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1  Embroidered handkerchief - 1800s-ish in Needlework: Completed Projects by marmota-b on: May 21, 2013 09:29:25 AM
I sewed up a handkerchief from a piece of cotton remnant... it seemed the right weight and weave for one. And then I added some embroidery to enter it into The Dreamstress's Historical Sew Fortnightly. It's all handsewn; it was pretty much my "take on a train" project.

Before washing, with the drawn lines still visible:

After a wash:

The pattern was really just improvised as I went... so it's slightly wobbly, but I'm quite happy with it in the end.
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2  Re: 1950s-inspired Little Black Dress of Win + buttons in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by marmota-b on: November 18, 2012 03:28:49 PM
OK, here are the buttons on the jacket!

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3  1950s-inspired Little Black Dress of Win in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by marmota-b on: October 20, 2012 10:17:58 AM
Sorry I forgot to write anything at first! Cheesy

A LBD made of my own pattern (though based on a free Lekala pattern, the modifications were so extensive it's really my own now). The fabric, ribbed, is mostly rayon, with some stretch but also enough body for the skirt to hold the shape nicely.

My favourite feature, though, is the V-neckline in the back and the shaped sleeve hems. And topstitched facings.

The jacket I'm wearing it with is a 70s thing I got from my friend's mother, with buttons that my grandfather made.

And the sleeve!
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4  Re: Post your photography in here :D in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by marmota-b on: November 26, 2009 07:11:52 AM
My latest favourite (taken on Monday):

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5  A swimsuit for a Barbie doll in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by marmota-b on: October 29, 2009 10:27:31 AM
I joined a "Miss pageant" competition with one of my dolls, whom I call Milada. The first thing we had to make was a swimsuit. It's nothing special, my swimsuit, but I had wanted to make something like that for Milada anyway, I quite like it...

It's sewn from a thin, one-way stretchy fabric, and lined in the same, because it was a bit transparent. Originally it was a thrifted blouse. The straps are made from a ribbon, and I also used it for finishing a slit in the back - I had to add it, because the fabric is less stretchy than I expected. If you wanted to see the slit, I'll add a photo later.

It closes with a loop and a bead.

I had 50s-60s in mind, that's why there's the headband - but the judges pointed out it's not exact, so consider it just a slight inspiration...
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6  Re: 2009 Color Craftalong in Craftalongs by marmota-b on: August 21, 2009 03:56:00 AM
Ok, here's my first blue: wristwarmers for my sister. On the photo I'm wearing one of her pair and one of my white pair to save on number of photos. Wink I think you can see hers is looser on me - she has a bit thicker arms and hands. The white ones were meant for her as well, but turned out too tight... I had to freehand it, because she's abroad, so I hope the new pair will fit her! And that she'll find them useful... maybe for her organ playing if it's a bit cold in the church in winter. Smiley
They're as simple as they can be - just a rectangle, sewn on the side with a hole for the thumb.

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7  Re: Post your photography in here :D in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by marmota-b on: July 01, 2009 10:54:45 AM
I haven't posted here for ages...

These are from 2008:

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8  Re: 2009 Color Craftalong in Craftalongs by marmota-b on: June 07, 2009 08:44:46 AM
Yesterday's quick project I made so that there'd be something metallic here!
Of course, it's not really metallic, it's just a silvery cotton satin shawl...

And I'm not really going to wear it with that dress, because it's actually more yellowish than the dress in real life. But it looks good for a photo.
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9  Re: 2009 Color Craftalong in Craftalongs by marmota-b on: May 03, 2009 04:57:30 AM
Here's the purple I've been working on - not finished yet, because I'm mostly working on a medieval dress that has to be finished in two weeks, and right now I'm still working on the muslin...
Looking rather pink. Magenta and fuchsia it is. Call it purple, please.

It's meant for a personal swap. I hope the nice lady on the other side of the Earth will like them. Smiley
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10  Re: Fashion Doodling Anyone? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by marmota-b on: November 21, 2008 11:43:32 PM
Thanks for reviving this thread, IHeartMstrChief. Smiley I'd love to see your doodles. Most of mine never turn into real clothing either, so don't be afraid!

I found some of my oldest doodles... and that is, I guess, some ten years old. This is the only one I have scanned so far, but there are more to come! I still like them. It seems as if already back then I knew something about the construction of clothing. Which is fun, because I haven't started sewing for real until about two years ago. I guess it's because back then I was flipping through the pages of Burda WOF all the time.

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