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11  Re: Bamboo Shirts & Summer Dresses (photo heavy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Addie Marie on: October 27, 2009 01:32:56 PM
Aww! Thank you all so much. <3

The pattern for the dress is V8353. I just bought it recently when Joann's had their Vogue patterns on sale (that almost never seems to happen!). I haven't made it yet (I'm doing Weight Watchers, so it seems silly to make a dress that won't fit in a year) but I probably will make this for next summer/fall.

Yours turned out very, very nicely, as did all the other projects! Good job!

Yes, that's the one! Thank you very much. Smiley Good luck on yours!

WOW! All the pieces are amazing.

I love the colour of the first one, and all those details at one of the sides...  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

The second one, I'd wear it right now! It's so wearable and looks comfy too.

The third one, I'm amazed with the neckline, it's lovely. (Did you use a pattern? Is there anyway you can tell me briefly how to make that neckline?)

That pink dress is cute, and so adorable, I love the way it falls.

The second dress fits like a glove, it seems to be so much fun to wear, I really like it.

And finally... 'THE SKIRT' is awesome, I love it.

Oh my god, I really like every single thing you've done, keep showing us your masterpieces!

This was SUCH a sweet comment, you totally made my day. Thank you. Here's a picture of the neckline-- I just wanted a non-constricting, summery cowl, so I cut it in a pretty strange way.

Hope that helps!

koodos! Cheesy
They all look amazing! You did a great job! Cheesy
I especially love the first one (I know what you mean about Bamboo its suuuuuuuuuper soft. How is it to work with? I've never sewn with it)
And the skirt is marvelous.. I keep meaning to making a high waisted skirt, but its a little daunting

Thanks!! This bamboo wasn't too bad to work with--it's a little slippery, and it's very thin. It also wrinkles easily, but a slight bit of ironing fixes everything. It's a 95/5 bamboo/lycra blend I bought from fabric.com, so the ones with cotton probably behave differently.
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12  Bamboo Shirts & Summer Dresses (photo heavy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Addie Marie on: October 15, 2009 10:35:32 AM
This is a bit of a massive post, sorry. It's just been quite a while since I posted anything on here, so I have a lot to show you! First, I have discovered the super wonders of bamboo knit, and I'm so in love. It's amazing to wear! So far I've made three shirts from it... next, I think I'll make a wrap cardi or something draped.

So this first shirt is a one-shoulder top, and I handsewed intertwined vines & lacy blossoms all up from the side and across the top.

This one is just a basic tank, but it has all kinds of crazy scrappiness along the neckline, an old key, & an antique button. I took these pictures one day when it was around 25 degrees (hence the steaming lake) and my nose got slightly red, haha.

This next one is a scoop cowl-necked shirt that I wore SO MUCH this summer.

I was very into dresses this summer, and had my heart set on a bright pink, obnoxious dress. I settled on some fuchsia fabric from Hancock's, & made this dress:

This dress I made way back in March, from that one Vogue pattern... but I can't remember the number and I can't find the envelope! But several people have made this dress on here and it always comes out superbly, so I couldn't resist! I kind of hated working with it at the time, but I love wearing this dress. I bought some red vintage peeptoes from someone on Etsy and they go perfectly with the dress and the sunglasses!

This is a high-waisted sailor skirt that I had several panicky moments about (this happens a lot with me. I'm always rushing to my mom, going, "Do you think this works? Should I change this? Is this a bad idea??" She's like my Tim Gunn, haha! <3), but I absolutely adore the results. The fabric is nice and heavy, so I didn't have to fuss with lining. There's a side zipper, a gazillion pleats, and pretty metal buttons in front.

