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1  Re: When did I get so freaking awesome? in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by missy_potaimia on: January 22, 2007 06:51:27 PM
Ok so I TOTALLY ripped you off.
I fell in love with that there ElePouch so I made my own. I didn't have felt so now my grey spare material is fraying. Thats why it looks to scruffy. Sad Oh well. I can live with that. It'll get better once the fraying reaches the stitching.

And the lining is red and white houndstooth.
So cute!
I'm actually quite proud of it. It;s my new pencilcase.

Thanks, and sorry for copying, but take it as a complement! You rock.
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2  Re: GO, GRANNY, GO! | Grey plaid pinafore dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by missy_potaimia on: January 07, 2007 05:49:19 PM
That looks almost exactly the same as this dress I saw AGES ago at Saks Fifth Avenue.
I have no idea who its by, but I remember thinking it was cool.
Good job!

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3  Re: 60's Wrap around mini dress *Now with Tutorial* in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by missy_potaimia on: February 09, 2006 04:25:08 PM
Okay, I have some questions..sorry if they're a bother..
1.What exactly is the cuff puff formed?
2. Is the contrast cuff the other sleeve's cuff? (Gosh, I feel so stupid asking..)
3.The lapel is the parts where overlap in the front?
4. How much fabric did you use?
5. What were the measurements for the back panel and the skirt panels?

Sorry if I'm a bother..gah, I feel so dumb...But, I'd love love love to make this!

It's fine! I know the tute is confusing. I just couldnt think of any better way to describe stuff!

Ok, at first I didnt understand your questions, but then (I think) i figured them out. I took a few more pictures to hopefully make things easier.

1. The sleeve is puffed at the top and the bottom just before the cuff. Like so:

2. When I saw contrast cuff I mean "cuff made out of contrasting material... in this case, the white (as apposed to the paisley)


(i'm wearing pants with the dress so it doesnt site right, but meh... u get the idea)

4. It actually uses surprisingly little fabric... I thought it wouldve taken more. I dont know exactly how much I used because it wasnt measured out, I just found it, but i'd say it was about 2-3m?

5. I had to adjust the pattern because my Mum was slightly bigger than me round the middle, but I am bigger than she was in the bust department and I have stupid broad shoulders (grr...). The back panel, at the widest part should be the same as the measurement from your underarm to underarm going across your back. the bottom part of the back peice should your waist measurement divded by 2. obviously the height should be as tall as your waist to your neck.
As for the skirt panels, it's really dependent on your waist measurement. The 2 "back panels" form the back half of the skirt and the edge where these join the 2 front peices on either side should match the side seam of your bodice. The 2 fron pieces have to be longer (<--->) so that the wrap around affect can take place. They match up with the edge of the front bodice peices to make a nice down the front.

Heres some more pics.



(sorry i had to include that one. I just love my Penny to bits)

Hope I was of some help!
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4  Re: Fishy Camera Case. in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by missy_potaimia on: January 24, 2006 05:48:45 PM
that was SO cute and looked reasonably easy (i have crappy sewing skills) so I decided to make one of my own. Thanks for the inspration!
Except mine is a cell phone holder thing... so the phone doesnt get scratched and stuff. Its a gift for my friends birthday. I hope she likes it!

I think its awesome. I'm going to make one for myself too. Smiley
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5  Re: puff sleeves please! (wow that rhymes...) in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by missy_potaimia on: January 20, 2006 10:02:55 PM
What kind? Where the sleeve cap is puffy old fashioned? Or the kind that are puffy, and fit into a sleeve band, like Snow Whites sleeves?

(Excuse wretched illustration skills...I really should learn how to do them, huh?)

1. Normal sleeve pattern
2. Puffy sleeve cap
3. Snow White sleeves

For the first, increase the sleeve head height, as in the illustration, and then gather it back into the size of the armscye (armhole), gathering between the dots on the pattern.

For the second, split the pattern down the middle, add in a piece big enough to gather to the puff you want, redraw the line to match the curve, gather it in as above, and then sew the ends of the sleeves into a band cut to fit around your arm comfortably, with enough width to fold over double. Gather the ends into the width to fit the cuff. Wala, a puffy, Snow White sleeve.

If none of this makes any sense, lemme know...I am confusing myself already!  Cheesy

yea i was was just going back to my post to clarify it when u replied! wow...
i mean the sleeve cap is puffy kind. i've got the pattern sorted and stuff.. its just the execution of the thing that puzzles me.
i cant gather it. thats what i'm stuck on.

(thanks for your reply too!)
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6  Re: Brrr... winter is fast approaching... in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by missy_potaimia on: January 15, 2006 09:09:09 PM

They all look so warm and snuggly...

If you don't mind me asking, how was the hat constructed? I love wearing hats, and at the moment I have a fabric that coordinates with my hair real well.

It would make a swell hat.

I made the hat by looking at one of my brothers beanies... and by asking around here on craftster. I used a pattern that looked something like this:

I just played around with it until I was happy with it.
Best of luck with your hat!
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7  Re: fleece hat pattern please! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by missy_potaimia on: January 13, 2006 01:48:37 PM
i made a fleece hat for my dad last xmas and i made up my own pattern.  it looked like this:

Thanks, I made a sketch of my own pattern and looked exactly like this so now I know it works!

ooo, i went on a quest last year for these, i have a ton:

http://www.shelby.fi/kaava/403/403.php Three different styles
http://helpinghearts0.tripod.com/id8.html Charity site
http://www.makingfriends.com/winter/fleece_hat.htm  For kids, but just size around your head, and omit the fringe
http://www.4ormore.co.uk/projects/fleecehats.htm I made the rounded one on this site from an old tshirt once, it came out great
Hers all have 'toppings' but you could just omit the pompom on those styles.

I have more if none of these work out.

Those are all awesome! Thank-you so much! I'm glad to see i'm not the only person who scours the net in search of stuff to make... Thanks!
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