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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pop art inspired high waisted skirt on: March 06, 2008 12:45:49 AM
That is absolutely stunning.
I hope you are in textile design or something similar!
fabulous, fabulous, fabulous... I am green with envy!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Pretty but useless silk scarf turned into pretty and useful blouse on: January 10, 2008 03:16:14 AM
Not only is that beautiful, but I actually prefer the back of yours to the lower back on the website, so your lack of material had an upside!
Well done!

And thanks to the translating boyfriend too!
3  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Sunshine Yellow Oscars Triumph Dress! McCalls M5382 on: July 24, 2007 10:10:03 AM
Thanks everyone,
Its so nice to get such lovely feedback!

As for costs... the patter was 5 or so, and the silk dupion was on sale...I think that plus the lining, zip etc came to about 25... Might sound a lot if you're converting it but not masses at all for a cool dress from here!
4  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Sunshine Yellow Oscars Triumph Dress! McCalls M5382 on: June 26, 2007 04:03:29 AM
Should have said in the blurb as well... it's Mccalls 5382...
Oh and if anyone thinks the top doesn't look too secure, no fear, there is a tight bodice underneath that is all part of it so that pretty pleated bit just sits nicely on top (but if it moves you are not fantastically exposed!)
5  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Sunshine Yellow Oscars Triumph Dress! McCalls M5382 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

6  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / Re: Could you send a postcard for me? Help for a graphics student! on: February 11, 2007 02:21:16 AM
Thanks so much to anyone who got back to me!
My jpg is sent and with any luck my tutor will recieve the card soon!

Take care and hopefully see you in NY next fall!

7  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / Could you send a postcard for me? Help for a graphics student! on: February 06, 2007 03:13:17 PM
Okay, first thanks for reading as I know the title sounds a bit strange!
Well, I am a craftster (always forgetting to post end results... really must get onto that!) but right now have a slightly different problem/idea.

SO! I am studying Graphic Design in London and we have the chance to apply for a semester at FIT in NY (not known for its Graphic Design I know, but really its more the experience of being there!)  well.. to apply we've just found out we have to give/send our tutor a postcard saying why I think I should be chosen (3 people out of 58!) for it...well, as soon as I hand in my current project on friday I am going to design mine...

BUT BAISCALLY i thought... hmm, wouldn't my postcard have more impact if it was actually SENT from NYC!  A bit of effort and all that!
And I was wondering... if I designed it and saved it (front and back) as a jpg, would anyone be willing to print it out and send it to my lecturer from your fair city?
I would have to get onto it quickly as I think we have a week friday to get it to him, but it's worth a try!
I realise you'd have to pay for printing, postage... happy to reimburse, or I'll take you out for a coffee next September if I make it!!

Any takers?!

Thanks for reading
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: yellow strapless bubble dress. on: February 02, 2007 03:10:46 AM
First of all... that is fantastic and you look great!
Secondly... well straight away I went to look at the simplicity pattern and it is one I would NEVER have given a second glance.  It is a kick up the butt to me to think outside the box (or pattern cover as the case may be!)  While the cover shows a kinda satiny prom style look, you have created something funky and up to date that could be worn all over the place... all down to colour and fabric choice (your creative eye obviously!)
Thanks for the reminding me not to be so square!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My pretty purple dress on: January 19, 2007 01:17:16 PM
The material is gorgeous (can never find anything like that here in the UK) and the shape so suits you!
I'm the same, have suddenly decided that there is more my wardrobe than scruffy jeans and I should embrace that!
Did you use a pattern?

Good job
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help me find a pattern to make this gorgeous top? 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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