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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / My Birthday Dress on: May 21, 2012 05:16:48 PM
I made a dress today. Well, I made it out of a size 32 shirt. Yes, a women's size 32. (I wear a 16 on top). I may make it a weee bit longer, if not I'll wear leggings. Cheesy here's the picture.


I think I will continue to shop in super plus size sections and make dresses/tunics with the shirts I find. Some of them are just too cute to pass.

I have about a 1/4 yard left of fabric...I may make doll dresses with it.

Thanks!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Big Girls in Crop Tops.... on: May 01, 2012 08:01:12 PM
I finally did it. I finally did a t-shirt recon that I saw on ThreadBanger. I usually don't do t-shirt recons because I am just not a big fan on how they look but then I saw the Part One of Corinne's (of threadbanger) Music Festival t-shirt series and I HAD to make it. if you have not seen it...here's the link...

GO NOW!

For all those who have seen it...here are my results...I did it on a Elmo shirt that was on sale for $2 at my local Mejier....





Who says BBW's can't show just a little midriff... :3

Pssst....I didn't use a sewing machine...I hand stitched the arm bands and used this stuff called Stitch Witchery to do all my rough cut seams..

Thanks for reading. Muah! Wink
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / I made my prom dress...a BIG pink one (UPDATED w/ Details) on: June 03, 2011 06:55:28 PM
So I made my prom dress, I didn't realize that I had so much pink but people complimented me so I don't feel as bad being a big girl in such a bright Easter pink.... Well anyway, here you go:










I didn't actually make the shawl, I bought it earlier that day, I was surprised it matched!


Chiffon on charmeuse


Elastic is a big girl's best friend...



and here's the hand beading on the front and back of my left shoulder...

Well thank you for looking, you all have a blessed day...
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / So how do you overlay chiffon exactly? on: March 07, 2011 05:53:15 AM
So I have been doing all my research for prom and came up with my pattern for my dress that has a gathered bodice like this:


And my drawing:


...but....BUT...I only have the basic shell down, I need to figure out to overlay it with the gathered chiffon is their an easy technique I could follow to finish off the dress? Do I gather the overlaying fabric and sew around the base pieces shape in a ppillow-making style? Or is there an easier way?


Thanks In Adavance! Have a magical day!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My New Favorite Shoulder Dusters on: March 06, 2011 02:04:39 PM
So I made these out of boredom (like most anything I create)...I have fell in love with them so much because of the darker colour palette:

To see how long they are:


On the counter:


Angle shot!:



Thank you so much for checking my post out! Have a magical day!


6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Yes..I made an envelope clutch do to my boredom....so what?! on: March 04, 2011 04:16:48 AM
SO yeah. I made this lil guy within 45 minutes. I made the pattern myself and all that good stuff. That lil weird thing on the front is a seashell with gold beads on it: Enjoy! Tongue







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7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / More Prom Advice Please: This Time Regarding That Bead Trim/Straps on: March 01, 2011 09:04:29 AM
So I know a lot of you have experience making your own prom dress and I have found my final dress and been drawing and designing. Now the actual creation of the dress is afoot! The one thing I am trying to get more knowledge of is all that beaded and crystallized trim and straps that I see on the dresses. I want a technique to help me out. This is what I am talking about:

http://www.unique-vintage.com/2011-prom-dresses-evenings-allureelegant-chiffon-shoulder-gown-with-removable-sleeve-size-p-10221.html
Evenings By Allure-Elegant Chiffon One Shoulder Gown

A closer Look:
http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af319/Candisima908/17608larger-2.jpg

You see how that shoulder strap is? I want that! So any advice is greatly appreciated!
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8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / I need some prom advice on this couture dress... on: February 26, 2011 06:02:31 PM
Hi guys...

I am, like most of you, making my own dress for prom...my inspiration? Feast your eyes!!!

http://www.teraniny.com/product_images/products/361_35160E.jpg
Terani Couture - Evening Dresses Style: 35160E

Omg! This is the description of the dress: Lovely, single shoulder silk masterpiece lightly detailed with silver stone work where top of bodice meets shoulder strap, and along waist line trim...yeeeeees!

So I was wondering if any of you you have any patterns, instructions, tutorials, or anything else that could help me in my mission for June 3rd 2011! Yaay!
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