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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: 1960s Evening Dress - Oscars Here I Come! (UPDATED: New Photo!) on: November 27, 2007 04:48:53 PM
Symmentha, how exciting! Wow! If you get in, you'll probably be crew for me next year Cheesy Let me know how you go!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bauhaus Kandinsky-inspired skirt on: November 23, 2007 03:26:30 PM
Hot damn, that is rocking me out!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: 1960s Evening Dress - Oscars Here I Come! (UPDATED: New Photo!) on: November 23, 2007 03:16:19 PM
Thanks everyone! You all rock!

I've posted a photo from the night, but it only shows my torso, sadly (and apparently I had some major cleavage action going on! Woo!)
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: 1960s Evening Dress - Oscars Here I Come! on: November 21, 2007 04:06:14 PM
ronise, I won the award for best costume designer! Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: 1960s Evening Dress - Oscars Here I Come! on: November 20, 2007 09:37:11 PM
Thanks everyone! The night rocked out, and I was super comfy.

balkandina, it's a lovely cotton fabric, but it has a soft hand and drapes wonderfully. Up close it has a really interesting zig-zag weave and a tiny bit of sheen. It's really pretty!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Vintage Summer Dress on: November 19, 2007 06:41:59 PM
This is great - I have a 1950s pattern pretty much exactly like this one myself, so it's exciting to see what it looks like made up! I'd do what craftewoman suggested and make a belt to go with it - you can actually find vintage self-made belt kits at op shops quite often. I have a couple myself if you'd like to trade for one!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / 1960s Evening Dress - Oscars Here I Come! (UPDATED: New Photo!) on: November 18, 2007 03:43:52 PM
Backstory: I am a 2nd year Uni student studying Design for Theatre and Television (costume design). At my Uni, there is an area that is sort of isolated called TV Land, made up of my course, the actors and the TV Production students. It's almost the end of the University year here in Australia, and at the end of each year, the lovely ladies and gents of TV Land gather together for the Oskars - our version of the Oscars, with lots of booze, food and of course awards. I've been nominated this year (for 2 categories! woohoo!), so I needed a fab dress to wear.

I rifled through my (considerable) collection of vintage patterns, and decided upon a simple but classy 1960s empire waisted dress, with a deep v neckline.

Of course I opened the pattern packet and discovered that all of the pieces for the dress that I wanted to make were missing. I had to draft the bodice pattern, and although I'm pretty good with a sewing machine, I'm a complete noob when it comes to drafting. Thank the almighty cheese that it fits!

Close Up:

(Looking squinty and vaguely pregnant here.)

I'm planning on doing my hair in a sleek french roll with a diamante pin (go the fake diamonds!), and long shoulder duster diamante earrings. I'm so excited! Here's hoping that if I get an award I don't end up tripping over the skirt and ending up on my face. That'd be fun.


I have an in action photo - it's not the best, but sadly no one thought to take a full length photo of me on the night (what is with people, anyway? Tongue)

This is me and my buddy Aleatta (who won best dressed, and no surprises there - you can't see it, but she was actually wearing a hoop skirt under her dress!).
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: cute dress with pockets on: July 11, 2007 03:00:10 AM
I love this! That fabric is to die for, and the fit is great. I love the pockets on the front.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: teeny little super guy..... on: July 11, 2007 12:03:54 AM
This is teh awesomeness. I want one! I'm sure he'll adore it (or he'll enjoy it in a very manly manner).
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Cinnamon buns! Super easy!! (Bonus recipe now on page 2!) on: June 27, 2007 09:52:08 PM
Thanks for this recipe - my step dad and best friend are both allergic to yeast, so I'm excited to try this one.

On the sticky/gooey centre front, I make traditional cinnamon rolls as well, and I roll out the dough, and then spread a couple of tbsp of super soft butter on to the dough (melt it a little if you need to), and then sprinkle over a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon. They're goo-tastic!
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