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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: 2012 Stocking on: November 16, 2012 11:56:18 AM
So neat, and so incredibly thoughtful of you!  I'm planning on making some stockings this year, but I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to do...maybe I'll follow your example!
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Lil' Elvis on: November 16, 2012 10:04:59 AM
Love this!  He has such a great 'tude to go with it, too!  I totally voted for you on PR.  Smiley
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: My first Steampunk frock! on: November 16, 2012 10:03:14 AM
Thanks guys!  You are very sweet  Smiley

Jigdancer - your skirt sounds beautiful!  It is indeed such a deliciously rustle-ful skirt.  But 8 hours with those pleats...man.  My taffeta was fairly compliant (and I used lots of pins) and it took me 3-4 hours to wrestle all of the pleats into submission.
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: My first Steampunk frock! on: November 06, 2012 10:27:11 AM
Thank you all very much!  Smiley

Great start into the steampunk foray!  Steampunk is all about accessorizing, so add some details!  I add a few things to my steampunk costume every year.  The initial one I started with had a waist cincher and petticoat, and the quinticential painted nerf gun!  But I've added clockwork and octopus jewelry and other findings since then.  You may not want to do weapons since you're looking mighty classy. Smiley  But you can add some wicked headgear and handgear.  I like to use found objects from flea markets and things from the plumbing isle at Lowes!

I reeeeaaalllly like the vest and the way the top part fastens in the front!!

I definitely do need more accessories!  I was kind of spent after all of the sewing, but I think maybe some handgear next.  I thought about getting a "ray gun" but, I agree, it just doesn't quite fit with the look!  Good to know about trying a hardware store.  Where do you end up wearing your costume?
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / My first Steampunk frock! on: November 03, 2012 06:51:43 AM
Here's my Halloween costume, which I started sewing on October 1st, 2012!  Smiley  I used Simplicity 2172, and ended up with this an estimated 24-30 hours later:

I used a poly taffeta for the main fabric, cotton broadcloth to line the jacket, a twill for the bustier, and organza for the neckline and cuffs.  It was kind of an epic journey to complete, all smashed into one month, but I'm happy with how it turned out!

And some close ups:




Additional photos and info on my blog. (see signature)

Thanks very much for taking a peek!  Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 50's style Sailor dress on: November 03, 2012 06:30:41 AM
Completely adorable...wonderful job.  I'd wear that in a heartbeat!  You're going to be a hit at the festival.  Smiley
7  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #80 - DIY Halloween Costumes 2012 - Due Nov 1 - 8 2012 on: October 31, 2012 09:52:08 AM
So excited to see everyone's costumes!

And the prize...wow...that Bernina sure looks purdy.  Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dresses galore! on: August 27, 2012 12:55:03 PM
Thanks everyone!  You're so sweet.  Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Emerald City Dress on: August 13, 2012 01:24:28 PM
Too cute and it fits you awesomely!  Great job!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Dresses galore! on: August 01, 2012 12:25:21 PM
Hey y'all!  It's been a while since I've posted here, so I thought...why not?  Here are a few of the pretties I've made over the past year:

October 2011

Colette's Parfait in Alexander Henry's Shibuki Dragon quilting cotton. (same fabric as the famed Dragon Dress:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252249.0/)

Totally should have made a 1/2 circle skirt instead of the 6-gore skirt the pattern calls for - the seams totally destroy the integrity of the large border print!

April 2012

A self drafted (poly ITY?) jersey dress loosely based on Butterick 5383 (I did use the sleeve pattern outright from the pattern, though)

It's so comfy!  And very boobilicious with a push up bra.  Wink  Made it for my one year dating anniversary with my honey!

July 2012

Butterick 5778 in a rayon blend one way stretch jersey.

Would've fit a bit better in a two way stretch jersey, but I'm still happy.

And my latest creation, McCall's 6350 in a cotton border print.  This thing was a bear to fit (FIVE muslins!), but I think it turned out pretty well:

There are more details on the last two dresses in my blog (see signature).  Thanks for looking!

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