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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cupcake Happiness! on: May 15, 2009 01:45:25 PM
I think it's awsome! I love cupcake fabric, I wish I could find some around here, great job.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Purple Prom Dress designed by me, for my brothers girlfriend on: May 15, 2009 01:39:11 PM
Wow that is an incredible dress (and you are one brave person to make it for someone else).

I'm curious about the pleating over the bust, how are the pleats sewn so that there is room for the bust, are they just sewn at the top and bottom, or did you shape them, or what?  I'm really curious as it is a gorgeous effect, and I can't quite envision how it was completed. 

It was slow and complicated, lots and lots of pinning, checking, repeating...lol. I basically sewed the first few pleats, then I would place it on the manequin and adjust to fit. I would baste a pleat in, check it on the dummy, then sew it completely. Measurements aren't everything, it was what looked good to the eye. I started with a basic pleat size, but had to fudge it here and there so the pleat near the zipper was the same size. Here are some in progress pictures. The pleats are just tacked along the top, allows for movement.

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Purple Prom Dress designed by me, for my brothers girlfriend on: May 14, 2009 06:47:57 PM
Thank you all for the lovely comments! I can't wait to get some pics with her in it. I am patiently awaiting to hear how it fits, she lives 3 hours away, and my brother is going to see her tomorrow. I will have to wait till the end of May to have actual action shots. Thanks again guys, I'm so happy people like it.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Purple Prom Dress designed by me, for my brothers girlfriend on: May 14, 2009 10:05:44 AM
So I designed this dress for my brothers girlfriend. It was a bit of a task considering I don't normally do my own patterns...lol. She told me what she wanted and showed me a few pics of different styles and we combined them. I think it turned out pretty good. I also made the duct tape dressform it is on because I wanted it to fit her exactly. This dress is fully lined, no crinoline because she didn't want to look "puffy". There is also boning and interfacing because I used taffeta and you know how thin that stuff is. The zipper was a challenge because of the double sash and being able to turn the fabric under, so much bulk! The top is pleated (don't ask the man hours there...yeeep!) I think she will look fab, I am also making my brother a matching tie and pocket square. This is my first attempt at a large dress project and all in all it went very well.

Back shot, has a small train and Me, trying to control the wind!

Frontish view


Finally me, so happy to have it done!!!

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Made some Gauchos on: July 03, 2008 10:29:50 AM
those look very comfortable, was it hard to make them?

They were fairly easy, the pattern itself was simple. Although I recommend a serger, I used a very stretchy knit fabric. If you tried to use a regular straight stitch your seams would break. There were only 7 seams, then hem the bottoms. You have to pin it lots and serge slowly not stretching as you go, or the seams will be wonky.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Made some Gauchos on: July 02, 2008 05:13:36 PM
dang. I think I need me some gauchos!  Are they back in style again?  Yeah, I remember the gaucho from first hand experience... but then I also remember boot cut, peg legs and even the hand me down hip huggers....

Your gauchos came out really nice - did you use a pattern for them?

They are simplicity 4237, and I have no idea if they are in style...lol I don't really follow trends. I just found the pattern in my stash and they looked airy and light for the hot weather....lol
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Made some Gauchos on: July 02, 2008 04:48:53 PM
I made these in about a half hour today. I used this blue as a trial run because it was cheap, but I ended up loving them in the colour. It's a jersey material and super comfy. These have a fold over waistband. Let me know what you think. P.s. I won't wear them with my brown shirt, I am making a shirt to go with the pants...lol.

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Natural Born Hustler.......shirt on: May 20, 2008 12:41:23 PM
that's a really good job!
my little joe needs one like that. Since i am recon retarded would you mind posting a tute? The man has a ton of Coop shirts I would love for joe to have one for the next tattoo convention!

As soon as I find another shirt to recon I will, it was super easy. Hopefully I can post in the next couple days for you.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Natural Born Hustler.......shirt on: May 20, 2008 05:55:43 AM
Hopefully if people read this far into the thread, then they won't be offended by this pic Smiley My LO in his onsie from hustler. The only thing I crafted in this pic is the kid Smiley

That is hilarious, I used to have a onsie that said "daddy's little squirt"...lol
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Natural Born Hustler.......shirt on: May 19, 2008 04:24:00 PM
Ok so I resized a men's XL shirt to fit my 7 year old. Obviously it will never venture to school...lol

Original shirt...

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