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.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 303,773
Currently Running With Scissors:
616 Guests and 13 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: 4 dresses - seersucker, silk, scalloped, shirtdress and screenprinting!  (Read 2691 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: December 14, 2010 05:47:15 PM »

These holidays I'm trying to chew my way through my fabric stash. I have an addiction to buying remnants which means that I have to squeeze garments out of a metre or so of fabric. I was also given silk chiffon by my neighbour, who was a felter and incorporated silk into some of her wraps.
Apologies for slightly poor photos, (hopefully I'll be able to get some better ones) but here we go!

3 bits of chartreuse silk, and a few skerricks of blue checkered silk, with metal buttons. The skirt goes to about mid calf

6 different pieces of purple silk chiffon, in 4 different shades. The skirt has 3 layers. Pintucks and metal buttons.

3 remnants of blue striped seersucker - two light blue and one dark blue striped. This dress and the one above have bias binding around the armholes. This one has pearl buttons my neighbour gave me, and a built in tie that I'm not sure if I like. Also this one has pockets, unlike the other 3.

Finally a shirtdress squeezed out of two printed drill remnants, one 1 metre squared and one 1X0.5 metre piece. I screenprinted a design of moustachioed objects, fruit and vegetables which I'd drawn myself. I would have liked to include pockets and longer sleeves and a fuller skirt but I would have needed at least another 50 cm or metre.

The back

Added bonus: I also made a fancy waistcoat last year out of cotton satin printed with those moustache guys too!

If you'd like to see the moustaches in greater detail, they're here. http://www.louisagiffard.com/blogitem.pl?id=70

Hope you like it!
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010 05:55:59 PM »

Those are all awesome!   Shocked It's amazing how you used such small amounts of fabric!
I love the second one, and the scallop hem on the seersucker one is SO CUTE.
Great job!  Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010 05:57:00 PM »

Wonderful dresses!  They are all great.  I especially like the first one and the striped one.  But... I absolutely love your screen printing on the brown dress.  Hilarious.  Thanks for sharing!
Offline Offline

Posts: 1099
Joined: 16-Dec-2008

always procraftinating..............

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010 06:09:02 PM »

the print on that last one is so dang cool!

please visit my etsy shop. i love it when people buy my crap!  
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010 06:56:45 PM »

I love them all!  I have to say the first one might be my favorite though, that green is just awesome!
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010 09:06:53 PM »

Everything looks fantastic!  Maybe try not buttoning that top button on the brown moustache print dress.  Hitting this ROCKS!

If you can't do it with duck tape...it can't be done!

« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010 01:53:31 PM »

Aahh, I really love the third dress, the ruffles on the neckline are really cute!
Miss Smith
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2010 05:06:48 PM »

I absolutely love them. Especially the second one. Makes me want to get on my sewing machine right now.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Fan Fiction Vs Copyright
Katie Kitamura on Her Novel Gone to the Forest
Kristin Harmel on Writing The Sweetness of Forgetting
Kristin Harmel on Her Inspiration For The Sweetness of Forgetting
Cassandra Clare on Her City of Lost Souls Launch Event
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kitty Coasters
@Home This Weekend: Rustic Wreath
November 25, 2015 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

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 ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.