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1  In need of Vintage Pattern, anyone know where to find it? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by RebeccaRuthless on: October 29, 2011 05:42:42 PM
I've seen it twice in my size (or as close as possible to my size; it was a 36 inch bust rather a 38) on the internet, but whenever I do, it's 'Item has already been sold'.

I'm looking for a Vintage Simplicity 3918 and a Vintage McCalls 5419. They look like these, respectively:
and

Does anyone have these? D: Does anyone know where I can find these? I really love the way these dresses look. I'll even take a tutorial on how to draft a similar pattern, even?
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2  Oh well, let's try this again (PROM) in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by RebeccaRuthless on: January 25, 2011 02:26:45 PM
Hallo again. Because of the difficult and overall shape of the last dress I sketched up a dress inspired by it. (This is my original design, I would really appreciate it if no one borrowed the over all idea/etc. without asking)

Anywho, this is the sketch. I figured out a way to tackle the bodice, but not so much the skirt pieces.

This was the original sketch, and I went back and did a more detailed one trying to figure out how to make the dress.

This is the second sketch.


The dress is going to have a base, a zipper, and the straps/sleeves are more like the ones in the first picture. I'm having trouble figuring out a shape for the skirt pieces. I managed to figure something out for the very bottom 2 pieces that cover the hole formed by the overlapping drapes.

Any ideas anyone? Someone offered a semi-circle or rounded triangle, but I'm not sure.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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3  Prom's getting closer! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by RebeccaRuthless on: January 10, 2011 07:57:54 PM
Okay, okay, I know I may be crazy and looking to kill myself with this project, but I love this dress. I want to do something like this:

Without the applique flower and maybe just one or two pieces coming from down the side. Thing...elaborate toga. I know draping is going to be hard, but can anyone point me to sites/books that may help?
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4  Me again :'D in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by RebeccaRuthless on: August 26, 2010 09:02:28 PM
So, I have plans to get a Golden Snitch tattoo, instead of what I originally wanted. The original plan was a little ornate oval frame with the phrase from the Mirror of Erised ('Erised Stra Ehru Oyt Ube Cafru Oyt On Wohsi', which backwards reads 'I show not your face, but your heart's desire.')

Since I am not getting the tattoo, I decided to make a necklace instead 8'D

This are some of the bases for the pendant, but I have a small problem--how to inscribe the words without using paper (I want the surface behind the words to be shiny, like a mirror--I'd used polished silver, but yeah, I lack the serious mula that involves.)

These are also very small, somewhat obviously. Does anyone have any suggestions for putting the words on the metal? (Or tinfoil in the case of the 'glass frame' pendants?)
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5  Re: help sewing culottes shorts please?? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by RebeccaRuthless on: August 20, 2010 10:08:25 AM
I've never made pants before, but it honestly looks like shorts made 2 sizes too big for you and then gathered/pleated and sewn to a waist band that DOES fit you.
(You could probably do something even bigger than 2 sizes, but then it might loose too much shape that way/the crotch would sag really far.)

-EDIT-
Okay, looking at it again, it might be a pair of shorts that fit you, but the sides are just widened extra.

This way, it fits in the crotch and such, but when you gather it together to sew it to the waistband, it has that 'culotte' look.
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6  Something as a hardener? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by RebeccaRuthless on: August 12, 2010 07:27:06 PM
Okay, this is a tricky question, but since what I'm aiming to do will be jewelry, I figured I'd come here!

Okay, so a few months ago I found a 2/3 intact Robin's Egg. As in, all it was missing was basically the pointy/cap thing. I've seen people using the eggs and hardening them to make jewelry, and I want to do something similar, but I can't find any products/etc. to USE to harden the eggs.

They aren't going to remain empty--I'm going to squeeze some hot glue into it after I've hardened it and it's somewhat more stable, but how do I harden the egg?

This is essentially what it looks like. Someone suggested acrylic, but...I can't find any/figure out what it's talking of. All I can find is an 'acrylic adhesive'--is that what's being discussed?

Any help you can give me would be grand. Thanks!
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7  Sort of prairie dress? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by RebeccaRuthless on: August 11, 2010 02:06:06 PM
Me again! So, I want to make a dress and I've figured out the skirt (sort of simple, obvsly) but I'm having trouble on the bodice. I was going to make it a more simple tank top sort of bodice, no darts, nadda. But it didn't look right, so now it became this.
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My only problem is, how to do that? I don't think it's going to have any specific function like a princess seam. It just...looks better? I don't know. Any one have any ideas?

Essentially this is what it's going to look like with those lines, just without all the lace D: I thought this might help some. You can see how the lines start where the sleeveless/strap/things of the dress end. That's how I'm hoping the dress will end up. Only not laced up.
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8  Quick question numero 2 - How to make of the shoulder tunic in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by RebeccaRuthless on: July 01, 2010 08:20:54 PM
Hey guys. Plans to Otakon are officially on 8D And I need something to wear to the rave. I'm either going to make a hanky-tank
http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/content/ebiz/urbanoutfitters/invt/5747424669788/5747424669788_black_m.jpg

or an off-the-shoulder tunic .

I get the gist of how to make a hanky-tank. Can someone explain the basic shape of an off-the-shoulder tunic to me? I want it to be really short sleeved/almost sleeve less (like in the pic) and I'm not sure how to go about the neckline, etc.

I'm going to wear it with black tights and black low-top converse, and the material is a sort of dark neon orange. I want something sort of loose and comfortable to dance in, but I don't know which to make, or how to go about the latter. (Cause I really like the latter)

Thanks a bunch.
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9  Okay, nevermind 8D [Otakon costumer] in Costumes: Discussion and Questions by RebeccaRuthless on: June 30, 2010 02:02:47 PM
Yeah. I don't have enough time for the Fran cosplay, SO another Chii. One I based off this top:
(It's something of my friend's. She can't remember where she bought it.)

I made it sort of Gyuru-hime/Lolita/Dollish, becayse...Well, she's Chii. xD These is the sketch of how I want the outfit to come out on a whole:


It's going to be at about knee length in the front, and mid-calf/ankle-length in the back. Her top is really just two trapezoids--my predicament is from the two different level things. I am doing all the lace and ribbons--cause it's gotta be PRETTY. But yeah. I originally thought of a REALLY big circle skirt, ala uneven waist hole, that would actually be the top hem of the dress. But...That's a really big circle. So I came up with this sketch, last night, at about 1 AM, drawn in the dark because I couldn't sleep until I got this stupid dress off my mind. xD


It would be sewn down the side angles, top to point and top to point (the points matching on each part, only the bottom length different. Elastic would be going around the top hem and underneath my boobs as a princess seam, with the ribbon tied on after. Do you think I could still get the same shape/effect as the original sketch of the dress (Pic 2)?

Thanks guys <3 This is for Otakon--which I might be going to last minute if my friend's boyfriend can talk to her mom so we can conquer friend's bitch!friend who hates us all. (Long story. Lol?)
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10  Me again! [cosplay] in Costumes: Discussion and Questions by RebeccaRuthless on: June 28, 2010 06:18:53 PM
Hi all C: I am making a Fran (Final Fantasy XII) cosplay. I'm having a little trouble finding some decent stuff to go off of.





These are all pics of the costume. This last one is where I'm having trouble. I found McCall's 5580 for the sort of boob-cups, but I'm not sure. From the pic on the front of the pattern, I don't know if it'll cup my breasts right. It sort of stays up that way (I was going to add clear bra straps to help hold it up) but I want something a bit more...rigid. And round. I don't want Madonna Boobs.

Any suggestions?
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