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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Retro-style "coture" dress on: August 15, 2010 12:35:33 PM
I found a free pattern online at the VAM www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/1486_couture/create.php when surfing around for dress ideas. I had the fabric lying around after buying it a year ago for some other project which never came about...

The pattern is called a "coture" dress, which sounded really impressing, but it wasn't that hard to put together. I took about 20 cetimeters of the skirt after assembling it, buth other than that, the fit was OK.


Front view


Back view

I don't live in the US, so I can't enter the MadMen competition everyone is going on about, but if I could, this would be my "Peggy" dress... everyone wants to be Joan or Betty, but I'm really more of a Peggy girl... (and extra bonus points for hand-sewing the last details while watching two episodes of season 3... right?)
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Pimp my clothes swap! on: December 06, 2009 02:30:10 AM
Just found this idea and it sounds like loads of fun... I'll sign up if the timing won't mess things up completely with other stuff...
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Swan Symphony on: September 24, 2009 05:06:39 AM
Ooooh how cute.... like the coolest dolie ever.... I wish I had the skills and patience and attention to details to do this... *this rocks*
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Favorite Book Swap Gallery! on: September 13, 2009 01:18:09 PM
I received my package from Blupaisan a couple of days ago, but got really caught up in non-internet stuff, but now I'm finally going to post...

I really LOVE all the stuff in the package, the first thing I picked up was the bag from a recycled cardigan...

Front view


Back view

Two embroidered napkins


And a box covered in nature photos she took herself, containing  home made candles with dried flowers on them... this was my FAVOURITE part of the package... wow for making your own candles...

And the book: The autograph man by Sadie Smith... I read "White teeth" and loved it, so I can't wait to start reading this one

Thank you SO much for all the nice things!
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Swedish Swap Round 2 (sign ups 23/8 - 3/9, mail by 3/10) on: August 30, 2009 01:42:22 AM
Oooh I really want to be in this swap! I just sent out my package for my first swap (the favourite book swap) though, and haven't received any feedback yet. karin_, please let me know if you can accept me before I start filling out the form.
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Book Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED; SENDOUTS SEPTEMBER 7) on: August 30, 2009 01:26:30 AM
My packet has been sent now... the rain was POURING down when I went to the post office, so I really hope nothing got damp on the way...
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Tetris "You Complete Me" Cross Stitch on: July 25, 2009 01:09:00 AM
OMG! I really love this! Great motif, and the details, and the tinyness and all the work!!!
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Book Swap (SIGNUPS JULY 12 - 31; SENDOUTS AUGUST 31) on: July 19, 2009 02:55:17 AM
I'm a first-time swapper, but this will be REALLY fun...
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / some watercolors on: June 29, 2009 12:41:13 PM
Hi,
Here are some new watercolors I made... I just had a two-week holiday, one of them in southern France, and the other one at home...now I'm back to work but already longing for my next time off...

hope you like them...


Castle of Foix, France


St Lizier, France





10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vintage dress+tank top reconcstruction on: May 21, 2009 09:14:48 AM
I took a vintage dress with a great pattern and ripped it apart at the seams. I then sewed the bodice (?) on to an old black tank top I had lying around and reattached the skirt to where my waist actually is at its smallest (not at hiplevel!). The whole tank top is still underneath the dress to prevent any see-through-ness from the slinky acrylic fabric

Excuse the white bra and the equally white legs...


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