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21  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / I made and entire cherry wardrobe! on: June 27, 2010 05:29:34 PM
I don't wear pants so I excluded them  Tongue
This is a mix and match set of two skirts (40s repro pattern), one blouse, one dress, and one jacket. (last 3 are a moern Simplity pattern with a few adaptions to add retro-ness)

It of course is very retro in a loud way cuz...ahem...that's me.  Shocked

onto the fun:

this is skirt one with a basic white top ( i think i might just make red blouse later)

here is blouse one with skirt two:

here is dress 1 with jacket 1 (remember the dress...this is my solution to it looking like a hospital gown)

this is skirt one with jacket 1 and a basic white undershirt

and also you can wear the jacket with the red skirt if you wish.

I love this whole idea and I am planning another wardobe in monster green and black. But after the hubster gets this shirt that i am making...can u believe he picked all the fabric out? LOL it's going to be cute. I will see if i can get him to take photos for me afterwards!  Wink

in the mean time what do you think of the wardrobe? I think it also could use a basic red tshirt.
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / RAWKABILLY Dress in cherreeez! on: June 07, 2010 02:36:01 PM
Hey hep kats and ghouls! This is Simplicity 2453 done in cotton print. Blue gingham with cherries and tiny pink hearts!

>Added 10" to hips and 5" to waist

What is really nice is that there is NO FACING! The sleeves are narrow hemmed, arm holes done in bias tape, and the neck is finished with a bias cut of the cotton. SWEEEEEEt! Kiss

I am so ready to rock in my frock babies!

and my pug Miss Mai Tai is modeling her bad-self

ok here is a question...be honesy honey...does it look like a hospital gown without a belt? My hubby says so...maybe its the print

I used pink for the twist here:
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Psychobilly dress loud enough to wake the living! on: May 27, 2010 03:44:25 AM
 Cheesy It's a Simplicity project runway pattern I have posted here before. This time I used knit. I made the bodice a few sizes smaller to adjust for the stretch of the knit, and made sure to use interfacing to keep the neckline stable.  Cheesy

Pattern Adjustments:
-re-drafted neckline
-re-drafted sleeves
-added 1/2 to waist length

Metal studs around neckline
The bow is clip on- so I can change it up
I hemmed the bottom with stretch lace hem-tape, I was not about to do a circle hem in KNIT; I have enough punishment waitin for me in the afterlife, thank YOOO!  Cheesy

I would love to hear what my Craftster Gals think!

24  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / I love how this retro dress looks in the sun! on: May 05, 2010 05:29:35 PM
It's a modified Simplicity 2615!  Shocked

CHANGES: I ruched the sleeves with elastic instead of gathers, and I did not make the sash. I added waist darts in the front and the back to create a beautiful hourglass shape. Yes I actually tailored this to plus size! LOL But made a faux-belt in the front with lace. It really slims the waist. It is badonk a donk friendly too  Cheesy It has hidden side pockets too! No zipper!

I used this gorgeous polyester green, blue, brown, yellow retro atomic print. It is so gorgeous on me, BUT alas I found out that I cannot stand to wear polyester. It makes me crazy.  Undecided

It has a really sweet 30s feel dontcha think! But since I won't wear it again, I WOULD SWAP THIS FOR: cute fabric or a few cool jewelry items, a crocheted snood, or hair pins ( of the rockabily type )  JUST PM  ME ON HERE, we might be able to come to an arrangement. I love Craftsters so I would love to share. This is about a size 26/28. All seams are finished with an overlock stitch. Bust is like 50-52 inches and waist 47 ish and hips are over 60"
25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My Vintage and Rock n roll inspired latest jewelry! on: April 30, 2010 04:24:07 AM
I made this cute earrings and bracelet set from those buttons! Isn't it darling?

I also made these earring holders that work great for hook earrings. It hangs on the wall and has like a little gap between the wall and the back so the earrings can sit flat. I store all my earring on them now and rarely loose one anymore since they always stay together! I used those yarn-cross stitch plastic thingies. Then I re-enforce them to make them stiffer.

