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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Bodycon dress pattern? on: March 15, 2009 03:08:31 AM
Hi there,
I am madly in love with bodycon dresses like these:
Except that they're both kind of expensive.

So does anyone know of any commercial dress patterns that look similar? Cheesy

2  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Butterick B4789 twist-front dress on: January 26, 2009 08:05:25 PM
omg it looks so comfy and stylish and flattering!
and you have such great hips too Cheesy i want~
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Plaid pirate shirt, with pics :D on: January 21, 2009 10:39:53 PM
I am ruffle mad just lately. Love this!
How do you sew them on? Right side to right side, then pressed back?

the two outer ruffles are sewn straight on without pressing back (because i was extremely lazy) and the ruffle right next to the plackety-button-thing is sewn as you mentioned, and then stitched in place, if that makes sense.

the outer edges of the ruffles and the gathering madness hides the yuck edges of the two outer ones  Wink
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Plaid pirate shirt, with pics :D on: January 20, 2009 05:57:07 PM
love love love!

would you mind sharing the pattern number?

thanks! the pattern is burda 7819.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Plaid pirate shirt, with pics :D on: January 20, 2009 03:23:57 AM
i want to havea go at making something like this but i don't know if i'd have the patience to sew with plaid and match up the lines >.<

great shirt though

heh, i ended up not matching them all up, but then most plaid things in clothes shops don't have the plaid matching up anyway. Cheesy
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: 'The marching band coat' for the boy on: January 19, 2009 09:32:44 PM
that is so adorable i could die.
when i have 3 baby boys in the distant future they will ALL be wearing this coat.
(although then they will look like a cross between marching band and sith lords.)
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Plaid pirate shirt, with pics :D on: January 19, 2009 09:31:46 PM
more frills and letter p's! when will the madness end?

so i've been promising my sister a tartan frilled shirt for at least a year, like the one worn by some guy from the j-rock band ayabie. and today i finished it after about 16 hours.
it looks like a mashup of austin powers and vivienne westwood, strangely enough, but it's soft and warm, probably flannel, and seriously frilly.

and now i want to make myself a copy of it but minidress length, though i can't bring myself to go through hell sewing plaid (gave up matching the lines after 5 minutes) and ruffles (there are 6 huge ones on this baby) and more buttons (there are like 16 on this, handsewn) for at least another year.
the pattern is a basic burda shirt-dress (most useful pattern on planet earth), shortened and frilled to within an inch of its life.

somehow the frills make your torso look narrower... and your stomach look bigger.
but such is life.

thanks for looking! Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: too-big vintage pattern? on: December 23, 2008 12:10:38 AM
i have the finished measurements to fit body measurements from the pattern envelope (1 size too big), but i didnt realise vintage patterns tend to be tight fitting (and it's one of those slim-cut panel dresses, so i suppose it should be OK.)
thanks lots guys! Cheesy
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / too-big vintage pattern? on: December 21, 2008 06:25:36 PM
So the other day i bought a really nice 60's dress pattern at the thrift store, but it's one size too big (and now i have realised the joy in multi size patterns).

I'm not sure if I should make the seam allowance from the actual pattern, disregarding the included seam allowance, if that will make it proportionally smaller (if you get what I mean)... what do you guys do when the sizing's too big?

Help appreciated thanks Cheesy
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: fur hat??? on: September 26, 2008 12:33:50 AM
oo thanks!
lining = stashbusting!!
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