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« Reply #600 on: April 30, 2012 06:06:46 AM »

I've lemonned my corset!! lol. I have tested a bit on the inside so now playing the waiting game! If it doesn't work I'll just work on it with dark colours but dark isn't really my thang y'know! Cheesy

dewshinesdopp, looking forward to seeing some progress shots, the corset looks fab as is!
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« Reply #601 on: May 01, 2012 05:54:09 AM »

Hey folks, me again! The lemon bleach thing didn't work.. it still black and DARK! It's acetate velvet.. maybe the colour won't budge Sad

Anyway, whilst I'm working on the roses of my other dress at home and by hand, I've picked up where I left off on another dress from WAY back in this thread, here's the last time we saw it:



And this is the progress I've made today:



Granted, it's not the most amaaaazing transformation so far, but this one went away in a bag because I felt it was getting uglier by the stitch, but now Ive got it out again I'm looking at it in a whole new light!

I've got the remains of a white cotton skirt lining and some lace having a bath in my washing up bowl at the moment surrounded by tea, this will create a petticoat type underskirt to help with that gaping hole at the front to create a bit more dignity for the wearer! The zip has been an issue with this dress ever since I put the damn thing in, so I may have to re-think the opening of it but hey - that's what's great about this style! Mistakes become a BIG part Cheesy:D:D

So far so good, I still need to blend the bodice into the skirt as it looks too blockey right now but it looks so much better than before - I think!

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« Reply #602 on: May 01, 2012 08:16:36 AM »

I think it's beautiful! I love the gathers Smiley  I haven't done a thing with my corset.  Not even trying to start that until June.  May is ~way~ to hectic for me.  Smiley

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« Reply #603 on: May 01, 2012 05:28:12 PM »

Loukr, I'm glad you pulled it out. I did figure out a few things on my skirt. I have been working on another project and am a little old to craft after work. I'm a tired old crazy cat lady after all. I love the looks, but my main fear, draping, which you do so well. I am down but not out. (Banshee war cry!)
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« Reply #604 on: May 09, 2012 10:00:35 PM »

Wow this looks like great place to learn the tattered process. I started making a vest out of coral red fabric today and it's not coming out as funky as I'd like.  This thread will give me some ideas.  Loukr yor dress looks great.
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« Reply #605 on: May 15, 2012 12:36:47 PM »

Lovesclutter, draping is the MOST fun ever! I was taught during my fashion years at college and it just.. stuck!

Hazelhoneylove, I'd love to see your vest Cheesy

dewshinesdopp - cannot wait to see you start on your corset! I can't wait to start on mine either! I've secured a photoshoot with an awesome photographer and I need 3 dresses by the end on may.. EEK!

Here's the other dress so far. It's funny, when I started, it didn't really fit me (too small!), but the more stitches I put in, the smaller it got and as I'm losing weight, it's like I'm shrinking with the dress :/ looool Anyway, here! It still needs a bunch of roses Smiley

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« Reply #606 on: May 15, 2012 12:40:31 PM »

beautiful...you look like a fairy princess!  I love the roses on the side and the fluttery hemline...very nice work as usual!
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« Reply #607 on: May 17, 2012 08:19:35 AM »

beautiful...you look like a fairy princess!  I love the roses on the side and the fluttery hemline...very nice work as usual!
Thank you lovely! Those roses are taking longer than I thought they would! SO I started another dress today! lol. I never finish ANYTHING, I'm so naughty! It started as a size 16 vintage floral cropped jacket thing that I bought MONTHS ago, here:


Sleeves chopped off and jacket opened up like a tabbard:


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I have no idea where it's going.. I just wanted to start a new one so I'm just sort of adding scraps all over the place. I like the floral-ness of the jacket so I think I'll definitely leave some on show towards the top of it. Cheesy


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« Reply #608 on: May 17, 2012 11:52:32 AM »

I admire your bravery in just plunging in and making your clothing as you feel...it gives it a very much scrappy look (I guess gibbous should be used!)...the florals are particularly romantic and beautiful...where do you find these pieces?
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« Reply #609 on: May 18, 2012 02:32:56 AM »

loukr- I love seeing your creations! They are so pretty and romantic! Great fabrics again that make me wish I didn't look like a really, really sick person in these kinds of colors. *sigh* Well, strong colors it is for me, I'm afraid- if I ever get some spare moments to work on my tiny project... Grin
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