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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mahogany Garden Lolita Dress on: July 16, 2009 05:07:42 PM
that fabric is really nice!

Thanks  Smiley
12  CANADA / Ontario / Re: Fabric Shopping on: July 16, 2009 04:57:36 AM
I answered your survey Smiley I think it would be AWESOME for you to open an online store here. Being a transplant from the States, I was saddened to discover that there aren't many large, quality places to shop for fabric online in Canada. I like to shop online because it tends to save me time and money (I always take public transportation), and I have a better chance of getting what I want right away. I especially have a hard time finding quality cottons for apparel - it's all either too cheap looking or too expensive!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: blue & yellow -- top & skirt -- <3 on: July 08, 2009 08:00:09 AM
the top is super cute Smiley I think you rocked it
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mahogany Garden Lolita Dress on: July 08, 2009 07:59:01 AM
i love it all! how are your dresses pefectly full? not over done and not under done

I think it's a matter of getting the right ratio of hem to waist. For gathered stuff I tend to go between about 3x my waist size. For princess seams & panels it's more like 2.5x my waist, depending on the shape. It kind of depends what look I'm going for  Smiley
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: All play and No work make Silversark very productive [phat wif pics] on: July 08, 2009 07:53:08 AM
they are all so cute! I am especially in love with the first dress
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Simple Sailor Skirt on: July 08, 2009 07:17:23 AM
I LOVE it!  I've been looking for a sailor skirt or dress pattern for a long time now.......might you be interested in posting one?

It's quite simple as far as a pattern goes. The skirt is a rectangle 3x wider than my waist, divided into 2 pieces. I cut the waistband piece to be 4.5" x  29.5" (my waist + 3.5" extra for the shirring). I then folded the waistband in half. I sewed the contrasting fabric trim onto the bottoms of the two skirt pieces, then sewed the two skirt pieces together and left an opening for the zipper. Then I gathered the skirt onto the waistband and stitched it down. I added in the shirring (which can be left out) and  closed the waistband by stitching in the ditch. I inserted the invisble zipper. Lastly, I cut a long strip of fabric and folded it into thirds. I sewed this down onto the skirt and DONE!

I have a seam allowance of .5" for all pieces, with French seam finishes
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Simple Sailor Skirt on: July 08, 2009 06:58:49 AM
Wow! It remembers me of lolita clothing (maybe is?) and as far as I love sailor-inspired clothing... It's great! I want a red and white one =P

actually, that's right  Cheesy
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Simple Sailor Skirt on: July 07, 2009 11:06:57 AM


is it elasticated at the back or is there another closure somewhere?

i can't tell you how much i would love to make something like this...its perfect!!


It does have partial elastic at the back, but that's mostly for comfort's sake. It's got an invisible zipper closure at the side waist Smiley
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Simple Sailor Skirt on: July 07, 2009 04:19:09 AM
Simple gathered sailor skirt with partial elastic waistband. It is made of cotton sateen, poly/cotton trim, and a sheer polyester lining. The waist ties are detachable at the front buttons  Smiley I added the rows of topstitching to the trim after the fact





20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage Vogue Wedding Dress on: July 05, 2009 03:46:45 PM
ridiculously lovely... I hope you stood proud on the wedding day!  Cheesy
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