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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The Emerald City Dress on: February 15, 2012 01:12:40 AM
I recently completed this party dress for a wedding I was going to at the weekend.  I had a great time, the bride looked beautiful, the food was amazing and got lots of compliments so it was pretty successful all round.  I used Simplicity 2444, a project runway pattern which I am now in love with and taffeta for the main dress, even though lots of people said it would be too '80's.

Yes that is frost in the grass brrr! 

I thought it would look good with a contrasting bow and I shortened the skirt as they are always too long on me.

I also love that you can tie the bow at the back or wrap it round like a sash to make the dress look different.  I am all about the convertible!

For more info or photos see my blog- http://sorbetsurprise.blogspot.com/2012/02/emerald-city-wedding-party-dress.html
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I Heart Dorothy Halter Top on: February 05, 2012 11:31:43 AM
That's so lovely!  What kind of fabric did you use?

Thanks!  The fabric is just cotton and cotton gingham with interfacing on the straps.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I Heart Dorothy Halter Top on: February 04, 2012 10:27:05 AM
I made this top for my friend who loves The Wizard of Oz in blue gingham with white straps.   I have made this pattern up before, it's New Look 6900 but I changed the straps by adding buttons and button holes so they are convertible.

I tried it on for photos but my friend is slimmer than me so there are no funny pull lines when she wears it.

The red button on the front is a little heart.

Adjustable straps can be worn cross over, straight or halter neck.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My 8 Hour Christmas Party Dress! on: December 15, 2011 06:15:23 AM
Not because my party was 8 hours, it wasn't, I only had 8 hours to sew up my Christmas dress!  I basically left it too late and then did it all on the day I was going to wear it but it turned out pretty well for all that and I got to wear it out.

I knew what I wanted, a net overlay dress like the ones that are all over the place at the moment.  I dyed the cotton sateen fabric as I didn't like the colour after I got it on ebay, actually, all the fabrics came from ebay!  

You can see the graduation of the dye towards the bottom fabric, this was completely accidental but I really like it.  The pattern was horribly 80's/90's but actually looks really good once made up and not as boxy as I thought.  This also has the best invisible zip I have ever sewn!  Woo!

I used bias binding around the neck and arms holes which finished it off really nicely as well as some vintage glass buttons I had.  

Very quick in the mirror shot after the party so ignore the messy hair, face etc.  There was a little bit of a fit issue on the bust as it gaped a little but I think taking some in at the side seams could remedy this.  Not bad for a days work though.

If you would like more information on the dress, materials, pattern, or more photos, please visit my blog-http://sorbetsurprise.blogspot.com/2011/12/amazing-8-hour-christmas-party-dress.html
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Pan Am Costume - Come fly with me! on: December 12, 2011 02:38:33 PM
I love the piping on the hat, it looks so tidy. (oops, a bit of welshness slipping in there, of course I mean neat.)

Thanks!  I don't mind a bit of Welshness!  I live in Wales!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Cosy Fabric Coasters on: December 12, 2011 02:09:23 PM

I recently made a set of coasters for my mums birthday to match her soon to be decorated kitchen diner.  I really love the fabric it has a really nice sheen and almost silky feel and is an organic cotton I won in a giveaway.  I can see I will be making more of these simple but effect coasters as gifts. 

I am thinking some tattoo print with red bis binding for my sister next....

Tutorial posted on my blog here - http://sorbetsurprise.blogspot.com/2011/12/cosy-coaster-tutorial.html
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Pan Am Costume - Come fly with me! on: December 11, 2011 09:13:31 AM

For a recent costume night I went as a Pan Am stewardess and made myself a hat and skirt as a fairly quick sewing project.

The skirt has one big pocket in the front which is a nice feature and is from a Burda Style magazine, pattern 122, issue 8/11.  It also has a kick pleat at the back a centre back zip. 

For the hat I used the tutorial found here - www.instructables.com/id/Pan-Am-Costume/

For more details see my blog post here - http://sorbetsurprise.blogspot.com/2011/12/pan-am-costume.html
8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Autumn plaid is delicious! *New Flats*! on: September 18, 2011 05:56:23 AM
Please tell me you are making a tute for these?  So cute!
9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Looking for Mary Jane Fabric Slippers Tute on: September 18, 2011 05:43:42 AM
HI all, I hope you can help.  I found a tutorial on here ages ago for making mary jane style slippers from fabric rather than the knit version and now I cannot for the life of me find it.  I thought I have bookmarked it but it appears not.  I remember that the ones that featured in the tutorial were a brown fabric and they had a little gap fastened with a button.  If this rings any bells with anyone or anyone has a link I would be very grateful. 

These are the closest to what I mean that I have found so far :- https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=279156.0  Sadly no tute
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sheer blouse and polka dot circle skirt on: August 27, 2011 06:16:23 AM
I love the skirt and the shirt individually and together they are just perfect!  They look fab with your petticoats too.
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