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« Reply #490 on: March 01, 2012 02:46:11 PM »

So glad you bumped this because I found a skirt that is screaming to be gibboused up.
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« Reply #491 on: March 01, 2012 02:55:25 PM »

I'm still haunting.  I did find the long vest that I started last fall recently, though I don't remember now which box I spotted it in (long tedious move, mixed with lots of reno, so nearly everything is still in boxes).  But I want to get back to it eventually.....
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« Reply #492 on: March 06, 2012 08:44:05 AM »

Thats's excellent ladies! I've found a red dress in my scrap box that is screaming to be tattered-up! I'll have to snap some pics. I've started a brand new book with sketches and ideas in for this particular dress to I'll try to post some sketches I've been doing too! Smiley

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red/burgundy, cream and ivory with net and vintage lace Cheesy Fingers crossed it's going to be lovely!

Ooh, and for some inspiration, I've started a pinterest board called 'Tattered Inspiration', it's FULL of beautiful ideas and you can find it here, adding to it day by day. I'll also post to the first post for easy access Smiley
http://pinterest.com/dearestjackdaw/tattered-inspiration/
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« Reply #493 on: March 06, 2012 09:16:22 AM »

although I have yet to start my project, I am now following your pinboard, because that is just too awesome!

Thanks so much for sharing that with us all Smiley
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« Reply #494 on: March 06, 2012 09:30:22 AM »

although I have yet to start my project, I am now following your pinboard, because that is just too awesome!

Thanks so much for sharing that with us all Smiley

Hey no worries, I'm sort of new to Pinterest but that board seems to be popular with other users which is great! I'm glad you like it, happy inspiring!

Looking forward to seeing your project coming along soon Smiley
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« Reply #495 on: March 06, 2012 10:04:55 AM »

That's a wonderful pintrist board!
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« Reply #496 on: March 07, 2012 04:27:05 AM »

Thanks bookstore babe! There are some seriously talented people in the world ♥

Also folks, please do put a link to the sew-along in your siggy for others to stumble upon and be inspired! I've updated the pinterest board today, lots of new beauty to swoon over! http://pinterest.com/dearestjackdaw/tattered-inspiration/
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« Reply #497 on: March 08, 2012 06:26:17 AM »

Hallo! Just thought I'd update with my started piece. It looks purple in the image but it's actually more dark burgundy! It buttons right down to the ground and you can even unbutton the straps at the back - might make for some interesting options Smiley Very small too so when I chop off the bottom section I might use it to widen some areas.. we'll see how it goes! Cheesy

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« Reply #498 on: March 08, 2012 02:37:55 PM »

I like that. I have a skirt I will get pictures of and ask for suggestions. I just got a most amazing swap package, so when I get the pics, I'll take one of this skirt.

What direction do you plan to go with that dress? Lace, doilies, patchy, or even embroidery? Your skills are definitely up for this.
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« Reply #499 on: March 08, 2012 02:56:03 PM »

I like that. I have a skirt I will get pictures of and ask for suggestions. I just got a most amazing swap package, so when I get the pics, I'll take one of this skirt.

What direction do you plan to go with that dress? Lace, doilies, patchy, or even embroidery? Your skills are definitely up for this.

Thank you lovely! I'm planning on keeping the top part structured, sewing down strips/ribbons ets to give it some sort of corset appearance (hopefully!) and then cut the bottom of the dress off, and add floaty feathery lacey doilie (of course Cheesy tehee) and ruffled bits to end at around about knee length. Smiley

I've sketched out a few ideas so far but I'm not entirely happy with any just yet - have you tried drawing in this style? It's so difficult!! I think with a lot of these and particularly the fuller ones, it's always better to start from the bottom up!

Looking forward to seeing your item and contributing some ideas Smiley Smiley
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