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1  Sunshine Yellow Oscars Triumph Dress! McCalls M5382 in Sewing Pattern Reviews by carobelle on: June 26, 2007 03:34:50 AM
As part of my course (Graphic Design) we made Super8 films... as an end of year do we had an Oscars night so that we could all see the films for the first time in style!
I decided a new dress was a must (despite having not sewn properly for a couple of years) and in a fit of lunacy bought a fairly tricky pattern and began cutting at 8pm the night before the event!
I would recommend this pattern to anyone!  The bodice was so much easier than I had anticipated, in fact the trickiest bits were fixing the mistakes I made when I got tired (unpicking sucks at 1am)...oh and trying to make a strapless dress fit when you don't have bodyform to pin it on!  That involved a lot tightening of the sides and replacing the zip.  I admit, tiredness and the pressure to get it done meant that a few bits at the back don't line up exactly and the hem isn't perfect... but pretty darn pleased and ready to choose my next pattern!

Everyone loved it, especially because of the colour... oh and the silk dupion was on sale so the whole thing cost me very little!

Hope you like it (and the film won two oscars so it was success all round!), comments welcome

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2  Help me find a pattern to make this gorgeous top? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by carobelle on: January 12, 2007 03:44:40 PM
Hey there!
I am really unsure as to how 'proper' it is to ask this... but I am figuring people often show pics from Anthropologie etc and recreate them, so hope this is okay!
SO!  I tried on this top today, i thought it was really fun, but it is too small and was last one left... would probably choose a slightly different colourway, but love what it did to my cleavage!  Was cheeky and took some pics to get ideas, but it seems too complex for me to make up, so...
Wondering if anyone knows patterns that could be cobbled together to make something similar... any ideas welcome!


(Hand is covering unsightly gap where top does not meet jeans!!)

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3  London Lost & Found Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by carobelle on: April 20, 2005 02:20:18 PM
Hey there folks,
I am really hoping this works as this is my first post with pictures!! 
I have made a lot of necklaces, mostly like the one at the bottom, beaded in layers... which seem to get great compliments!

BUT!  This first neckace is a bit special to me... ever since I saw the huge hotel-style number tag lying on a London pavement I started looking out for, and collecting bits and bobs where ever I found them!  The result is this necklace... which I probably never would have made had it not been for the looming deadline of a portfolio to get me into college!  It seemed to have worked!
SO!  There is a broken hairclip, lightbulb, beads... all sorts!

I really hope you like it... maybe I will get round to posting other pics!

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