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1  Re: prom dress help??? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by LilMissPink on: February 08, 2010 07:20:22 PM
thank you very much marie! your post was extremely helpful. I can do tall strappy shoes, but I'm not a glitter type of girl  Roll Eyes. I'm aiming for a romantic look. (Maybe I should have mentioned it, but gold is actually a shade off from my 'nude'). So I wanted satin shoes as well as dress and dye them to match.

I forgot to add something very vital... I found this pattern and I think its very close to what I want:

(mccalls 5881). I was thinking to use view D, and I would only have to rework the V in the front. and of course I always rework lengths because I am 5 feet  Embarrassed like this:

above all I just really want the neckline. so, is there a nicer alternative to dupioni that is easier to work with? I thought it would be easier to sew than any other type of satin. I don't wear synthetics because they really irritate my skin and make me itch. Huh

I found some great info about working with dupioni http://www.emmaonesock.com/guides/silkdupioni.asp. It suggests "for the strongest construction, underline the garment with silk organza." I would totally do this, either with the organza or simple cotton.

If its really just too out of my league to alter this dress the way I want it, I guess I can be happy with the above pattern view D. I just would have liked the neckline to look like my inspiration dress.

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2  prom dress help??? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by LilMissPink on: February 08, 2010 03:02:00 PM
I want a dress like this: Deep sweetheart neckline, strapless, short. Ignore the fabric, I want mine in a simple nude silk, maybe dupioni (is it hard to work with?). I can't tell where the seams, darts, etc. are in this dress but I would really like mine to have an empire seam.

So, my questions are:

Will I NEED boning for this?
Where should it be placed?
Could I get away without it?

Is this a project suitable for a novice sewer? (Yes I am willing to take the time and patience to make a practice dress)

Is it difficult to work with dupioni?

Is it reasonable to make the dress in white and buy white satin shoes so that I may dye them together, or will it be unlikely to get them the same color? (I want a gold color.

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you can answer at least a couple of my questions!  Embarrassed

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3  jeans recon idea in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by LilMissPink on: May 18, 2008 12:52:16 PM
So gradients are supposed to be in this season if you haven't noticed already

and seeing this I thought it would be interesting to anyone looking to recon some jeans:

looks interesting. if I weren't short i'd try it (wouldnt look good on me  Cheesy )

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4  Re: best cotton yarn? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by LilMissPink on: April 05, 2008 10:17:28 AM
thanks for all of the suggestions, im writing a list down right now  Cheesy

to make it more clear I want yarn that will allow me to get this type of fabric:

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5  best cotton yarn? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by LilMissPink on: March 06, 2008 03:08:16 PM
Hey, I know a lot of you are budget-nistas, so please let me know...

What is the best/cheapest brand of cotton/cotton blend yarn? I want need to make a series of tanks and halters (yes, I will release patterns) but I am very broke, so anything over $2.99 for at least 300yds is way out of my budget! (yes, I am that cheap!) Thanks.

ETA: Has anybody tried elann sonata? how is it?

ETA: I want yarn that will make something similar to this, though I would prefer a slightly larger gauge:

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6  i wanna make this! in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by LilMissPink on: January 29, 2008 07:38:13 PM
just browsing and found this top, its really cute!

what ya think???


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7  Re: what to do with glittery pink yarn in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by LilMissPink on: November 11, 2007 12:08:55 PM
I found a picture of the yarn!
This is what it's currently knit as, it LOOKS fine but theres a 95% chance it won't come out right, I wasn't using a pattern or anything I just made up the shaping out of my head as i went. The problem is that the decreasing is too frequent, this is when it was smaller but when it got small enough to fit the back of my neck I had to do a few inches straight, which looks silly.

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8  Re: Chocolate and Jewelry in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by LilMissPink on: September 22, 2007 06:23:28 PM
Theyre these necklaces that are shaped like strawberries (though they come in every color) and theyre covered in crystals:

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9  a bit of inspiration in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by LilMissPink on: March 18, 2007 04:35:17 PM

I absolutely forget where I found this, but I think it's really cute. I don't think I'm good enough at knitting to do the cables, though. I wonder, though, does anybody think they know how the back would (or could) look like?
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10  Re: 'Future' Fashion Designers... in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by LilMissPink on: April 15, 2006 08:20:21 AM
This thread got absolutely lost.  Cheesy Anyway Idrew a couple of these last night. However, I made the mistake of drawing them back to back, so the dots on the grey shirt aren't actually supposed to be there. These aren't my final pages, by the way, I just draw them in an old sketch book I have because the paper is nice and stiff. I plan to cut them out and put them into a good book, and on that page leave room for information and a picture of the final product (if I do get there). These shirts are meant to be crocheted and/or knit, because I don't exactly sew good enough to mess with sewing seriously.  Smiley

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