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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Rings! Fresh from the kiln! on: March 12, 2009 03:28:40 AM
These are all absolutely amazing! I love the colours and shapes of the jewellery, it's beautiful.

You don't buy any chance do custom orders, do you? Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: (A year late) My Formal Dress on: November 25, 2007 07:58:25 PM
I have a question: does the ribbon can be tightened or loosened in the corset look on the back to fit the body if somehow you gain or lose weight?
The pattern actually calls for button holes on the back, so you can tighten and loosen them slightly but they don't really do much except look pretty. Mine were sewed down so I couldn't adjust them at all.

If you just sewed the ribbons down, how did you get in and out of the dress? We had a zipper under the lacings, and I assume you did, but I can't figure out, if you actually tacked the ribbons down, how'd you open the zip?

The zip was actually on the right hand side of the dress Tongue Which was great because I don't know what I would have done with the lacing and everything otherwise lol.

Wow, very nice! I actually like that you didn't make holes for the ribbon lace up, it looks a lot neater your way.
I love the straight lines and the width of the skirt. Did you wear a tulle underskirt, or does the dress just fall that way?
It fits you like a glove!
I did have a layer of tulle underneath. I tried to get it as close to the blue on the back as possible. I thought it looked great when I stepped or pulled the skirt up slightly and you could see this flash of blue Wink

Thanks Cheesy
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: (A year late) My Formal Dress on: November 13, 2007 07:28:35 PM
5235! That's it! Wow, you're good at searching. I spent half an hour looking for it yesterday and nothing lol. Thank you Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: (A year late) My Formal Dress on: November 13, 2007 03:46:02 PM
That dress looks awesome! I love the checkerboard pattern on it, it makes it stand out so much.

Before I finished school last year I actually went back in for a day and got all dressed up and had the photography teacher take some photos of me with my the teacher. I think she really liked it and I also got her some flowers. I was so grateful, I've never had a teacher as nice as her. It blew my mind she helped me so much after school.

And thank you so much everybody Smiley *is all embarrased* You guys are so nice.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: (A year late) My Formal Dress on: November 12, 2007 10:56:37 PM

Thank you!! I've seen that word on here before Tongue It just doesn't sound like it looks. Yay!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: (A year late) My Formal Dress on: November 12, 2007 08:56:53 PM
Wow, thank you all so much Smiley

I really wasn't expecting all these great comments. Aw! Thanks Cheesy

A mock up is probably the best word to use to describe the dress when I think of it. I just wish I could remember the word my teacher used lol. It'll come to me one day.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: (A year late) My Formal Dress on: November 12, 2007 05:46:09 PM
Thank you all very much Smiley I've been trying to find the pattern number online but I think it's discontinued. It was a Jessica McClintock pattern, if that helps lol. When I get home I'll check the packet.

I've seen so many of these dresses on here and they all look so beautiful. I think it's just a great pattern that suits everybody.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Houndstooth hoodie + butterflies pixie skirt + dinosaurs top! on: November 12, 2007 02:58:24 PM
Wow! I absolutely love the hoodie, it's so cute and altogether awesome *wants*
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / (A year late) My Formal Dress on: November 12, 2007 02:55:38 PM
I decided last year that I wanted to make my own formal dress, because I couldn't find any that I liked or any that would fit me properly. My sewing teacher was really kind and let me and a friend spend Monday's after school working on it for a few hours. Two hours a week is not much time to work on a formal dress and it took about a years worth of those lessons. I stuffed up a lot Tongue

We spent about a term working on the...*can't remember the word* it starts with a t...I don't know. A practice version of the dress? Made from calico? I'm sure you know the word lol. Anyway, I had to do about three different versions of that to get the measurements right and we ended up having to split a few of the pattern pieces in different spots to get the bust to fit properly. I hate hate hate measurements lol.

Anyway, here tis...

^On the dummy. I would've been happy to just cart that around at formal, I thought it made the back look the best ever.

^Where there should have been buttonholes. The machine died on me halfway through the fourth buttonhole so I gave up and unpicked them very, very carefully then sewed the ribbon over the top in a laced way. I thought it looked better Tongue

^Me, looking slightly pregnant lol. Not pregnant, damn shadows!

^The back on me...oh how I love it Cheesy

^The front-ish. Me looking unpregnant and the bust fitting perfectly! It should've after spending so long working on it lol.

It was made out of really heavy delustered satin. It looked and felt so nice and was totally worth the ridiculous amount of money it was per metre Tongue Still I suppose it was cheaper than buying a dress. I learned so much from making it as well. Loved it.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: *Twirl* Dancing Girls Messenger (5 IMG) on: November 13, 2006 09:18:51 PM
Wow it looks so professional! Great job. The embroidery on the front is the perfect little extra something. And I love the contrasting bit on the flap *makes mental note*. It's sooo awesome.

Did you use any kind of interfacing stuff? It looks so nice.
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