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1  Tudor Rose Hat / Headband in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Pollyanna On Speed on: January 28, 2011 03:22:06 AM
To get into the millinery course i want to do I have to be interviewed and bring in some works or drawings.
Here is my project:



I made the tudor rose bag pattern from savvy seems and used that pattern to make this. I attached it to a headband, my first thought was it would be put in using a comb but I think this worked quite well.
The smocking is a "honey comb" technique. I original tried diamond smocking, but it didn't turn out at all well.

I initially was going to make the hat with both the large and small petals, but decided to stick to the small only.
I'll probably play around with a bigger one later.

The bag I made: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370975.0
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2  Yet another Tudor Rose bag + matching headband in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Pollyanna On Speed on: January 24, 2011 05:45:23 AM
Hi.

I loved Pretty Little Rainbow's Tudor Rose Bag http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359911.0 and felt that I needed to try it out. I didn't know if it would work, but I decided to make it into a hat as well.

I was so positive about how I was going; cut out the flowers, fused the batting and assembled the flower. Then I realised I had no idea what I was doing.
To make it more simple I only made one side with the rose (It also saved A LOT of fabric).
I also made simple straps and the button instead of zip (I was originally going to do the clasp but I didn't have access to one)
I broke a needle on my machine, and then hand sewing broke two more needles.


 
Used Canadian smocking as the pattern suggests. I've never smocked before so it was a lot of fun learning.
* I've fixed the scrunched up section on the right*



The bag is actually quite small, so if I try this again (which I'll probably do soon) I'm definitely enlarging it.


And the hat (or headband).

I found a tutorial for diamond smocking, which I kept messing up so I finally located "honey comb" smocking directions and after a few hours of trying and unpicking I successfully created the middle of the flower.

I initially was going to make the hat with both the large and small petals, but decided to stick to the small only. I'll probably play around with a bigger one later. I guess I'll have to have interfacing or stiffen the material for that.


I had a blast making this  Grin
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3  Re: Vintage Dressmakers Mannequin Recover Help in Discussion and Questions by Pollyanna On Speed on: August 02, 2010 01:25:47 AM

Photos

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4  Tulle, Tutu... Newbie needs help in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Pollyanna On Speed on: February 18, 2010 01:03:25 AM
Hi.
I'm making a tutu which is not a tutu. A tulle half skirt would be more appropriate.

To go under this denim skirt [pic bellow]. I'm a plus size girl so I don't want the tulle at the back, just the front with it peaking out at the bottom and the side and giving volume to the skirt.

I would like to be able to have the skirt without the tulle so I thought could attach the tulle skirt to the denim using buttons, or sewing the tulle onto a peticoat to be worn underneath.

How do I make the skirt???
My friend's self made tutu is gathered, but the sticks out uncontrollable and almost straight out from the hips.
I want mine to go down and thought I could add shorter layers ontop of the first straigh layer.

Am I making any sense?

Can I dart or even pleat tulle?

Any, ANY, advise would be appreciated

First picture shows how the front of the skirt is higher



Second shows how the skirt is slightly open when worn



Inspired by the gorgeous Denim Alice Dress made by in_wonderland; http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313577.0
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5  Emmeline Apron in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Pollyanna On Speed on: February 13, 2010 02:31:19 PM
I did it!

This is my 3rd project. I am slowly teaching myself to sew.
Some slight modifications to what the pattern says. The pockets I added to one side, was just because I could & the sash comes out from between the 2 layers.
I also used a navy pair of pants for the binding & sash, and there wasn't enough material so it isn't technically 'Bias' binding

(modelled by a very reluctant teenage boy)

Side 1, with pockets 
  
Side 2 (bad pic) 
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6  Re: 1940s Apron Pattern in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Pollyanna On Speed on: October 03, 2009 06:55:01 PM
Seriously, you guys rock!
I thought I might have received one or two replys.

Thank you.
I'm looking to choose one now.  Smiley
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I have in my hot little hands a 1967 McCall's 8818 pattern

I think I may make C (green one)
I know its a decade or two off my original idea, but at least I have the pattern.
But still.... aren't these beautiful

 
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7  1940s Apron Pattern in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Pollyanna On Speed on: September 29, 2009 11:38:09 PM
Hey guys.
I'm looking for a pattern for a 1940s-1950s full apron, with big pockets. I found one I liked online (and lost the link) but it was priced at $US38 and I simply can't afford that. 
Something along the lines of:  

Has anyone made anything similar?
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8  Re: Material Snake as Baby Support - First project in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Pollyanna On Speed on: June 09, 2009 03:49:36 AM
Thank you all for your feedback. I have been so excited all through this project. This was the first time I'd looked at fabrics, or to even learn the names of fabrics (most of which I've forgotten already, lol)


- Click to enlarge-

This is the rough original pattern, I decided to make mine bigger so that the body was thicker and could give more support.
I think it needs to be at least 3m so you can create a circle. Also, when stuffing, leave the end open and stuff that way. I was advised to leave an opening in the middle and stuff both sides and sew together. HUGE mess, I had foam pieces everywhere and I had trouble getting enough stuffing in to fill the panel I had to sew together.

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9  Material Snake as Baby Support - First project in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Pollyanna On Speed on: June 07, 2009 04:43:54 PM

This is my first attempt at sewing. He is a gift for my friends son, to be used as support while learning to sit. My mum made one decades ago that was passed down from my older cousins to myself and then to my brother.

Made from fleece and ribbing, he is a bit over 3 metres long and has a circumference of 64cm.

What I've learnt from this one is to not use stretch ribbing. The blue inch of material was a pannel of blue ribbing which I had cut the wrong way and as I stuffed the snake the pannel bulged and went out of shape, so I tucked the material inside and sewed it up.

I'm extremely happy with how this turned out.  There was much umming and ahhing over how long and thick he was, I thought it was going to be completely wrong, but he is just how I imagined him.
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10  Re: Storage in Bedroom! in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by Pollyanna On Speed on: October 02, 2005 03:17:15 AM
This is my ugly wardrobe.


The hole in the back of the door, and from the front.
 

The plaster falling away (covered by plastic)


Storage of Magazines (takes the space where I can store boxes of stuff I want but don't have anywhere to put)

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