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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Early 40's flared dress! on: July 17, 2008 07:47:39 PM
Ahhh! Thanks, everyone! Grin
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: My Own Mini Grim on: June 27, 2008 12:04:05 AM
Aww, he's so cute!!! Cheesy
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Lots of video game needlework (Image Really Heavy) on: June 16, 2008 03:08:30 PM
AHHH,, BIRDO!  Grin Great job!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: My Greatest Beading Achievement (so far) on: June 11, 2008 04:31:26 PM
I love it!!!  Shocked
5  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Bachelorette Party Pink and Black Lingerie Cake! on: June 09, 2008 09:46:00 PM
This is awesome! I want one!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: pleat party! on: June 09, 2008 09:12:43 AM
Pretty!  Shocked That looks like a ton of work... great job!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Early 40's flared dress! on: June 07, 2008 07:16:17 PM
Would you mind sharing your fabric choice for this (type of) garment?  I was thinking a knit might be more forgiving of my less-than accurate measurements.
I think lightweight fabrics work best for this dress. Both of the fabrics I used are 100% polyester--keeping it affordable! One was a 'sating lookalike' and the pther was a woven fabric. I'm pretty sure this is the fabric I used for the top and bottom pieces, while I used the woven fabric for the middle piece (also from Jo-Ann's, but I can't find it on the website). If the knit was a light one, I'm sure it would be fine for this and would make the bottom nice and flowy! Cheesy

I've drafted as best I could to the instructions only to realize that the pattern back seems to cut away from the shoulder blades leaving a 4in strap along the spine from neck to waist.  Was it a design decision to the leave in the covered back or did I look at the wrong instructions?
Those are the right instructions, I just modified the back of mine so I could use the fur as a trim. I just got rid of the t-strap back by extending the back bodice piece, and I also made it in a sort of 'U' shape to fit flush with the fur.

And about the measurements, I didn't even realize the hips are bigger in the instructions! I thought it was a mistake I made (I resized the pattern, too), so I just quickly sewed up the hips' sides before taking the pictures. This probably applies to other patterns in that category of the website too, so thanks for pointing that out  Cheesy

I commend you for braving the pattern, and I hope you post pictures of the finished piece!  Smiley
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Lady Ought on: June 02, 2008 08:25:49 PM
I love it, it's amazing! Looks like a lot of work, too!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Early 40's flared dress! on: May 31, 2008 08:08:21 PM
but at the same time if I see fur thats not being loved or used it makes me feel as if that animal died in vain and I must use its hide to give its death a meaning!

EXACTLY!  Smiley

Thank you all for the comments  Cheesy
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Early 40's flared dress! on: May 29, 2008 02:24:02 PM
I do love the dress (especially since I visited the pattern drafting website - yikes! that's intimidating), but am also in awe of your hair!

do you think the pattern still works if you change the basic measurements? I love 1940's clothing, but am a plus size, and oddly proportioned (large bust, small waist) and it's difficult to find anything to fit! I think I'd be willing to go through the intimidation if I ended up with something that fit me so beautifully. Lovely job!!

Thanks! I didn't use the same measurements the instructions gave, so I'm pretty sure you can use your own to make it. As long as you change the 'working scale' measurement as well, it should turn out fine. When it comes down to it, it's just a lot of plotting dots and drawing lines and curves, so custom measurements should work! If you make one, I'd like to see the finished result! Cheesy
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