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1  Re: Thailand Silk ~ my first dress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by loreleiariadne on: August 13, 2007 02:04:13 PM
I love it and it is great for your first attempt! 

Might I make one teensy suggestion ... Perhaps some beaded trim for the bottom? I don't love this as far as "matching" your dress, but maybe something similar:

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2  Purple Brushed Satin Corset, Lined with purple mini houndstooth in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by loreleiariadne on: July 25, 2007 06:10:29 PM

This is my first try ever at a corset.  I was watching the DIY Network and they have a show called Stylelicious and some chica wrapped her friend in duct tape to get a corset pattern.  My boyfriend had way too much fun taping me up.  This is a very effective and accurate way to make a quick corset pattern without any measuring.

Princess seams are a pain w/ satin.  GRR!

Bad back lacing attempt.  It's hard to lace yourself up when you're the only one doing the lacing.  Undecided

This is just to show off my amazing finds at this lil backwoods Alabama store.  That's a Simplicity Clothing Construction book, a Bishop's Method of Construction book and oodles of vintage buttons including some ancient solid leather buttons (even the loop hole is leather!).

Comments?? Critiques??? Suggestions??
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3  Snow Cream Dream Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by loreleiariadne on: June 28, 2007 09:09:09 AM
I give 90% of the credit for the idea to this chica.


I had to alter the skirt rectangle b/c I have a little more booty to accomodate.

Bad Attempt at a back shot....  Undecided

Close up of the material.  It was a soft polyester w/ ribbing.  Here you can see I used to material to kind of help my body!

Comments??  Critiques??
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4  Re: Never done before - Man's Shirt --> Halter dress **tutorial pg. 2** in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by loreleiariadne on: June 26, 2007 08:12:24 PM

I hope this is clear enough!  Let me know if you have any questions.

I forgot in the tutorial, but I added elastic in the back.  It was trial and error to see what amount would keep the dress in place.
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5  Never done before - Man's Shirt --> Halter dress **tutorial pg. 2** in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by loreleiariadne on: June 20, 2007 12:03:46 AM
It began as this size Large Men's Dress shirt:

Then it slowly and miraculously transformed into this:

The halter is made from the sleeves, and I twisted them to get a thinner strap.  If you don't twist it, it will be big bulky and awkward looking.

For the back I just sewed in some elastic b/c it's late, I'm lazy, and I don't want to mess w/ darts right now.... I haven't drank enough wine to obtain the patience for darts. Tongue

A little daisy button I had laying around, I think it adds a little something extra!

Comments??  Critiques?? I am so friggin excited to hear what y'all have to say about my niftiness!!!
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6  Pretty Please, With a Cherry on Top **TUTORIAL ADDED** in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by loreleiariadne on: June 19, 2007 09:53:23 PM
I had about a yard of this cute cherry mini print cotton jersey material for a while.  I got it at one of Hancock's many sales.

You can't see here, but the straps are braided cherry material b/c I am lazy and it adds character!

On this close up, the boobs aren't that wonky.  I messed up the boob triangles twice and I was running low on material, so I overlapped them.  I think it looks like I planned it that way!  Grin

I'll be completely finished after I hand stitch the overlaps together.  YAY!!  Just in time for a trip to the beach!!

Comments/Critiques, please?

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7  End Table and Dresser Revamp in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by loreleiariadne on: June 13, 2007 09:28:04 AM
I've picked up a few pieces of mismatched furniture along the way and this is my best attempt to make them all match ... kind of.

Dresser colors:  Kilz Chocolate Indulgence and Soothing Eucalyptus

End Table Colors:  Chocolate Indulgence and Gold Leafing Paint

All Stencils I found at Wal-Mart.

Comments?  Critiques??

Thanks for looking!
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8  Delicious Southern Summer Fixins' - Green Jersey WOW Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by loreleiariadne on: June 07, 2007 10:39:51 AM

The dress is made of green cotton jersey.  It looks nothing like my inspiration (better I think).  The tie is made of a brown satin.  There are slits up both sides and I can't bend over or the twins fall out ...  Shocked

Comments?  Criticisms??
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9  Curtains in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by loreleiariadne on: June 06, 2007 07:37:48 PM

Red cloth - $14

Cream stripe cloth - $14

rod - $30

I also painted and stenciled the red drawered thing on the left and I painted the brown end table and am in the middle of stencilling bamboo on the top. **edit - link for brown end table : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176296.msg1822600#msg1822600
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10  Slinky Babydoll Dress **NOW W/ SLEEVE TUTORIAL** in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by loreleiariadne on: November 17, 2006 01:49:44 PM
Hey fellow craftsters!  Another chica on here made a dress similar to this.  I made my own and added a few of my own touches!  Hope y'all like it!  Grin

my roomie took this b/c she finally quit laughin at me trying to take a good mirror shot.

close up of the basic bishop sleeve.

oooh lookie!  puffy ruffly shoulders!

Comments?  Criticisms?

This is my first tutorial, so let me know if it needs clarification.  Oh, and I did this assuming that the length of the sleeve was already sewn up

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