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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: nice top - simlicity pattern on: August 03, 2008 12:35:34 AM
i like. if you remember the number of the pattern i'd like to know. it's simple bit nice. sorry about the cheapfabricexperien ce but i really like how it looks in the pic
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 2.8.08-skirt- when the pattern says stripes.. best believe it. on: August 03, 2008 12:31:43 AM
heyya, thank you. i just. i managed to totally miss the point that why that skirt looked so neat to me was how it hung, and the stripes at angles, and vertical and horizontal and all. sort of a biting into a slice of red cake expecting cherry and getting strawberry. why i should be so surprised i dunno. but i sure was Wink
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Another Butterick 4790 dress on: August 03, 2008 12:25:05 AM
yeay! your dress looks great. that pattern has a soft spot in my heart and it's so cheerful with the yellow birds. may i know where you got your fabric, please..?
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tie me up- I'm getting married!!! on: August 03, 2008 12:22:33 AM
brave beautiful unconvential. i've looked at the pic of your corset several times. i really want to see the pics of the completed dress. best wishes on your happy day, in advance.
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 2.8.08-skirt- when the pattern says stripes.. best believe it. on: August 03, 2008 12:14:02 AM
At  11pm I decided I really did want to try and make a skirt today, so I looked through the tutorial list, thought RickRackRubys striped neat hemmed skirt, http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=34064.0, would be awesome- wait, Ive got no striped stretchy fabric. Thats ok, I have a whole lot of this eyebursting stretchy fabric.

Mistake of the day #1- when the pattern/tutorial asks for a specific fabric you dont need to blindly believe it, but think about why. Really stop and think about WHY it asks for that fabric if you want to deviate. Skirts doing neat stripey visual tricks-AWESOME. Skirts causing seizures in passerbyers on the street is not so cool.
Success #1- used my sewing machine w/ stretchy fabric and it went great. Love zigzag stitch. Not much else to say about that.
Successishness #1  - like using the giant cutting mat rather than measuring, seems a whole lot easier than fighting with the cats for the measuring tape, I throw the measuring tape to them to distract while I wield scissors, all is well.
Lessons for both good and evil learned for the day. Dont think Ill ever wear it. I think Ill shove it in the suitcase of things to reconstruct. Maybe it wants a second chance at life as a blinding tank top, or something.. not sure.. but thatd be another lesson.. pattern+cut=visual impact.. sometimes that impact is a pleasant touch. Sometimes its a boot to the head.  Both are great, its just good to have a vision of whats to come when you start, at least an inkling.

thanks to great people like rickrackruby for making tutorials Smiley it was amazingly well written and made me smile to read.
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: my new Red Dress! on: August 02, 2008 10:02:32 PM
georgous:) cheers and a martini to you in your cocktail dress!

27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Slightly scandalous patterned dress on: August 02, 2008 10:00:17 PM
you get a scarlet A+ Cheesy  the dress looks great so i hope you find a way to be comfortable wearing it:)
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Light Blue Halter top on: August 02, 2008 05:59:32 PM
beautiful accidents are the best:> great halter top!
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A-line dress with added pockets on: August 02, 2008 02:01:26 PM
<3 your pockets. cute dress:>
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Maxi Dress for Summer (now with mini tutorial on pg 2) on: August 01, 2008 10:48:00 PM
!!!!! ok, excitement expressed. i don't usually like maxi dresses, ok i like them but i feel sort of like a sawed off log in them. this though. !!!! more excitement. yours is lovely, and you give me hope that i could wear them! it reminds me of a 1910ish tea gown instruction thingamig i was looking at online awhile ago. yours is elegant like that but wearable without seeming costumey. playing dress up can be fun but.. oh. yeay for wearable and elegant and not getting owned by the dress. i babble. it's just so pretty though. thank you for sharing and making a tutorial:D
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