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Topic: Things I've made in the past year: dresses, skirts, shorts, shirt, and vest  (Read 4626 times)
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« on: August 10, 2009 12:27:39 AM »

Black paisley halter dress


I added bra cups (cut from a worn-out bra) so I could wear it without a strapless bra that is forever falling down yet still showing in the back.


The necessary sweater needed to battle over air-conditioning

Pattern (view C)

My take on the infinity dress

It's probably just my color choice, on sale grey, but this dress makes me don a crown of ivy and get in line for beer pong.

Blue and green dress: McCalls 5094 (view B/C sort of)
I didn't realize my tank top tan was that bad. Guess I won't be wearing this dress this summer.

Blue, green, and grey t-shirt skirt
I posted this in recon but I think it's fair to post here too because the t-shirt scraps don't keep any aspects of the original shirts except for the bottom hem. I learned an important lesson with tiered skirts: runch up the bottom tier first and sew up tier by tier.

Green plaid high-waisted skirt McCalls 9398 (1968) view C
I inherited this pattern from my grandma. I can't decide if I like it with the shirt out or tucked in.

Does it make me look too short?

Paneled skirt from 70s flowered curtain fabric
I just made it up as I went.

Indian inspired long pink skirt
I bought the fabric and after having it in my stash for a good two years couldn't picture it being anything but a long skirt. I with I could have made it a few inches longer but it was only 36" fabric.

Teal woven straight skirt. New Look 6433 view A

I also plan on making view C and view E in the near future.

Fuzzy bunny sleep shorts
I made these by tracing an old pair of soffees.

close up of the bunny embroidery

Empire-waist pink tank top. New Look 6782 view B without the belt.

I really like this shirt and will try making view C next time I have some knit fabric lying around.

Franzi vest from Burda

I don't like the way my machine does button holes so the buttons are just sewn on with snaps on the back.

I hope you enjoyed my very long post!
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009 12:52:35 AM »

I love all of these, especially the tweed look skirt which I think looks best with the top tucked in (I've got a real thing for high waisted skirts at the moment and would probably whack a giant belt on to it!) Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009 02:40:03 AM »

wow, those are really a lot of clothes you did, great job too Grin

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009 08:30:14 PM »

You've been super productive.  I LOVE vintage patterns and really like the high waisted skirt.   Good job!
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009 03:53:43 AM »

Love the paisley dress and the green plaid skirt...and no it doesn't make you look short at all  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009 04:32:03 AM »

Wow, I am very impressed on everything you have done. I know what you mean about issues with buttonholes.  I don't care for the buttonholes on my "new" Elna (circa 1989), so I use my old Singer (circa 1948).

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009 06:46:48 PM »

Awesome work! i have the same vintage skirt pattern. you've inspired me to try it for myself.  Cheesy
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009 09:05:26 PM »

Awesome! My favorite is the teal straight skirt, it fits you perfectly & is very flattering! And somehow you can pull off teal. I can't do teal!

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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2009 10:42:00 AM »

I adore the blue and green dress, and the long skirt is really great fabric.  Nice work!
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2009 11:42:57 AM »

everything is so cute and i love that pink tank top.  Smiley


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