A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  It's time to vote!  Which Craftster member rocked dollar store crafting?  Cast your vote here!
Total Members: 305,655
Currently Running With Scissors:
575 Guests and 19 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Inspired Gibbous Halloween scrap dress roadblock  (Read 1410 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
catastrophe
« on: October 17, 2010 04:41:46 PM »

So this is a Gibbous inspired costume-dress that I've started on... I plan on wearing this on Halloween most likely; Only I've come to a roadblock. I have a very similar tanktop and skirt that I've sewed together,



On the dress I basted the part held together by safety pins..

Close up of skirt section,


So now it is a thigh length dress, I have this huge part of scraps that I've mended together, to sew onto the dress... my only concern is how to go about doing this the most efficient way. The wrap around section is splayed out at the tops and bottoms of it, so it can contour to the body. Am I best off pinning the whole thing while it's on me? (I don't have a mannequin) and basting sections, then sewing them accordingly?

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Li Is a Dram, From Which W First Must Wak Bor W May Dram Again
Ludi
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 11388
Joined: 06-Jan-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010 10:06:43 AM »

I would pin your texture piece on the dress and then put the dress on, and re-pin to get the dress to fit as you want it, then trim off the excess texture fabric and stitch the whole shebang together.  Usually I pin the scrap pieces  on my base garment and sew them on rather than making a separate texture unit, but I can see how doing it your way might be easier and faster.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"We can have anything we want, because we can make it." - RovingAnarchist

http://ernestthesiger.org/
https://www.gofundme.com/ernestthesiger
http://immenseminiatures.com/
catastrophe
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010 03:25:35 PM »

Thanks so much for your input! I'll be attempting this in the next few days..  Undecided
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Li Is a Dram, From Which W First Must Wak Bor W May Dram Again
Ludi
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 11388
Joined: 06-Jan-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010 04:26:59 PM »

Happy to help.   Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"We can have anything we want, because we can make it." - RovingAnarchist

http://ernestthesiger.org/
https://www.gofundme.com/ernestthesiger
http://immenseminiatures.com/
catastrophe
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010 05:43:22 PM »

For as far as this is coming along, the only downfall... you have no idea what I would do for a mannequin right about now..  Wink
Still searching around for a cheap used one rather than buying one offline. Whew
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Li Is a Dram, From Which W First Must Wak Bor W May Dram Again
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



How-To Videos
How to Make Dreadlocks with Short Hair
How to Make Dreadlocks
A Guide to Pageant Hair
Styling Ethnic Hair
Applying Toner to Ethnic Hair
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background
Easy Summer Salads

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.