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21   / PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Re: Featured Member - liliv-1 on: October 14, 2013 09:40:04 AM
Congratulations!  Grin

You're so talented!
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Symphony dress... on: October 14, 2013 08:52:34 AM
Thanks everyone! I love these sorts of projects - the ones that come together easily - because they feel so rewarding! I put it on inside out initially all ready to adjust the fit and found that it didn't need adjustment Smiley
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Symphony dress... on: October 13, 2013 11:46:11 PM
Last night my husband and I went to the VSO (it was lovely!) and had our first *big* fall date night last night.  I was at a loss for what to wear... I view this sort of outing as an excuse to get dressed up.  Unfortunately, I'm in the middle of a sort of wardrobe turnover and have very few dressy options. I had made this but not actually gotten around to wearing it yet, so was pleased to find something new and somewhat dressy lurking in my closet. Anyway, the dress:

I made this in the summer. It is made from the sleeves of a really big velour sweatshirt (best way I can think of describing it!) and the top half of a velour jacket thing with colossal shoulder pads that my grandmother gave me. Each of the original items would likely be perfect for a more senior-citizen me, but that me isn't around just yet and the current me is not patient enough to wait it out.

It was a fairly simple and fast project.  I removed the sleeves from the sweatshirt, opened them up, eyeballed and cut a skirt shape out of them, and then sewed them together; for the top I took the open front jacket and cropped the bottom half off after trying it on and crossing the front to get a sense for where I wanted the seam between the skirt and top parts to be.  I attached them together, overlapping the front parts of the former jacket.  Hopefully that all makes sense.

It's not perfect, but I think it served me well. I like the way the neckline sits; I like the animal print; I don't like the seam in the middle and back of the skirt, nor do I like that I left the cuffs as is on the sweatshirt sleeves to save hemming the soon-to-be skirt and the stitching started to come undone by the middle of the evening. 

Anyway... Thanks for looking.  Smiley
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Floral dress on: October 12, 2013 11:53:47 PM
Love it! The print is fantastic and the end result is lovely. Smiley
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Two Bodycon Mini Skirts for a Crossdresser on: October 09, 2013 08:12:28 PM
I also really like the blue one. They both look really nicely finished  Smiley
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A very easy drape top on: October 09, 2013 08:01:31 PM
I look forward to seeing the tutorial for this lovely (as always) top!
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black jersey dress on: July 08, 2013 08:53:50 AM
Love it! What a versatile style! The fit, the neckline, the length: All great!!
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Green and black dress on: July 04, 2013 11:31:41 AM
I love this!! I continue to be in envy of your wardrobe. I love wearing (and making) dresses, I just wish even half of mine turned out as lovely as yours do!
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Red Top on: June 30, 2013 11:41:19 AM
Oh! I saw the long sleeved version first. I love this as well. I suspect you will get good use out of both of them! You finish things so professionally, I love it.  Grin
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Aloha! Hawaiian Summer Dress on: June 30, 2013 11:37:52 AM
Love this! It looks great on you  Smiley
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