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« Reply #210 on: July 18, 2010 02:45:13 PM »

Lady L, the problem wasn't where to start but when to stop! It's pretty addictive when you get going on it.

You can see from the gallery that everyone has their own interpretation of the style: some are flat, some are very 3-D, some are large plain areas with clearly-defined appliqus, some are crazy all-over patchwork, etc.

I didn't really know where to start either, but my partner had said she liked 1940's styles and rich, jewel-like colours. I had originally imagined making something pale and fairy-like (like Cassadee's dress) and this was a 180-degree shift. So I started with a photo of a late 1940's day dress I liked, and this postcard. The rest was just going through boxes of fabric pieces for raw materials. (I ended up using a lot of the white stuff I'd collected for the underskirt.)

I looked at a lot of the stuff from the Gibbous site for inspiration, mostly regarding technique, not overall look, as I was aiming for something different. Now, of course, you can get even more inspiration from the stuff in this gallery! Wow!

So just sit down and do it. Start anywhere; work backwards and forwards; if you don't like something, just cut it off and add something else, or sew more over top of it. No ripping out in this kind of sewing!

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« Reply #211 on: July 18, 2010 03:03:59 PM »

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So just sit down and do it. Start anywhere; work backwards and forwards; if you don't like something, just cut it off and add something else, or sew more over top of it. No ripping out in this kind of sewing!

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Well said, and love leaving the seam ripper behind, not that I can ever find it anyway.
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« Reply #212 on: July 18, 2010 11:56:50 PM »

I think I'm going to try my hand at making myself something gibbous - Am thinking of making myself a vest/waistcoat. Perhaps we should start a gibbous stitchalong....
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« Reply #213 on: July 19, 2010 12:45:11 AM »

Thanks for the advice wulf! I have insane amounts of scrap pieces.. I should really pull out my sewing machine and should again atempt to figure out how to work it. But, your dress is the epitome of what i dream of wearing:)! Lovely!
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« Reply #214 on: July 19, 2010 05:25:08 AM »

Jumping in to add my interest in gaining some skills in the art of gibbous-ing, haha.  A stitchalong sounds great.  I am finishing up some swaps and then I would love to try my hand at this.  Maybe if I successfully complete something I'll feel confident enough to join the next round of this swap!
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« Reply #215 on: July 19, 2010 07:52:08 AM »

Wulf- That is amazing!!! I need to find someone to make me a wedding dress like that!! Can you imagine the possibilities!?!!
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« Reply #216 on: July 19, 2010 09:01:01 AM »

Stitchalong=YES!   Cheesy
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« Reply #217 on: July 19, 2010 09:03:02 AM »

A stitchalong sounds really cool.  I'm sure it would help me get over the "what am I doing??" feelings Grin
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« Reply #218 on: July 19, 2010 09:11:33 AM »

Lots of craftalongs are still going on, and no deadline like swaps. Sounds fun.
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« Reply #219 on: July 19, 2010 01:56:33 PM »

Hi! I've been following this swap from the beginning. Just wanted to say that I'd really love to try a stitchalong. I'm so inspired by all the great results - you guys are amazing!
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