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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Not Awesome but I will wear it Halter Top on: May 25, 2005 02:02:00 PM
I like this shirt a little bit, it only took an hour to make.  I got .4 of a meter of this fabric for $1, so at first I made a skirt, but it was really ugly, so I took it apart and made this halter top.  It has a tie at the neck, but it somehow crept up to the side of my neck for this picture.  Its not the most spectacular thing I ever made but I like it enough to wear it to work.  I did not use a pattern for the top.

If you all want to reply that would be good, but I hate it when people say "I love it" when something is ugly.  Oh, I almost forgot, I made the pants too, they are brown pinstripe, but not worth posting a whole picture of them. I did use a pattern for the pants.

If anyone wants a tutorial just reply here and I will make one up.

Thanks for looking!  Cool Does this pic make me look fat? (joking, don't answer that)

always wanted to try this marquis...very cool..yey for craftster
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Small Critter Tent! Tutorial too! on: April 26, 2005 12:23:28 PM
Here is a tent that I made for a baby ferret that we are getting, her name is Missy.  I thought she might like a tent to play in.  

Here is the Tutorial, The areas in Pink are the pieces of the tent.  I wrote it with experience in sewing assumed.

Materials:  1 Fat Quarter 20" Square.  Some Bias Tape.  Dowel rod or Bamboo sticks for Gardening.

Cut a circle or a slit in one triangle for the critters door, cover with bias tape.

With Right sides together sew each triangle to another until you have a circle of them, sew folded bias tape into edges to form the loops.

Sew the top closed.

Right sides together sew the bottom square on to the tent, the turn right side out through the door. 

Put in your sticks through the loops, probably about 13" but measure first to be sure.  I taped the top of mine together to hold them up. 

This is my first one and it took about half an hour. 

With the rest of the fabric I might make a hammock or a ferret carrier purse!  I bought half a meter and only used half of that!

This was my first tutorial!  What do you think?  I hope its understandable. 

3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Totally Deluxe Santa Suit! on: November 17, 2004 08:13:52 PM
Here is a deluxe santa suit I was hired to make, I didn't get a chance to take pics of my customer wearing it, it was one of those "more trouble than its worth" situations.  He kept coming to my house unexpectedly, missing appointments, being late, etc etc.  No use complaining now that its done though!  I learned alot about working with faux fur.  It was kindof like making a big sac, instead of the tailored items I am used to.

Although I must say the costume is really nice, even laying on my couch. 

here is a link to my ofoto album, its the last pic in there. 


Let me know what you think! 

Michelle Giordano

4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Pretty Little Dress on: October 31, 2004 11:18:37 AM
Here is a pretty little dress I made for my friends' babies First B-day.  I am not sure how great the pictures will be.  It is ivory satin with satin, tulle and ribbon roses, and red ribbon tails in the back.

I wanted to take a picture of the baby wearing it, but by the time I thought of it, she was covered in cake!  In the pictures my DH is holding it up, so it might be hard to see the details.

I can't figure out how to put pics here, so here is a link


Click on the purple "view photos" button beneath the picture. 

There are a couple of other pics in the album too because I didn't have energy to make a new album for this dress! They are both made by me also, the little girl is mine, only at different ages!  What a cutie!

Let me know what you think!

Michelle Giordano
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Butterfly Fairy Princess x2 on: October 22, 2004 08:14:24 PM
I am working on two costumes for my little girls (5 and 2) they are the same size so I only had to draft one pattern!

They wanted to be "Butterfly Fairy Princesses with jingly bells". 

The body of the dresses are sleeveless in a spangly/shiny purple stretchy knit, the skirt is the same.  The skirt will have layers of tulle "leaves" attatched at the waist and gathered to fit the bodice with elastic at the waist.  It will also have some silver fringe stuff (can't describe it) and sequins with jingle bells on the front waist. The back might be held with a tie band. I might put sequins on elsewhere. 

I will also make wings out of some pink metalic fabric with butterflys on it. 

I found the tulle very hard to work with while cutting all the "leaves" .

I might also make them some sort of crown or hat.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Newbie - Christening Gown- My own design! on: October 22, 2004 07:46:24 PM
I found this forum while searching for stuff to sew!  I decided to join and to show off a christening gown I designed.  It is Ivory Crepe-Back Satin with details of ivory lace and organza, french seams throughout and a matching bonnet.  I was very happy with my first custom design hand drafted pattern.  I put some pictures here:


Let me know what you think! 


Michelle Giordano

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