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11  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: My second project runways post...Daniel V's dress Chal.5 on: March 02, 2006 07:42:43 AM
I would imagine the folds are just pleats, like with a skirt.  You would have to pin the pleats before sewing the back and front together.  For fabric, I'm guessing any stretchy material would be easiest to work with (for me).  Jersey that isn't too slinky/slippery would keep the pleats from sagging in the middle of the front of the dress.
12  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ideal material to put pattern pieces on? on: February 22, 2006 02:57:14 PM
Thanks for the great ideas guys!
13  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Ideal material to put pattern pieces on? on: February 22, 2006 05:17:52 AM
I just had fun making a dress from no pattern.  I now want to trace out my dress pieces with added seam allowance onto a nice material that will store well.  What have you used in the past?  (My longest pattern piece goes from my shoulder to my knees).  Right now I can only think of using a good quality wrapping paper.
14  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do you measure your sewing time? on: February 22, 2006 05:13:35 AM
I'd say it took me about 5 hours to make the New Look 6429 wrap dress.  This time includes cutting out the pattern, pinning it to the material, cutting the material, pinning material together before sewing, trying to understand directions, sewing, and ironing seems when necessary.  It does not include wandering around fabric stores to pick out the best fabric Smiley.

I don't know how to make things go quicker.  I usually work straight through a project because I'm so excited to see what it turns out to look like.
15  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Project Runway Dress on: February 22, 2006 05:09:21 AM
Thanks guys Smiley .  My ties can be tied on the side or in the back.  They are attached to the dress via the side seems.  I agree Kitschy, the belt is what caught my eye on this dress.  It's a really comfortable dress, being made out of jersey, and it sort of feels like the belt is holding your stomach in.  I definitely recommend a lightweight or slinky jersey. I can't wait to go shopping and get new fabric for it, oh and for spring to come to NYC so I can wear it.
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Awesome dog sweater w/ homemade whale patch!! on: February 21, 2006 05:08:49 PM
Love the whale sweater!  Looks so classic.
17  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Project Runway Dress on: February 21, 2006 04:34:44 PM
Here is my unhemmed mock-up.  These colors are horrible on me, so I think I'll use different ones in a lighter weight material for the real one (it looks too bulky in the front).  My dress is faux wrap dress.  I think I'll also make the sash thinner so I can not have it highlight my paunch.  The dog can't take her eyes off of it.


18  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Project Runway Dress on: February 18, 2006 06:21:11 AM
I just watched this episode last night and loved it too.  Maybe we should start a sew-a-long thread on it.  Can you post your pictures when complete Squirrelly?

I was going to attempt to make it by altering a pattern for a wrap that turned out successful for me, New Look 6429. 
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How would I make a dress form? on: February 15, 2006 01:12:46 PM
Do a search on craftster or google for duct tape dress forms or paper tape dress forms.
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for shirtwaister and wrap dress patterns on: February 10, 2006 06:11:30 AM
Dyabolica,  do you have images of your vintage shirtdress and wrap patterns?  You sound like you have an amazing collection of patterns.
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