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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 1969 McCall's 9784 shorts made from an old curtain - WIN on: April 05, 2013 03:20:16 PM
So I'm not the best when it comes to following patterns. Too much to pay attention to (more like I can't handle the constant reading and re-reading that comes with pattern reading and moi - more about that in my dyslexia stress-out post over on my blog here: http://www.dearestjackdaw.com/2013/03/pattern-therapy-dyslexia-busting-flirty.html), I like to just go with the flow and see what I can come up with!

BUT, I have to learn.. I HAVE TO! So I decided to sit down and concentrate for the first time in a long time and actually FOLLOW a pattern, the whole way though (ok maybe I made a tweak here and there but not a lot!) And I'm super happy with the results!

The fabric was an old curtain I picked up from a car boot sale ages ago for about 50p (I have so much of this fabric!). Everything else I already had in my stash. Only the best project, 100% FREE!

This is a vintage 1969 McCall's (9784) Misses pattern given to me by my grandmother along with tonnes of other cool vintage patterns. I wanted to start with something simple since I lose concentration so easily (seriously, I have so many half finished dresses!) so I chose the short portion of this two-piece pattern. I love them, so much, and they fit PERFECTLY! I'm deffo going to work my way through the box of patterns to make some more cool stuff! What do you think? I'm definitely going to make some more of these in other cool fabrics ready for summer!

Here's the outcome:

12  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: I <3 Gibbous Altered Fashions sew-along! on: April 01, 2013 07:36:19 AM
BirdBones that is SUPER COOL  Shocked! Every time I look at this thread I'm all like WOAH I NEED TO SEW ANOTHER ONE! Alas - I just have no time these days Sad

will. get. back. to. it.
13  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Sunset Nails Tutorial on: January 22, 2013 03:40:36 PM
WHAAAAAAA WHY HAVE I NEVER EVEN SEEN THESE!!! How amazing would these nails have looked at my catwalk show?? HOMG it's like your naile were made for my dresses!!!

14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: TUTORIAL - Old Vest top to Tiered Maxi Dress on: January 14, 2013 11:56:05 PM
NO WAY!!! Amazing, thank you so much Cheesy:D:D
15  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Lucky dip ideas on: January 02, 2013 09:07:26 AM
keyrings are always a winner with boys Cheesy
16  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: I <3 Gibbous Altered Fashions sew-along! on: October 24, 2012 05:55:39 AM
Katara, just play pin and sew. Don't add too many layers or your machine might keel over like mine, and have FUN! If you make any mistakes just unpick/cut out and try again Smiley Tutorial done Cheesy
17  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Paper Mushroom Tutorial ♥ on: October 17, 2012 05:48:10 AM

Litsi, I did use these as a centre piece with moss, you can see it in the first image I posted Tongue
What a cute idea! You could collect some moss, together they would make a coll centerpiece.
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Secret Garden altered scrap dress on: October 03, 2012 07:30:34 AM
totally worth it yup! I'm picking my machine up tomorrow too YEY!! So I can go break it again next time I make a dress Tongue
19  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / question about washing an entire bolt of fabric.. yay or nay!? on: September 11, 2012 06:13:07 AM
Less about sewing, more about fabric.. I bought a huge bolt of a lovely cotton at a local charity shop but it's obviously been sitting in someones loft/cellar and needs a good wash before I use any of it. Is it a really bad idea to unroll the whole lot and chuck it in the machine? I'm guessing there's a good 10+ metres on there, I'm worried I won't be able to get it back on the roll!
Would I be better off washing each cut as and when I'm ready to use it?

Ta! ♥
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Secret Garden altered scrap dress on: September 11, 2012 05:31:21 AM
Thanks folks Smiley It's currently hanging up along the picture rail in my studio alongside another I'm working on and the one that the beautiful Cassadee made for me in the original swap. Getting a nice little collection going here Cheesy
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