A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 298,239
Currently Running With Scissors:
722 Guests and 34 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 7
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Yet another Butterick 4790 retro whirl-away dress!  (Read 16080 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
pinupkate
« on: August 29, 2008 10:59:50 AM »

I've sewn before, mostly by hand. My experience on a machine is limited as I really, well, didn't have one. So when I got one as a graduation gift I decided to break it in with an easy pattern with a few complex steps. Better to figure out this stuff with my mom sitting over my shoulder than to call her at 3am from my own apartment.

I had to make a lot of adjustments for my shape, but in general I would say it sized very well. I had to take up the shoulders and put in another dart for my bust, and as a result I think I know now what changes I need to make to patterns right away before cutting.







Required action shot:



The fabric is Lady Yang by Alexander Henry. I absolutely love it.



I'm planning on wearing it to a wedding soon. Any jewelry suggestions?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog: http://rosiesmeats.blogspot.com/

Fresh cut meat inspired throw pillows at my etsy: http://rosiesmeats.etsy.com
Eliea
Tutorial Contributor

Proverbs 31:13 "She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands."
Offline Offline

Posts: 10463
Joined: 09-Aug-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008 11:11:26 AM »

It's beautiful! I love the fit on you! You look like a model in it! GReat job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
lealeawashere
Offline Offline

Posts: 4
Joined: 29-Aug-2008

" a commitment to glamour*


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2008 11:12:26 AM »

First of all, I love that dress.

Second: I would go with something simple - maybe a two-to-three inch silver or gold cuff, or a big black statement ring on your middle finger. I don't suggest a necklace, you have a good neckline already.

Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
realgreatidea
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008 11:13:20 AM »

Anything turquise would go well with it...or rubies. It is a little flowery though...kinda looks like a tablecloth or an apron to me.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pinupkate
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2008 11:16:40 AM »

kinda looks like a tablecloth or an apron to me.

Gee, thanks.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog: http://rosiesmeats.blogspot.com/

Fresh cut meat inspired throw pillows at my etsy: http://rosiesmeats.etsy.com
cute_anarchy
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008 11:17:54 AM »

That turned out so gorgeous - the print is really eye-catching, and you look really great in it - very pinup!  I think a choker of really big coral beads would look awesome, or turquoise chunks.  To show up it'll have to be big, simple and stay away from the neckline.  And maybe a flower in your hair!  You did such a great job, I love the way it turned out!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm a medium aged procrastinator, with a room full of craft supplies! 

I've got a wist and a pinterest: http://www.wists.com/cute_anarchy 
HannibalSmurf
Offline Offline

Posts: 161
Joined: 17-Apr-2008

Smile, I'll get you.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2008 11:19:58 AM »

I LOVE THE FABRIC! Where did you get it?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
piratelibrarian
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008 11:21:21 AM »

love your fabric choice and I have to say your figure does amazing things for that dress!  it's simply stunning!

as far as jewellry/accessories go; I would suggest a silk flower for your hair, a cute clutch and that's about it.  the florals in the dress carry everything, really.  you don't need much more.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Purveyor of idiosyncratic gastropornography since 1976.
blogue
etsy
pot stirring
flickr
pinupkate
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2008 11:23:48 AM »

I LOVE THE FABRIC! Where did you get it?

Joann Fabrics actually. I was surprised they had so many neat prints in the quilting section, and when they didn't have enough of the one I wanted, I got this one instead and I love it so much more! The only thing is this dress required a ton of yardage so in the future I'm going to save the fancy fabrics for things that only need about 3 yards or so. Heh.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog: http://rosiesmeats.blogspot.com/

Fresh cut meat inspired throw pillows at my etsy: http://rosiesmeats.etsy.com
dez-igns
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2008 11:34:05 AM »

that is beautiful!! you look great in it!  maybe try wearing some colourful round bead braclets ( a couple small ones or one big one)??
THIS ROCKS   Logged

So you, could spend the morning walkin with me, quite amazed. As I am unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed.
http://www.dezignsforkidz.etsy.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 7 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Bake Amish Friendship Bread
In The Kitchen - Halibut
How to barbeque with plank
How to Make Fresh Dill Potato Salad
Make Potato Salad with Bacon & Mustard Vinaigrette
Latest Blog Articles
October 29, 2014 Featured Projects
Craft Challenge #103, Foodie Frenzy 2 Winner
Tute Tuesday: Upcycled Car Trash Bag with Liner

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.