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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2010 02:06:54 PM »

hhmmm what to do what do....maybe a long vest.....with removable sleeves....I'll have to think on this a wee bit...but YEAH!!! This will be fun...and I'll get to keep it LOL

Wow this is such an open ended idea.. I'm having a difficult time focusing...do I stick with one color pallet, do I just use anything and make it completely wacky (which will drive my denim warrior hub crazy LOL) egad.....sooo many options....
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2010 02:08:57 PM »

Ludi, with all those browns and rusts, the new 'it' color is teal, but I would love to seen more of a turquoise. I don't know if I sent you that fabric, as I have a mound of batiks and other very heavy velours.
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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2010 02:16:25 PM »

Thanks for that suggestion, lovesclutter - I am looking at some greenish blues....
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2010 02:27:58 PM »

Love the colours you have so far. They are warm and earthy.
I would compliment them with a bright apple green. If that is too much of a contrast, a mossy green would be great too.
A bright (sky) blue would make for an interesting contrast too.
But perhaps you don't want too much contrast, in which case you could go for a more matching tone, like dark orange, or a darker brown.
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2010 03:18:28 PM »

Oh! I'm so glad there is this stitch along! I have made one gibbous inspired piece and would love to have something for myself! I'll have to get to work on this after my last few swap items are finished up!

I LOVE that waistcoat! I totally want a vest or waistcoat of my own!
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2010 04:16:59 PM »

wow! you guys are fast!
I just saw this, hope to get involved. I have so much work I should be doing on my sewing machine right now though.... but its so boooring and this looks like FUN!
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2010 05:37:57 PM »

Okay, Katara, I think you've set a new speed record for posting a project in a craft-along! That vest is great!

Personally, I would line it, just because vests are usually lined and I like the contrast between the scrappy, just-fell-together outside and the deliberateness of proper lining. It shows you know what you're doing however haphazard the garment looks. (Though your vest isn't haphazard at all - really quite rhythmic and balanced in fact.)

I'm really undecided about what to make. I would like a long coat, but that seems like a lot of work and more importantly, would take up more work space than I have available. (Also no dress form.) I like waistcoats but I got such a good one from thatbluesea that  it would seem a waste of time to try to make another one. I have a great hippy shirt that's too small for me (left over from a production of "Hair") , and I'd intended to use it for a pattern to make one in the right size. But I could also just splice and patch it out to make it fit. And of course I have this idea for a cloak, but that has the same problem as the coat. But can't you just imagine... Smiley

Lovesclutter, that purple dress has so much potential! You could turn it into almost anything, and that colour could go in almost any direction.

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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2010 05:50:43 PM »

Thanks for the color suggestions - I'll be digging out my scraps and posting some choices tomorrow, I think...

Wulf, I would also like to do a coat or jacket, but am also intimidated by the scale of the project!   Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2010 06:23:56 PM »

Wulf_ I don't know what your thrift is like in your area, but you could get a lady's dress with long sleeves, and just cut it up the middle...tada- long coat.  I see them all the time for really cheep around here, and in a bunch of different materials.  Some are so shapeless you don't have to worry about the shape of the lady bits.  And would a padded coathanger hanging from the ceiling somewhere give you the drape enough?

I just found the bias cut burgundy linen dress I have been chucking around with me for 5 or 8 years that doesn't fit.  I just cut it up the middle and cut out the ..what's it called???...facing? and it's in the wash now, to see what happens.  I'm hoping the cut bits will go nice and chenille like.  And then it will be a long vest

I also found a few silk skirts that I want to use as the base for some woven silk upholstery remnets I was given last year.  Do y'all think I will be better off cutting the skirt open to work with it?  I think I will go that way...but maybe that is a bigger pain?  It fits all right now, all though I know I will have to make a different waist band anyway.  But fitting is such a tedious thing for me..

I am also worried about how heavy this could get...not emotionally but temperature wise..I over heat easy...

UPDATE:  I was just here
http://www.gibbousfashions.com/shop.php
and I figured out what I wanna do.  I'll post pics once the vest is dry.
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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2010 09:15:49 PM »

So these are the things I have decided to work with.. Ignore the denium vest please, it is just to pad out my wire dress goddess


That is a close up of the front of the vest.  The bias shredded nicely.  I'm going to work it inside out, because I like the black support band that was in it.  I'll have to make sure and cover the tucks and stuff 'cause they just look silly hanging out like little fins..It is as a better color then shows here.  Kind of a wine burgundy.



A close up of the back shoulder and the hood I will add in (everything should have a hood or glow in the dark as far as I'm concerned Grin


A really bad photo of the back with the hood laid on so you can see the basic shape.


The bits I am starting with the vest.  I was thinking of mostly black, but I am liking the creams and greens with it.  I want to add a bit of orange too.  I'm going to put a patch I made of my Sig Pic (my little guy Cosmo as a butterfly) on the back just under where the hood will sit.


This is the fabric (lower right) and the bits I have started with for the skirt.  The fabric would not photo the color it is.  It is a weird combo of mustard, brown, and green.  It looks brown here.  I'll have to see about getting a true color for the end pick.  The skirt bit came off of a dress that had a really stiff and weird boxy top. The skirt was heavily pleated, so I have 96 inches in width to play with.  It's a heavy shantung (I think) silk.  I'm thinking I will lay a bit down then lay the silk over the bit and then sew, so it will be a bit stripy looking.


And this is the pile of washed woven silk upholstery bits I was given (I love my quilt guild. Yeah and THANKS  Blue Mountian Quilters!).  I will probably be using this on the skirt mostly..but maybe some on the vest too.

Too tired to start to sew, and I have stuff I need to get finished..so I will probably start in a few days I think.

Thanks for looking! sureal
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