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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: retro vintage feel tube top dress (my first real dress!) on: May 19, 2011 11:46:11 AM
I don't think boning is going to solve the bulging issue.  You just need to take a horizontal dart out of the back, so that the shape of the dress conforms to the small of your back.  If you have a bodice/skirt combination, then it's a matter of removing the zip, shortening the bodice at the back, re-attaching the bodice to the skirt and re-installing the zipper, problem solved. 

Feel free to PM me if it isn't clear and I can maybe sketch out a short tute for you.  I get this problem all the time with most commercial patterns.  It's annoying, but an easy fix.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A new favorite dress for summer! on: May 19, 2011 11:41:35 AM
Here are some instructions on how to make a dress form that fits you:
http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/review/readreview.pl?ID=1013&readreview=1
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: dress for a woodstock theme party on: May 17, 2011 02:26:21 PM
Oh, I should also say... inspiration for the pattern came from natalia-g who posted at burdastyle a long, long time ago: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/sunny-yellow-tent-dress?image=8390
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / dress for a woodstock theme party on: May 17, 2011 02:22:08 PM
I went to a Woodstock-themed garden party on the weekend, and dalthough there are all sorts of things in the shops that could work for the theme, I decided to make my own dress.  I'm really proud of this thing because it's the first time I've drafted my own pattern successfully.  Without further ado:

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: wintercoat and bodysuit on: November 25, 2010 04:07:09 PM
That bodysuit is impressive! 
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Blind Mellon No rain Bee girl costume on: November 12, 2009 11:49:42 AM
sweet halloween costume!  And I'm so glad people recognized the bee girl!

I went as the same thing last year to some pub crawl and all these 19 year old girls in generic bee costumes kept running up to me, all excited b/c "we're both bees!".  But I guess they were about 7 when that song came out, so they can't bee blamed for not getting it.  Wink

Anyway, love the costume!  You did a really good job of re-creating it!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Peppermint stripes dress circa 1953 on: November 20, 2008 07:52:54 PM
Oh, I love this!  It's so SJP in Sex and the City when Big comes back to New york for heart surgery.  I think she brings him dominoes, but she's wearing a dress like yours.  With a white apron, you could totally pass for her next halloween! 

But for non-halloween wear, yes, I think the belt works. Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: 2 Button down shirts revamped into sexy cinchers {major pic juicy} feedback plz on: November 20, 2008 07:45:57 PM
I'm gonna agree with Muria.  The plaid top is lovely, and I think the issue you're having is in the neckline.  You might want to try closing the top of it, so the triangle disappears.  And I also wonder if the neckline might sit a little high, as well.  Fer real, though, I would also wear it as is, because as I said before, it's lovely!
9  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: keira knightley gingham dress. help? ideas? on: April 20, 2008 10:21:07 AM
To me, it looks like a trapeze dress with a bib-front and placket running down the front.  The closest I could find in my three minutes of searching for examples is sort of a cross betwee this: http://www.bluefly.com/pages/products/detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=2083104885&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2056685923&cm_mmc=ca_nextag-_-na-_-dresses-_-2131492&referer=ca_nextag
and this:
http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2960902?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_pla=dresses:women:dress&cm_ite=maggy_london_border_trapeze_dress:210833&cm_ven=nextag&mr:referralID=ad3d6b80-0efb-11dd-a5f1-000423bb4e95


but obviously, the Kiera one is made of a lighter weight fabric, so it moves better, and has a placket running down the front for the button closure.  It does not look to me as though it has any definition between the bodice and skirt of the dress - I think it's all one piece from top to bottom.  So the pattern from Burda probably won't mimc the shape of the Kiera dress very well. 

Hope i was a little helpful
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tee Dress with horses on: March 24, 2008 05:31:38 PM
I really like the colours you chose to go with the horse print
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