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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Viscera- Neck Accessories on: August 15, 2009 07:34:21 AM
These are all really beautiful! I wish I had the guts to wear them.  Tongue
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Two cute dresses from thrift store finds <33 (Also, need HELP!! advice pls) on: August 09, 2009 08:14:09 PM
Hello all! I post here.. rarely. I finally found time this summer to go to my local savers and found some really cute things (well more like two cute things) and here is what I did with them! (P.S. Sorry for crappy webcam pics, I'm in my dorm and i just moved in and forgot my camera).

Here's the first dress I made. I don't have any before pics but this was a basic gray knit dress that I resized, made shorter, and added some elastic for the babydoll look. This one was easy.



The next one i'm having more trouble with. Before: An XXL Cowl neck purple knit top. I LOVED the cowl neck, but it'd feel too dressed up for me, so I had to get rid of it.


After: A cute little purple dress! (belt is not made by me, lawl.)



And here's where I need help: I'm struggling with the neckline. I attempted a "bias-tape" thing but realized that doesn't work with a knit fabric.. so any ideas/suggestions on how I can fix this?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help making a plaid button down babydoll top? (pic included) on: August 06, 2009 02:59:52 PM
So, I think I would measure the elastic around my waist, right? And then sew it on? (but have the elastic a little stretched).
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help making a plaid button down babydoll top? (pic included) on: August 06, 2009 12:15:18 PM
I need some tips on how to make this:



I understand hte sleeves and what not.. but with the waist part, do I just sew elastic on the inside? Or should I take the two pieces apart, sew it together, then sew the elastic? Help!

p.s. I'm using an old men's button down to do this
5  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: quickie dress that anybody can make - Infinity Dress and link to tutorial on: May 31, 2009 10:07:55 AM
Hello all! I am going to my HS's prom this year (graduated last year, but going with a friend this year).. and I was just going to wear an old dress. Well, after lurking on this thread for a month.. I decided to give this a shot! I went out to Joann's and found cheap yellow polyester fabric for 2$/yd and made a prototype!






Some of my favorite ways to wear it..


Unfortunately this material is super-seethrough so I can't wear it anywhere other than the house (haha) without this tanktop on. Hopefully my trip to Joann's today will be successful in finding a prettier fabric!
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing crepe-backed satin without a serger? on: April 24, 2008 07:08:25 PM
Thanks so much for replying so quickly Cheesy

And also thanks for the tip! I'll be sure to make a zigzag stitch.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Sewing crepe-backed satin without a serger? on: April 24, 2008 05:04:12 PM
Or any type of heavy satin (if you recommend any please do Smiley). I'm wondering this because for my prom dress that i'm going to attempt to make, I wanted to use a heavy satin. I"m going to be doing simplicity 4070 (bubble dress) and in order for the bubble dress to be more shapely, people recommend that I use a heavy satin.

So if I only have a regular sewing machine, will it look ok?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: my infinity dress part II on: April 06, 2008 09:40:42 PM
Ah! The last one looks so GOOD.

Btw, what does it mean when you said you double sided the straps?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Brocade dress on: January 16, 2008 08:19:16 PM
this dress is so AWESOME. What McCall pattern is it? i've been looking at simplicity/mccall patterns for a brocade dress, and I can't seem to figure out which one this is. It seems like hte perfect length too. Do you think the skirt is flowy enough to put a petticoat?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club! on: January 13, 2008 04:33:36 PM
Yay for making our own prom dresses! I'm planning to make mine too for my senior prom  Grin.

So for my inspiration:
http://www.edressme.com/bz21467.html

And I think i'm going to use this pattern, but obviously alter it to make it shorter because i'm 4'11" (yes i'm short):
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5320.htm?tab=evening_prom_bridal&page=1

So I speedily went on photoshop and edited that photo to try to imagine how it would look on me:

Yes, very much like a midget. haha.

Anyway, i'm still contemplating this plan and just might make it plain yellow, because i've never had to ruche before and for the breast im afraid it will be complicated.

Do you guys reccommend just making the dress from the pattern, shortening it, then try to add some fabric over the bodice to create the ruching? Also, what type of fabric would I use to get that type of effect, and still be formal? Thanks to anyone who's wlling to help Smiley

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