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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 1950s style wiggle dress on: June 02, 2009 09:41:47 PM
Three things:
1-I LOVE vintage patterns! Is this a re-issue or did you buy it used?
2-The fabric is so pretty!
3-YAY theatre arts! Are you a costumer, like me?
2  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: keira knightley gingham dress. help? ideas? on: May 29, 2009 05:13:19 PM
I saw this post awhile ago and immediately got fabric and a pattern. Mine's a little different, but has the same idea. And I added a belt so it's not so shapeless.

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The "I can't think of a good name" Dress on: June 04, 2008 07:45:55 PM
Hey all,
Thanks for all of your compliments! It was VERY easy to make. I finished in about an hour. Here's the gist of what I did...

I used about 2 yards of a lightweight fabric (I am usually a dress size 2 or 4) and .5 yards of another fabric for the bow.

1. cut two rectangles, the legnth you want the dress to be (plus a little for the hem) x 2-3 inches bigger than your hips measurement (or the widest part of your body)

2. cut two strips from the white fabric 4 in. wide and made a simple "ribbon" **The legnth of this depends on what you want but I made mine 82 in. long

3. sew where the armholes will be to keep the fabric from fraying, about 10 in. (on the top two sides of each dress piece)

4. Sew the top casing about 2 in. on each rectangle

5. sew the two rectangles together , ending at the armholes mentioned above.

6. Hem the bottom to the legnth you want

Finally, thread the ribbon through each side and tie in a bow!


Hope that helps (and is clear!) Let me know if you have any questions!

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Guess what. I made a (vintage) prom dress! on: June 03, 2008 09:14:47 PM
I LOVE your dress! Absolutely goregeous! And your hair looks perfect! It's good to know there are others out there who are into that kind of style. So classy!

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The "I can't think of a good name" Dress on: June 03, 2008 08:45:58 PM
This dress started the way I start most of my projects. Someone else was wearing it, I wanted it, I'm broke.

I was bored at graduation (I know right?) I like to people watch, so naturally, I started scanning the audience. I noticed this one girl sitting in the back and I really liked what she was wearing. For the rest of the ceremony, I planned out how I would make a dress like hers.

Two days later, I have the dress hanging in my closet.

It's not exactly my best, but it gets the job done. I'm thinking about using ribbon for the bow at the top instead of the fabric, because I think it might be a little bulky. Nevertheless, here it is:

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: West Side Story Dress on: June 01, 2008 07:13:47 PM
Here's the dress I made for Anita (and me as Anybody's)

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Your Prom Dress Is Made Out... OF WHAT?!? on: June 01, 2008 07:11:30 PM
Wow! That certainly is different. I love it! Wanna make me one? haha
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Perfectly Promy-Pink NIGHTMARE [New picture!] on: June 01, 2008 07:10:05 PM
So 80's...I love it!
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Costumes for West Side Story! on: January 25, 2008 07:30:46 PM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking...Red, orange and purple for the sharks and green, blue and yellow for the jets. Thanks for the tips...All very helpful thus far!
10  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Costumes for West Side Story! on: January 24, 2008 06:19:37 PM
Hey all! My highschool has just started working for their production of West Side
Story and in addition to being onstage, I get to make/reconstruct the costumes! We have a rather large collection of 80's prom and day dresses, as well as a few other vintage dresses in our posession. Since we are on a very tight budget, we have to utilize the terribly tacky 80's dresses and reconstruct them to make them time period appropriate. Anyone have any tips or ideas about the styles or fashions of the time period? Thanks!

PS: If anyone has any photos from theater costumes they have done, POST! I need inspiration!
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