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11  instant peplum to a shirt! or another way to make a fitted shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by huongandmatthew on: June 03, 2006 10:03:41 AM

Okay, not the greatest transformation I have to admit, but it does open up some ideas for more ways to make a fitted shirt.  I used elastic thread and followed the tutorial for it on this site.  If I were to do it over again I would only add elastic to the back of the shirt so it wouldn't open like that near the buttons and higher so it would look higher waisted.

kinda like this:


I love elastic thread!
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12  summer sewing (cute dresses!!!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by huongandmatthew on: May 08, 2006 06:52:43 PM
I have two weeks off from school and wanted to make the most out of it.

cute dress from McCall's pattern:

I added a ruffle at the bottom.

Here is a close up of the fabric covered buttons I put on it:

The dress was made in really cheap fabric I found at walmart.  I definitely want to make another one.

Here is a cute striped shirt I made up from remnants:

The straps crisscross in the back.

Here is a circle skirt I made from a tablecloth I found at triftco:

The skirt was soo easy because the tablecloth was already a circle and I just cut a hole in it.

Bestest for lastest:

It used to be a duvet cover.  I love the polka dots!!  I used a vogue pattern but I had to deviate a little because I didn't have enough fabric for a full skirt.

the back is my favorite part!
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13  apple green pencil skirt yum! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by huongandmatthew on: March 27, 2006 07:58:15 PM

I used a pattern because I suck at drafting.  McCall's 3830.  I love this color, I think I might make all my clothes in this color. 
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14  vintage vogue 2561 in Sewing Pattern Reviews by huongandmatthew on: March 27, 2006 07:33:26 PM
I love this dress!  Full skirt, and the straps are so cute!

online link:  http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V2561=x&TI=20006&page=3

I guess they said this was advanced for a reason.  You can't see but I messed up when I sewed on the skirt to the top.  Don't mess around with full skirts.  Next time I'll take my time on that step.  I'm definitely making another one.  Easy to follow pattern except I didn't know what seam binding was ( I have a feeling it might've helped with sewing the skirt on) and I skipped a couple of steps like lining and an inner belt?Huh?  Next time I won't skip those steps.  Definitely recomend this pattern!!  Now I need to make a petticoat.
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15  McCall's 4875 Circle skirt! in Sewing Pattern Reviews by huongandmatthew on: March 27, 2006 06:42:44 PM
I know, pretty lame of me to buy a pattern for a circle skirt, but I can't draw a circle and the pattern had a special tie.

The pattern was really easy to follow and everything went fine except it was meant to fit at your waist.  I gave the first one to my sister and made this one.  I've been meaning to make use of this fabric and I love this skirt!  Here are a few problems I had with this pattern:

a.  Too long (I'm short).  Easy, I just shortened it
b.  The way the skirt is constructed, it is supposed to close with an inner tie with hooks and eyes, and with an outer tie that you see in the picture.  In order for the skirt to pull up past the hips they had slits on the sides that didn't close and that bothered me so I just made the skirt a little bigger, sewed up the sides, and tied it so it would fit.
c.  They had a fancy way of sewing the ties on to the skirt so you had to slip stitch part of it.  I just skipped that and sewed it straight onto the skirt.
d.  Meant to fit at waist.  just made it bigger.
e.  Really really simple construction.  If I weren't such a perfectionist, I would've just figured out how to make it because this was so easy.  If you can draw large circles, I would forgo buying this pattern unless it was on sale.

link to pattern online:  http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4875.htm?tab=skirts_pants&page=2
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16  frilliest pumps edited new pics and new question!!! in Shoes: Completed Projects by huongandmatthew on: September 26, 2005 12:28:06 AM
I get a thrill out of my lacy heels. Enjoy!

They are more greener then the picture suggests  Grin

thanks for looking!

Hooray for a shoe board!!!!!  These were the only shoes I ever made because I've been working on these for the past two years.  Okay, they've been sitting in my closet for two years but I can't think of what to do with them!!!  I tried glueing these cute buttons on them but they just peeled off.  any suggestions?Huh Another glue or method of sticking them on?!?!?! please I need your help Grin

thanks for your help!
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