That's it for now. Whew! Thank you so much for looking!!
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13  "Let Them Eat Cupcakes" Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Addie Marie on: July 01, 2009 02:59:33 PM
I have the opportunity to put a couple items in a gallery show in my town, and so I pulled whipped this dress out (in about 3 days!). It was originally going to be a skirt, but I didn't like how the skirt was looking. My ideas started with the color scheme--candy pink and blue--and kind of went wild from there. I wanted it airy, fluffy, over-the-top and wonderfully ridiculous. I wanted the scraps to be eating up the dress and taking over, a conversion from formal to madness.

Okay, pictures! I teased my hair high up, stabbed some flowers in it, got gussied up with my makeup, and grabbed my dad (& his fancy camera) for an impromptu photoshoot on the dock. Result:

It's got a side zipper, four layers of fabric in the skirt, melted edges on the chiffon, and a ton of scraps. It also drove me absolutely insane and I changed what I wanted it to be four or five times. I went to the opening reception last Friday, and it was wonderful--everyone was super nice and it was amidst a ton of other beautiful pieces. All in all, a success.

Thank you for looking! I adore hearing what you have to say. Smiley
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14  Candy Colored Summer Sundresses in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Addie Marie on: June 19, 2009 07:49:07 AM
I got yellow shoes, and had very little that would go with them. So... I needed to make new clothes. I'm also trying to wear dresses & heels as much as I can this summer, so I need a good excuse to spruce up my wardrobe.

I made this out of an old sheet:

(I realized only -after- I'd finished making it that the skirt was all faded & the top wasn't. >.< Hm. The belt... kind of?...breaks it up.)

Then there was this vintage dress, which had a fantastic color & beautiful fabric. I'm not sure I did as good a job on this as I should have? It had fantastic button detailing the back, but I couldn't figure out how to incorporate it (and the buttons all had discoloring and needed to be recovered), so I left it off. Now I kind of regret it. Anyway, before:

(it also had an underdress, kind of pictured on the side, all bundled up on my ironing board)


& with my corset:

I did make the corset, using a pattern (...can't recall which one...) but it's nothing special and this is the wrong board to talk about it anyway! XD

So now I have dresses to match my shoes & lounge around at picnics in. It's going to be fantastic. =D Thanks for looking!
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15  Threadless Recons & An Ugly Dress Turned Pretty! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Addie Marie on: May 19, 2009 10:43:14 AM
Over the winter and quite a bit of this spring, I've been busy reconstructing shirts! My very favorites are Threadless tees-- I love their prints. So here's what I have...

I became obsessed with keyholes for a while, and made several shirts with them. This one has a scoop neck, the aforementioned keyhole, and little tabs on the bottom sides.

My family took a trip to the Grand Canyon in April, so of course I jumped at the chance to take pictures of this shirt. It was too perfect to pass up!

I loveloveLOVE this print. So much. It's called "Liberty" on Threadless, and the bird glows in the dark. :) It has a (rather low) ruffled bust and a ridiculously long cut.

This one is a lot like the first shirt, but minus the tabs, and plus puffy sleeves & an antique button.

Ohh, and then there's this one, it was called "Foxy". I made it into this tank, with black details and a triangle thing on the side with a pocket. I had a lot of fun with it, just trying new things.

Finally, I had this yucky granny dress from the 70's. It had belonged to my friend's aunt, and my friend and I--we were about 10--jumped at the chance to get dress up clothes, disregarding how they looked. 7 years later, it was still hanging in a closet in my house, so I pulled it out & made it pretty for the same friend's birthday present. She loved it! It's so awesome to give clothes a second life.



It has shirring in back, and a cross-over style bust. The shirring had been on the original dress--I love incorporating those details. :)

Thanks for looking!
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16  Spring Clothing//Road trip! (IMAGE HUGE) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Addie Marie on: April 13, 2009 09:55:55 PM
I took a roadtrip to the southwest this spring (just got back today, actually), and brought along a few clothes to photograph because my dad has this fancy camera. I am so super excited with how these photos turned out.

