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1  Graduation dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by dirt_made_my_lunch on: May 25, 2009 02:30:20 PM
I graduated from college last Saturday (well, technically I graduated last december but the ceremony didn't take place until Saturday) and I made this dress to wear under my gown and for my grad party.  The fabric is rust colored swiss dot that has silver metallic pin-striping. The pictures don't show the striping too well but the fabric is really pretty.
The pattern was Butterick 5181.

here's one of me and the boy. this one shows the striping a little better. his parents bought me the camp chair - that is why it's set up in the house - we don't use camp chairs for real furniture Smiley

thanks for looking Smiley
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2  Tie Dye time! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by dirt_made_my_lunch on: May 18, 2009 02:31:56 PM
I made this dress to wear to my friend's wedding.   I mixed and matched patterns to get the look I wanted.
The bodice is Butterick 5181 but instead of plain straps, I braided straps and criss-crossed them in the back
The skirt is McCalls 5014.
The wedding colors are purple and chartreuse-ish green. Originally I bought ivory with the intention to dye it the shade of green that is the wedding color (I used Dylon Amazon Green). Unfortunately when it dried there wasn't enough contrast and I didn't like it. I decided to re-dye with a darker green (Dylon Olive). It came out a little brownish but I really like it.

here's a close-up of the tie dye

the strap, which you can't really tell it's braided in this pic

and the back":

that's it Smiley

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3  Re: Skulls, Roses and Shift dresses- oh my! First ever clothing attempt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by dirt_made_my_lunch on: June 21, 2007 07:04:29 PM
It's amazing fabric and great minds are so much better than one! I haven't worn it yet but the exhibitionist in me hopes for lots of comments (good of course!)

What style dress did you make?

i have a dress from that fabric too Smiley don't you love it? i always get so many compliments on it! We're cool....great minds, eh?

this is my dress...it's cooler in person 'cause i take crappy pictures Smiley

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4  Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by dirt_made_my_lunch on: April 12, 2007 01:13:00 PM
So this thread conveniently popped back up in my "replys to your posts" box. After almost three years of searching for a vegan tattoo artist who uses vegan ink...I found one. Granted I have to drive 3 hours and 14 minutes to get there, it's worth it. The tattoo I am getting is pretty simple but I like it that way. I don't like tattoos that aren't a defined shape and look like a blob from far away so the simpler the outline, the better.
I am going to get this paw print on my butt a.) because I <3 all animals (obviously, I'm vegan) and b.) because it's cute Smiley

my parents keep teasing my about it being for my old high-school mascot (the bobcats- we did have similar paw prints on our bloomers for cheerleading but they are in no other way realted.)
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5  flowery-stripey-bubbley-dress... <3 <3 <3 in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by dirt_made_my_lunch on: March 15, 2007 12:30:07 PM
This is my absolute new favorite dress. I HIGHLY recommend this pattern (Simplicity 3882). It's a stretch-knit bubble dress! Smiley Can you tell I <3 it? The actual sewing was only in 6 steps so it was SUPER easy and fast. the hardest part was finding tricot. apparently Joann's no longer carries it so I had to settle for a tricot-esque fabric at Hancocks. I am sure I could have found it online but I am impatient. And how!
anyway, here's the dress:

the close-up-red-tinged-mirror-shot

boob close-up

outside with the sky-chair:

and the JcPenney catalog model pose (for my mom...it's a joke we share)

sew this pattern!! seriously. it's fantasmic. AND I have gangly arms Smiley

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6  Two floral tops: "I match my grandma's kitchen!" and "yet to be hemmed" in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by dirt_made_my_lunch on: March 10, 2007 11:15:49 AM
So this first top I made from Simplicity 4111. I have worn it about 3 or 4 times and I just realized today when getting it out for these pictues that I haven't hemmed it. haha. oh well. enjoy.

detail close-up:

My grandma made a bunch of appliance covers, potholders and a valance for her kitchen. I got the extra fabric and made this:

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7  70s Western Wear Inspiration! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by dirt_made_my_lunch on: March 10, 2007 10:58:14 AM
I got this black and red skull fabric on sale at Joann's. I usually would have made a dress but the design of this fabric just called for something different. Born from my mom's 1970's Western Shirt Pattern came this:

a crappy picture of me wearing it:

the front on the floor:

black & red are my favorite colors. hence the black cuff w/red button

close up of the westerny-goodness

and the whole reason behind making THIS pattern out of THIS fabric:
the back
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8  Merry Christmas: a belated dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by dirt_made_my_lunch on: March 10, 2007 10:52:22 AM
Okay. Here's the dress I made to wear to the Nutcracker, and various Christmas-time events. Yeah, long time ago, I know.

The front:

The Back:

me wearing at x-mas eve party.

close up of the $2/yd plaid taffeta I made it with:
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9  Turtle Power! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by dirt_made_my_lunch on: March 10, 2007 10:48:47 AM
So I haven't posted anything since about last September and I was bored this morning so here is the dress I made day before yesterday. Sorry about the picture quality. I have a good camera but I am a terrible photographer. McCalls 4444, I think.

The front:

The Back:

The Mikey button:

The front:

fabric close-up

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10  for the love of ALICE COOPER! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by dirt_made_my_lunch on: August 12, 2006 08:10:27 PM
so I went to go see Alice Cooper in reno, NV for my birthday. I pretty much worship him as you can see by my avatar. I decided that I needed to make a special skirt for the show (I was going to make lace elbow length gloves too but my serger broke Sad  )
Anyway. Here is a pic of me in the skirt at the Reno Hilton

oh, I made the necklace too. Ironically the total for the materials for the necklace was $6.66!
here are a couple more

okay. So the skirt only cost a couple bucks cause I got the leopard denim on sale. I dont know if you can tell in the pics but there are laced eyelets up both sides in front.
Now the truth comes out. The point of this thread is not only to show the skirt but to brag that I MET ALICE! (and his bass and guitar players) He was just walking around the hotel and I ran into him and got a pic. Then he ran in to me later and I got an autograph. If you're not interesed in my bragging, don't look at the next pics. I was in 5th row so I also caught a "dirty diamond" necklace he threw out. alice fans you know what I am talking about Smiley

woooooo. go alice!
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