I also made one in a vegas theme and a leopard theme!

Here is a sweater clip from shrinky dinks! I got these awesome color pencils that are so super bright now!

26  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / RETRO-GLAM Blouse and Skirt on: April 30, 2010 04:11:19 AM
 Grin Hello Hotties!  Grin

I made these two skirts and this blouse in the last couple weeks! Questions and comments are so welcome! I love Craftsters!



27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 1951 Beret from Simplicity on: April 16, 2010 03:42:43 AM
My Aunt gave me a bunch of 50s patterns and I could NOT WAIT to make this hat!


I LOVE IT! When I make the pillbox version I will post that too..so much fun!

28  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Wrap dress (Burda) @ a grocery store near you! on: April 12, 2010 03:51:50 AM
Of course I would wear this to GLAM up the grocery store!  Cheesy

Ok lovely sewing curvacious people....here is the wrap dress by Burda in leopard (what else for me?) knit.

Only thing different from design is that I did not split the sleeves. I managed to cut the shoulders and neck out a size smaller than the waist and the skirt...so as to fit my pear shape.

I think it turned out pretty good...except the ties end up in the back instead of the front, they must think plus size women needed shorter ties LOL---- NOT!

But this pattern was a COMPLETE HEAD SCRATCH-ER!!!!! I spent loads of time figuring this darn thing out and I consider myself an intermediate seamstress!
And my machine ate this SEVERAL times  Cheesy  Cheesy  I had to completely take apart the machine on the last seam to get the dress out! My butter knife got some good use yesterday!

doesn't leopard look great with the red hair? It's hard to see with the print but check out the rouching on the kimono sleeves...that is the whole reason I wanted this dress....it has kind of a 40s vibe going with the shoulders and sleeves.
29  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Vintage Trash Glam Simplicity 4044 on: April 01, 2010 04:00:48 AM
Hey rockers and vintage lovers!

I completed my Easter Outfit! It's Simplicity 4044

As always my VINTAGE TRASH GLAM style has modified this lovely suit to my tastes hehe.

The Lipstick red is that "linen look" stuff. I dont think I want to work with THAT again..ugh..UNravel CITY! I would rather work with linen and be wrinkled I think. The black is regular linen.

The jacket is supposed to be lined, but I made a neck facing instead, it's a spring outfit and the material is already thick enough. I french seamed the CB and sides and then used bias tape around the edges of the neck facing. this material was a nightmare to edge finish. The French seams are a bit bulky with the thickness, but i was getting frustrated  Huh

CURVY GIRL ALERT! If you are pear shaped this pattern needed major modifications to fit! I chopped off 5 inches of the jacket length,added an inch in the back hip area, added 2 inches to the sleeves too. Also the back darts I let out quite a bit, and shortened to end at the hips.
For the skirt I added to the waist and hips, unfortch....too much. but it works with a top that I have to tuck in, such as my skully tank in the pics. I fixed it in the muslin now, and I am 75 percent done with a MATCHING red skirt for this!

also check out my kickazz bowling pins necklace i made this week! KEY-OOTS!

this is the pattern

note how her skirt drapes...THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN IN THE PLUS SIZE VERSION! my skirt will fold at the center front only. her folds all purty int he middle of the two panels, see? Nu uh...it don't happen in plus size. It DOES happen in the back though.
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / jewelry boxes made from hollywood starlets on: March 01, 2010 04:40:52 AM
ok, so not really Silence of the Lambs, "put the lotion in the basket"....."MADE" from...but I used pictures instead of real starlets. I LOVE these and all the most beautiful leading ladies are on them including my fav Betty Davis and Jean Harlow, Natalie Wood, Judy Garland, Margret Lockwood, and Betty Grable.  I esp love it when they are smoking.  Cool

 and this one has alot of Clara Bow
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