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« on: May 16, 2012 04:16:20 PM »

So, I've not been about in a while, life appears to have thrown an entire lifetime's worth of crap (for about 10 people!) at me, and things have been tough, but I'm slowly on the mend. I've been out of hospital (hopefully for good) for about six weeks now, and am getting ready to start back at work.

My concentration is still shot to pieces, but I am slowly starting to get some of my crafting mojo back. Things are taking me about 10 times longer than usual, but I'm getting there, and I just wanted to share a few things I've knocked up on my beloved Esmeralda. Nothing special, so I've just lumped them all together in one post; hope that's OK Mods?

Polka dot dress (polka dot have become my new obsession - I even bought a blusher in a colour I didn't want the other day, because erm...the tube matched my new dress  Roll Eyes )

No real pattern, I just kinda made it up as I went along; like I say, rubbish concentration

Flowery dress with pink darts/bust. I saw a pic of something similar on the internet, and just kinda eyeballed this as I went along:


Skirt using the same polka dot material, with white piping detail. You can't see on the pic, but I managed to find fab matching buttons, and it also has a jewel heart detail button:


Top, using an old purple top I had, and a skull and crossbones scarf that was on clearance in primani, so it was basically free (yes, I am that cheap  Grin), but the purples matched identically, and I love skull & crossbones! I accidentally cut the bottom off both the front and the back (see, no concentration!), so i took the opportunity to put a dart in the back, to give it a bit better shaping. I basically just cut the arms off and re-hemmed around, and cut a section off the neck to make it a gathered bust thingy:


Like I say, nothing special, but it feels good to be getting back into it again, albeit slowly.

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012 04:48:19 PM »

Great job. I'm envious that you can eyeball a dress and make it. I have problems making clothes using patterns. Love the materials you choose to use.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012 06:23:23 PM »

thank you  Grin

the polka dots totally chose me, I have to say, and my five year old neice picked out the flowery one, (as well as putting in an order for a new school dress - uniform means nothing to her, lol!)

I eyeball things, cos then I can kinda fudge them as I go along, patterns and me always end in disaster. Always. There's never a happy ending...
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012 07:09:11 PM »

Like meleriffic I'n very jealous that you can make clothes without patterns. I hope your crafting mojo helps with your healing  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012 11:20:11 AM »

thank you xx
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012 01:24:19 PM »

I love the skully one. 

Seconding the Hope that your crafting heals.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2012 10:08:56 AM »

These are adorable! I've never been able to sew, haha. Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2012 06:26:17 PM »

thank you all.

it does help, just frustrating that I can't do as much as I want, but I'll get there, slow and steady right?

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