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1  Date Dress in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by pretty_bug01 on: June 24, 2008 01:39:08 PM
I just finished making this.  It would have been done a week ago, but mom wasn't very nice and wouldn't help me hem it.  For some reason, with the flash, the fabric kine of inverted itself.  The roses are darker than the fabric, but it looks opposite in the pictures.  I had to line it because of the fabric, which I kind of improvised on.  I just cut out the same pieces in the lining as the dress and then sewed the lining pieces and fabric pieces together before I started the dress...don't know if that was the right way, but it was the only way I could come up with at the time.  I hope you like it.  I think it looks great!

The back/zipper:

The front:

The fabric:

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2  Simplicity 3541 summer dress in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by pretty_bug01 on: June 23, 2008 02:21:34 PM
This was the second dress I have made.  Sorry the pictures aren't that great, it is hard to take pictures of yourself.  I hope you like it!

Thanks for looking.

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3  Coupled (image heavy) in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by pretty_bug01 on: June 21, 2008 04:51:04 PM
I made this for my art class.  My inspiration was my friends getting married.  She draws, which I am hopeless at, and she drew a picture of them embracing, and I loved it so much I wanted to sort of take my take on the picture.  It is made out of Styrofoam insulation laminated, covered in wall compound, then painted with regular wall paint.  She loved it, by the way, when I gave it to her.  Though she laughed when the guy was taller than the female (she is about 2 inches taller than her husband).

On to the pictures:

Guys back, I have to give credit to my art teacher for making me paint something on his back, so I mimicked the red I used on the other side and created a rose, the words are 1 Corinthians 13:1-7:


Woman's back, the yellow writing says Joel and Steph:

Another picture of the side:

I hope you like it.  Thanks for looking!

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4  Jade Mountains (Image heavy) in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by pretty_bug01 on: June 21, 2008 04:36:39 PM
I made this last semester in art class.  I love it.  It is made out of soapstone.  I have the link to where I got it from, but don't want to post it just in case it is against the rules.  I guess you can pm me and I will send it to you.  Either way, it is called Jade Mountains, I wanted to call it Fake Jade, but my art teacher wouldn't let me.  It won 2nd place in the juried art show at my school.  Thanks for looking.  Any constructive criticism is accepted just as much as praise, so don't hesitate to leave feedback!



Other Side:



Other view of the top:

The darker green shade is the actual color, but when the direct light hit it, the lighter color was what showed up.  It really does look like Jade in real life.  Again, thanks for looking!
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5  steph blue's messenger bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by pretty_bug01 on: June 21, 2008 04:09:47 PM
Hey guys!  This is my first bag that I have made.  I just started sewing like 3 weeks ago.  So, bear with me.  I made Steph blue's messenger bag by her tutorial.  It worked out great.  I had some trouble understanding some of the techniques, but I was persistent and figured it out.  On to the pictures:

I made it for a friend and she is taller than me, so I made the handles longer than I would for myself.  I improvised on the handles because I took apart the first dress I made (it looked like a moo moo) and used that fabric so not to waste it.

Up close:

And one of the whole thing:

Thanks for looking.  I hope you like it!

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6  Simplicity 3541 Dress Pattern Review: Halter Top Dress in Sewing Pattern Reviews by pretty_bug01 on: June 21, 2008 09:30:23 AM
So here are the pictures.  I did the halter bodice with the knee length skirt.

I made a mistake with the elastic, so I had to add darts to both sides to get it to fit, but now that I see that the zipper is messed up I will go back and fix it.

Pattern description: Women's/Women's petite dress in 2 lengths with bodice variations.

Sizes: I used the 18-32W size one, I'm not sure how small it goes.

How were the instructions?

Very simple to understand.  I did find it a little confusing at first since it is all separated into different pieces.  Keep in mind that this was my second sewing project of all time, so you have to give me a little break  Grin.  I did the halter top with the knee length skirt.  I did screw up the elastic part, but again, it was my second attempt.  So basically it was very self explanatory, I didn't have any trouble with the directions.  The pattern directions are separated into the different bodices and then sleeves and then the skirt, but if I can figure it out, then someone with more experience will have no trouble.  


I liked how the pattern and the fabric look on me.  I like the pictures to help you out in case you get stuck.  

Fabric used:  100% Cotton, I did forget to pre-shrink, but in the end it was a little big in the bodice area because of my mistakes in sizing and the elastic.

I didn't do any changes to the design.

Would I make it again?

Yes, it is a pretty simple and versatile design due to like 10 combinations of bodices with skirts.

I hope that gives you enough information, if you have questions, just ask.

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