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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2007 02:12:44 PM »

i adore the stitching...and the applique heart. it does have a frankenstein feeling to it but way cuter.
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2007 07:26:39 PM »

Really nice and unique! Did you use a pattern?

Yeh I used my dress blocks from college and drafted my own. I kept the bust dart and the waist darts in the front and back but removed the shoulder darts from the front and back. It's quite a simple pattern but I think it's the neckline, how the straps kind of angle away from each other that makes it not so average Smiley
Aaargghhhh!  I know exactly the dress you are talking about!  It was uncanny because at the time I saw this dress I was also working on my own appliqued heart dress!  

I bookmarked the page and now for the life of me I cannot find it and am going mad!

Anyway, your dress is truly adorable! I have always had a fondness for embroidery with "primitive" stitching (reminds me of Frankenstein somehow).

Additionally, the dress seems to fit so well (the style definitely gives it that coveted, vintage, hour-glass appearance), is it made from a knit fabric?  



Found the site:: www.poisoncandyfashion.com
there's alot of inspiration there, and actuallylookig at that stuff I was like, what the hell, how can they sell THAT for that much, so now I feel more empowered to continue with my label!

it's just made from cheap cotton poplin (($2.99/m from spotlight hurrah)) but its nice and lightweight and when i go to gigs I don't want to be wearing mini skirts or shorts, so this was nice and lightweight for hot summer nights Rawr!

The reason it fits so well I think is that it has the darts in the waist, I'm constantly trying garments on to see how they fit, because I've learnt the hardway that there is ALOT of unpicking to do if you mess up! So After I;ve done all the darts etc, and i'm up to the sideseams, I try it on inside out and pin it to me, to see how close to do the seam allowance. Then when the sideseams are done I try it on the right way and see if there's any bubbling between the darts etc, and if there is i just unpick the darts, and redo them according to the way my body curves. It's very customised to my body, So if someone my size tried it on, it mightn't fit so well Smiley ((Yet to apply this technique to sewing for other people Smiley thinking about when I make a custom garment for someone to invite them over for a few hours, so i can try it on them constantly, its impossible to make custom garments for people when they aren't there))
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2007 08:13:37 PM »

oh i like yours better!  i'm really glad to find that site again too, lost it a while back.  my daughter's not goth/rockabilly at all (what we used to call mod) but she is artsy and intelligent-loves New Orleans, and I'm really thinking she might just love this, i think it's genius! well if nothing else one of us is going as a voodoo doll next halloween.
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2007 08:28:22 PM »


The reason it fits so well I think is that it has the darts in the waist, I'm constantly trying garments on to see how they fit, because I've learnt the hardway that there is ALOT of unpicking to do if you mess up! So After I;ve done all the darts etc, and i'm up to the sideseams, I try it on inside out and pin it to me, to see how close to do the seam allowance. Then when the sideseams are done I try it on the right way and see if there's any bubbling between the darts etc, and if there is i just unpick the darts, and redo them according to the way my body curves. It's very customised to my body, So if someone my size tried it on, it mightn't fit so well Smiley ((Yet to apply this technique to sewing for other people Smiley thinking about when I make a custom garment for someone to invite them over for a few hours, so i can try it on them constantly, its impossible to make custom garments for people when they aren't there))

As my mum always said (and still does everytime I screw up) the main stitch a seamstress with do is a backstitch. (as in unpicking - took me a while to get that haha). I can't do ANYTHING without unpicking it a gajillion times, and it's not even cos I'm a perfectionist, it's just cos I rush into things.

And I REALLY like the dress. I don't think I have the figure for a dress like that, but I might steal the idea for a top Smiley It's gorgeous and you look awesome in it!
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2007 11:52:49 PM »

well if nothing else one of us is going as a voodoo doll next halloween.

it would look freakin awesome in hessian ((you'd prolly have to line it tho to stop the itchiness))

It's gorgeous and you look awesome in it!

Thanks so much, I'm definitly going to make a few more dresses with this pattern Smiley
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weberly
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2007 01:18:40 AM »

well i was thinking about this cool burlap sack with a little girl on the front picking potatoes that i don't know what the hell to do with (i may be up too late again)

or maybe just some trim, add to the effect a bit- and there's hemp, raw silk, linen, i don't know
i think you've got it down
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rachikus
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2007 02:03:55 AM »

suh weeet.
I'm gonna make one....one day...when i have money to buy fabric. and i love poplin because its so cheap.
hehe.
yay for scabbing ideas off other people and making them better.
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DangitDana
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2007 10:28:03 PM »

so like the cutest dress i've ever seen.
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rachikus
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2008 11:18:35 AM »

your hair looks hilarious and you look angry.
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opfiend
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2008 08:28:52 PM »

i love all your posts and this one is no different! i love everything to do with voodoo dolls and such.
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