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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: First lolita project ^.^ Pic. obese on: October 16, 2011 12:50:35 PM
could you please show us how you did that 0.0 it looks amazing!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: how would you make this alice in wonderland coat? on: November 14, 2010 04:34:24 AM
I think this pattern would be perfect:


You'd have to draft a hood to fit the neckline, but then it's basically embellishment after that. I think the bows near the hem are holding a pleat, kinda sorta. Almost like the fabric was picked up about an inch from the seam on both sides and then stitched together with the bow covering the stitching. The corset lacing up the back is easy peasy. You'll just need some grosgrain ribbon to create loops for d-rings which would be inserted while you are sewing the two back seams (measure and mark carefully). Then use the rest of the ribbon to lace it up. Correct me if I'm wrong, fellow Craftsters, but I think you may want to use the ACTUAL size the pattern envelope tells you to use, rather than going down a size or two like most people like to do. With a jacket or coat, you want room underneath for additional layers of clothing, so maybe 3 inches of ease is a good thing.

It looks like fleece in the pictures you linked. Fleece is nice and warm, in addition to being relatively inexpensive, but I think that would look awesome in a fulled wool or wool blend. Drawbacks are cost and washability, though. I made a cloak out of grey fulled wool that I got on super-sale for $4/metre, but I think the original cost was $32/metre; I recall it being half-price of a half-price of a half-price. I can wash it in the machine on cold, but it needs to be hung to dry (it's a big cloak, so kinda annoying Tongue).

Either way, that coat is gorgeous and I hope you post your results Cheesy

thank you so much! I shall try to post it when I've made it. but I've got a lot of other things to do first.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / how would you make this alice in wonderland coat? on: September 25, 2010 10:17:21 AM
I would love to make this coat.but I have no idea of how to do it.....
So I could really use your help!

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: poofed dress... how to make? on: September 04, 2010 03:45:39 PM
That dress has probably got a hoop skirt under it, to give it the bell shape.  A tulle petticoat would do it, but man, those things get hot and/or scratchy (depending on whether or not you line it).  A hoop skirt is exactly what it sounds like...a shaped skirt (usually A-line) with anywhere from one hoop in the bottom to five or six hoops each one bigger than the last, which are inserted into casings spaced down the length of the skirt.  The hoop is made out of special flexible hoop boning which you can get from places like http://www.farthingales.on.ca/  You can also purchase them pretty readily.
omg thankyou so much!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / poofed dress... how to make? on: August 29, 2010 07:24:21 AM
here's my problem: i want to make a poofed dress like this:
but i have no idea how I am going to make it like that! Shocked I understand that to make something poofy you have to use a lot of layers but isn't there an other way?
please let me know!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wedding Dress Help - Adding More Stucture on: August 29, 2010 04:16:31 AM
I have no idea sorry, i do have a question though. How do you get a wedding dress poofy? I mean, sure you have to use layers but is there another (less expensive) way?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mint Strawberries and Cream Jumperskirt - Lolita Dress -UPDATE: Bow Tute on pg4 on: August 28, 2010 04:28:28 PM
omg! how did you make that?! O.o
how did you get it so poofy? and how did you make the patern?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Best of 2010 Lolita Photo Dump on: August 28, 2010 04:08:17 PM
these dresses are CUTE!
how do you get them that poofy?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cameo Lolita Skirt on: August 28, 2010 04:04:59 PM
omg i love it!!! Shocked
can anyone tell me how to get a dress or skirt poofy?
i mean you obviously used lots of layers but is there another way?
one that may cost less then all the layers i would have to use to make a poofy prom dress?
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