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Topic: I made some stuff for summer... and summer plays tricks on me!  (Read 17650 times)
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catcradle
« on: May 01, 2010 01:23:10 PM »

Well, I know, I know, it's spring and not summer yet, but last winter was so long and cold and unfriendly... :/
So I kept myself busy and finished some project that were on my mind since some time.
I was inspired by 40s and 50s, with its feminine touch, beautiful silhouette and awesome patterns (polka dots rules! Cheesy)
Anyway, hope you guys gonna like it, any feedback and comments are welcome. If you want to ask me any questions about "sewing techniques" Wink don't hesitate and send me a personal message. I will try to answer as fast as possible.
So, here it goes!




This beautiful white fabric was a gift from my future mother-in-law. Personally I was never found of white cloths and the idea of wearing bright colors, but after I saw that piece of fabric I wasn't thinking twice and just made that dress Wink


I just love the next one. It is rather tight, but still feels really comfortable. I'm happy about small detail - red buttons, they match nicely some other accessories, like shoes, bag, ... and since I'm a girly girl I got tones of such stuff and love to wear it!  Roll Eyes





Pinup style! (or am I mistaken?!) When I wear this dress I feel like million dollars Cheesy
Size zero should be damned, damned I say  Wink



And last but not least, my new bag! Notice little white anchor. I was looking for a proper button I could use for this project, but I've decided to make it by myself out of polymer clay. After it was ready I just painted it white and used lots of glue  Grin


It got pretty late (it's already after 10p.m.) so I think I deserved a glass of wine  Grin
During next few days i should post other pieces I made for this summer.

Lots of greeting to you all! Have a great summer  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010 01:30:37 PM »

Those all turned out amazing! I love your style  Grin I think my favorite is the pin-up one - You do look like a million bucks!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010 02:21:38 PM »

LOVE the dresses! Color me jealous! My favorite is the red and black one. I love all things red and black.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2010 02:53:53 PM »

Wow--I love your style!  What patterns did you use?  Or did you make them up?  You look absolutely gorgeous in the third one--love it!  *This Rocks!*
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2010 05:08:32 PM »

I LOVE the dresses!! they are amazing!!

did you use a pattern?? I was wondering if the skirt in the second and the third one is cut on the bias or if you used a stretchy fabric, as I can't see any darts and it fits to you perfectly!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2010 06:19:23 PM »

I'm curious if you used a pattern too!  I never considered myself as interested in retro styles but I am LUVIN these dresses! 

I'm with you, down with 0!  Girls are supposed to have curves!!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010 01:27:30 AM »

all of them are gorgeous.  I would so wear them Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2010 08:45:57 AM »

i love ll of these very much! i'm just learning proper dressmaking ( i am at very easy wrap dress stage!) but i aspire to make these kinds of dresses for myself, very good job, you look a million dollars! Grin
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catcradle
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2010 08:52:09 AM »

Thank you guys, it means so much to me!
Within few next days I'll try to make a little tutorial how to make some of these dresses, hope you might use it for your own projects. Wink

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2010 08:57:44 AM »

You have some great sewing skills. Adorable dresses. I also love the accessories you paired with them. Where did you get those red shoes from? Did you use any patterns?
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