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1  vintage evening dress -- halter neck, gold satin (many pics) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by cleandirty on: September 05, 2007 11:02:41 AM
I made this dress to wear to my sister's wedding. I used a vintage pattern (pictured at the bottom) and it only took me a week to do! The hem is a bit messy, though.

close up of bodice:





Well, there's the rub. I hope you guys like it!
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2  Airy Wrap-around Lace Sweater from Fitted Knits in Knitting: Completed Projects by cleandirty on: June 30, 2007 09:56:19 PM
Here is my finished version of this sweater!

tied in front

tied in back

As you can see, I modified the sleeves so they are cap sleeves. The only trouble I had knitting this was measuring the length of the ties -- the best way to do this is with the tie hanging vertically, which Ms. Japel does not mention -- if you keep the tie in gauge, you'll end up with something disastrously long. Which I know from *cough* experience.  Roll Eyes

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3  Re: Fitted Knits-along ? in Knitalongs by cleandirty on: June 25, 2007 08:33:16 PM

I'm done knitting! I still have to weave in ends, block, and, I think crochet around all the edges to stabilize the sweater. I know, I know, that is like five miles.

Oh, and I went with a short sleeve. What do y'all think?
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4  Re: Fitted Knits-along ? in Knitalongs by cleandirty on: June 05, 2007 12:47:28 PM

I'm done with the body and sleeves of the airy wrap-around sweater.  I chose to knit the sleeves up straight, because I think I'll be able to minimize armpit holeage with the seam.  The yarn is an alpaca silk which is the same weight as the suggested yarn, but I think it probably has more drape and definitely has more stitch definition.  I had to go up to 13s to get the gauge, which is not unusual for me.

BoltofTrash:  Sorry, I returned my book to the library and only have copies of a few patterns, so I'm not even going to hazard an answer to your question. 
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5  Me and My Mannequin, or: two empire-waisted tops in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by cleandirty on: March 04, 2007 11:12:03 PM
I really like how these turned out! 

The one on me is made from the Built by Wendy pattern we all know and love, only I sewed the front sections together in the center rather than applying a button placket and used the binding piece as a facing (which widened the neckline).  The one on "her" is Folkwear #215 (Empire Dress) shortened to top length.  Both fabrics are cotton voile, and the tops are underlined with cotton batiste so as to hide the good bits. Wink
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6  Skirt of Many Colors That I Made for Me in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by cleandirty on: February 09, 2007 10:14:43 PM
I used ye olde a-line skirt pattern for the shaping and years and years of accumulated sewing scraps for the material.  These scraps are all from clothing either I made for myself or my Mom made for me when I was a kid.

The Front:

The Back:

I chain stitched around all the patches:

What do you think???
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