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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Woven Bodice Dress with Pearl Accents on: March 26, 2012 09:40:27 PM
Hi everyone! This is my most recent project in a veryyyy long time.

My inspiration was the lovely Chie of Vivat Veritas. Chie is an amazing seamstress and I am constantly inspired by her work! I encourage you to look her up!

The dress is made from black cotton sateen and accented with glass faux pearls. I made it under a slight time crunch, so although I think I've done better work, I'm happy with how it came out! I used a pattern that I drafted myself.

Thank you for looking!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Another McCall's 5879: Red with White Piping! on: August 02, 2011 09:26:34 PM
I love this bodice pattern because it's so simple but so satisfying. This time around, I made it with straps that tie into bows at the shoulders and inserted a strip of white piping between the bodice and skirt!

The fabric is red sateen. It's really easy to sew with and doesn't require lining (though the bodice is fully lined).

My one criticism of this dress is that the ties shouldn't be quite so long, and I wish I had a made a fuller skirt. But overall, I'm quite happy with it

Thanks for looking!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: my swing dress on: July 27, 2011 12:54:18 AM
It's lovely! The red details definitely make the dress, and I love the collar!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I am Gordon Gekko - two shirts - french cuffs, contrasting collars! on: July 27, 2011 12:51:26 AM
These are so well-executed, great job!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bossanova Ballroom Fashion Show on: July 27, 2011 12:46:34 AM
Great designs and fabric choices! The models are well-styled, too! You are very talented!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Little Bow Blue Dress on: July 27, 2011 12:44:57 AM
I really, really like this.  Any chance you would post a picture of the back?  I'd like to see the ties.  I'm interested in recreating this, although my skill level would not do it much justice.  It's just wonderful, great job.
I assure you, this dress is super easy! I think it even says Easy on the pattern sleeve Smiley I'll try to get a pic of the back soon, but it essentially just looks like the front, just less rounded at the neckline. The ties are sewn into the side seams. I hope that helps!

Your dresses just get cuter and cuter. And the execution on this one is immaculate!

You are so sweet! This one is probably successful because I used a commercial pattern though...haha Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Very Full Pink Skirt on: July 27, 2011 12:41:35 AM
First of all, thanks for the positive feedback everyone!

and to peachyinthe916:
This skirt is so feminine and cute! The color is gorgeous and the fit is so flattering! Awesome!

What kind of fabric is it made of?

To be honest...I have no idea. For the longest time I've had a really bad habit of not observing the fabric composition of my fabrics. But I will describe it: it has very thin alternating stripes of a translucent then sheer (more loose) weave. The fabric is kind of crinkly in a way that reminds me of seersucker or gauze. My best guess is that it's a cotton-polyester mix.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A bunch of simple dresses. [Picture portly] on: July 27, 2011 12:35:50 AM
They're beautiful! You should definitely wear them proudly Smiley I love the sweetheart necklines!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: a yellow skirt to make up for the crappy west coast weather.. on: July 23, 2011 12:54:22 AM
It looks great! Shirring is such a cool technique, but for some reason my sewing machine didn't like the elastic thread very much, so I'm a little nervous about doing it again :/ Anyway, the yellow silk is really pretty!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Mustard Yellow Peter Pan Collar Dress on: July 23, 2011 12:46:39 AM
I've been on a posting kick lately because of all of the recently-sewn garments I've made thanks to McCall's M5879 (which I scored in the bargain section for $1.99!)

I used the U-neck view for the bodice and the skirt is a gathered rectangle. The bodice is lined and there are darts at the bust.

I don't think babydoll silhouettes are super flattering on me personally, but I'm really proud of this dress and I can't wait to make more peter pan dresses in different colors!

Thanks for taking a look Smiley
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