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11  Re: My own version of a Ralph Lauren skirt in Designer Clothing Homage by quimera on: April 23, 2009 10:06:42 AM
thank you, LadyJ!
so I'll try to post it,
please help me if you see something is not clearly explained
the pictures are not good, but good enough to understand I hope

For this design you need how to know a pencil skirt pattern.
I won't explain this part
so, here you have it, the pencil skirt pattern:

can you see on the skirt that it has on front a curved line? you have to decide where you'll put the curved line, maybe mine was low... Undecided
so, draw the curved line in the front part of the pattern:

The curved line continues in the back of the skirt, so you need to continue the line at the same height. For that, face hip sides (back and front) of the patterns...

and continue the line...

and then... cut the pieces!  Cheesy

what do you think, LadyJ? is this part clear?
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12  Showing my back... but just a little in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by quimera on: April 22, 2009 12:07:57 PM
So, this time I didn't copy the design. It's by me! oh well, the pattern has many classic pieces of course
I had this  nice fabric that my co-worker gave to me. Not too much fabric, that was why I had to cut more pieces than firstly I thought.
As I pretended to use the dress for going to work (so I could show to my co-worker in what I used the fabric), the back collar was no so pronounced but it's the same style than for fancy dresses, I don't know the English expression, in Spanish we call it "buche de pavo", maybe if someone can help me with that?

and it looks like this from front:

Greetings from Buenos Aires!  Cheesy
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13  My own version of a Ralph Lauren skirt in Designer Clothing Homage by quimera on: April 22, 2009 11:57:16 AM
this is the second time that I tried this skirt, unlucky as the first time was 2 years ago the link is not available anymore, I kept pictures but posting here is not allowed...
so, here you have my version and believe is quite similar, just the fabric is not the right one

and those days I was around 7 kilos heavier  Undecided

if someone find it interesting, I took pictures of every step  Grin
but I'm not sure if I'd be able to explain the steps, as English is not my language and sewing has so many new words for me!
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14  Taken from the Past... in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by quimera on: January 26, 2009 10:09:14 AM
Hi, dear people!
well, all this started because I need new clothes, as I'm 6kg fatter than the previous season  Cry

the, as many of us, I have some pieces of fabric, just waiting for a project.
I took a kind of silk (I remember it was quite cheap at that moment), and decided i wanted a new dress. But, what kind of dress?
then I went to a book my first sewing teacher let me photocopy a couple of years ago, a very old book with lovely designs that in fact I'm seeing right now on sale!
and I chose this one:

The instructions are in Spanish, so some here will be able to read them, mostly not
anyway the important part is to know how to make a bodice and a skirt basical pattern. As you see, the skirt is not cut following the thread, but bias ("al bies" please some Spanish help, bias was the best word I found for this! I check the list in here also!). And the detail on top is that the bust dart  dissapear when we cut right there...  Wink
I changed the collar and the sleeves. This last because there was not fabric enough... it was only 1.5x1.5 mts, that 's why I was not able to respect the design with lines... I had to cut the pattern in more pieces at the back, in order to have fabric for those parts also.
Well, here you have the result!

sorry for the sad face, I had a bad day, that's exactly why I was sewing, it helps me a lot.  Undecided
as you see, I not only respected the original draw adding the black ribbon, but the ribbon helped to make less evident that the print lines are not matching...  Tongue

In my version the bodice is shorter than in the book, because of my belly: it would be more noticeable if longer, so I shortened it.

I finished hem, ribbon, short japanese sleeve, collar, by hand, something that I really enjoy, it's relaxing.

Hope you like it, and maybe try it, I think it's a nice project for a beginner looking for something less easy but not hard to do  Grin
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