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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Snuggly cape for cool weather on: May 08, 2012 09:07:40 AM
Absolutely beautiful! I love the stencil decal, and the beading is genius. Very wonderful job!
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Plaid That Makes Eyes Bleed... Retro-Style on: April 30, 2012 12:20:19 PM
It was about five yards or so but SUPER wide. Problem with inherited fabrics": You can rarely tell exact yardage without some patience. I barely measure before I CUT so... Smiley
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The Plaid That Makes Eyes Bleed... Retro-Style on: April 30, 2012 10:13:42 AM
Okay, here it is:

And also my ever cheerful sister modeling the gown:

So, as for a story, here it goes. A little while back, read.. let's see... a year? Maybe? Anyway the wonderful craigslist found us some fabric being sold by a lady who inherited it from her recently deceased mother. 'We' being my mother and I, of course. Anyway she left the fabric with me, and finally now I've been using these fabrics as 'practice'. Im making a selection of retro dresses to beef up on my sewing skills. Here is my second dress, after the Batman curtain one. Smiley

I used this pattern, ULTRA easy, and super fun. Heres some more pic-spam. Smiley

Whatcha Think?
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pulling A Scarlett O'Hara on: April 23, 2012 10:10:32 AM
Round Two!  EDIT! I made another curtain dress: Found at the bottom of this post!

So I love Batman. I have Batman boxers, T-shirts, sweaters, and wallets. I go gaga for anything with the (original) Dark Knight. Who doesn't? A hot hero in black leather? OMG.

Anyway, while wrist deep in the fabric bin at goodwill I sighted some awesome fabric.

I got geeked for a moment, then let it go. One single panel of curtain would make practically nothing for a chicka of my size. Then, low and behold! ANOTHER CURTAIN! OMG!!!! I danced about like a madman, er, woman, and bought them.

I am currently into retro outfits, pearls, crinoline, the whole nine yards. There is a pattern that I have wanted to use since I saw it floating about here on Craftster. This one:

This pattern is so EASY! It was a dream to make, I was so very happy with it. Anyway, Here is the final design! I will post more pictures when I take the professional photo shoot. Smiley SO Whatcha think??

25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / My Luve's like a red, red ribbon, flowing to the moon.... on: April 23, 2012 06:51:13 AM
hello All!  Grin

I work at a hotel part time and recently someone left some decorations after a wedding. This:

There are about nine strips of ribbon, not as pink as shown more crimson color. They are four yards long and some change, and about three inches wide. I am using some as accents for a reconstruction I'm doing involving turning a gold prom dress into a belly dancing costume, but that still leaves me with SO MUCH EXTRA! Does anyone know what else I can do with them??
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rarifying The Blue Spotted Giraffe on: April 07, 2012 01:06:12 PM
Ah unfortunately no, Giraffe print is decidedly NOT a knit. I just winged that part, which is why it is slightly too small for Lil Sis. Lol. And I despise those seamstresses for the mad skillz as well. Lol Wink
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: More bird print circle skirt goodness on: March 29, 2012 04:31:38 PM
GAH! This is freaking adorable. i fully admit that you were one of the pushing factors that  made me decided to try some summery-twirly-dresses. I can't wait for your next one! Your technique is wonderful. Smiley
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rarifying The Blue Spotted Giraffe on: March 29, 2012 04:05:43 PM
oscillatingfan: Thank you! Yeah, Bob was  a treat to make, lol. I had an old broom laying about, something I got from Dollar Tree, and used that secured to a box. She tilts a little startboard sometimes but it works just fine for now.

Of course I used a pattern, lol, Im not THAT good. Smiley I used McCalls M6462 which you can see here:
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Rarifying The Blue Spotted Giraffe on: March 28, 2012 05:04:25 PM

Sweet! My Little Sis in one of my labeled 'Tester Dresses'. A selection of summery dresses that I am going to make, first for Lil Sis, then for me, both as practice and for well, come on. PRETTY SUMMER DRESSES!!!!! This is a nice twirl-y skirt type, with pockets and a high back with off the shoulder sleeves. A little too tight on Lil Sis, but she'll get over it.

Here are some more piccys!


Front view on Bob, Lil Sis's body double we made from duct tape. Lol, THAT was fun.

30  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Vogue 7571- I'm in love. on: March 10, 2012 08:01:13 AM
This is so beautiful! So classy and elegant... Almost can see you laying prostrate with grief over a chaise lounge lol.  Shocked
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