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31  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2006 Completed Costumes Scrapbook! (completed project pictures & links go he on: November 04, 2006 03:25:20 PM
This year I went as Elastigirl from The Incredibles ^^
I made everything from the mask to the boots. It was a ton of fun to wear!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/ChibiRinoa/Picture003-1.jpg
32  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Overlocker vs. Serger on: September 07, 2006 09:51:45 AM
Actually, an Overlock machine uses either 3 or 4 threads at once and only finishes the edge.. A Serger uses 5 threads, allowing you to finish the edge and sew a chainstitch at the same time.
The two terms have pretty much become interchangable, though.
33  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Pattern for this type of cushion? on: June 26, 2006 03:09:37 PM
Hi, I recently just bought the frame for a chair like this: http://i11.ebayimg.com/03/i/07/88/33/a3_1.JPG
and I need to make a cushion to go on it. I thought I saw a pattern for one a long time ago, but I can't seem to find it anymore. Any tips would be very helpful, thank you!
34  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Puffy sleeves on a strapless dress? on: June 22, 2006 09:32:26 AM
You'd need to cut a curve into the dress you already have, that's what I meant. I also meant to shape the bottom, not the top of the sleeve. The top would probably be straight more or less.

You can certainly add a sleeve on as you'd discussed before, I was just recommending how to make a sleeve to get the result in the picture you posted. The way you're planning to add a sleeve will work, but it won't give you a sleeve like the other dress. The way I've seen that technique done, a bit of the top of the sleeve (tube gathered on each end) is stitched to the dress and the sleeve then sits on the arm, not the shoulder. I'm not sure it would stay on your shoulder without some shaping, but it might. I hope that's more helpful, best of luck.
Ahh ok, I see what you're saying.
Thank you Smiley I'll make up a couple of test sleeves and see what works out!
35  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Puffy sleeves on a strapless dress? on: June 22, 2006 06:46:08 AM
If you look closely at the puff-sleeve dress, the sleeves and dress aren't just tubes, the underarms are shaped like anything else with a set-in sleeve. Look at a shirt, even just a t-shirt and you'll see. Or if you have a pattern for something with sleeves you sew in. To get your little sleeve to fit you properly (not bunch, stay where you want it to) you need this shaping. I recommend using a sleeve pattern you have as a guideline or (if you don't want to buy any more patterns) google sleeve patterns and eyeball the shape. You may need to play with it a bit, but I think you'll be happier with the result  Smiley

Right, but I dont have the armsye to work with, since the dress is strapless. I've also already got the shell of the dress made, so I can't go back and alter the pattern to have an armsye in it. If I made the sleeve the same way as a set in sleeve, I'll have nothing to set it in to, and I don't think it will sit right on my shoulder if it's curved like a regular sleeve.
36  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Puffy sleeves on a strapless dress? on: June 22, 2006 06:31:23 AM
I am in the process of making this dress (view B, the flared one) : http://www.1sewingpatterns.com/images0/5561bsim.jpg
I was originally going to add on thick straps, but I think I would like to have short puffed sleeves instead. Much like this dress: http://www.marymagdalene.jp/catalog/saihan/rrop2006_02.jpg
Is there an easy way to do it? Would it just be a matter of taking a long rectangle of fabric, inserting elastics on either end, then sewing the edges to the top of the dress?
Pardon my paint skills....

I hope that makes sense...
37  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Seeking pattern similar to this dress... on: June 14, 2006 03:28:30 PM
Hi, I'm looking to create a dress similar to the one pictured here:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/ChibiRinoa/alexf2006_02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/ChibiRinoa/alexf2006_04.jpg

I'm mostly looking for a pattern with a similar gathered empire waist bodice, a form fitting waist, and a large (maybe circle) skirt underneath. (I won't be doing the laced up back)

good, because that is a completely different dress from the front view dress.

all of the puffing is applied (puffing is the stuff that is gathered on both sides--sometimes mistakenly called ruching). 

the kind of pattern you need is a princess sheath.  this one is pretty close:

http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5001.htm?tab=evening_prom_bridal&page=1

all you need to do is make the neckline the shape you want, add straps and the puffing.

Thanks, I didn't think of applying the puffing...that opens up a whole new window on how to make the dress.
The two dresses pictured are the same, just two examples of the materials it comes in. The webpage shows the different kinds here: http://www.marymagdalene.jp/

Thanks everyone!
38  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Seeking pattern similar to this dress... on: June 14, 2006 02:05:50 PM
Hi, I'm looking to create a dress similar to the one pictured here:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/ChibiRinoa/alexf2006_02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/ChibiRinoa/alexf2006_04.jpg

I'm mostly looking for a pattern with a similar gathered empire waist bodice, a form fitting waist, and a large (maybe circle) skirt underneath. (I won't be doing the laced up back)

The closest I've found so far is this: http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5039.htm?tab=dresses&page=1 is the closeset I've gotten. However, I only want the gathered bit to be on the front of the dress and not on the back.
Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.  Smiley
39  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Retro whirl away dress! on: June 07, 2006 11:14:45 PM
I ran out and bought the newly issued pattern tonight on a whim. I had a hard time picking fabric for it....so I ended up with this very odd patterned fabric. I'm not quite sure how I feel about it. I love the dress from the bust down, but the shoulders haven't warmed up to me yet. It took me about 7 hours to make, which seems long, but most of the time went in to slipstitching the bias tape down, what a pain v_v I modified the neckline to be lower for personal preference.

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