I LOVE THIS SHIRT. And it was so cool to find this railroad car to take photos against... graffiti is awesome! I made the shirt out of super stretchy rayon jersey knit with all these creatures all over it. It's got a low scoop neck and a little tab with an antique button on it. It's just so soft to wear! And I make all shirts extra long because I hate having skin show at my waist.  ((These photos were taken in Globe, Arizona.))

This shirt was super fun to make... I had just learned to do keyholes when I made it, and I went for an extra-cutesy look, with puffy sleeves, the back keyhole, little side pockets, the scoop neck, and a little heart button at the top of the keyhole.

((These photos were taken at the El Rincon Hotel in Taos, New Mexico.))

This was just a tank top, with wider straps and button details... nothing really special, but very comfortable to wear! (The fabric has guitars and wings all over it.)

((These photos were also taken at the El Rincon Hotel.))

This skirt was made with stretchy spandex material with a ton of flowers. It's a two layer circle skirt, with the upper layer tacked up a little higher with a tiny bow. It was super windy here, and the wind kept catching it and blowing the skirt up! It was bad news. ((I can't remember the town these were taken in!! I think it was Mogollon... but it was some little ghost town in Colorado.))

(sorry, forgot to turn it!)

Now, I don't think I posted pictures of this before, but if I did they were probably not very good pictures. I made this tank top out of a ton of different black and white fabrics. It has lace straps, that my mom told me were too risque! Haha, I left them on anyway. I like how it's a little longer in back. Sorry, I forgot to rotate another picture! ((These were also taken in the ghost town in CO))

Whew, that's a lot of pictures. Thank you so much for looking! Smiley
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17  Re: Twilight Round 6 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Addie Marie on: April 12, 2009 04:46:21 PM
I haven't seen the two disc version yet! So I missed out on a bunch of bonus features...but I'll buy it soon, so it's all good. Smiley

Sad news: Looks like Feast Your Eyes's package got stolen after it was delivered! (She was out of town.) I am so sad for her! But I'll fix it. It's just such a bummer, and not fair to her at all!

But she said I could post the pictures that I have (I forgot to get pics of everything!), and maybe the person who stole it will feel really bad when they see the things meant just for her & read the note. (I feel a bit sad posting the pictures, because... oh, it's just such a rotten situation.)

Anyway, here's what I have:

I made a record purse, with a diamond & wolf print on the labels. It had a cell phone pocket inside, with a chocolatey surprise.

I didn't get good photos of this, but I made a v-neck shirt and stenciled Edward onto it, with the text "Edward Cullen" in the background (sparkly paint) and "Exactly my brand of jailbait" on the foreground, per her request. Cheesy

Then there was this bookmark, with a little diamond & wolf and a few other pretty beads.

That's all I have pictures of, but I made another little bag with the diamond stenciled onto it, & threw in a few other goodies... which I won't name because they just might be in a different package with different goodies... not to hint or anything. Cheesy

Medley, I am so, so sorry this happened to you. And like I said, I feel bad posting the pictures because you don't actually have the package... but we'll work this out. <3
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18  Re: Twilight Round 6 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Addie Marie on: March 15, 2009 10:01:52 PM
Yesterday I got my (amazing, wonderful, awesome, fabulous) package from Feast Your Eyes!! Really, it's so fantastic I was bouncing all evening. She did such great work, and everything is so cool! And perfect! And it makes me happy!

So I got home after a long day of walking college campuses & the driving home, and was absolutely delighted to find this waiting for me:

She decorated the box! I think I squealed when I saw it, haha, because I wasn't expecting it yet! I opened it to find this amazing bag (and a lovely card). It's made of the greatest fabric, it's roomy, has nice pockets & a zipper so I don't spill everything, the buckle is so awesome (I'm probably silly for obsessing over it, but I've never seen one like this!), and I've been wanting a messenger bag for such a long time--it's just all perfect!! She said to check all the pockets, so I did and I found:

(from left to right) Book plates! My favorite is on the far right, because they're actually smiling--and I hadn't seen any promo photos where they're happy, so this is awesome. Twilight Conversation Hearts--cute phrases, and some are sparkly! It startled me at first. Cheesy This pretty little tin--the inside reads "Cherish". I haven't decided yet what to keep in it.

