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fashionjunkiexxx
« on: August 01, 2008 04:48:10 AM »

hiya im just starting out and was wondering if any one could give me some pattern ideas that look designer but arent too difficult to make, im fairly good on the sewing machine but i find that patterns that are given to begginers often look a bit cheap and i want something that i will actually wear !

also has anyone seen any designer tshirts with designs on them that are copyable  (dont know if thats a word?) could you post some links to the pictures?
thankyouuu!
xxx
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quimera
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009 10:10:35 AM »

hi, dear
did you find your model to start out?
I'm a beginner also,
and English is not my language, so I'm trying to read and understand a little here, because there are tons of very good info!

what I do is look for some cloth that I like (on a store or on a web site), then I start drawing the base patern and try to figure what changes to introduce to obtain the shape of the model. It's not that hard, I think the hardest part are details, when finishing :-)

greetings from Buenos Aires
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fromsophia
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009 02:18:31 PM »

I dont know if you like Alexander McQueen but here is a pattern of his kimono top from show studio (a great web site for those in to fashion design and photography) http://www.showstudio.com/projects/ddlmcqueen/download.html Their are also patterns for John Galliano and Martin Margiela clothes on the site.
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quimera
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009 01:08:10 PM »

I dont know if you like Alexander McQueen but here is a pattern of his kimono top from show studio (a great web site for those in to fashion design and photography) http://www.showstudio.com/projects/ddlmcqueen/download.html Their are also patterns for John Galliano and Martin Margiela clothes on the site.

Fromsophia,
I love you, that kimono is amazing, I want it and I want it NOW!  Shocked
just let me finish my current project, this could be the next one
I'll need a good silk for this, not a cheap one.. mmmm....

thanks again!  Kiss
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quimera
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009 05:36:12 AM »

Fromsophia,
I download the instructions for the Alexander McQueen kimono pattern,
but the pattern itself not, my pc says "cannot open the file, it does not appear to be a valid archive", and suggest me to try again
what I did, with no success,
I'll try to figure with the draw at the instructions how to do it, but it's not easy, if you already have the pattern, would you mind to send it to me? thanks!
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fromsophia
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009 10:21:53 AM »

actually I dont have my laptop with me right now but I will in about a week or so and I can pm it to you
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quimera
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009 09:51:38 AM »

DON'T WORRY ANYMORE! I tried and tried and tried, and somehow I did it!
and I found this link where a girl made it,
this gives me a better idea,
and really I think a most hard-as-paper silk is needed, to get the same estructure, the girl used another kind of silk and it's not the same (but she did it!)
http://www.xtreme-knitting.com/photos-kimonojacket.htm
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quimera
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2009 10:35:54 AM »

I remembered! the ideal fabric for this kimono (in my opinion), is SHANTUNG, a kind of silk

you can see it in this picture
http://www.prweb.com/prfiles/2008/02/14/259516/KSzeShantungRuflJakt2.08m.jpg
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willozza
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009 08:26:37 PM »

Hi there,

You can try this which is very similar to the Miu Miu skirt. It looks quite easy, all you need is a piece of fabric and some elastic.

http://childhoodflames.blogspot.com/2008/03/puff-skirts-pt-1.html

http://childhoodflames.blogspot.com/2008/03/puff-skirts-do-it-yourself.html

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craftgirl
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2009 06:57:20 AM »

Then you might love this blog. Serch around.
http://wkdesigner.wordpress.com/2009/01/31/get-puffed/
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