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1  Re: Help needed: Maternity Wedding Dress in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Rainbow_Han on: December 07, 2008 12:19:16 PM
Hi guys!
Well the big day was a week ago now, and I just thought I would add some pictures from the main event! I think you can tell the dress has been altered, as the bodice fits better! You can also just tell shes ballooned a bit (shes 6months gone!) but the dress design caters for that! You can almost see the corset lacing i did down the back on  the first photo- which makes it totally adjustable. It was a lovely day, and thankyou guys for all your helpful suggestions! Her mum used the rest of the green taffeta and lace that was left over, to make the Groom a matching waist coat and the older bridesmaid (her sister) a bolero and sash! The little bridesmaid (a niece) is wearing a store bought dress- but shes very cute! Her mum also made and iced the wedding cake (Yes those are star wars figures on top of the cake...), along with all the centre pieces and the bouquets and corsages! (shes a very talented woman!)

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2  Re: Help needed: Maternity Wedding Dress in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Rainbow_Han on: November 13, 2008 10:12:34 AM
Hi guys!

thankyou for all your awesome suggestions. Their wedding is all booked for the 29th of November, and the dress is now finished! I went with this pattern in the end: http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5003.htm??tab=evening_prom_bridal&page=2

the empire line is a god send on this dress! great for pregnant tummy! I added a large box pleat in the front of the skirt to give more room around the tummy, and I made a size larger than I thought I would need, and then added corset style lacing up the back for a perfect fit. We went for a green taffeta shot with black for the under dress- which gives an awesome two tone effect. Thje over dress is black chatilly floral lace, which gves a bit of texture. I also added some green butterfiles to the front/bottom of the dress on the green under dress. I think the square/scoop neck line really suits her, and takes attention away from the bump (though with the big skirt, its hard to tell shes pregnant!). Here are some pictures of the finished dress from the second fitting- Though Im lacking back pictures of the lacing- I will add these when I get some! (which will probably be on her big day!)

lv han x

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3  My first corset- Victorian style! (img heavy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Rainbow_Han on: August 11, 2008 12:43:31 PM
The corset is a beautiful thing, the ultimate show of femininity (well in my opinion at least!). Sop for quite a while I have wanted to make one, and here is my first attempt. I used Vogue 8325, with a couple of changes. For instance, instead of using plastic boning, I used steel spiral wire boning. Instead of normal hooks and eyes, I used chunky corset hook and eye tape. And I also changed the size of the eyelets, so I could use a specific lacing bone. I had a couple of problems along the way- I cut the boning a bit to long (though I did exactly as the pattern said!) and it started to pop thorough the seams a bit. So I used bias binding to hide the problem!
But apart from that I think it has turned out quite well for a first attemptAnd its fits like a dream!I used a blue/white classic brocade, which I think looks a bit victorian... Ive put some pics up here of construction and the final product..
Anyways, let me know what you guys think.
Han x


bones I cut


finished front

finished back

me in corset

me in corset again...
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4  stunning backless evening dress Newlook 6401 img heavy in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Rainbow_Han on: June 14, 2008 12:24:17 PM
Hi there,
here is the first dress I made (i only started recently) for my end of year ball. it is Newlook pattern 6401, which i think is beautiful, and has lots of variations as seen here: http://www.simplicitynewlook.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=134_138&products_id=7498
It was quite simple to make and quite a nice shape- though i think its the fabric that makes this dress good. its kinda a japanese pattern with white/silver blossom and blue spikey flowers. to accent this I chose an ice blue colour for the contrast sash  which ties round the open back and falls to about calf level. there is also a mini train which poofs when you walk which you cant really see in these pics! The front is very deep cut aswell. anyway here are a few photos! let me know what you think.

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5  amazing 1950s swing circle skirts for a ball with poofy petticoats Img heavy in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Rainbow_Han on: June 14, 2008 05:31:16 AM
HI there!
THis is my first post on crafster, so I hope im doing this right!

I'm in my final year at University and the theme for the end of year ball was 1950's. So I (and my friends) decided it would be a good idea to make big circle skirts with petticoats. we wanted some really swingy skirts.we looked at many of the costume patterns and thought they werent very authentic, so I did some searching on ebay and found this pattern for $9 (5 quid in english terms!), which is an original from 1953.

however this did not include a petticoat pattern, and the skirts really needed one as they are huge! So I followed this tutorial, with help from my friends! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=193708.0

we adapted it and used 32m of netting instead of 48m- it took for ever to gather!
and they turned out like this:

Anyways the finished skirts look great:

 and here are some pics at the ball!

let me know what you guys think!

Hannah   Smiley
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