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« on: December 04, 2007 09:39:10 PM »






I found this at the Rescue Mission for $6.99.  I know, too much.  It screamed 80's so badly that believe it or not, at the register "Love is a Battlefield" was playing by Pat Benatar.  I remember the video, I'm sure someone was wearing this.  It is a study in excess, Ruffles, sequins, lace, bow, rhinestones and shoulder pads.

It took a bit of time taking it apart.  I started out with Simplicity's pattern 4063 -- a dragon pattern.

The fabric was very difficult to work with.  If you are ever tempted to buy polyester satin, run away from the bolt.  So long as you don't have to put ANY stress on the seam, perhaps it will be okay.  It also does not take an iron well, so be careful if you have to use any fusible interfacing with it.  That said, the directions don't want hardly any seam allowances, they are 1/4 inch and it has you clipping to thread all over the place.  I sewed the strips of the ruffles together after removing and pressing.  If I had to do it again, I would have fused the fabric "sheets" I made to the interfacing at that time-- Not after I cut the pattern pieces.

I gave up on the legs and feet, really who can do this without the f-bomb?  So I adapted it to sea-monster, it really wanted to be a sea creature.

Here's Poseidon's Pet:









The dress was a thrift store find and not in my size.  The pattern can be used again.  I might play with it after the holidays with different fabric to see if it works any better.  The directions are not that great.  It uses a lot of wire, I don't care for the way the dragon's wings are done. This is why I did a sea monster.  I'd like to imagine him pulling a sea chariot for Poseidon.





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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007 09:50:36 PM »

Wonderful re-con! I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007 10:02:53 PM »

Simplicity 4063 is still giving me nightmares 4 months later.  You are a BRAVE BRAVE woman.  Even more so for using poly-satin.  EEK!

Props for the wicked cool sea monster.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007 10:07:23 PM »

Oh my gosh!  The dragon is such a better way to use all that fabric!  Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007 10:08:35 PM »

soooo much nicer as a dragon than as a dress!
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007 10:09:24 PM »

 Shocked

It just growled at me!!!

Awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007 10:11:07 PM »

What a great-looking project! I love it!
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2007 10:48:27 PM »

It screamed 80's so badly that believe it or not, at the register "Love is a Battlefield" was playing by Pat Benatar.  I remember the video, I'm sure someone was wearing this.

Oh my god, that had me cracking up. I love that video.

Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007 04:28:11 AM »

Aww, he's so cute!

I totally remember that video. Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007 08:38:42 AM »

AWESOME!  Smiley
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