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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cute bustier top fron New Kids on the Block Curtains! on: February 08, 2013 12:57:19 AM
Thanks all for the great compliments. I dont like short or strapless tops either but these look great with bleached denim jackets or leather ones!! I did use a mccalls pattern. I have to look at the number and post it. It was for a romper or dress but i just made the top part and i closed the back with a zipper. The bad thing is its a top that has to be exact fit so im going to try elastic in the back to give it room for expansion within an inch or two. The bust part was a bit tricky too and i did alter the cup a bit so i could actually fit it together. Im going to work on altering it a lot as i have been searching online and found so many cute ones that are similar to this, but no patterns!!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Cute bustier top fron New Kids on the Block Curtains! on: January 30, 2013 01:23:31 AM
I started out making this a jumper but i didnt have enough fabric left so i made it a top and omg it came out so amazing!! Its the first time ive done a top like this and idk whats wrong with me. Ud think after 7 years designing id have done this by now lol. Well im seriously inspired now and i have tons of ideas for more cute bustiers. Lord knows i have enough fabric around!!!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Skirt or dress with drapey sides...how to? on: November 11, 2012 12:33:07 PM
I might check out that pattern. Thanks for the help!!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bodice Help! on: November 10, 2012 05:25:55 PM
Bodices used to make me think they were hard, but they are actually super easy. U can use any basic bodice pattern. Any strapless dress pattern will work. I have learned how to mix and match my pattern pieces from diff patterns to change up and get the look i want. For that dress you will make the base bodice and then overlay the pleated part of the outer fabric on top of the bodice. you would sew it in at the bodice side seam to hold it and you could hand tack the top part to the upper edge of the bodice, or Im thinking of an alternate way you could do it as well but im not sure how I can explain that. Maybe if you try searching you tube for pleated bodice or pleated strapless dress, sometimes you have to change up the wording when searching. I hope that might help a little. If you really couldn't figure it out on your own im almost sure you can find a pattern for this exact style dress from joanns .
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Skirt or dress with drapey sides...how to? on: November 10, 2012 05:18:33 PM
I have tried unsuccessfully to make something like this before. Does anyone know what this technique is or where to find a tute for it? Any help would be great thanks!!

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / First shredded shirt! on: November 09, 2012 06:37:48 PM
I came across a shredded polo shirt somewhere online and then i found a tutorial on youtube so i used this shirt for practice. I think it looks pretty good thought I dont think Im bold enough to wear it in public lol

7  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Vogue 1174 Cynthia Steffe 50s style in pink flamingos! on: March 03, 2012 10:46:57 PM
@ViciousPrecious -I got this fabric at Joanns so you can check if you have one to see if they carry it. I can give you the sku number later. They can sometimes order it. I go there a lot and I know this is new as I dont recall seeing it recently

@ivoryh1632 Its actually really easy to put boning in and I used to be so afraid of it! Its just a basic bodice and you iron the seams to one side and sew 1/8 from the edge and it makes a casing for the boning. This pattern did have the instructions for it but I pretty much knew how already. You can also use grossgrain ribbon and sey that to thw wrong side over the seamlines and make a casing. I got my boning on ebay and I use the plastic rigiline (i think thats how its spelled) It is sooooo much easier to use than the fabric covered kind they have at joanns. Makes it easy to put in the casings.
8  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Vogue 1174 Cynthia Steffe 50s style in pink flamingos! on: February 08, 2012 07:15:45 PM
I couldnt wait to post pics of this even though it inst done. I have to make the liner still. Overall this is a really easy pattern for a vogue, although I made some adjustments. It called for a liner plus a corset type foundation, which is basically a second bodice piece. I really didnt see the need for 3 layers of bodice fabric so I plan to put the boning onto the lining like I have with other dresses and Im sure it will be fine. Also you couldnt tell by the photo that the skirt is actually sewn on top of the bodice, so it calls for making a skirt facing just as if i made seperate pieces and thats not what I wanted. so I skipped that to and just sewed the bodice to the skirt. Sometimes I dont know who makes these patterns or the directions! LOL It also called for piping on the bodice side seams but I didnt want that look so I left it out. Im also going to do the piping along the top edge bodice seam.

I was dissapointed the skirt isnt as full as i hoped it would be as I intended this to be for VLV this year and wanted to do a full petticoat under but I think I will just to two layers of tulle attached to the bottom of the liner. I'll update this tomorrow when its all done. But overall I think it still looks 50s. What to you think? And please excuse my hair!!

9  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #68 - DIY Halloween Costumes 2011 - Due Oct 31 - Nov 8 2011 on: October 03, 2011 04:09:17 PM
I could so use that machine!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Precious Moments Diaper bag Set on: September 17, 2011 11:44:55 PM
I had this vintage border print and now that my first daughter is having her first daughter I am crazy about making baby stuff right now! LOL I had just enough of this for the bag and I also made a toddler dress. Im thinking of editing it though because i know for a diaper bag it doesnt have very many pockets but I have trouble making bags with a side band so I make them the easy way (lol!) What do you think?

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