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Maraleopard
« on: April 25, 2012 01:04:39 PM »

(does this count as general clothing? or would it fit better in reconstructed?)

just finished today. i love it SO MUCH. i worked on it for about a week & a half, almost every day. this is an exceptionally long time for me. & i loved every minute of it.





i'm wondering about the front skirt though, now that i'm looking at these pictures. anyway.



my favourite view.





i couldn't get enough of photographing it, hehe. there are all manner of things in here: clothes worn once, half of a failed corset, all kinds of scraps, an atari teenage riot shirt, a never worn bra, zippers, a bandanna from my childhood, a much cherished broken bracelet, a petticoat that wasn't full enough, a garter belt...

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i molded this on my dressform, instead of working from out of a pre-drawn pattern. it was so much fun to do! sewing all of it together a little less.





even more pictures & information & suggestions on making your own on my blog (:

i'd love to hear your opinion on it!
either way, thanks for looking! have a fabulous day/night!

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05/10: oh wow, i'm featured on the front page. this is a first! thank you so much <3
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012 01:15:14 PM »

WOW! I am loving this so much, I must make my own Grin Your color choices are incredibly pretty and I love the zipper-details and the utter poofy-ness of the skirt-part...
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012 01:24:11 PM »

(does this count as general clothing? or would it fit better in reconstructed?)

Because there are so many things in it that started out life as other things I think I'm gonna move it over there.

It's gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012 01:39:32 PM »

talk about a stash-buster!!  Cheesy  nicely done!
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012 01:57:40 PM »

I love this! It is simply gorgeous! I especially love how the zipper doesn't go straight up the back.
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012 02:01:24 PM »

I'm in love! Its very Emilie Autumn Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012 05:43:14 PM »

AMazing! I love it! Terrific work! I think the skirt is my favourite part ^.^
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012 05:56:58 PM »

wow, truly beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012 07:20:02 PM »

wow! this is crazy awesome on so many levels. hitting the button for you, because it roxxors my soxxors. Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012 07:29:06 PM »

this dress is awesome , I love making scrap dresses like this  too and your right its soooo much fun
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012 01:38:51 AM »

thank you all!
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012 04:24:58 AM »

Wowza! This dress is amazing! I love all the different bits of lace and details.
One bit of constructive criticism.. That plastic circular thingy on the back doesn't fit with the dress. It sticks out and that's all I can see when I look at the back. It takes away from the overall genius of your creation. Maybe it's because it's white on the black fabric it really stands out. Or maybe it's the size or because it's plastic. I don't know it just doesn't fit. Great job overall!!! Love it!
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2012 11:15:33 AM »

That is so freaking cool!
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2012 12:35:36 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2012 07:23:53 PM »

Beautifully balanced in a totally asymmetrical way! This kind of thing isn't easy to do, and harder to do well, so I'm really in awe of what you've done. And while I get what AkronIndyCraft means about the white plastic spool on the back, I don't really agree that it's out of place there. It kind of serves the same purpose as the bold black-and-white t-shirt lettering - it keeps your eye moving and keeps it from being too aesthetically "comfortable". But as it does physically stick out, I can imagine it'll prove to be annoying when you're wearing it!

Any chance of a modelling photo? I bet this looks amazing on you!

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« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2012 09:36:57 PM »

This is freakin' phenomenal!  Love Love love!  Gibbous style is so hard to get right, and you totally nailed it!
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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2012 10:43:53 PM »

this dress is marvelous! It's like a stash busting memory dress! Kudos to you and this totally rocks!
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2012 04:57:58 AM »

I LOVE it! The zipper and all the pretty little details! Cheesy
Am not usually into lace, but this is so nice, love the skirt Wink
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2012 05:18:06 AM »

Love it <3!!
I wanted to do a dress like this, too but I never knew how to start, so it's great to read your blog entry and how you done it. It's a great idea to use a bra to start of!
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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2012 07:36:52 AM »

This is totally AMAZING! Well done on completing it, I have like three of these sitting unfinished in a big bag in my studio! lol. I love all the details and how bold it is! If you plan on making another we'd LOVE to see you over on our sew-along thread Cheesy:D:D http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354356.0
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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2012 01:25:28 PM »

Wooow amazing! I really love it  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2012 12:44:41 PM »

thanks so much

Wowza! This dress is amazing! I love all the different bits of lace and details.
One bit of constructive criticism.. That plastic circular thingy on the back doesn't fit with the dress. It sticks out and that's all I can see when I look at the back. It takes away from the overall genius of your creation. Maybe it's because it's white on the black fabric it really stands out. Or maybe it's the size or because it's plastic. I don't know it just doesn't fit. Great job overall!!! Love it!

thank you!
really? the reason i liked it so much was because it didn't exactly fit. i hadn't realized it stuck out so much though... thanks for the criticism!

Beautifully balanced in a totally asymmetrical way! This kind of thing isn't easy to do, and harder to do well, so I'm really in awe of what you've done. And while I get what AkronIndyCraft means about the white plastic spool on the back, I don't really agree that it's out of place there. It kind of serves the same purpose as the bold black-and-white t-shirt lettering - it keeps your eye moving and keeps it from being too aesthetically "comfortable". But as it does physically stick out, I can imagine it'll prove to be annoying when you're wearing it!

Any chance of a modelling photo? I bet this looks amazing on you!

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thanks so much! i'm glad you think so, i really like it & its unexpectedness myself.
sure, as soon as i get the chance to wear it & take good pictures (:

This is totally AMAZING! Well done on completing it, I have like three of these sitting unfinished in a big bag in my studio! lol. I love all the details and how bold it is! If you plan on making another we'd LOVE to see you over on our sew-along thread Cheesy:D:D http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354356.0

thank you! haha, i'm amazed i completed it myself.
i'm certainly planning on making another (couple of dozen). & i'll check that out (:
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2012 07:13:05 PM »

I think it could go right on the runway! I love love love it!
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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2012 03:04:46 PM »

I love it, I want my own, this rocks!
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« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2012 10:13:25 PM »

This dress is amazing! It inspires me to get wild in my refashioning projects.
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« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2012 03:22:51 PM »

This spanks titties.  Rather than a photo of this being modeled, I think you should make a video of you dancing like an absolute crazy person to Atari Teenage Riots song "speed".  I think it'd be fitting and it'd make my month. Smiley Keep doing what you're doing.
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« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2012 07:22:53 AM »

This is Amazing! Emilie Autumn I think would wear this! I wanna make it now!
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« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2013 03:42:03 PM »

No doubt about it... this dress is bad ass!!! Congrats!!
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