Then, what really blew me away....the jewelry!

The charm bracelet is so, so cool. It's such a treasure! The charms are: a motorcycle, a pawprint/wolf, Bella's truck, Edward's piano, a little heart that says "forever" on it, and an apple! I really love charm bracelets, and this makes such a pleasing noise whenever I move my wrist!

The earrings are lovely--amethyst drops (like Edward's eyes) on a delicate little chain! They're nice and dangly, but they don't have the weight that most long earrings have!

And the necklace.... I never want to take this off! It's perfect in every way! It is sparkly, elegant, has Edward's crystal heart, the unique little chain, and my favorite part--the word "Dazzled" beaded on!

Action shot:

Now that I have thoroughly abused the use of exclamation points... ^_^

Thank you so much, Feast Your Eyes! You really spoiled me (and made my weekend!), and you've got incredible artistry skills! Hope I haven't gushed on too long, I'm just absolutely delighted with everything. (I'll be sending you your package very, very soon!)
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19  Fairytale Skirt ((very gibbous inspired!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Addie Marie on: March 04, 2009 08:54:26 PM
I know, I'm posting this all over the place but I'm so excited that I hardly care. Smiley

I have been lusting after Gibbous skirts for... oh, about a year now. Even now, I check their website about every week because it's like a present every time she lists a new item.

So, after a year, I finally made my own skirt. I worked on this throughout all of February, and believe me, it took a good while! I started out with a pile of blue fabric, and a spool of blue thread. I made a basic waistband, and then just started pinning long scraps to it, using my free-motion quilting foot to piece everything together. It was extremely time-consuming because of the whole pinning part, and all the stitchery that attatches the sides of the pieces together (because, no, it's not just strips hanging off. I'm more modest than that. They had to be seamed at the sides, every piece.), and I'd estimate about 25-30 hours went into it. I had to do it in smaller doses, because, idk, I had this big problem focusing on it, and my attention span rivaled that of a flea.

I wish I were rich enough to buy a skirt & support gibbous, but I'm not. And I probably never will be. Like any good DIYer, I just had to figure it out for myself.

Okay, after all that chatter, I give you.... the epic fairytale skirt!!

(^^Flamingo pose!!)

I wore it into town the other day with my lovely cobalt blue peacoat, and I had an almost surreal experience-- I would walk into someplace, and people would really notice me! I've never had that, where people stop and look at you, really look--and I'd be lying if I said it didn't make me feel warm & fuzzy & delightful. I think my high heels helped my confidence a bit, too--crazy how they do that, isn't it? Smiley

Thank you so much for looking!!
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20  Scrappy Vests (a TON of pics) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Addie Marie on: January 13, 2009 08:21:48 PM
Hi all! Just my second "project post" on craftster... I don't know why I only lurk so much! Anyway, I needed the perfect gift for my best friend for Christmas, so I made her a vest out of an old pair of slacks. I used my free-motion quilting foot and sewed a billion (exaggeration, I know. Tongue) scraps and bit of lace and stuff onto it. She really loved it!

It has buttons inside, too, so the tabs can be folded over and buttoned when worn open.

It has several little treasures sewn in, including a quarter! When I showed my mom, she said, "Oh, you should sew another one in an she'll always have enough money for a pay phone!" Haha. But, you know, no more payphones much of anywhere. At least, they ripped most of them out in my town.

I had so much fun that I made another one!

I really like it faded, but that's all photo editing. I wonder if I could keep it in good shape and distress it enough to the point of looking like this? Probably not... Sad

I couldn't resist sewing a quarter into this one, too.

Next I want to make something for myself... like a jacket with really springy colors? Maybe greens and pinks and some polkadots. We shall see!

Thank you so much for looking!!
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