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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Grad 2011 Dress! on: June 18, 2011 02:52:46 PM
Or, at least at my school they call it grad. I just went as somebody's date, hence why I opted for a short dress. I wish I had taken some pictures of the back but I completely forgot! This was done without a apttern because I couldn't find anything very similar to what I wanted, so a looot of it was winged hahah! I spent forever trying to figure out how to drape it, and then eventually figured to just play around with it and pin down and sew whatever I think looked good.

The little gem thing is crooked and off centre...to be honest, I was really hoping that'd I'd be able to buy a premade one somewhere, but nothing came in the right shape so I just made one with netting and sequins. It didn't turn out exactly like how I imagined it would, haha!

This is the best picture I have of the front, unfortunately. I wish the sash of fabric that went across was higher up over the hip, though.

Aaand this is the only picture I have of the other side. You can't really tell in this picture, but there's a sash of fabric in the back that's supposed to look like it's connected to the gathering in the front, but I missed it by a good inch hahaha...luckily there's the emblem there, but like the piece up top, I wasn't too happy with it.

However, considering I didn't really start it until a week before (even though I had a good...two months worth of notice! My baaad), I'm happy with it. Now to start designing my dress for my own grad next year!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / oh boy...it's prom time! (draping help?) on: March 20, 2011 09:18:17 PM
My school's grad is in exactly 75 days, so I went dress shopping to narrow down my design when I completely fell in love with this dress.

Here is THE DRESS: http://www.simplydresses.com/shop/viewitem-PD585604

I tried looking for patterns for aaanything similar, but without any luck. The part where I'm really stumped on is the draping along the bodice and how perfectly it folds. Any tips on how to get this started?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Blue Dress with Scalloped Hem on: November 22, 2010 06:31:35 PM
I wanted something special to wear today...just because it's Monday! I drafted the pattern out of one of my mom's old dresses from the 80's, but I added sleeves, changed it to a sweetheart neckline and gave scallops a try...it really didn't work out too well.

I'm still satisfied with it though!

Side view. You can't really tell from the picture, but I find that the sweetheart neckline is really loose and kind of puckers out. I think I need to put a dart in somewhere, but I'm not sure where.

Close up of the scallop. Uhm, so the problem with this is that I sewed it inside out. And then I gave up and was too lazy to unstitch everything so I just basted it and left it. It gives it that unfinished sort of look!...sort of.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / First 3" Cheer Bow! on: November 12, 2010 12:32:29 AM
So here's my first attempt at making a 3" cheer bow! It's constructed of zebra grosgrain, black satin,a nd some sort of shiny, white, knit ribbon material, and the rhinestones were hot glue gunned on. I have a feeling that I should've used fabric glue instead, though- anybody have experience with this?

5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / First Inchies- shoe themed! [IMG HEAVY] on: October 06, 2010 10:41:42 PM
So it's my friends birthday next week, but he also lives on the other side of the continent! And you know, mailing stuff gets expensive...but then all of you wonderful people inspired me! My friend loooves his sneakers, so I tried to write a story about choosing the right shoes...but I honestly don't think the inchies told the story!  Undecided

This is the cover of the book. I was trying to draw one of those Nike Dunks!

It's hard to see, but the purple behind the shoe is actually a painted sheet of music.

The pink one is my favourite of all. It's so glittery and polka dotted and rhinestoned!

The one on the left is supposed to be a dress shoe in a night scene of a city...

The end!

C&C would be fantastic, and also, does anybody have suggestions on how to cut them? I used a ruler and a pen knife, but I'm not too satisfied with how they ended up.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Hello, Craftster! I actually made something! on: July 23, 2010 11:21:42 PM
Seeing all these fabulous rompers made me really want one, but since three of my best friends' birthdays are in the next two weeks, buying one didn't seem to be an option! I wanted to get back into sewing, so this seemed like a good starting point! Aaand therefore, the sewing machine was whipped out...for the first time in years. I would like to say that I whipped this up in a matter of hours, but really, it took a few uhm, days. Maybe more like two weeks, but that was only because I was occupied with other things!  Wink

I love this fabric. It's a wonderful zebra/giraffe print, and it's soo lovely to touch! And would you look at those pockets! I really am quite proud of it. I used McCall's M6083, for reference. Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / GRAD DRESS (and, first post here!) on: September 22, 2008 06:58:40 PM
Yesssh, a couple months late, but here it is, nonetheless. It's been a busy summer! Oh, and this is just the middle school 'grad', so it wasn't anything too elaborate. It was such an amazing night. I just couldn't find shoes to match my dress! Oh yeah, and I'm the one on the right.

This is like, the ONLY full body shot I have...and yes, I do have a serious tan line on my shoulder.

And a not really close close up...

First sewing project, well other than these shorts from home ec. if that counts. The top part of it ended up rather strangely but it was too late to do anything!  Tongue

Aaaaaany tips for my next dress would be very appreciated! Pretty please?
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / First Wire-Wrapping Necklaces (FIRST POST) on: November 28, 2006 06:15:58 PM
Been lurking for quite a while now! I've always loved the wire-wrapped pieces and after seeing nicegoing and lyrem591 make them, I had to give them a try.

This was my first actual piece and I actually like the way it turned out! It took me such a long time to figure out how to function the pliers, so then I kind of gave up and just used my hand for most of it. I kept on unwinding it so then the wire got super crimped. Undecided

It's a purple rock! At first I didn't like this one at all, but then now I prefer this one to the blue one. Too bad it's a Christmas gift, though.

My designs are really weird, not exactly what most people do when they wrap. Do you guys usually plan out how you are going to wrap before you do the wrapping or do you do it spontaneously? Any help on how to do the loopy part at the top would be extremely appreciated!  Grin
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