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Topic: 1st clothing clothing piece-velvety velour & lace capelet/shrug/bolero & 1st hat  (Read 2157 times)
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« on: October 17, 2010 07:20:24 PM »

I haven't posted a project in a while, and this is clothing... which except for aprons, I've never done!  I am working on a cigarette girl costume for halloween - so I will show you the hat as well, which is heavily inspired by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357281.0 which I still haven't commented on but I am going to right after this ... It's one of the most amazing things I've EVER seen on craftster, or the internet for that matter.  I bookmarked it and just never commented.  Maybe I was just speechless?  Anyway, two weeks ago, biting off waaaay more than I could chew, I took the pictures to Joann's and bought a bunch of different fabrics and some accroutrements at other stores and I was on my way.  This is where I am so far.  I have another top started, but I'm not happy with it... so I'll be starting that over.  Next I'll be working on the (circle) skirt, the glove-like things, the box that will hold my 72 boxes  Roll Eyes of candy cigarettes and other offerings and maybe some little straps to go over my ankles that will look like they're attached to my high heels.


This capelet/bolero/shrug is inspired by this http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/anouschka-capelet?image=1682 and I made the pattern myself - I layed newspaper down onto a button-down shirt I have and sorta traced the pieces and changed it a little  Smiley


Here's the back:


It has puffy sleeves which I <3!


The closure:

Thinking about adding another layer to the collar (of another lace that I have) more like the inspiration piece.  What do y'all think?

Here's the cigarette girl hat ... can't believe I actually made a hat.  Now I'm a Mad Hatter!  This is HEAVILY inspired by LaPetiteMenagerie's hat

I did not make the flower pin  Embarrassed

I lined it!  Smiley


Here is a pic of the fabric that I'm using for the skirt.  It's a sort of gunmetal silver pleather!  It's going to be a bitch to sew.    Roll Eyes  Any tips would be greatly appreciated!


I was also able to do all this with the help of my lovely assistant, pictured, Michelle2 - my dressform that my dear boyfriend helped me build last week with the help of this tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=275007.0  I love those tutorial lists!  I love craftster!!!

Sorry this was so wordy  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010 08:58:33 PM »

I love the bolero! The back looks so elegant  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2010 09:13:24 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010 02:02:34 PM »

For sewing that pleather, use a teflon foot so it will glide across it. Sometimes reg feet are a bit grabby on that type of fabric.

Cute hat!!

I can't wait to see your version.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010 09:52:35 AM »

For sewing that pleather, use a teflon foot so it will glide across it. Sometimes reg feet are a bit grabby on that type of fabric.

Cute hat!!

I can't wait to see your version.

Thank you for the advise and thank you for the compliment!  I will be sure to post the entire costume once it's done!
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010 11:12:07 PM »

What a treasure U made yourself!
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010 10:13:34 AM »

Thank you so much!
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010 01:26:47 PM »

It's all very classy! I love the sleeves on the bolero and the lace gives it a nice extra edge. Very fab!
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010 10:00:34 AM »

It's all very classy! I love the sleeves on the bolero and the lace gives it a nice extra edge. Very fab!

THANK YOU!!!  Hopefully I'll have time to add some more lace to the collar...I'm still working on the costume and time is running out!
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