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« on: February 16, 2011 07:25:10 AM »

I don't think i've posted on here a lot recently.  It's quite sad actually.  I have been busy with school and just kinda lazy in terms of making things and posting it.   Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I got an email from a lady who found me on a website called Skillpages.com (formerly weedle.com) and she asked me if I could make a variety of tops for her.  Last week through some procrastination and school I finally finished it and delivered it.  Granted, these photos aren't the actual finished shirt, considering I had to re-make the sleeves (they were too tight around, I measured wrong when I drafted them, so after redrafting and handstitching the inside of the cuffs again, I finally got it delivered.  I probably should have charged more than $45 for the thing, but she decided to spend like $60 on the fabric for the shirt (why I'll never know)  I used the pattern Desira from Burdastyle, but added sleeves that I drafted myself and used the pieces that were supposed to be cap sleeves for cuffs, which worked out nicely.  I also added the shiny blue and gold trim to the collar like she wanted.

The colour in the photos doesn't show the true colour of the shirt, it was a really pretty teal.

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011 07:58:55 AM »

This is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the fabric. I could stare at it forever *_* It goes really well with the pattern too, and the trim is a great touch. Soooo pretty Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011 08:52:55 AM »

What a lovely style and color!  The trim is to die for!

Was the fabric hard to work with?

You did a fabulous job considering how little she paid you for it...I am sure the details and the time you spent were way above that! Cheesy

The only minor thing I would point out for future reference is possibly the fabric pattern placement...not sure if it is just your dressform, but the triangles over the full part of the bust are a bit distracting Cheesy...when worn, I am sure they fall in a different place Wink

You certainly met the challenge---did you post the other tops she wanted as well?
Fabulous!

I have selected this piece as a MODERATOR's CHOICE!!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=126339.msg1219613#
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011 12:52:37 PM »

Beautiful! I can never understand spening so much on fabric, though. I'm always sewing to save money! And as far as the diamonds on the bust go, I don't find them distracting at all, there's so many that there was bound to be diamonds over something...

Great work. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011 12:58:05 PM »

ha ha it could have been the circles falling on the wrong parts... Wink

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011 10:48:49 AM »

@oddacity thank you
@alwaysinmyroom the fabric wasn't hard to work with, it was a woven cotton with a print, actually pretty simple, I wanted to charge her more, but she started complaining about how much she paid for fabric, but I do know she'll come back to me for more items, I spent at least 6 hours in total on the project, and Jack (my dressform) has broader shoulders than the woman I made the top for, where the pattern is falling in the photo actually didn't look like that on her. and thanks Smiley
@glasstapper I can never bring myself to spend that much on fabric and only 3 yards of it too, i'm sure the trims she purchased was around 8-10 dollars for the whole amount she got, when I buy fabric I go to the sale section, remnants bin and I have a discount card that I use whenever I go shopping.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011 11:13:20 AM »

Well, it looks way more expensive and she got a great deal, so she better come back for more! Cheesy

I find it odd that she would complain since she is the one to pick out the fabric!!! many seamstresses do the fabric shopping and then ADD a percentage to it for the time to find the fabric!

Trims can be so expensive!  But it does make the top very special and unique!

I personally do not think sewing clothing is less expensive than buying it unless you are talking about doing knock-offs of high end clothing...
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2011 07:30:16 AM »

Fabulous!!! It look very neat work. I think when you wear, it will be outstanding and look charming.  Shocked  Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2011 09:18:12 PM »

lovely!
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2011 10:52:52 AM »

Beautiful!!
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