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glasstapper
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2011 12:28:11 AM »

Hey, sorry it's taken a few days to post these, but I did take a ton of pictures before I sent, so here are some! Smiley


The skirt on my dressform



Detail shot of lace applique flower. You have no idea how proud I was to find perfect matches for both the blue and the yellow, and use one as top thread and one in the bobbin-- the zigzag just disappears over the lace and it comes out looking much cleaner than ribbon trim!



This shows the lace trim along the bottom and how there are two hems for some interest-- the fabric was thin and pretty see-through, so I thought two layers would be better.



This is the inside of the garment showing the center back (/only) seam. I wanted to make it french seams, but forgot in the middle and therefore stitched the seam allowances together to make mock french seams.



And this was me messing around with my dressform to see the other possibilites. Smiley

As you can tell, I planned the flower to be at center front, but I think I like it off to the side like that even better!
I'm really glad it fits and you enjoy it. Smiley

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The_ChiHa
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2011 01:39:22 PM »

I received my skirt!! It's so awesome!! It's this beautiful peach satin with ruffles at the bottom!! I love it!
I'm going to take pics when I get home tonight!
Thanks Vicious_Precious!!
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« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2011 02:22:30 PM »

I'm so glad you like it. Much swap anxiety over this one. Cheesy

I will get in a couple of sneaky pics but I would love to see it on the person it was intended for.

I started with this second hand evening gown


And came up with this ruffle skirt


One of the most fun swaps to craft for.
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« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2011 03:22:35 PM »

That pink skirt is sooooo cute! I love the romantic ruffles!
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« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2011 03:44:56 AM »

WOW--this is an amazing gallery! You've all done such a great great job. It's so fun to see how different and creative you've all been. Brava seamstresses Cheesy

Quest: Your dress forms are obviously for your own size...how to you up/downsize for your partner, then?
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« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2011 04:45:51 PM »

[Quest: Your dress forms are obviously for your own size...how to you up/downsize for your partner, then?
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For me, I actually didn't need to use the dressform for my partners' skirts, and I don't think they would have been that helpful, either since they don't extend very far down. My skirts were pretty basic in shape so I could rely on flat patternmaking. But, in the past when I've done shirts for other people, I've just added more batting to my dressform (under the stretch cover) to match the measurements. In reality, my dressform is a size or two smaller than me and I've padded it to fit my size and shape better. Normally she wears one of my bras as well.
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« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2011 10:43:03 AM »

Look at the super-de-duper skirt I got from Alchamy!

Here is is on:

And me trying to show the lacy-ness of it:

And, of course, a floor shot:


Thank you sooooo much, Alchamy! You are a WONDERFUL partner!
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« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2011 10:51:43 AM »

Yay! I'm glad you like it! I actually ran out of yarn so I had to switch to the second color... and then when I ran out of that I went through my stash and found the EXACT same color of the first yarn in a completely different yarn. It looks great!
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« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2011 02:16:15 PM »

Very nice! I was really interested to see what you would make Alchamy513 after reading your posts in the discussion thread. It sort of looks like a pleated skirt from a distance.

What a diverse and beautiful gallery we have! Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2011 06:34:38 PM »

Finally here is the beautiful skirt that whats_her_name made me

sorry it took so long but we we're in finals atm!
I wore it to school twice and got some complements! 


Sorry yr skirt was to long I thought I measured it right :/
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