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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help with making Luella style dress on: October 02, 2006 08:32:12 PM
Okay so I'm pretty much in love with this style of dress, but when I look at the top I'm soooooo lost.. Does anyone know how to make a top like this for the dress. Help would be greatly appreciated!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / MODernly Vintage Hat...With Tutorial on: August 29, 2006 10:56:53 AM
I made this hat for my senior prom. I know that prom isn't until April, but I was excited about making it now and I brainstormed over all of these ideas on how I would make it and had to test it out.

Here is the finished result

Here is a tutorial:

First what I did was cut out an outline on a piece of paper seeing how big or small it was. I cut out sort of an oval shape. Then I made a paste out of one part water and one part glue. There are many ways to make the paste any will do.

Next I blew up a balloon and traced around the paper I cut out with a permanent marker on the balloon.
Then I took some tore up pieces of newspaper and stuck them in my paste, but don't completely soak your newspaper just get it to where it is soaked up.

Now you will fill inside the permanent marker with the newspaper. The paste I made dried pretty fast so I was able to turn on the blow dryer on low and put multiple layers in one night. I would put about Five layers on it and then let it dry overnight.
When you are done letting it dry and it is pretty hard go ahead and peel it off of the balloon.

Next I took some stencil adhesive and sprayed the top of the paper mache then covered it with the material I bought for the hat. Let that dry for a couple of minutes and then cut off the excess.

Now that that is done go ahead and add tulle or whatever you would like to dress up the hat..

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Question about sizing for McCall's M3609 corset.. on: August 26, 2006 04:19:10 PM
I bought this pattern to make the corset and am kind of confused on how to size myself for it. I don't have good lucking with sizing for patterns because I'm 4'11 and 95 lbs. but I have a larger top area (D cup). So I'm kind of out of proportion.

I have never made a corset before and when I measuring myself for the top according to the pattern I'm wearing a lot bigger size on the top then I am in the waist....

I know somebody should know....

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / help with vintage style mini top hat on: August 23, 2006 02:06:50 PM
I am wanting to make a hat like this one

I have the mini top hat and the tulle/netting stuff, but am not real sure how to put it all together. If anyone has any advice or other ideas of how to make it look better please post.

Thanks for all the help!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / pattern questions.. on: August 18, 2006 11:02:39 AM
I was wanting to make butterick patten b4254 which is a corset top... I have a long time to finish this, but I was wondering if anyone had made this pattern and if they had any trouble with it..
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