A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 297,130
Currently Running With Scissors:
593 Guests and 32 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Plum Prom Dress on: July 08, 2007 10:40:15 PM
late?  yes.  but still pretty!

I used a vintage pattern as inspiration, but essentially drafted it all on my own.  There are two layers, the top is a really cool textured leafy-looking fabric, and the bottom is a lace that peeps through.  Now for pictures!




and this shot, as unflattering as it may be, shows the really amazing texture of the top fabric. 


I was pretty excited.

And as a side-note, it has in-seam pockets!  I didn't even need a purse!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / leafy green formal dress (fairly image heavy) on: February 23, 2007 01:28:30 PM
it's about that time of year . . . high schools everywhere are having winter formals, and mine was not too long ago.  I loved this dress so much, and the fabric is one of my all time favorites.  I used a Very Easy Vogue pattern (and it lived up to its name), so I'd definitely be willing to make it again in a more summery fabric or something.

The whole dress:


the back:


the front:


the big night (farthest on left):


in action (this shot shows the side/back view pretty nicely, if only my arm weren't in the way):


P.S. huh, the pictures seem to flip themselves and get very wide on certain computers, but not others.  My apologies if you are one of those certain computers.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / help making this black halter dress? on: January 20, 2006 03:26:21 PM
So I was at Marshall Fields the other day and on a complete whim decided to try on this dress . . . that was a mistake because I completely fell in love and must now have it.  Unfortunately, I can't really afford it (being $139, I don't know a lot of people who could.  So I was wondering if anyone knew of any patterns that have a similar feel -- I've tried but have so far been unsuccessful. 

I greatly appreciate any suggestions/finds/ideas you guys may have!



Thank you!
-Krista-
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Alice in Wonderland, anyone? on: September 21, 2005 08:05:03 PM
So basically, Alice in Wonderland is an awesome movie, therefore it deserves to be immortalized via fashion - - - that's where my skirt comes in.









It's your basic circle skirt with two layers of blue and creamy-yellowy netting underneath.  It's a bit shorter than I intended, but I can figure out a way to work around that, I hope.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / woodland creatures have taken over my skirt on: July 24, 2005 12:17:15 PM
So I was digging through my linen closet for some reason unbeknownst to me ...

when I came across two fabulous items ...


this pillowcase, and ...

these sheets.

(close up of the fabric)


I hadn't seen anyone in my family even attempt to use either of these linens since I was about 4 years old ... so I figured they wouldn't be missed.

and then I made a skirt!




(close up of the button closure)


It makes me really happy.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Dora the Explorer is my hero ... so I made a shirt. on: July 21, 2005 08:59:11 PM
Yes, this is my first crafster post.  I'm excited.

I'm also excited because this is my first from-scratch project.  Until now, I've only reconstructed things.



I love Dora the Explorer, so I found this fabric and had to use it.



Since the print is so big and kind of busy ... I kept the rest of the shirt sort of simple.  I used a really ugly pattern for an old-lady style dress; made it shorter, added a ruffle on the bottom and used yellow bias tape for straps.






        gathered bodices are neat ...



I'm excited to wear it.  I think I'll make lots of 5 year old friends if I go anywhere with this on.


Pages: [1]


only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Beef, Snap Pea and Asparagus Stir Fry
Broiled Miso Salmon With Shitake Mushrooms and Corn
Asian Steak and Noodle Salad
Ginger Chicken in Parchment
How To Make Chicken Pho
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed
Matchbox Mania!
Spotlight on: Woodburning

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.