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11  Basic Black Shell in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by loreleiariadne on: November 15, 2006 10:16:05 AM
I'm going to see Hinder in concert tonight and wanted an uber-cute shirt.  Well I'm not loving this, so I'm going to wear another shirt w/ this under it.  The other shirt has a VERY low cut that I'm not comfortable going to a concert in.  I used Butterick 5487, view D and made it V neck instead of round.  This pattern is really easy to use and great for non-stretch.

critiques, comments?
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12  Hippie/Retro Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by loreleiariadne on: November 13, 2006 12:42:45 PM

I used pattern Butterick Fast & Easy B4849, View A.  I had to increase the torso a few inches b/c I've got a long one.  As for the everything else, I didn't adjust it.  The pieces are cut out and sewn as in the pattern.  I didn't use a zipper b/c I don't like them.  I also didn't do the whole interfacing thing, I just doubled up the material.  I used stretchy material.  The patterned material is stretchier than the grey, so I had to make sure I didn't pull on it too much while sewing.  My waist is unproportionately smaller so I added a little tie at the waist so it's a little more fitted.  This pattern was very easy and understandable.

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13  Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume in Halloween Costumes by loreleiariadne on: October 28, 2006 03:34:03 PM
This was a red leather pencil skirt.  I got it at a thrift store when they were having $2 bag day!

Full Length

Close-up of Front w/ 2 darts

Close-up of Back lacing

Temporary Tattoo designed by me

**COMMENTS/Critiques welcome!  Grin
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14  Re: project runway: dog challenge in Designer Clothing Homage by loreleiariadne on: August 08, 2006 06:08:13 AM

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DprIw37Np8&search=project%20runway
  also has show clips
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15  Green Grecian Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by loreleiariadne on: July 30, 2006 05:47:47 PM
I had a wedding to go to and wanted to make something to wear to it.  So, I made another dress.  With only 2 evenings to make it, I didn't have much time for intricacies.  So, I mixed a combination of a couple of different dresses I'd seen.  The first was a dress my mom had in the 80's (which is making a 2nd drive around through the fashion runways this fall) and a "very easy" vogue pattern.  It's a straight line sillouhette with a drawstring waist.  The top is long to give it the popular "bubble" effect and the bottom half is a loose pencil skirt.  Well, the dress has long since been given away and the vogue pattern was $20.  So, I winged it:

The picture is backlit so the color isn't prominent.  But it's a forest green soft polyester with a sage green satin ribbon at the waist.   Fabric: $2, ribbon: $2, learning to use new narrow himmer foot: priceless!!!  FYI:  if you don't have a narrow hemmer foot, you should get one.  It will become your new best friend, especially if you're like me and don't like to hem!  Cheesy

THanks for looking!
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16  Re: Heidi Klum's top in Designer Clothing Homage by loreleiariadne on: July 30, 2006 05:12:54 PM
Thanks Era Vera

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17  If you have an occasion, you MUST have a dress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by loreleiariadne on: July 19, 2006 05:43:10 PM
My occasion is this Friday night.  I am going to a play "The Perfect Wedding."  I had this light wool/silk blend material for a while and my dad snagged 10 yards of teal satin for less than $5 at a Goodwill or some other similar store.  I started off using a pattern for the basic dress shape, but it had too much ease (I had to take out TWO panels), not enough length in the torso (i'm close to 6' tall), and it fit my hips fine but didn't shape to my waist/rib cage.  So, this is nothing like the pattern with which I began!  Tongue

Full Length View

Tie Close-up (I have belt loops here to keep the tie up, but it's in the same material as the tie so it's hidden)

Pleated trim on the bottom

Comments welcome!  Thanks for looking!!
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18  ReConned Elegance in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by loreleiariadne on: July 19, 2006 02:22:45 PM
Well I had an allergic reaction last night and couldn't go to work today b/c the right side of my face was swollen to 3 times it's normal size.  So I think what day would be better to catch up on my numerous, half done sewing projects!

Too Short Blouse

Blouse that shows bra ---->  Blouse that is long enough and covers my bra  Grin

  -- if you're looking, my face is not as noticeable now that it is 4:15 pm

thanks for looking!
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19  Re: quickie dress that anybody can make in Clothing Sewalongs by loreleiariadne on: July 16, 2006 07:23:16 PM
Yipee!! I love jumping on this bandwagon!!!

so here it is, with gray $1/yd wal-mart 2 way stretch poly-blend:

I love it, but I am not sure how to tie these and keep it from slipping all over the place.  Plus, I love getting to go into a bathroom or fitting room and changing the style when I get bored with it. = )

Thanks soooooo much!!!
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20  BeBe Bubble Shirt (now w/ pictures!!) in Designer Clothing Homage by loreleiariadne on: July 13, 2006 05:38:11 AM
I was browsing at the mall the other day and saw this:

Checked the price .... $49, yikes!  And thought, hey, I have a huge roll of tan knit in a tube that would look great as the torso of this. 

So, great-grandma's polyester, dad's roll of tube knit, and a few glasses of Riesling later:


-measure above bust & double width for knit at top (double width is for elastic casing)

-measure the length around that you want (i.e. - how poofy or unpoofy, I think I used 1 length + 1/3)

-measure the width you want the poofy part + 1inch for seams

-baste gather and pin to knit that wraps around above your bust

-measure length you want bottom knit part of shirt (tight part on your torso)

-baste gather and pin to knit that wraps around your torso

-sew it all together, but leave a little opening on the top to insert elastic

-insert elastic and sew up the hole

It takes about 1 hour if you don't have to wrestle with your sewing machine and then go buy an overlocker and learn how to thread/use it = )
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