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1  a little early, but my homecoming dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by geekette on: June 20, 2006 09:26:09 AM
I got a little bored the other day, and decided i needed a floofy dress.  for no real reason.  but i think i'm going to end up using it for homecoming this year; unless i get bored and make a new one.  hehe.

yeah, so that's pretty much it.  i used off-white/creamish fabric that i got for free from my mom's friend. 

the bodice is just a rectangle (folded over with  a little overlapping collar thing) with a zipper, and two pinched darts, because they look cooler than regular ones, IMO. 

The skirt i made from rectangles of that fabric, sewn together so i had a REALLY long strip about 5x (i think) as long as my waist measurement, and as long as i wanted the skirt to be.  i then adjusted my stitch length on my sewing machine to about twice as long as normal, and lowered the tension to about half.  i then sewed along the upper length of the skirt, and when it was done, pulled on the bobbin threads for about a million and a half years, until it fit around my waist.  then i pinned it to the bodice and wrestled (i mean sewed.) 

pretty simple, really, just time consuming, because my bobbin thread kept breaking and it kept coming ungathered.  it took me about 2 days, but i only worked for a few hours each day. 

i hope you like; if you have any questions, feel free to ask!.
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2  advice/opinions on making this dress by scratch? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by geekette on: April 07, 2006 06:51:31 AM
i found this (pink) dress online:

and ow i've decided that i want it to be my prom dress.  only thing is, i want to make it from scratch, as i know that will come out wayy better than if i used a pattern (for some reason patterns never work right for me...im more of a freestyle person).   i'm planning on making a dress like the one made using this tutorial.


i plan to make it out of black satin or tafetta, and probably either cream or another contrasting color of ribbon.  i may do the ruching all the way up from the bottom to just below the bust, and have the bows at the base of the bust. I may possibly eliminate the tulle overskirt as well, or maybe keep it and ruche it as well.  

Okay, so by now, this dress is sounding nothing like the original, but i guess that was just the best example of what i wanted to make.  So i guess my basic question is...do you think i could get good results by making the dress as seen in the tute, adding ruching and maybe a tulle overskirt, and ribbon over the ruching?  Huh

Sorry if this post was a million years long, i just want some advice before i even start on my muslin...

Thanks for any advice; i would reallly appreciate it!
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3  what to make from a computer mouse in What the heck can I do with THIS? by geekette on: May 23, 2005 04:36:03 PM
i have a spare computer mouse that i wtook apart. . .what should i do with it?  thanks.

here are some pics:

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