are stunning! I am dying to post pics but alas I am using a foreign computer at the moment as my internet connection has been no go all week  Huh.

don't forget that tomorrow is the mail out deadline please pm me with your dc #. I can't wait to see all the lovely creations!
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