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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Crafty Skirt Swap Gallery on: June 05, 2011 12:45:08 AM
And the last post! Here's the skirt I got from whats_her_name, luckily sent out before the Canada Post went on strike! :0

This super sweet card it came with, which I think is really adorable.

It's a button-up wraparound with (perfectly understitched) contrast facing that you can show off by rolling the waistband down!

A close-up of those awesome pleats and supersweet buttons. Don't you love the turquoise peeking out?

And a picture on me. These never turn out well because I have to take them of myself in my windowless bedroom. Tongue

I love it, it's so crisp and fresh with a perfect color scheme!

Thanks so much whats_her_name!

<3 Glasstapper
2  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: One Skein Scarf on: June 05, 2011 12:29:07 AM
This is really gorgeous. Smiley I love the color and the circle design.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Crafty Skirt Swap Gallery on: May 20, 2011 04:45:51 PM
[Quest: Your dress forms are obviously for your own size...how to you up/downsize for your partner, then?

For me, I actually didn't need to use the dressform for my partners' skirts, and I don't think they would have been that helpful, either since they don't extend very far down. My skirts were pretty basic in shape so I could rely on flat patternmaking. But, in the past when I've done shirts for other people, I've just added more batting to my dressform (under the stretch cover) to match the measurements. In reality, my dressform is a size or two smaller than me and I've padded it to fit my size and shape better. Normally she wears one of my bras as well.
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Crafty Skirt Swap Gallery on: May 19, 2011 03:22:35 PM
That pink skirt is sooooo cute! I love the romantic ruffles!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Crafty Skirt Swap Gallery on: May 19, 2011 12:28:11 AM
Hey, sorry it's taken a few days to post these, but I did take a ton of pictures before I sent, so here are some! Smiley

The skirt on my dressform

Detail shot of lace applique flower. You have no idea how proud I was to find perfect matches for both the blue and the yellow, and use one as top thread and one in the bobbin-- the zigzag just disappears over the lace and it comes out looking much cleaner than ribbon trim!

This shows the lace trim along the bottom and how there are two hems for some interest-- the fabric was thin and pretty see-through, so I thought two layers would be better.

This is the inside of the garment showing the center back (/only) seam. I wanted to make it french seams, but forgot in the middle and therefore stitched the seam allowances together to make mock french seams.

And this was me messing around with my dressform to see the other possibilites. Smiley

As you can tell, I planned the flower to be at center front, but I think I like it off to the side like that even better!
I'm really glad it fits and you enjoy it. Smiley

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Royal Wedding hats (homemade, of course) on: May 14, 2011 10:52:09 AM
Woooow! Smiley Looks like tons of fun!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Unicorn Pencil Skirt and a Pretty Headache on: May 13, 2011 10:18:22 AM
The second one is awesome! Love those lines and cool waistband!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Feather Earrings on: May 12, 2011 11:54:51 PM
Beautiful, wisted!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Crafty Skirt Swap Gallery on: May 06, 2011 08:50:25 PM
That plaid is such a great choice! I love the colors and the bias cut. Smiley
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Crafty Skirt Swap Gallery on: May 04, 2011 09:43:46 AM
Oh my gosh. I went to check my mailbox yesterday, and what was inside?

Billy's excited to find out, too!

I opened the box, and...

What's this?? Satin? I have an irrevocable love for satin!
What's even better is the gorgeous chocolate brown, and the deep teal (it's photographing bluer than it is). They look so beautiful together, so classy, so amazing!

I had to try it on my dressform.

See those drapey folds? That gathering center band? That color blocking!

And what about the back?

It's like a chocolate wedding cake! See the exactly even pleats, the neat center back panel, and don't even get me started about that perfectly inset, immaculate little zipper.

I had to try it on (it even matched my outfit--psychic!)

And see, I even cleaned my room for you all. All that's left are the presents... Lots and lots of presents.

You can note the figure-hugging feminine form, the way the waistband dips at center front to make anyone more hour-glassy, and the general amazingness. 

Rainysunshine789, you need to set up an etsy shop for exclusive customers like me who will pay a million dollars for skirts like this. (Note: please wait until I am a millionaire first.)

I love it, thank you!
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