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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / vintage evening dress -- halter neck, gold satin (many pics) 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!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Airy Wrap-around Lace Sweater from Fitted Knits 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

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Suggestions needed! Shrug (or something) to go with this dress . . . on: April 20, 2007 10:50:23 AM
Hello all, I'm going to be wearing this dress in an upcoming wedding. 

I need a little cover up to wear with it, 'cause who knows, it might be cold (it's an outdoor ceremony) AND I might be stuck in it at the reception, and don't fancy my relatives starring at my boobs ala Sixteen Candles.

However, I don't quite know what would look best with a neckline this complex or a dress this unstructured.  Maybe something 30s-esque?  I don't just want a shawl 'cause I am a spaz.  Does anybody have any pattern suggestions???  I have until early September and my knitting skills are pretty good, so it can be complex if need be . . .
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Hotpatterns and McCalls??? on: March 22, 2007 09:25:49 AM
No Sweat Easy Sew, a new pattern line from Hotpatterns, was created in collaboration with McCalls.  I don't know what this foretells, though I hope the first thing is a nice chunk of change for the Hotpatterns designer(s), but I do know:

a.) Some of the patterns are really cute
b.) If this means this line will be offered in the main McCalls catalogue, and therefore available at the 5 for $5 sale, I am going to be the first in line (I found them on the McCall's site

Did everyone else know about this? Am I behind the times?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Me and My Mannequin, or: two empire-waisted tops 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
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Skirt of Many Colors That I Made for Me 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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