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Topic: sheer, shimmery poncho with beads and a flower!  (Read 7589 times)
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« on: October 17, 2004 08:43:58 AM »

I finally finished this, just in time to wear it to a wedding yesterday.



It's a fairly lightweight organza fabric , turquoise shot through with antique gold. It's almost completely handsewn, with little tiny stitches --- I french-seamed the two places where I joined the fabric by machine, but hand-rolled the rest of the edges and hand-sewed the beaded trim (though I didn't do the beading myself!). I also made a matching fabric flower to go with it, following the same technique as my other flower, here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=7448.0#msg58328... The poncho itself is based on the second pattern in my post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=14039.0#msg111846.

Lots of fun to wear, and I like that it's light enough to wear with summer clothes (it looks great over a cami-style top) but suitable for winter too. I wanted something sheer because (though it doesn't show up too much in this pic) I'm fairly large-busted, and if I were to swath myself in something heavy and opaque, I'd look like I was wearing a tent. This, being sheer, actually had the opposite effect, accentuating curves nicely and making me look (if anything) slimmer than usual. Yay for anything that does that!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2004 09:11:42 AM »

That's really pretty, and so are you! Very classy.
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2004 09:16:27 AM »

I love that~  The flower adds a perfect touch.  And handsewn too boot!  Well done! Kiss
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2004 10:33:11 AM »

That's reealllly pretty, looks great on you. I always see that kind of double toned organza at the fabric stores and sigh about how pretty it is and how I'd love to make a thousand things out of it, but then I never get round to it heh  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2004 12:43:52 PM »

I think it looks great on you but I think I would be crazy to wear blue...it's not my color but wonderful job!!!! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2004 04:24:52 PM »

That's really cute, but will it keep you dry?

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2004 04:26:44 PM »

Great job!
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lisaquilts
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2004 12:04:52 PM »

Lovely. Very elegant!

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2004 12:17:44 PM »

That looks so amazing.  Hand sewn you say............that certainly rachets up the wow factor!

Did spell rachet right.....something tells me no, I didn't.
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2004 01:07:40 PM »

Very pretty!!!
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