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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My DIY wedding dress on: May 18, 2009 02:17:36 PM
Shocked Shocked :oThis is absolutely amazing. I work in a bridal shop and wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Did you use a pattern? How long did it take you from start to finish? All the best for your marriage. I hit this rocks because you absolutely deserve it.

Thank you. Cheesy I didn't use a commercial pattern, but I made my own, because I wanted to make it fitted on my body.
It took me about a month (every night about 4hrs..).
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My DIY wedding dress on: May 18, 2009 01:41:17 PM
I'm worn between posting it on this board and the wedding craft board.


Since I posted it there first, here is the link to the original post in case you are interested  Cheesy http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305499.0
There are more pictures and stories in the original post.
13  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / My DIY Wedding Dress (picture hea---vy) on: May 18, 2009 01:03:30 PM
Yes, you heard it. I made my own wedding dress, and successfully got married in April 25 in it!  Grin

I wanted to post the process, but I didn't have a time to write a post back then, and worried that I might not be able to finish up the dress as I planned.
It took me about a month (more accurately, about 4 hours per day for a month, because I have a full-time job!), about 13 yds of silk taffeta, 12 yds of silk organza, 6 yds of polyester lining and so many other notions.

I really wanted to make it look like it was professionally made.
I read many different books and Internet articles about the formal silk gown construction, but it was not enough. Luckily, I have a friend who is a vice-president of a high-end designer wedding dress production company and was able to get a lot of advise ( and most of materials as a gift!!!! Cheesy) from her.

No further explanation, here I present the pictures...






Ahhhh~why didn't anybody tell me that I was wearing the petticoat so short!! It ruined the silhouette! Sad I was actully wearing the petticoat with the waist band rolled up, thinking it was too long..


The back drape(?) part is detachable, and the skirt can be bustled up for the reception like below.
My sister made me the veil and the feather accessory at the back of my waist.




The bodice part has asymmetric pleats..

Other than the dress and the veil, my wedding was full of DIY projects from my family and friend. It was a small, but very warm and happy wedding.

Thanks for reading!  Wink
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: sexy reconstructed denim dress! (photo obese) on: May 07, 2008 09:37:21 PM
Hey guys~ I wasn't expecting my old posting would get the attention back by now..haha..Thanks for your compliments!

Can you talk a little bit about the basic process behind shaping the bust? It looks great, and it can be really difficult to make a top like that for large b00bz.
Before I made this dress I once deconstructed my old bra to see how to make the pattern to fit on the boobs. It totally helped me to figure out how to drape the muslin on my bust to make the patterns. (Yes, I did draping on my body! of course wearing underwears! I'm not as crazy as to put pins on my skin to make a dress. Grin)

Well it wouldn't be easy to explain the process in words...but basically, think of it like making a fabric ball and cut it in half?  Roll Eyes
You can move around the pieces using basic dart manipulation technique of pattern making...
Anyway...I would strongly recommend deconstructing your old bra! As they say...Seeing is Believing! Grin
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: let me introduce you to my knitting world (work) on: November 13, 2007 02:48:12 PM
WOW!!!!
I didn't notice the Garnstudio cardi is that pretty until I see yours!
Making it longer really worked out well!
Oh....no.......my wish-to-knit list got even longer!
16  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Nightmare before Christmas- ZERO! (img heavy) NOW WITH LINK TO PATTERN!!!! on: October 23, 2007 07:01:47 AM
OMG!!! It's so cute! I love all the characters from Nightmare before Christmas!
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Motorcycle riding down a dark dark street on: October 18, 2007 09:51:11 AM
That is really awesome!
They look very vintagy and elegant.
Love the color, too!
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Korean Paper Lamp on: September 30, 2007 04:28:05 PM
WOW! Shocked
It's absolutely beautiful! I love it so much!
As a asian(I'm a Korean.) living in US, I love mixing asian traditional items with western style room decoration.
This brings me the memory of my high school art class, where I learned very basic hanji craft..
Thanks for the inspiration!
I need to call my mom and ask me to send me some hanji! Yeay!
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Pretty Puff Slouchy Hat UPDATE: Pattern added on: September 14, 2007 09:10:35 AM
OMG!! I love it!
It reminds me of the hat from last year's Michael Kors collection I was drooling over only without the brim! I meant to make it ever since, but I was too busy to make up a pattern!
Thank you for awesome pattern! I gotta make one this weekend!


20  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Mobo Cake for a Geeky Birthday! on: September 07, 2007 10:49:15 AM
ooooooooooooh~~~~~! this is super coooooooooool!
i never imagined that it would be a cake by looking at the thumbnail on the main page
yummy motherboard!! sweet!
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