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« on: April 23, 2009 08:11:33 PM »

This is my first post so please have mercy.

First off, the disclaimers.  I am a taught-by-my-mum-in-a-haphazard-way-as-a-child, slapdash sewer.  Never learnt how to draft a pattern so everything I do is via the terribly technical process known as "winging it".

Also, I hand sew.  I know.  I am daft.  Say no more.

I am also convinced I was a frustrated drag queen wannabe in a past life.

So, in other words, the stuff I make can be rubbish.  Please bear with me.

OK, this is a costume I made yonks ago but as my camera is on the blink, I can't post the recent ones currently.  I found this lurvely multi-tone green, gold & pink fabric with pink & white embroidery.  Went back, covered a bra, made a split circle skirt, made a belt & then went to town sewing beads & sequins. 

I gave it a bit of pop by layering a bright green coin scarf beneath the belt.

I made another panel skirt with crisscross straps on the sides for alternative options.  But I think it makes me look tarty so it was relegated to the furthest reaches of the cupboard to repent its sins.

This green costume is still one of my favourites even if it is really old now & I am considering making another similar one in blue.  Thinking ... thinking ... *slap wrist, slap, slap*  Must resist.  Must resist.  Already have 4 other projects in the work.  *Slap, slap, slap*

Thanks for reading and have a good one!

« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009 08:54:38 PM »

How beauteous!

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009 09:05:53 PM »

So sparkly and pretty!

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009 09:36:57 PM »

Say what you will about your ability...I think your awsome!!!


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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009 01:02:17 AM »

Really fab! I was just moaning to my husband that I have to cover a bra for the renn fair this weekend. I'm so going to be looking at yours as I do it! Great job!

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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009 01:52:32 AM »

That looks fantastic. You did a really great job. Don't worry about hand sewing - it is the traditional method and sewing machines are terrifying anyway.
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2009 05:52:26 AM »

Very fancy!  I couldn't imagine doing that all by hand.

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2009 06:29:05 AM »

You are far too self-deprecating--this is awesome!! I love all of the details with the beads and sequins and stuff, and hand sewing requires much more patience and skill than machine sewing. You should be proud!

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2009 06:43:21 AM »

It looks like a cross between a belly dance outfit and a fairy costume - really very pretty.

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2009 06:46:34 AM »

Winging it works for you! That looks great! So sparkly!!!

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