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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern modifications on a vintage (repro) pattern: Butterick 6582 on: March 24, 2013 08:39:43 AM
I have a very similar dress to that PUG dress from Bettie Page (I work there) and tbh, most vintage repro dresses are made of a stretch bengaline and usually do have a long slit, so they allow for a lot of movement! A lot of our slimmer dresses are made of stretch bengaline.
I don't dance in mine, but it does do well in everyday running-to-the-train and climbing stairs movements. The only thing I'd worry about with the stretchiness+dancing is the dress riding up, since it's such a slim fit.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Two different types of dress patterns - What are these called? on: March 24, 2013 08:35:17 AM
Try "wide scoop neck" for the first one and "surplice bodice" for the second one...vintage vogue seems to have similar patterns to both of these...

 how about this one for the second one?
This one has v neck & sleeves, but you could eliminate the sleeves and cut the neck as a scoop

Or maybe try this one

Also, check www.sewingpatterns.com It's a difficult site to navigate and search, but they do have literally thousands of dress patterns.

You guys are amazing!
I actually have that second pattern, Alena! it has a gathered underbust, but maybe i can maneuver it to just plain, I didn't even think of that!

Thank you so much you guys, my brain was going to explode before!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Two different types of dress patterns - What are these called? on: March 19, 2013 06:41:52 PM
So, I'm making a cocktail-style dress for a friend and I'm looking for a couple of different styles, but I don't know exactly what to search for as far as pattern and I've been scouring the vintage section of Etsy all night now! Send help!

The two styles I'm looking at are these:

(specifically the wider neck. like almost off the shoulder as a sleeve, but not quite? everything i've search off the shoulder is like, legit OFF of the shoulder, hehe) 

This is sort of a marilyn-ish dress, which I searched, but everything is coming up halter. Blah.

The full skirt will be easy enough, but I don't know what to call these bodices in my searches, so I haven't really found the right pattern. Getting overwhelmed. If anyone has any pattern ideas, please help! Thanks so much Cheesy
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Feather Hair Extension Question on: April 25, 2011 11:40:28 AM
Here is kind of an example, the bundles are tied at the ends with...I'm not sure what! http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_570xN.230241377.jpg
I was trying to think of something to protect the ends, so they can be re-used.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Feather Hair Extension Question on: April 25, 2011 10:41:39 AM
Do any of you make or know more about feather extensions? I'm just curious if you have to coat the base of the feather with anything beforehand. Especially if you make a bundle of feathers, how do you bundle them together? Glue?

I hope my question makes sense, haha. I'll try to find an example photo of what I mean!
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Invisible Zipper + lining on: December 20, 2009 01:59:19 PM
I've been googling and I can't find a tutorial on how to sew an invisible zipper into something with a lining.
Any suggestions? I know how to put one in on one layer of fabric, but I'm lining this dress and I'm not sure how to go about getting the zipper in there with two layers.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Prom dress with 188 feet of lace, yellow pleats and a petticoat--PROM PICS ADDED on: July 12, 2009 04:18:39 PM
omg, I love it soooo much! You did a great job!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Layered Ruffle Dress Question on: July 12, 2009 01:58:36 PM
Actually the spirals are flounces, in the image they are ruffles. Ruffles are rectangles that are gathered and sewed on. You'll have more luck if you search for tiers or tiered dresses. But yes, make the dress, then embellish with ruffled tiers.

Great, thanks everyone! I tried searching "tiered dress" or "ruffled tiered dress/skirt/blahblahblah", basically variations of that before posting this and it kept giving me things like this:

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Layered Ruffle Dress Question on: July 11, 2009 08:28:31 PM
Trying to make a dress somewhat like this:

But shorter and I'm having quite the time trying to figure out how I should do the layers. Should I make an "underdress" type thing and then sew ruffles on? Are there any other ways to achieve this look?

I tried googling, but every term I google comes up with something totally different than what I'm looking for  Undecided
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: The LUUURVE Monster on: February 06, 2009 03:42:31 PM
Awww, I love his little belly. He's adorable!
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