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1  Re: Yukata "muslin" updated w/ new things in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ichigo_Luv on: September 11, 2007 09:56:29 PM
If you ever sew the Kimono with other fabric, please post it!!!!!!
PS I also have a lot of things to do instead of sewing but I just ignore them  Tongue
Thanks all!  M.Carmen: here is an update--->
Since, the yukata/kimono/haori is very similar, I decided to do my "learning" with the haori because it takes less fabric to practice.  Here is the adjusted "yukata"...it is now a cropped haori.  I like it this way better!

Here is another Haori of longer length in blue floral fabric:

notice the wonky left collar...this is what happens when you don't cut on grain.Undecided

*yay* CheesyMy brother wants a Haori now, so I will be updating later with progress.  I'm excited, I wonder if he will wear it to school?
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2  Yukata "muslin" updated w/ new things in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ichigo_Luv on: September 09, 2007 02:37:14 AM
I always wanted to learn how to make a kimono/yukata, and am finally getting around to it (instead of working on finding a job... Undecided...but can't help myself Tongue)  So after hours of searching Craftster and the internet, here is the first run.  All sewn by hand.  This helps me understand why there is a need for the kimono/yukata to be so long.  I left the sleeve opening too wide, and the sleeve is too long...I think the extra width can be used as overlap pieces.  And the neck is too wide as well as badly attached.

You don't have to read all that...it was more of a "note to self"-type rambling.  I am hoping this post can turn into an "Exploratory" Thread as I work towards a yukata.  So here are the pictures of it and my attempt at dressing it (sure was hard!)with all the makeshift accessories.



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3  Re: "Ao Dai" Dress (img heavy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ichigo_Luv on: September 06, 2007 08:02:42 PM
Thank you very much!
Hellga: "Ao Dai" dresses are all of the same pattern: a raglan long sleeve top with the front and back bodice elongated to the desired length from the waist worn with pants.  The differences are mostly type of fabric/print and small variations such as collar styles.  The side seams are finished, and left open from the natural waist.  Folkwear has a pattern for the Vietnamese Ao Dai, if you want to try your hand at it.  There is also a pattern available online if you search "ao dai pattern,"  but the resulting pattern looked much different from the one I made so I did not try to make a muslin.  If you try it, let me know if it works for you.  Here is a drawing to better illustrate:
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4  "Ao Dai" Dress (img heavy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ichigo_Luv on: September 06, 2007 05:47:13 PM
Ao dai is the traditional dress of Vietnam.  I made the pattern from an old one that had some damage to the fabric.  The gold pants underneath was tailored for me a while back. Let me know what you think.



It's not perfect, but it is my first one...so it can only get better Grin yay!
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5  SilverSatin in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ichigo_Luv on: September 06, 2007 05:29:51 PM
I started on this a while back, but just got around to hemming it this morning.  It's a McCall's retro pattern.  I think it's rather plain...so I added the leopard belt.  How would you wear it?

PS. Does anyone know of a trick to sewing satin to avoid the ripples?
Thanks:)
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6  Re: First try at drafting: Blouse in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ichigo_Luv on: March 22, 2007 09:53:40 PM
Thank you peskymac, lupinbunny , Rowdy Vamp Raquel,  and cleandirty!

Rowdy Vamp Raquel: you should get your own books, since you will be the one buying them, they will reflect your taste much more than something someone else picked!

lupinbunny: I kinda guestimated the length, because I was too lazy to measure...;p I know, I know, shame on me! Cheesy

oh...here is a top I made from altering the basic top pattern.


the bottom is pretty much just pinned on fabric :p
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7  First try at drafting: Blouse in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ichigo_Luv on: March 18, 2007 10:14:33 PM
I got a drafting book a while ago and finally got around to trying it.  It ended up being too short and my belly button is showing! oops.  also, the sleeves are wayyyy too poufy. Tongue 


comments/suggestions much appreciated.
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8  Carnation Jacket in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ichigo_Luv on: January 04, 2007 12:17:00 AM
Hey all, hope you had a great holiday season.  So getting back to work,
here is something I just finished: a jacket for my ensemble.
here is the ensemble w/ unfinished jacket.

here is it finished:

And here is the question:  Since the collar is not cooperating 100% by being slightly wrinkly due to the fabric's tendency to bunch up, I am considering going over it with another collar with the same fabric as the body.  Look @ left vs. right.
what do you think?  and is it better buttoned all the way up or only buttoned at the middle?

thanx Wink
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9  Vintage dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ichigo_Luv on: December 01, 2006 11:19:37 PM
Inspired by Oleg Cassini's creations for Jackie Kennedy.  I haven't hemmed it yet, but I think I should have went with a skinny skirt, not this pouffy one.  What do you think?
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10  You inspired me to make a Purse! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Ichigo_Luv on: June 13, 2006 10:41:55 PM
I was checking PURSES,BAGS,AND WALLETS because I felt the need to explore Craftster more.  I should have done so earlier, because the posts here are amazing!  All the accessories are so cute that they made me want to create something for this part of the forum too.  I was in one of those impatient and illogical mood, so I 100% winged it without even bother thinking things through or making a pattern. Tongue  [I did read through laurasaurus's tutorials during my exploration, which helps a whole lot! Thanx laurasaurus!]  So here is the finished product.  I am not too thrilled, but maybe it is my weird mood.

lining:

close-up of kazashi flower [tell me if I spelled that wrong]:

P.S. at this point, neither the flowers nor the straps are sewn on, just placed.  I'm going to go ahead and blame the mood one more time Grin.
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