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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / ooh i want it! any ideas on how to make this? on: February 06, 2005 01:20:40 PM
So, I've found my PERFECT dress. For anything. There's nothing I HAVE to have it for right now, but I just love it so much, that I'm hoping to get some ideas on how to make it. See, I can't buy it because.. it's a doll dress.

I don't care about the jacket, but I am so in love with that dress.. it's grannnndddddd.

If it's easier to make, I won't mind the sleeves being more like this style (another doll dress is the only example I could find, even though I thought this sleeve would be easy to find photos of..) http://www.jerrolddewolfe.com/champagnecocktail_pic2.jpg

I was thinking my best bet is to find a skirt pattern in that style (I'm not advanced enough to do this from scratch), then a shirt pattern, and just connect them and then make the belt somehow.

I also really like the buttons on the back, but if I can't have that, whatever.. I'm flexible. I could also maybe do snaps, then glue buttons on, so there's at least something back there..
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / danger danger! high voltage Jordy bag (and 2 others) on: December 31, 2004 12:52:54 PM

the one in the middle is freehanded acrylic that says "danger danger high voltage" over and over again.. it's not quite finished yet, as you can see. still not sure if i want to do it to the strap as well or not.

all made from old clothes, except the black canvas, that was left over from another project.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / jacket/blazer design sketch on: December 09, 2004 05:07:44 PM

edit: heh, it got resized... here's the link so you can read the stuff: http://rilma.net/jacket.jpg

i'll probably redo this sketch a million times until it's perfect since i'm not getting a good sewing machine until christmas.

does anyone know a really good pattern i could use for this? preferrably one by Simplicity since i know i can find those at the local walmart. thanks =)
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / denim messenger bag with binding on: December 09, 2004 03:54:35 PM
i made this in 9th grade for my final project in clothing 1. i know.. it's not clothing... heh, it was just a sewing class, we didn't really stay specific to the name.

the side panels were SO FREAKING HARD. and then after i was done with them i had to go back and add the binding! yay! even harder because it has to actually look nice when it's done! haha

i figure if i could make this back then i can easily make the blazer i want to make when i finally get a good machine for christmas this year =D





5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / -not- a home screenprint, but i still made it myself on: December 09, 2004 03:37:44 PM
i guess most of the people in this forum use home screenprinting kits? i can't imagine what those are like, honestly i just can't picture it in my head. hmm...

anyway, i have a graphics/printing class, so that's where i made this. we use blue poly emulsion exposed to UV light, pushed into a screen (nylon, i think), dried, then plasterisol ink to print.. which doesn't air dry, so we then have to put it through the conveyor dryer a couple times.

i guess i missed a spot with the tape (we just use tape for blockout around the blue poly, it makes cleanup reaaaally easy) and that's where there's a black spot there. i don't really care though, i'm not crazy about the design (it's from explodingdog.com and modified a little to make it stencil-like) and the shirt is too big for me anyway..

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / skirts, sewing and frolicking, oh my! on: December 08, 2004 04:34:10 PM
it used to be a circle skirt that came to about mid-calves. it had a slight flare towards the end, since it was sort of a circle skirt, but made out of 4 panels that probably had a unique shape... but for the most part it looked like a circle skirt. did i mention it used to be a circle skirt? ok anyway..

basically what i did was fold half of it underneath the skirt and let it ruffle itself. this can be done by picking a spot on your skirt somewhere above your knee, pinching the fabric with your fingers, and pushing the extra length underneath the fabric at the spot you've pinched.

it's simpler than it sounds.

then i just did a really basic catch stitch (i had to leave for school in like 20 minutes hahaha) on the part where it's folded. if you follow what i was saying or have ever done this, you know there are actually kind of two places where it would need to be sewn, but i just did the bottom part and ironed the top crease that was on the inside.

wow that all sounds really confusing. but i swear it's easy.



and the best part.. FROLICKING! yay

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