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Topic: YOU TREE HUGGER YOU! ( Tut for Boost-i-vest! pg1 and Tut for dress pg4 )  (Read 17504 times)
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« on: August 07, 2009 10:11:25 PM »

I went to Jo Ann's today and found this awesome green fabric in the salvage bin for $4!  I was so excited and had this idea for a dress right away! But then I wanted to add the tree and the leaves.. I looks so much better with them! I love it!


This was a very tedious process for the tree and leaves.. I always do things ten times more difficult then they need to be.. just one of my many traits Tongue.

And I made the vest the other day,  and I just made my own pattern for that :].


Here's the front.


Ze Back.


And a close up on the tree!

Great.. another reason for my fiance to think I'm a hippie! Good thing it's the truth! Cheesy!!!

TUT FOR THE Boost-i-vest !!!!
Okay so, I've found two ways for this to work..  so you can decide which way you'd prefer.

First way!

1. Measure your rib cage all the way around, right under your breasts. ( mine is 28'' )
2. Now divide that measurement by 2. ( I got 14'' for mine )
3. Now measure where you want the top of the vest to sit below your breast and how long you want it to go. ( you can make it go to your hips or end of your waist, but I made mine a bit shorter.  Mine was about 6 1/2 '')
4. Lay out your fabric and measure out your first rectangle. ( mine would be 14'' long ways and 6 1/12'' wide) Cut out that rectangle. LEAVE SEAM ALLOWANCE! [ give an inch or so just in case! ]
5. Now use that rectangle and trace it onto your fabric and it out for your second rectangle.
6. to make sure you have a way to get IN your vest you cut your second rectangle in half. This will be the two front panels. One for the buttons and one for the button holes.
7. Measure out how long you want your straps to be and cut out long rectangles.
8. Now you can pin all of the sides down on all of the rectangles so you have nice edges all the way around and sew that.
9. Now you'll have to pin the vest panels together and sew them.
10. Figure out where you want the straps to sit and sew them into place.
11. Once you make your button holes and place your buttons on the front panels you can wear it!
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b389/SeeKataraRun/IMG_4187.jpg



2nd way to do this!
1. Measure your rib cage all the way around, right under your breasts. ( mine is 28'' )
2. Measure how long you would like your vest to sit ( mine was about 6 1/2'' )
3. Measure how long you want your straps to be.
4. Now cut out your very long rectangle and straps ( leave seam allowance just incase) ( mine would be 28'' LONG and 6 1/2" WIDE )
5. Now just fold down the sides of both the long rectangle and the straps "like a hem" for smooth edges.
6. So now all you have to do is add buttons on one open side of the long rectangle and button holes on the opposite side.
7. Don't forget to see where you want your straps to sit! Then just sew them in place!
8. If the vest does not sit with your curves, just flip it inside out and pin it to your curves and sew it right there!
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b389/SeeKataraRun/IMG_4186.jpg



I hope you like!
If any one has questions just ask!

And remember.. Crafting is TRUELY a girl's best friend.

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Dress Tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316359.msg3645260#msg3645260
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009 11:09:39 PM »

the tree is amazing! i love the free-ness of the leaves!
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009 11:21:19 PM »

I LOVE that green!

Most impressive =]
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009 11:50:30 PM »

that's amazing!
I love the tree especially.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009 03:44:13 AM »

Your dress is so beautiful! I love how the vest goes with it too.
Very nice work and thanks for sharing!
Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2009 06:18:00 AM »

Adorable!
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2009 07:56:05 AM »

so awesome Cheesy fabulous job on the tree/leaves! i would not have the patience for that haha

and I LOVE the vest...might need to make one myself Wink

GREAT JOB Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009 08:45:11 AM »

This is adorable! I love the colours in the dress. The leaves, and the back are especially lovely. Oh, and I totally want a similar vest.
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009 09:57:21 AM »

ooh ooh ooh  Shocked  tute tute tute please please please Kiss
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2009 12:55:18 PM »

the tree is amazing! i love the free-ness of the leaves!

Thank you! I love how free leaves are in real life, so I'm glad you think I captured that! :]!!
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