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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Prom dress with 188 feet of lace, yellow pleats and a petticoat on: March 04, 2008 10:38:47 PM
That is stunning.  I honestly stared at it for about 20 minutes just trying to figure out how you got the bust to do that beautiful twisty-thing that it does.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Plum Prom Dress on: July 08, 2007 10:40:15 PM
late?  yes.  but still pretty!

I used a vintage pattern as inspiration, but essentially drafted it all on my own.  There are two layers, the top is a really cool textured leafy-looking fabric, and the bottom is a lace that peeps through.  Now for pictures!

and this shot, as unflattering as it may be, shows the really amazing texture of the top fabric. 

I was pretty excited.

And as a side-note, it has in-seam pockets!  I didn't even need a purse!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Plaid sundress with pockets on: April 27, 2007 10:14:35 PM
I love how the lining of the pockets is a different fabric.  Very cool.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Junior Prom Dress - Purple (WARNING! HUGE PICS maybe?) on: April 20, 2007 04:36:40 PM
how pretty!  and as an amusing side note, the dress you used for inspiration is the exact one my best friend wore to her junior prom.  anyway, great job, I myself have never been very good at gathering/pleating lace like you did, so kudos!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Anchors Aweigh! Senior Collection *pic heavy* on: April 18, 2007 07:19:23 PM
you take my breath away.  it's all so cute and so sassy and I just want to own and wear them all.  My favorite is the MMD dress, worn by Camille, I believe.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Reversable, Wide, Pocketed Belt on: March 01, 2007 08:47:53 PM
a belt with pockets?  Whaaaa?  I simply must copy!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Prosthetic beard. on: February 28, 2007 12:52:59 PM
oh gosh, so hilarious and so clever.  I love it so so much.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: leafy green formal dress (fairly image heavy) on: February 27, 2007 07:29:51 PM
a damask is just a patterned weave of any type of fiber -- silk, linen, cotton, etc.  I looked it up and apparently it's used most commonly in tablecloths and such, but I definitely found my fabric in the special occasion/fashion section at Hancock . . . so I guess it's very versatile.

Thanks for all the positive feedback, guys.  The pattern I used is Very Easy Vogue, # V8240, here's a link:


As you can see I made view A . . . but I'd love to give B a try (it can't be that much harder) if I ever have somewhere really fancy schmancy to go.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: leafy green formal dress (fairly image heavy) on: February 24, 2007 09:09:03 PM
Thanks guys!  The fabric is a damask (pretty easy to work with, but it unravels so easily, so you have to be gentle when cutting and pinning), and I found it at Hancock Fabrics, and I know for a fact they have it in all sorts of colors -- blue, purple, I think maybe even a beige, etc.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Built by Wendy #3835 Home Ec Top!! on: February 24, 2007 01:40:21 PM
You are so adorable it's ridiculous.  And I love the top, the fabric reminds me of this old wallpaper my mom used to use (that's a very good thing, I promise.)
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