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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / First dress- was a curtain on: April 09, 2011 11:56:31 PM
Hi all,
This is my first dress.
I bought a nice big curtain (vintage) from the op shop.
How could I pass up that cute print?
It is actually a very light green but the iphone didn't pic it up too well (the flash photo is probably closest to true).
I also got a pattern from there, unfortunately it was cut to a size 6 (which I am definitely not!) so I upsized. I also changed the design as it was not as vintage as I wanted.
Turns out I upsized the pattern a bit much and had to take out two whole panels!
Oh well, it turned out okay in the end.
Here it is on MANdy my duct tape form.
What do you think? Cheesy



12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: A sun bleached shirt....Will dyeing it work? on: April 03, 2011 03:59:06 AM
I've not tried dying a shirt with a logo but I think it may make the light colours on it murky and yuck.
If you've already bought the dye, would you be able to use an elastic band and strap the logo onto the end of a jar or something, so it is held out of the dye?
What I mean is, place the jar end behind the logo, use a rubber band to strap it on and sit the shirt in the dye-water with the jar holding the logo out of the dye, like an island.
I guess the dye would seep up the fabric but it might keep it from reaching the front of the printed logo...maybe.  Undecided
13  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Plus size mods dress? on: April 02, 2011 02:38:38 PM
I can't wait to see!

I love Etsy for inspiration too... it is actually what has inspired me to revamp my own wardrobe.
14  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wardrobe evolution. on: April 02, 2011 02:30:05 PM
I did a line of hand stitching around the neck and down the front on each side.
I used a big darning needle and some cream coloured 'feather wool', then I took the needle and teased up the feathery bits.
It looks a bit rough but definitely has added a contrast and has broken up the whole lot of brown.

Well, I've done all of the household mending and am hoping to attack another old sweater today. This one is a little more difficult, it has a large turtle neck.

When I was searching for the bubble wrap I had stored away for my dummy, I found a large quantity of cream and dusty pink faux fur hidden in the cupboard. Could be time to make a collar or little shrug... or both! Just need some satin to line them :/
15  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wardrobe evolution. on: April 01, 2011 09:08:19 PM
First sewing adventure.

Frumpy brown sweater into wobbly bolero. Hubby said 'it needs fancying up' any ideas? Smiley

16  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wardrobe evolution. on: April 01, 2011 09:07:29 PM
Number 10... phew! BTW, what's with all the ducks?
17  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wardrobe evolution. on: April 01, 2011 09:06:15 PM
Number 9
18  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wardrobe evolution. on: April 01, 2011 09:05:30 PM
Number 8
19  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wardrobe evolution. on: April 01, 2011 09:04:38 PM
I'm really sorry about this but it says I need to make 10 posts before I can post pics of the bolero thingy I just altered soo.... I think this is number 7
20  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wardrobe evolution. on: April 01, 2011 05:48:03 PM
I've made the dress form!

She's a bit more round in the belly than I would have liked  Cheesy

It is interesting seeing yourself from this perspective, seems I have broader shoulders than I realised, smaller boobies and a weird slopey back. I wish I knew this years ago, I could have saved thousands on clothes which I needn't have even bothered trying on with this shape, let alone buying and regretting!

I'm thinking I might need to cover the form in some fabric, if I use an old, thin, quilted bed cover to do this, will I add too much bulk or just enough so that when I tailor tops, they won't be skin tight?  Huh
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