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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2010 04:48:33 AM »

I can't believe someone has already finished something, and how far along everyone else is!!!!

I have started a little something after seeing the amazing gallery for the gibbous swap!! Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2010 05:38:00 AM »

Ooh wow there's so much interest in this sew-along!!

katara your waistcoat looks great! Personally I think a lining in a neutral coloured but funky patterned fabric would look equally as cool as having no lining at all!  I guess it's all down to preference!

lovesclutter yuou've got yourself the perfect pase garment I think! The fact that it's a button-down means it will be easier to sew bits on without having to undo any seams Smiley

Ludi, I'd be inclined to add some dusky pinks and peaches in with those fabrics, but that's because they're my favourites! I think if you've got the right selection, anything will work!

suereal that hood is AMAZING! I want one! I love all the pieces you've gathered for your garment!

I know this pic is rubbish, but this is the print from the curtain I'm planning on using for my main material!


Although I'm stuck between that and a blue and ivory dress.. hmmmm decisions decisions!
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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2010 10:28:51 AM »

Ok, here are my final color choices (unless you-all say "Ick!"  Tongue  ):



What do you think? 

Thanks so much for your help!

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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2010 10:48:45 AM »

I forgot to mention how cool that vest is! And I think I would be tempted to get something really wild to line it with.  I have a gold and black stripe that I got a few years ago from the Halloween fabrics..but I also hate to line things LOL

loukr-That hood came off of a really ugly t-shirt...and I think I have had it for about 10 years.  But everytime I tried to get rid of it, I just couldn't make myself, and now I know why. And (even tho it is not my style)  I think that fabric will be a great starting point for a very feminine outfit.  Do you know what type of garment you will make with it?

Ludi-I love your color pallet.  It's pretty similar to mine (I just don't pinks) Which color will be the main? Or are you going to try for even distribution?
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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2010 10:57:53 AM »

The orange and rust are the two main colors on the skirt, with the others as accents on the bodice.  The peach crochet will be the trim on the bodice.  Anyway, that's the plan so far! 
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« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2010 12:05:12 PM »

Count.Me.In.
i want in on anything gibbous. i will be making a silk dress from the leftovers from the bibbous swap, i bought like three grocery bags full of silk shirts, skirts and slips from a local thriftstore (for 5$ a bag!) and it has been a long time lust of mine to own a patchy silk dress, before i had even heard of gibbous i had planned it. posting pics asap.
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« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2010 12:15:05 PM »

I do like the colour choices now that you've said the pink is an accent Wink the rust and orange colours are gorgeous!!

This is what i've come up with so far, i had some cotton that is kind of like a thin canvas that i'd painted too much of for a previous project and thought it would make a sturdy and pretty (if any shows through when it's done Wink) bodice base for it!
I want to make it a dress that's longer and poofier at the back (hence the tulle) and i love buttons and hate adding zips to stuff Tongue





i'm thinking mostly neutral colours and teal/turquiose as main fabric choices with touches of black Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2010 05:32:21 PM »

I'm glad you like the colors - now if I can just place them appropriately.  I hope to start pinning tomorrow. 

What shape will your bodice be, goldsheep?

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« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2010 05:40:44 PM »

What do you mean, at the top?? I have no idea, i'm hoping the fabric will tell me Smiley

(on a side note, i'm jealous of you guys from the US in the UK the closest thing to a thrift store is a charity shop, and most don't do anything like bags of fabric or really really cheap clothes Sad)
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« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2010 08:40:20 PM »

Suereal, your suggestion of a padded hanger to hang a coat or cloak work on is absolutely brilliant!  I have a perfect wooden suit hanger that would only need a bit of foam to make it shoulder-width. Okay, that's one problem solved.

I'd suggest opening your skirt out so you can work on it flat. I found that the easiest way to do the heavy-duty stitching on a skirt was to roll up both sides leaving about 18 in. open to work on. That way the rest of the fabric wasn't at risk of getting accidentally sewn in. (Always a danger when you really get cookin' and lose track of where you are!) Your fabrics are great, and personally I really like working with silk. The raw silks and tussahs are great to apply embellishment like ribbons and cord onto, and the really thin China silk puckers and wrinkles when it's overstitched in a way that I think is quite sensual and beautiful. And your colours are great!

Speaking of colours, Ludi, I like your palette, but if it were me I'd mix in bits of at least one strong colour as an accent. Maybe a strong green or turquoise? Not much of it - just a bit of ribbon or embroidery or something to give your eye just a wee jolt every now and then.

Can you believe how fast this thing is moving along? Shocked

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