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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Painted Wicker Fabulousity!@ on: October 25, 2009 10:22:27 PM
so I had this furniture from when I was little and I haven't used it for YEAARRRRRRRRRS.  I grew out of it a long time ago and just had a very large distaste for wicker ever since.  These aren't our before pictures but it's exactly the same items.  Ours had a lot of staining on it and didn't look super great.  So today me and the boy took out the furniture from the garage and washed it off with the hose, let it dry and repainted it black with purple drawers to match our new bedding set.  I haven't hung the mirror yet so I'll post that picture when it comes!@



2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A new dress on: September 23, 2009 07:33:32 PM
Thank you everyone for such nice comments! Smiley

As for the pattern, I draped it all on my form, the best I could do is take a picture of what my pattern pieces looked like Tongue
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute (I hope!) Apron on: September 23, 2009 07:31:31 AM
very cute, if you wanted to make an apron and had a dress pattern handy, its just like the first half of a dress with 3-4 inches removed from the side seams and a tie
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Double pocket short shorts on: September 23, 2009 07:07:27 AM
I really like them, remember to keep them nice, and don't wear them out (except maybe once or twice) so you can keep the for your portfolio!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: First Dress!! Well...in 10 years... on: September 23, 2009 07:03:28 AM
Really pretty Tongue I love the print/color...it looks really nice on you too!  Maybe you could wear a little lace cami underneath?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Some of the designs from my portfolio! on: September 22, 2009 06:48:58 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys!  What's really funny/odd about that maxi dress is that I totally made it like a year and a half ago, before they really came back with a vengeance! lol
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / A new dress on: September 22, 2009 06:46:33 PM
So I tried making this dress a while back, but originally it had a boat neckline and a french dart for shaping.  Which actually didn't really do much shaping at all...so I renovated the pattern I made and changed it to a princess seamed scoop neck.  I really like how the fit turned out.  I also really like the little pleats, on the other side is a silvery material.  I'm not sure what to do for the back closure, I was hoping to find some really cool button.  Any feedback? Smiley

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Some of the designs from my portfolio! on: September 22, 2009 04:13:58 PM
Hi there! I don't have many posts, but I wanted to share with you guys some more of my designs from my portfolio that I completed in May for my college.  I just want to know what you guys think of what I've been working on Smiley  This is just a few, but if you want to see my entire online portfolio its at http://kristenanderson.carbonmade.com

I made this for my draping class

These two were made for my independent study my senior year spring semester, I mixed a lot of knits with wovens and tried to make a collection, though several pieces have yet to be photographed

I loved the fabric for this dress, it has pockets in the side seams of the skirt. 

This dress used to be an AWFUL long sleeved, crew necked long dress, but I LOVED the color.  I got it at a store called Twice as Nice near pembroke MA for like 3 bucks and turned it into this little thing:

Anyway, I had a lot of fun making my portfolio and I'm glad I've had time to show you guys some of the stuff I've made! Check out my portfolio to see the sketches Smiley http://kristenanderson.carbonmade.com
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: French Dart ina Dress? on: August 19, 2009 07:20:14 AM
err, I do have a form, its just not a professional seamstress form (you know, the kind with the really small bust)  Mine has a big chest, so its really odd when I try to drape it.  I don't know if I should pin it right under the bust, or if I should pull it down to the hips (and then create like a little tent? Not really a tent, but some sort of wedge shape hole that is formed from the apex of the bust when its pulled down to the hips.  I just cant figure out what its really supposed to look like.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / French Dart ina Dress? on: August 18, 2009 05:52:04 PM
So I'm trying to drape a dress that has a boat neck with a french dart for shaping.

My first try came out quite poorly...I'm thinking I did it wrong.  I just tried to make it work with one piece of fabric, but I'm wondering if I made a bodice + darted that then made a skirt and kind of psuedo attached them (so that there isnt a seam at the waist) if that would work?  Part f my issue is my form I think, I don't have a professional form and so theres kind of a big chest which creates this shelf underneath the chest...It's actually more like a normal body than most dress forms, but I dunno.

So am I missing something? is there a way to french dart a dress while its one piece?
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