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21  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: matilda dress @ modcloth - pattern needed on: December 13, 2009 07:33:58 PM
I want one!

I actually think it is a light wool blend. It looks wool-y!!!

that is what i thought, too, but the website says it is 100% cotton.
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: navy wool crepe dress - mccall's 5971 on: December 11, 2009 02:10:51 PM
Is that a New Kids on the Block poster on your door??? Smiley

Beautiful as always!

haha nope, it's duran duran  Wink i wouldn't mind an NKOTB poster, though!!!

thanks, everyone<3
23  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: matilda dress @ modcloth - pattern needed on: December 11, 2009 01:50:18 PM
Here's the one I probably had in mind:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34232193
- it has round neckline, though.

thats pretty much it, just cut a notch in the front of the collar. Smiley

AMAZING.
too bad it is sold out - but i'll keep an eye out for it in the future.
thank you SO much Kiss
24  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / matilda dress @ modcloth - pattern needed on: December 11, 2009 12:11:25 PM
i've been eyeballing this dress, and unfortunately it's out of stock, so i can't buy it  Cry it appears to be made out of cotton anyway, and i think i'd rather have wool.


any ideas on what pattern to use for that bodice and neckline? i think i could figure out the skirt on my own, and i am not opposed to frankenstein-ing some patterns together to get this result... i just can't really draft from scratch, you know?

more views of the dress can be seen here:
http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Dresses/Solid/Matilda+Dress

thank you for any suggestions you may have!!! Kiss Kiss
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: navy wool crepe dress - mccall's 5971 on: December 10, 2009 07:00:25 PM
This looks absolutely beautiful - and it's so nicely finished as well.

Do you mind if I ask what size you used?  I'm wanting to make this myself, and you seem to be a similar size to me  Grin

thank you!
nope, i don't mind at all - i cut it to a straight size 8, and the cup size is a C. for the record, i generally wear a 2 or a 4 in ready-to-wear, and a 34D bra. there was a lot of ease in this pattern (and i like to wear my clothes very fitted), hence the smaller sizing. just look at the pattern tissue, it will tell you what the finished dimensions of the garment are!
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / navy wool crepe dress - mccall's 5971 on: December 10, 2009 02:16:25 PM
i started this dress before i got my gimp arm... had to set it aside for the first few days when i was the One-Armed Wonder, but i was able to finish it last night! and how - i'm REALLY pleased with how this turned out  Grin

the pattern i used was mccall's 5971, view A. the only alterations i made to the pattern were shortening the shoulders and i kind of had to mess with the zipper installation bc the top was too big otherwise for some reason. i used an invisible zipper instead of a regular zipper, and i lined the entire thing (pattern only calls for bodice lining). i used navy wool crepe for the dress (and uhhh i LOVE wool crepe now, too bad it's so expensive :\) and bright blue polyester for the lining.


here is the front of the dress. sorry it is hard to see details - navy is not easy to photograph  Embarrassed


back
there are two hooks and eyes at the top bc i am awesome and put in the zipper too low. also there is a slit at the bottom.


this is the best i could get at a bodice close-up before my camera batteries died. i LOVE how the sleeves turned out!


a picture of the lining, just bc it is so nice and neat! i even figured out how to install the invisible zipper in with the lining  Grin

overall: really easy pattern with a pretty accurate fit (the A B C D cup sizes was nice, too). i will definitely be making this again, hopefully in a nice red Wink

oh, and the whole reason why i did this in navy? so i could wear it with these shoes:

YES BLUE SHOES!!! Grin

thanks for looking! please let me know what you think  Grin Grin Grin
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Christmas party dress on: December 10, 2009 06:48:39 AM
that turned out perfect and it looks amaaazing on you! love it!! Grin
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: reconstructed vintage dress - turquoise & tan [img. hvy.] + some other recons on: December 08, 2009 12:29:30 PM
Fabulous recons! Especially the vintage dress into a nice one. In Dutch we call these shapeless old dresses "soup dresses"; don't ask me why   Tongue
Keep on the good work. I'm defenately inspired  Roll Eyes



lol soup dresses, i love it!! i'm going to have to remember that.
thank you for the kind words everyone<3<3<3
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / reconstructed vintage dress - turquoise & tan [img. hvy.] + some other recons on: December 08, 2009 11:26:35 AM
i made this last week. i would have posted it sooner, but i slipped on a puddle of water at the bar (i was sober!) and jacked up my elbow pretty bad. it's not broken, it's not even sprained, but i've got a sling and i can't use it very much... which means no sewing Cry since i use two hands to sew Cry Cry (i can't even drive either lulz bc my truck is a stick FML)

anyway! this is a reconstruction of a vintage dress that i did for an online friend - she supplied the dress (which was too long, too big, and she was a hater of the neckties Wink) and i did some cutting and pasting and we're both pretty excited about the result. she's already received it and loves it, so i thought i would post and share!


i shortened the hem and tightened the whole thing, added a waistband and cuffs and a bottom band, and took off the neckties and replaced them with a scoop neck. there was also a zipper, i got rid of that too since it's not really necessary on such a stretchy dress.


i took this side pic by accident, but it actually turned out to be something i could use hahaha


the back. you can see the seam where the zipper used to be.


here's another front view just bc, idk.


oh, and here is the before. it is polyester. i'm not exactly sure what the design is supposed to be, but it's colorful and i love it. i even found turquoise fabric in my stash that perfectly matched the turquoise accents!


and while i'm here, here are a couple other recons i did a few weeks ago:


sparkly side panels taken from a super glittery turtleneck.


~mind the gap~ tshirt turned into a raglan sleeve top


big 80s sweater into a cute lil mini dress.


some of this purple fabric was removed from a purple tshirt.

that's all i got. plz let me know what you think Grin Grin Grin
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: some slightly over-the-top recons (img. hvy.) on: November 24, 2009 07:50:26 AM
Where do you get all your knit/jersey fabrics??  

*LOVE* your work!!  Truly wearable art!

thank you!
i buy all my fabric locally... textile fabrics (our local fancy-pants fabric store), joann's, walmart (surprisingly), thrift stores, wherever i can find it! some of it is donated as well, and a lot of it comes from clothing i have taken apart.  i really don't buy fabric online, sorry  Undecided
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