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1  Question and Prom Dresses in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by MyDestny on: May 07, 2009 03:03:19 PM
Hi All,

I have a question that I posted in Sewing General but am not having much luck with getting an answer so I thought I would try here since it's always busy!! Because this is for completed projects really, I also thought that I should post the prom dresses I made for my daughter and her friend. They were labor intensive and I'm happy with the results of both. So here they all are:

Question: I am desparately trying to find instructions on how to make fabric flowers. When I do searches I find more of the crafty or country types but I am in need of instructions on how to make the more couture style like this:


Anyone have any clue where I might find steps for this?


My daughter is in the coral dress. It's a two piece because she wanted it to be like a dress she found on the internet but I thought it would be easier and more functional to keep the two pieces separated! Yes, she wore Converse (cuz that's just her!!). Her friend Anna wanted something more formal and we were going to stick with a long gown but when I started sewing the crepe back satin I noticed it was pretty thick and didn't have a nice drape so it would make her look fuller, so I talked her into a shorter dress and then shot myself in the foot by suggesting we top the whole thing with sheer fabric. The dress pattern (Vogue) called for gathered fabric all over the bodice but the satin again was too thick and looked bad so the sheer was the way to go. It was a horrible experience though. VERY labor intensive!! I also made her sash and then made my daughter's date a bow tie and pocket square (why do I do these things to myself)!

Sorry so long, onto the pics:

This is everyone. My daughter is in the front on the far left. Her friend is in the back right with the shorter black dress.

Here you can see most of my daughters dress. It's hard to tell that it has a two layered skirt but it does. Also this pic gives the best idea of the color. It's a textured dupioni silk.

The top of Destini's dress.

Destini's date with his bow tie and pocket square.

A better view of the top of her friends dress. You can see all of the gathering I had to do!!

Full view of Anna's Dress


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2  Re: hoodie help? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by MyDestny on: September 24, 2007 04:18:23 PM
I found a couple with the traditional kango pockets. Hope this helps:

Butterick 3467

Butterick 4198

Good luck!
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3  Re: Swing Jacket Patterns??? in Designer Clothing Homage by MyDestny on: September 13, 2007 03:43:29 PM
The closest I could find was this Hillary Duff McCall's pattern. It's similar enough that you could probably work with it. Just make it shorter and exaggerate the collar.

The jacket is really cute. I don't think it would be that hard to draft yourself. Just use an existing pattern or top for the bodice and sleeves and then make a long rectangle for the bottom and a small one for the collar.

Keep us posted!!
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4  Re: wool cashmere high collar coat? in Designer Clothing Homage by MyDestny on: September 13, 2007 03:29:44 PM
Here it is:

That's it, isn't it??
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5  My Rowena Sartin wanabe! in Designer Clothing Homage by MyDestny on: July 09, 2007 12:32:42 PM
The minute I saw this dress I knew!! I had to make it for the Prince concert. But I only could see doing it in dark purple silk. Let me know what you think!



Details of collar:

Matching bracelet:

TFL! Sorry it's a bit picture intense!
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6  Re: Fighting fugly one dress at a time in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by MyDestny on: May 02, 2007 12:14:32 PM
Great find! I feel like eyelet material can be expensive sometimes and not always 'right'. Like the eyelets are spread apart too far on fabric at Hancock. Anyway, I'm always looking for big thrift pieces that are made from eyelet.

I think it would look cute with a squared off neckline. Does that make sense? I will see if I can find a pic. And then it would look cute with a ribbon belt up high (empire-style). Very Delias maybe!

Okay, like either of these:

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7  Re: Looking everywhere for this bag! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by MyDestny on: April 26, 2007 02:48:01 PM
 Cheesy  Yea!! I think I found it or at least this one is shaped exactly the same. The ones I'm seeing around might be from fall/winter since they are darker, but anyway, here it is:

It's by Tano. They are a brand based in NY and they do NOT sell to major department stores. Only one shop sells them in MN so if I ever decide to buy, I will go online. I LOVE this shape and will definitely be attempting to make my own version!
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8  Re: wrestling with a pinafore in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by MyDestny on: April 04, 2007 11:28:07 AM
I like the last two. I'm not sure what it is about the first one but I can tell you, even though I'm considered petite, the fact that I'm only 5 feet, it wouldn't be for me either! The last two are cute on! I think they look perhaps more flattering because they aren't gathered as much as the first.

What about trying something like this:

Entirely A-lined and just two solid pieces. It's got to be easy and I would think still the same jumper look but without gathers. It's a thought!
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9  Looking everywhere for this bag! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by MyDestny on: March 30, 2007 01:08:27 PM

I have been looking all over the internet for a bag I've seen two people at work carrying. I work at Target and it's pretty fashion forward here so I wouldn't be surprised if it's a high end designer but I just can't locate it! One I saw was red and the other was teal. They are pretty big, more tote like and the leather or faux leather looks to be aged. Here's a little sketch of how they looked:

To me the style looks a lot like Tylie Malibu or maybe Balenciaga but it's not either. Has anyone seen this??

TIA ;o)
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10  Re: Summer Dress Along? in Clothing Sewalongs by MyDestny on: September 26, 2006 09:25:38 AM
Here is my dress. I had to take photos last night (so I apologize for looking tired and frumpy) because I only had photos of me standing behind other people so you couldn't see it.

back view

Front. BTW, I'm not as wide as I look. I now may not wear it again. It makes me look even shorter than I am!

edited to say: I think that it's important to add some back darts or something. I don't think it fits as good as it could through the bodice. Maybe a fabric with stretch would help! It could also be that I'm very short waisted and have a badonk so it kind of sits on that and looks baggie around the tum-tum.
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