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Topic: I <3 Gibbous Altered Fashions sew-along!  (Read 76635 times)
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Hazelhoneylove
« Reply #610 on: June 06, 2012 11:13:52 PM »


I'll get photo of it on in natural light.  It is gibbous slightly because one arm has serged ruffles the other is raw edged.  Bottom back ruffle is longer on one side than the other.  I also used contrasting white threads and let the tails show
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« Reply #611 on: June 08, 2012 02:03:02 AM »

Wow Hazelhoneylove I'd love to see it on! Looks fab Smiley
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« Reply #612 on: June 08, 2012 03:51:26 AM »

I like that a lot!  And it has inspired me to finally get my bottom in gear making my Duct Tape Dummy so that I have a place to work on mine.

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« Reply #613 on: June 21, 2012 05:15:39 PM »

I'm adoring this style and everyone's creations. Loukr since you can't bleach the black corset can you turn it inside out?  What's the inner fabric?
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« Reply #614 on: July 01, 2012 11:44:39 AM »

You guys have surpassed me so far. Got a lot of work done on the poppet house, so took out the skirt and ACTUALLY put in a zipper, and I did such a bad job that there are going to be a ton of embellishments. LOL, Will get pics next weekend, I'm just about tapped out. Loukr, any of the outfits you made would be good at your hippie festival.
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« Reply #615 on: July 01, 2012 02:26:10 PM »

I have been so bad... I have tons of fabrics, my corset, trims, and time on my hands...but I have been too lazy to make my duct tape double that I haven't done a single thing... So envious of you all being motivated and doing such wonderful things!
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« Reply #616 on: July 02, 2012 10:19:15 PM »

I have a question for those of you who have completed a Gibbous top! I've looked through ALL of the pages, and you guys mention that the fabric tends to shrink a LOT due to the layers. The trouble is, I want to make a Gibbous-style trench coat from scratch (which is intimidating enough, as I have very basic sewing skills!). I plan on creating the garment first, and then applying all of the interesting bits when it is completed. Trouble is, I don't know what size I should make it! I wear a size 2-3 normally, but I don't know whether I should make it equivalent to a size 4, a size 6, or even larger!

So my question is: roughly how much shrinkage did your projects undergo? I know that it all depends on how much you sew to your outfit, but I'm hoping that I can get a few different answers based on your personal experiences, so I can try to aim accordingly!

Thank you sooooo much for any help you might be able to give! Smiley
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« Reply #617 on: July 07, 2012 06:20:36 AM »

Ambitious, but doable. I would say look at how you plan to cut the elements to sew on, how thick and then make your decsion. For a full coverage, I would at least go up two sizes. Loukr would be the expert.
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« Reply #618 on: July 09, 2012 04:41:30 AM »

I have a question for those of you who have completed a Gibbous top! I've looked through ALL of the pages, and you guys mention that the fabric tends to shrink a LOT due to the layers. The trouble is, I want to make a Gibbous-style trench coat from scratch (which is intimidating enough, as I have very basic sewing skills!). I plan on creating the garment first, and then applying all of the interesting bits when it is completed. Trouble is, I don't know what size I should make it! I wear a size 2-3 normally, but I don't know whether I should make it equivalent to a size 4, a size 6, or even larger!

So my question is: roughly how much shrinkage did your projects undergo? I know that it all depends on how much you sew to your outfit, but I'm hoping that I can get a few different answers based on your personal experiences, so I can try to aim accordingly!

Thank you sooooo much for any help you might be able to give! Smiley

Hmmmmmm this is a toughie. If it were me, I would be tempted to create my textured fabric first, with laces and silks and all sorts of stuff, THEN cut out my pattern pieces from it and sew the trench coat together in my usual size, from here I'd then add the larger embillishments such as buttons and trinkets but hand stitch them as I'd have more control over shrinkage.

When using a machine and covering something in tonnes and tonnes of stitches, that's when it shrinks. If you're hand sewing you will have far more control over it Smiley

However, if you want to go down the make first, embellish later route, I would go up at least two sizes. Hell, if it gets too small you could always cut a slit in it and add lacing like a corset, which looks amazing on this style! It's also easy to add panels if it's a tad tight without it looking like it was an accident Cheesy

Hope this helps somewhat?
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« Reply #619 on: July 09, 2012 08:01:52 AM »

If it were me, I would make the yardage and then make the coat as loukr suggests.  That will also help to keep it from becoming super heavy.  It's easy to just keep sewing things on an existing garment till it looks amazing....and then you can't wear it because it is closer to cast iron then fabric by then Grin
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