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111  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 50's-style cherry dress! on: October 10, 2010 08:23:13 PM
This is great! So glad you posted a pic; I have the same pattern, but haven't made it, yet.

It drives me nuts when patterns only have sketches instead of pictures on the front!  >.<
Just so you know when you make the dress, I only did one button/snap at the front to make the skirt actually open, otherwise it hangs closed.  I also added a piece of elastic around the back so the fabric wouldn't bunch up around the bust; I really recommend it!  It makes it a little harder to put on but it hangs better Smiley
112  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 55 ENTRIES / Re: Cupcake Mama! on: October 10, 2010 07:58:21 PM
I love love love that you made this a family project!!  Totally getting my vote for all your hard work/teamwork Cheesy
113  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 50's-style cherry dress! on: October 10, 2010 04:30:21 PM
First and foremost, forgive me for the awful picture quality.  My camera has no battery life so my boyfriend took it on his phone >.<  I'll take a new one soon and switch it out!

Here's the dress I just finished, the first thing I've completed in several months (I only just started sewing again about 6 months ago - it's been almost a decade since I sewed regularly!).  I used Butterick patten 4790 from Butterick's retro collection.  It's rated "very easy," but I wouldn't recommend it to beginners unless you have an "average" body shape (easy to fit), even though I love the dress! 

PS - the red dots on it are cherries, but it's a little hard to see.

I had to tweak it to make it actually fit me, which I knew would happen (but I'm too much of a noob to alter the pattern itself), but it was far more challenging than I expected.  The dress is a single piece: the front wraps around and buttons in the back, and the back wraps around and buttons in the front.  So it was tough to alter because the sides aren't really attached to anything >.<  Also, I absolutely HATE hand-sewing, and I'm awful at it, so up close, the buttons and snaps look pretty freaking bad XD  But even if it's not perfect, I definitely think it's wearable.  I'm super excited to get to wear it while I teach...it just seems like a teacher dress. Smiley
114  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Square Tray on: October 02, 2010 03:12:48 PM
Cute!!!  I love the colors Smiley
115  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 54 ENTRIES / Re: Desktop Organizer :) on: September 06, 2010 11:17:22 AM
That's awesome!  Also I wish i had that shirt!  My daughter and I love The Electric Company!  (it was a 70's show from the makers of Sesame Street and it was all about reading...and it had Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman, among others!)

Aha!  I knew I should have googled before I spoke... >.>  I think I picked the shirt up from Wal-Mart for like $5 Smiley
116  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 54 ENTRIES / Re: Desktop Organizer :) on: September 06, 2010 11:16:22 AM
it's so bright!
I like the way the pencils are arranged in the second pic.

Thanks!! Smiley
117  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 54 ENTRIES / Desktop Organizer :) on: September 06, 2010 10:14:02 AM
First post!  I found this barely-started project in my closet while cleaning it out a few weeks ago, just a t-shirt cut up and half-attached to a metal desktop organizer (from Target, I'm pretty sure).  It was kind of super pathetic-looking :3  BUT this month's challenge gave me a bajillion new ideas for how to finish it and thanks to a hot glue gun, here's how it turned out!  It's not perfect (I still have to go glue-string picking >.<) but I like it.  I'm going to give it to a friend of mine who is particularly fond of buttons, bright colors, and all things Crayola Smiley

And finally, the front!

The #2 pencils are on the front at the bottom of this pic.  Almost forgot them!!! >.<
PS - The t-shirt said "Peace Love Unity" and "The Electric Company" and I'm sorry to say, I only picked it up because of the colors and the peace-love-unity part...I have no clue who the Electric Company is (boyfriend tells me it's a band?) >.<  Whoops!

**EDIT** Thanks to AngelKrafter I've been enlightened - it's a TV show!  Time to go find some clips on YouTube Smiley
118  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: jewellery display on: August 15, 2010 08:40:05 AM
That's such a clever idea!!!  Smiley
119  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wonder Woman Apron on: May 27, 2010 02:16:58 PM
This is SO cute!!!!!  Absolutely love it Smiley
120  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vacation Dress - Kodaikanal Kurta on: May 27, 2010 02:07:33 PM
So beautiful, especially around the neck - looks very professional!!
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