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goonie
« on: February 20, 2012 09:36:48 AM »

Here's a custom order I did for one of my friends that I wanted to show you guys.  She loves everything Egyptian, and she had this silk scarf that she wanted me to use for a dress.  It also has the zodiac signs on it, which kills two awesome birds with one stone.  Anyways, I made a sweetheart top, velvet ribbon straps, and added a band of egyptian hieroglyphic fabric at the bottom.  There's a good tip - making skirts two-tone by adding a band of fabric at the bottom and giving it extra length.  The bodice is based off an 80's prom pattern, sans boning.  If you guys have any other questions, comments, criticism, words of wisdom, etc. etc. let me know!


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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012 10:22:10 AM »

Freaking gorgeous! A complete lust-worthy garment. I love that the neckline is sweet and sassy without being too sexy low, know what I mean? It's super flattering without revealing everything. And the skirt, the fabric pairing is wonderful. What a great way to use a favourite scarf. Those things just hang around in the closet doing nothing when they should get shown off, now I know what to do with them!
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012 10:25:27 AM »

Man, if I saw your friend with that on, I'd snatch and run. Hehe. Cheesy
When I was younger, I was OBSESSED with ancient Egyptian history (still am).
I actually have some fabric similar to that and I could not figure out what to make...you've gave me inspiration.
Anyway, it's awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012 10:33:04 AM »

Alright so I think this dress is really cute, but the story I NEED to share with you is about the title of your posts.

"Cleopatra / Comin' at ya"

I named my dog Cleopatra. She likes to run around like crazy, and because of our wood and laminate flooring she would slide out of control. Well i used to sing a song about her "Cleopatra, comin atcha, Cleopatra in full speed." So yea. Smiley

But I really DO think the dress is fantastic! I also love Ancient Egyptian culture. Love the extra band of fabric on the bottom!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012 11:11:39 AM »

Hey Audio,
That's so funny.  I got the title from this superrr 90's r&b pop song by a band called cleopatra, and that was their theme song or something.  just a childhood memory, ha.

And thanks everyone else for the compliments.  I seriously did NOT want to give her the dress, haha. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012 12:28:13 PM »

I love. It looks very nice on you too. Or whoever the model is. Is your cleopatra title referencing that one hit wonder from that trio or teenage black girls? They were on the disney channel and the only lyrics in the whole song was cleopatra comin at ya. Their band name was cleopatra and the whole music video was them jumping on their beds and flipping their braids around. Ohhh how I begged my mom to let me get braids like that when I saw that video.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012 01:12:32 PM »

darth_unicorn:  you know it!!!! lovedd that song.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012 03:32:05 PM »

What an awesome dress!  I like the choice of velvet ribbon straps.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012 10:59:39 PM »

Too funny! I immediately had the song in my head when I read that!

I love the colors and the flow of the fabric, sweet.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012 07:24:37 AM »

Stunning!! This is a wonderful garment. The fabric is special and the fit is amazing!!
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012 10:49:29 AM »

So excellent! LOVE the title (will have that song stuck in my head all day lol), LOVE her scarf (absolutely obsessed with ancient Egypt), LOVE how you incorporated the scarf into a dress.
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2012 10:48:05 AM »

I love this , great work ,
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2012 11:39:37 AM »

wow thats gorgeous.. it looks hella fashionable too! like straight out of a magazine..awesome work!! love the title too..omg forgot all about that song!
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2012 02:31:37 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2012 05:59:39 AM »

Nice one! I was wondering if you made it yourself, because it's really very cool. by the way do you know of any site where I can learn to design and stich cloths.
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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2012 07:00:11 PM »

I love this! Your work makes me look at all kinds of printed fabrics ie: flags, scarves etc. in an entirely new way.
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2012 07:59:07 AM »

Amazing! I didn't even know the bottom band was separate until I read it, the two fabrics go perfectly together haha.
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2012 12:34:36 PM »

I literally love everything you make, it looks all so neat and professionally finished! Well, I hope that I can buy one of your dresses one day... If my wallet would only allow that Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2012 06:23:07 PM »

So freakin' adorable! I'm a fan of Ancient Egypt myself so this dress is doubly awesome!
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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2012 09:32:24 PM »

Gorgeous...both pieces...love the look!
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« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2012 05:12:56 PM »

Wow this dress is amazing! How did you do the skirt for this/what is it called? I have a similar shaped store bought dress but I haven't been able to figure out how to make the skirt. I'm brand new to all things sewing as you can probably tell.
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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2012 01:20:52 PM »

i love this it came out so well. it looks great!
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« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2012 11:31:28 PM »

Wow this dress is amazing! How did you do the skirt for this/what is it called? I have a similar shaped store bought dress but I haven't been able to figure out how to make the skirt. I'm brand new to all things sewing as you can probably tell.

the skirt is literally a scarf cut in half and gathered to the bodice.  then I added a band of cotton to the bottom, and ironed it like crazy so the two fit together well.  let me know if you have any other questions!  it's super easy.

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« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2012 02:08:12 AM »

awesome, I'm defintely going to give that a go, thank you!
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« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2012 08:32:55 AM »

Wow! This is gorgeous! I LOVE the scarf.
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« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2012 01:30:00 PM »

This is pretty darn amazing. So jealous of your friend!
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2012 08:51:21 AM »

I absolutely love this.
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« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2012 04:46:57 PM »

Beautiful!!
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