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« on: November 01, 2009 09:12:34 AM »

I tried to make sure there was a nice mix of formal and everyday, new and old, futuristic and old fashioned.  Let me know what you think.

Blue silk 'peacock' dress.  The dress is blue silk satin, the brocade is a peacock feather print bought at a shop in Chinatown.  I use it again in a teal top as well.



Teal silk blouse with peakcock brocade trim.


Silk twill gray skirt.


Worn with modified tees.  I dyed this one blue (it was pink) and added a freezer paper stencil.  Then, I painted some more with freezer paper backing.  The rest were done the same way.

I added a circular flower to it, later:

Owl top, with circular knit skirt made of medium grey cotton jersey:



Black brocade with a self fabric belt from a 1950's pattern.  Wore this to the theater with a purple scarf I dyed.


Purply pink formal, cut down from a larger, longer dress.



Green Oriental print top, worn with silk twill skirt.



Teal and forest green wool knit top ('Bad Penny' on Knitty, modified) with lace pattern at the end.  The skirt is a forest green wool with dark purple lining.



Another 'Bad Penny' made of dark grey cotton, worn with silk purple print skirt with ruffle.  The flower pin is made of the print plus the lining.



That 'Raised Floor' ad is the bane of my existence.  It has interrupted me 6 times while writing this.   No, 7!

Anyway- Please let me know what you think!  
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 09:34:03 AM »

Wow! What a great idea to do a home collection. Then you know everything goes together. I am so impressed I don't even think I can pick a favorite... Okay, I'll try: peacock dress, gray skirt and owl top. Awesome job on everything!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009 10:48:35 AM »

That is absolutely incredible!  And so inspiring.  Everything you made looks absolutely fantastic, and it all compliments you so well!  And you rock for the Doctor Who thing.
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009 12:45:10 PM »

Ah wish I was good enough to sew my whole wardrobe.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009 02:24:17 PM »

Thank you!  It wasn't hard, just took a lot of time.   Smiley
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked I really like what you've made... I can't choose just one outfit, it's incredible, really.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009 06:15:05 PM »

They are stunning! The black brocade dress is the winner for me though - that is seriously hot  Wink And love the Dr Who inspiration!
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2009 06:49:23 PM »

That is such a great idea! Will you do the same every season?
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2009 07:28:14 PM »

Wow!  That peacock dress is absolutely stunning.  I'm also a fan of the teal blouse.

Is the owl top silk screened on, or an applique?  I love the little owl, it's really cute and patterns set more towards the bottom of a shirt or blouse always catch my attention.  It looks very well done.

I'm really in love with the green Oriental top too.  I wish I had something like that (or had the body type to pull off that particular style)!  I bet the colors look fantastic in person. 

Now you're prepared to look great no matter what social situation you find yourself in this winter!  My closet is totally envious. Grin  Keep up the good work, especially with those blue and green tones.  I love clothing in that color scheme. 

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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2009 06:50:02 PM »

Wow - you've really created a fabulous collection.  I love the colors, but I think the skirts are my favorites.  I haven't ever tried to make my own clothes, so I'm super impressed.

Very nice job on all of this!
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