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sashaf7
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2011 08:36:21 PM »

I dont think i have enough fabric Sad i am trying to use butterick B4254
for the lining I am trying to use a pillow case  (mommy says its ok) yes i live at home & im broke Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2011 06:14:06 AM »

Could you use one fabric for the front portion and a different (complimentary) one for the back? If you're planning to cover it with rhinestones, you could probably get away with just using two similar fabrics if you're looking for uniformity, or go crazy and pick two very different ones to make a statement. I don't know how much sewing you've done, but do keep in mind that you don't necessarily *have* to lay the pattern pieces out the way they show on the pattern. With a bustier, it's pretty important to lay them in the right basic direction so things will sit right when it's all together and not get all wonky, but by positioning the pieces yourself, you can often shave off a good half yard from what the pattern says. Just play with it and see what you can come up with.

PS: Sorry I keep writing a novella every time I reply, I just keep thinking of things!  Embarrassed
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2011 03:50:42 PM »

Well, as much as I can understand how difficult it is to do costumery on a zero budget (It was only a year ago for me, but it feels like a lifetime), I would seriously suggest that you save your bra, if that's possible, and look into a part-time job to help give you a little cash on the side to do your crafting/build up savings/general OHDEARGODIJUSTSEWEDMYFINGER fund.

At this stage, when you're scrounging the house for materials that may or may not be mildly hazardous, you are honestly better off waiting until you can build up a paycheck or two, then hit the thrift stores. Do you really need this bustier? Is it absolutely vital to your life right now? If, as I suspect, the answer is a sad no, then do yourself a a really big favor and wait until you can go out, splurge and make a full mock-up, then really splurge and go nuts on pretties! Trust me, you feel much better for it, and you even have money to go out and show it off!
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sashaf7
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2011 01:41:01 PM »

heres my jacket Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2011 03:49:40 PM »

My mom took one look at my idea and said it was pretty impossible to do what i wanted even for her and she's an experienced sewer. djalkdjalkdjalkdjalkdjlakdjalkdjalkd - Back to my drawing board !
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2011 04:43:09 PM »

That's sad.   Cry
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sashaf7
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2011 08:13:20 PM »

I'm doing it anyway
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« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2011 07:45:08 AM »

I would too! If nothing else, it'll be god practice for when you do have the money for the right materials. Smiley Good luck!
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