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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: mmm, fairisle...my take on sweater boots!!! Just use your arms!! :) on: January 22, 2007 03:17:52 PM
Fabulous  Grin
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: massive vintage smock -> cute cropped victorianesque folk bolero-thing!!! on: June 24, 2006 08:33:15 AM
Go raibh mle maith agaibh  Grin (thankyou all very much!)
Lx
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: make dresses, not war. on: June 23, 2006 08:54:33 AM
the red one is so clever; the way you re-used the ruffles!!  Grin and I love your bike!! Wish I had one to paint orange...Lxx
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: massive vintage smock -> cute cropped victorianesque folk bolero-thing!!! on: June 23, 2006 07:05:10 AM
Sewlittletime : make sure you post pictures if you do it!!  Grin Lxx
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: massive vintage smock -> cute cropped victorianesque folk bolero-thing!!! on: June 22, 2006 02:54:15 PM
thankyou so much everyone,
hehe violentjayne I like the way you put it!!

Lx
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: massive vintage smock -> cute cropped victorianesque folk bolero-thing!!! on: June 22, 2006 05:52:07 AM
Thankyou!! Cheesy  Lx
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / massive vintage smock -> cute cropped victorianesque folk bolero-thing!!! on: June 22, 2006 04:54:19 AM
Hello all!!

My first successful reconstruction that I might actually wear!!!

Started with a lovely embroidered cotton smock top that I bought from a vintage shop on ebay...Absolutely gorgeous but also really really massive, I don't have a photo of it in it's original state but here's one similar..

I tried wearing a belt round it but it still made me look pregnant. However the embroidery was too cute to get rid of it, so I decided to take it in.

My first major mistake...forgetting that it was made of 100% cotton and therefore totally non-stretchy, I reconstructed it in the normal t-shirt way; aka drawing round a tee and sewing the new shape. Of course, this left me with a top which couldn't stretch over my elbows, let alone my chest! Disaster!!

However, I then had the idea to make it into a sort of bolero jacket, and used the material I cut off the bottom (when cropping it) to make a panel in the front with hook & eye fastenings...Added decorative victorian-style buttons and voila!! Rather quirky but I love it Grin

Pic #1 (in which the floor wears the top)


Pic #2 (in which I photograph myself in the mirror)


Pic #3 (well, why not)



Lizzy xx
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Please help!! Novice at sewing wishes to recreate gorgeous dress... on: June 19, 2006 08:45:03 AM
anyone?!!  Embarrassed
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Dragon Pants on: June 18, 2006 03:39:41 AM
Those are amazing, the way you used the design is brilliant, love them!! I only wish those kind of pants didn't make my thighs look enormous Tongue  Lx
10  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: since I didn't want to cut up my chucks... on: June 18, 2006 03:38:27 AM
they're gorgeous!!!! I love the way you followed the line of the pattern Smiley very girly and beautiful Smiley Lx
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