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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Reconstructing a store display model into your own dress form ***TUTE*** on: July 26, 2008 07:20:07 AM
I plan yon using her as a dress form, I filled her in to my measurements. Basicaly she was standing there with a scarf draped over her. So I hijacked the dispaly ran to the cash and offered the cashier 20 bucks  :

I like the idea of older names...hmm Bettie is awesome! wait a mintue what about Willma?
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Reconstructing a store display model into your own dress form ***TUTE*** on: July 26, 2008 04:05:03 AM
Thanks guys,

I too have some serious bad luck when it comes to thrift stores. But this week the God's must of been shining down on me. First I found a functional 1940's Singer on Wednesday and now my Lady Friend Smiley Woohoo!

-Butterfly love - WOW I can't imagine the patience you must have for that! I think that would drive me nuts. I was literally shaking with  excitement when I was working on this project cause I couldn't wait for it to be done... hope you post pictures soon! I think that would look awesome  Grin
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reconstructing a store display model into your own dress form ***TUTE*** on: July 25, 2008 11:01:09 PM
Hi there,

So I have posted this into recon clothing because A) This is a reconstructed item and B) It has to do with clothing. But if I am in the wrong please let me know and I shall move along  Wink

Anyhoo.... I found myself in our local value villiage this afternoon, and low and behold I found this beauty just waiting for me to walk by...

I grabbed her so fast and giggled all the way to the cashier:D So what is a girl to do with a form that has a 37" bust and a 24" waist and no butt? Well.... you just need to customize her and this is how I did it.

Step 1.

Strip down your new friend and gawk at her Barbie like figure. Wonder why you don't have that figure and then remember the chocolate bar you had for dinner.

Step 2.

Add on some padding. I used upholstery batting but I am sure anything wll work.

Step 3.

Use some poly-fill to add in fullness in the areas that require it. I gave my lady friend over here some breast implants, a whole new tummy, and some extra junk-in-the-trunk.

Step 4.

Marvel and your frankinstin creation, grab some coffee and start thinking of names.

Step 5.

Cut a small hole in some lighter weight batting and place over the neck, drape this over the chest area to give a nice finish.

Step 6.

Take the knit cover that your lady friend came with and use it to cut out a pattern for her new and improved figure. I had this great metallic lepord print in my stash and I knew that the two would love eachother.
I needed to add a few inches to the bottom of the pattern to accomadate the fullness... I think I added 4 inches to be on the safe side.

Step 7.

Hand baste & gather the bottom of your dress to fit your lady friend and the procced to glue it to the under side, I don't trust glue alone so I added some tacks for good luck. For the neck piece I did the same thing, gathered it all up, glued it in real good so it won't budge.

Step 8.

Dress up your new lady friend (as you can't tell I haven't decided on a name yet, but I am open for suggestions) for her first photo shoot Cheesy:D

Step 9.

Call B/F or some other person with metal working skills, and let them know that you will need a stand ASAP, oh yeah and tell them to paint it red Wink

I think I am in love...

Thanks for tuning in Wink Let me know what you think!
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Outfit for a Tea Party on: June 11, 2008 05:55:43 AM
Thanks everyone!
Lauriedoll - As for the sizing in stores I am a 12/14 and with the pattern I am a 20. I find that usually sewing patterns sizes are a few sizes larger then the ones in the stores. But other that that this pattern is super easy and really quick.
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Outfit for a Tea Party on: June 10, 2008 07:42:59 AM
So for my very introverted sister, we hosted a dress-up tea party. Well I just couldn't help myself and made and outfit that any fancy tea-goer could enjoy Smiley

For the dress I used a Built by Wendy patter #3835 view A. Then I added the amazing boa trim

I decorated the hat myself with flowers and enough feathers to make a bird. Then it's all pulled together with some black gloves and baubles. To bad I didn't get a better shot of the shoes because those are decorated too...

Here's a better shot of the hat

Thanks for looking Smiley Let me know what you think.... I could get used to playing dress up Grin
26  COOKING / Dessert / My First Wedding Cake on: March 31, 2008 07:33:31 PM
I was shocked when I got an order for a wedding cake, but so excited at the same time!! Here it is, it was for an Asian wedding and the cake had to be three tiered, oh yeah a feed 170 ppl. So it's a little on the short and stout side. But either way I am proud that I pulled it off and it was an amazing learning experience.

27  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Princess Birthday Cake on: March 09, 2008 07:34:44 PM
Thanks guys, The doll part is a wilton pick, it just like a barbie that has been cut at the waist.
28  COOKING / Dessert / Princess Birthday Cake on: March 09, 2008 07:25:21 PM
At last, I have made a doll cake that does not look like the  bride of Chucky Shocked This was a birthday cake for my niece and my sister (same day) My niece is three and seriously obssed with princesses. I used Belle from Beauty and the Beast as inspiration for the cake. It is a strawberry cake with lemon frosting and fondant. She was also sprayed four times with luster dust. This baby had some serious shine Cheesy

Here's a close up of her bust

Side Profile, this ladyhad some serious back Tongue

The back of her dress, this is the FIRST TIME EVER that I was able to get a bow to look decent.

And the whole thing

Thanks for looking, I hope you like it!
29  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Dress Up Trunk **WARNING** IMAGE PHAT :P on: January 25, 2008 11:25:18 AM
Thanks Guys! She is living in that trunk these days Cheesy She calls me up sometimes (She's almost 3)
"Hi LaLa, I dress up today"... so cute
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Dress Up Trunk **WARNING** IMAGE PHAT :P on: January 25, 2008 12:03:43 AM
My Niece is a dress-up-aholic, so for Christmas this year I thought I would indulge her little problem habit! My BF was nice enough to let me lock him in a garage and make him paint the trunk, I love the colours they are Watermelon and Lime. I made all of the outfits I started working on them just before Halloween and finished a week before Christmas (partially due to my llaziness stressfull schedule)
The writing is chipboard letters that I found at Micheals in the same pink colour but the are sparkly!!! Woohoo for girlie stuff Cheesy

Well on to the pictures

Here is the trunk itself

This is a fairy costume, the wings were purchased at the dollar store, and I made the Tutu

This is a hippie costume

Wizard Costume

Poodle Skirt

And another Tutu and Ballerina skirt

This really was the most fun thing I have ever worked on. I kept catching myself saying.... "I wish I had one of these when I was little"!!

Thanks for looking
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