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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grad 2011 Dress! on: June 23, 2011 09:06:23 AM
Oh thank you so much everybody! The draping honestly intimidated me so much haha...I didn't have a dressform or anything so I would have to pin it on the counter, hold it up to see how it would look, and then have to stitch it in place without moving it around. It was such a hassle and I'm positive it wasn't the most technical way to drape at all...
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Grad 2011 Dress! on: June 18, 2011 02:52:46 PM
Or, at least at my school they call it grad. I just went as somebody's date, hence why I opted for a short dress. I wish I had taken some pictures of the back but I completely forgot! This was done without a apttern because I couldn't find anything very similar to what I wanted, so a looot of it was winged hahah! I spent forever trying to figure out how to drape it, and then eventually figured to just play around with it and pin down and sew whatever I think looked good.

The little gem thing is crooked and off centre...to be honest, I was really hoping that'd I'd be able to buy a premade one somewhere, but nothing came in the right shape so I just made one with netting and sequins. It didn't turn out exactly like how I imagined it would, haha!


This is the best picture I have of the front, unfortunately. I wish the sash of fabric that went across was higher up over the hip, though.


Aaand this is the only picture I have of the other side. You can't really tell in this picture, but there's a sash of fabric in the back that's supposed to look like it's connected to the gathering in the front, but I missed it by a good inch hahaha...luckily there's the emblem there, but like the piece up top, I wasn't too happy with it.


However, considering I didn't really start it until a week before (even though I had a good...two months worth of notice! My baaad), I'm happy with it. Now to start designing my dress for my own grad next year!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / oh boy...it's prom time! (draping help?) on: March 20, 2011 09:18:17 PM
My school's grad is in exactly 75 days, so I went dress shopping to narrow down my design when I completely fell in love with this dress.

Here is THE DRESS: http://www.simplydresses.com/shop/viewitem-PD585604

I tried looking for patterns for aaanything similar, but without any luck. The part where I'm really stumped on is the draping along the bodice and how perfectly it folds. Any tips on how to get this started?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: DRESS MADE FROM A BRA on: January 04, 2011 11:08:41 PM
Oh what a fantastic idea! Did you put in a zipper for the dress or something? I don't see how I would be able to get into it otherwise.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage inspired swimsuit on: January 04, 2011 11:06:09 PM
I can't believe you did that whole thing with a serger! My sewing machine basically refuses all stretch fabrics and it makes me so upset...
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Earflap/Bomber Hat + Link to Tutorial! on: December 18, 2010 07:16:53 PM
Brilliant! This is another project to add to my list for the holidays...
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Third Year Fashion Design Students Draping Projects on: December 18, 2010 07:11:50 PM
Oh my friend's sister just started there this fall! Any advice on how to get started on draping? I'm intrigued, but it looks so complicated!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Headdress Rings * ... feathers, vintage earring parts, rings. on: December 04, 2010 08:49:42 PM
Oh these are fantastic! I love the way your paired them. About what length of feathers did you use?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: its a mod, mod, mod world on: December 04, 2010 08:43:34 PM
I love the combination of the buttons and the bow and the gingham pattern! I would buy that.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Blue Dress with Scalloped Hem on: November 24, 2010 05:07:19 PM
Oh thank you for all the positive comments! Hmm I'm just wondering if inserting another dart right by where there already are some will look funny, but I'll definitely give it a shot. Thanks again! Smiley
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