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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / HELP! Baz Lur Juliet's dress for wedding! on: September 01, 2010 11:46:40 AM
I am getting married in October and was hoping to find or make or buy a dress that looks like Juliet's dress in the Baz Luhrmann movie- here is a picture of it from google http://blog.informiv.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Romeo_Juliet_1996_1200_l.jpg, if you don't feel comfortable clicking, then google Romeo+Juliet in google images.

Does anyone know how I could get a pattern? or at least for something similar? the top is stiff material. I am a decent seamstress but since it is a wedding dress I'd like a pattern or something. Or maybe someone knows where to get one of these? Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / lingerie shorts and a scarf from my fav fabric on: October 24, 2009 12:03:29 PM
made these babies for my sister when I go home this December- Would have liked to show them on but didn't really want my thighs showing in those things. She's skinny as hell and they would actually look cute.  the side with the bow is open and closes with the two long ribbon pieces. I'm thinking of adding a little matching bra as well.  I love the uglyness of the fabric... It reminds me of a 70year old woman in Miami's patio furniture but I thought it would be cute in small increments.  Also using it as a purse lining for a bag I'm making her.

the scarf I just made, nothing special but I love the fabric so much. It's super long and one side is the wrong side of the fabric, which I also love.


3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Could this nasty curb chair be rescued? - A Cinderella Story. on: October 24, 2009 11:44:36 AM
A friend found this nasty curb chair a few days before her wedding and left it in our yard to come back for it later. She was I guess planning to put a blanket or something over it or try to ask some tips on reupholstry (we're all young and broke here) so I thought I could do something for her for a little wedding present. The fabric was 15 shekels a meter and I used two meters and have a bit left over to hopefully make a clutch for my sister.
I ripped off all the old and disgusting fabric with a kitchen knife and a pair of regular pliers and had a hell of a time with a really crappy staple gun. Sanded all the wood as best I could with two pieces of sandpaper and gave it a few coats with spray paint before finishing it with a spray varnish, waiting a day and then stretching the fabric. Used a sewing machine where needed on the inside and am still working on sewing the piping in by hand (Stupidly done, I should have sewed it to the bottom fabric but didn't know exactly
how it would fit at the time.)

The color is much prettier in life I think, richer maroon-ish pink but it isn't showing up well on camera... I am really hoping she likes it!!!


4  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Purple Ribbon Harness and Leash on: October 13, 2009 06:35:19 PM
made this little ribbon harness and leash for my puppy. The pictures are terrible, I dunno why the light is so bad but the ribbon is really gorgeous! everyone squeals when they see her wearing the harness.

and I know she looks pitiful, but look! her tail is wagging here

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / another dress I made today on: September 23, 2009 05:42:57 PM
Took my puppy for a walk today and noticed this great fabric in the cheapy fabric store. It is really much prettier than it looks on camera, like pashmina-ish and not as shiny as it looks in the flash. bought the fabric and got the idea for the dress on another walk with the puppy an hour later and made this... didn't exactly turn out like I'd expected (nothing I make ever does) and I'm thinking to do something with white cotton lace or something...maybe wear it with cowboy boots?

the fabric

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / First Dress!! Well...in 10 years... on: September 23, 2009 04:26:57 AM
I made this dress for Rosh Hashanna last week and was more or less pleased with how it turned out. It is my first somewhat complicated sewing project in ten years. I did make one dress when i was 14 but I had a lot of help from a seamstress aunt.  This one I made without a pattern in about a day and a half. I sort of wish I'd made a few things differently so it's not so boob exposing etc, but what can ya do. I forgot a picture of the back of the dress which goes into a pretty deep v with sort of twisted fabric at the bottom of the V. The material cost about 4 dollars for two meters.

Before hemming

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Striped Nautical puppy sweater (practice one) on: September 14, 2009 05:57:11 AM
I have been planning to make a sweater and a tweed-ish professor's coat for a friend's dog, but she hasn't sent me his measurements yet so I did this one as a practice, as I've never done a sweater before and didn't want to send her shotty work that she'd be embarrassed to have her dog wear (he is a stylish dog).  So this one is for my puppy, Joey

heheh in this one she looks pretty miserable, but for the most part, she didn't seem to care about the sweater. I added this gold thread to the anchor in the end, though I don't really know why... It doesn't look very good, and I should have done it with the machine before hand, I'm thinking of pulling it out of the sweater.

I messed up on the stitches in a few places, but hopefully the next one I make will be a lot better.

thanks to all those who replied to my post on how to attach sleeves!
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / how to attach sleeves? on: September 10, 2009 05:48:27 PM
I'm making dog clothes (i know, I have too much time on my hands) and I haven't sewn in about 10 years. Most stuff is going well working from homemade patterns but I'm wondering if there is an easy way to attach sleeves... I'm in the middle of a little hoodie that is lined inside. I figured out the hood and all that and I'm sure if I sit and think I can figure out sleeves but I'm wondering if I have to just go all around the arm hole with the sleeve inbetween the two pieces of fabric, pulling the sleeve open so I don't sew them shut... Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question I guess I'm just hoping for a smarter way that isn't clicking into place...
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Double lined shiny dog coat with hood-First one! on: September 07, 2009 03:31:34 PM
Okay I haven't sewed a stitch with a machine since I was about 14 yrs old and learned how for a few weeks with my aunt... So this is as complicated as I could get. Used material I was gonna upholster a chair with (now really thankful that I didn't) and lined the inside with two layers of warm knit sweaterish material. What do you guys think?

It's a little big for her, but I dunno how much she'll grow by winter

taking her measurements...

10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My first time...with reupholstry... on: September 07, 2009 11:10:11 AM
So we found this chair outside near my house yesterday night and I thought it'd be a good opportunity to try reupholstry-ering.

Back of reupholstered chair

Chair before, stained and faded pink suede! (Pretty cool if it had been in better condition)

back of chair before

The chair that could have been... My boyfriend hated the fabric... I didn't think it looked great as a chair so I took it off and plan to make my puppy a jacket for the Jerusalem winter!!!

My puppy Joey helping

Here she is with a capeish thing

front of chair
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