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1  Re: Super Simple Apron Swap - Round 3 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Muffins_Goes_RAWR on: September 03, 2013 05:01:15 AM
Since my partner is MIA, I thought I'd post pictures of my apron to her since I worked so hard on it.

The bust is gathered and I made it so it ties in the front. All the bias binding is made by hand and top stitched with metallic gold thread. The back waistband is finished so no raw edges are shown. The colors are truest in the third picture. I wish I had an apron of my own to show you lovely ladies but, c'est la vie.

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2  Bustier Plum Dress.... AKA Dress from Hell!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Muffins_Goes_RAWR on: June 22, 2010 07:41:59 PM
I made this dress for my high school graduation. The fabric is silk dupioni that has the most beautiful purple/green duochrome effect in the light. I lined it in breezy cotton in hopes that since I used natural fibers, I wouldn't be so hot under my graduation gown (didn't work out so well, I was burning up!).

Now, why such hostility towards the poor dress? Blame it on McCalls 5580! It was part of their Made-For-You line and I used the C cup option. I don't know what McCalls was thinking, but a woman at least two cup sizes larger than me would have fit it better! Trying to solve the fit issues gave me the worst headache I've ever had with a commercial pattern. Also, dupioni silk is GORGEOUS but it frays like mad and it was a wrinkled mess when I stood up.

Oh well, I'm very happy with the overall result. I love how the bustier top gives the dress an edgier vibe and the fun swishing noises that dupioni makes when I walk. Since the dress is so heavily boned, it stood up very well which was fortunate since I made the halter straps just a tad too long.

Thank you for looking! Smiley

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3  Re: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club! in Clothing Sewalongs by Muffins_Goes_RAWR on: April 04, 2010 01:28:28 PM
Hey everyone! I've decided to make my own dress for prom since i have neither the money, nor the patience to shop for one. Yet... I'm patient enough to make one. Haha  Grin

Anywho, my pattern is Simplicity 3878 and I've already got the bodice mostly done except for the ruffle on top. The lace I'm using has a gorgeous scalloped edge and I'm using that as the ruffle.

I'd like to show off my shoes and pedicure so I'm altering the length to be between the floor-length and tea length options.

Will continue to post as I progress! Wish me luck as my prom is on April 24! Smiley
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4  Re: Alice in Craftster-land 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Muffins_Goes_RAWR on: April 01, 2010 10:32:05 AM

Ack! It was the mirror, wasn't it? Grrr! I should have padded it better! I have pictures from before if needed. Glad you like it all. Smiley

Yea, it was the mirror. It such a wonderful mirror. I'm gonna hit some thirft stores later this week and see if I can find something that I can take apart & will fit it.

I didn't get a chance to take photos last night but if you got them, please post them for me. I got a busy week... finals, I don't like them!!

And I love the Bunny! That fabric is so pretty and I want my own tea wallet!!! So cooool!

You can always omit the mirror and use it as a picture frame if all else fails. Smiley

Original Pictures!:

Curiouser Mirror!

Alice-y Bloomers:

Fabric Close-up:

The Queen's Treasure Box: (G is my swap partner's initial)

Lined in the bloomers fabric and filled with tea from Korea and the London department store, Harrod's.

Scarf inspired by Alice and Cheshire Cat colors. (My first time working with yarn!):

I had a great time making all of it and am really sorry it didn't all make it there intact.  Cry
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5  Re: Alice in Craftster-land 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Muffins_Goes_RAWR on: March 30, 2010 05:37:51 PM
OMG I received my package today and I love every bit of it!

She wrote funny Alice quotes all over the box. Smiley

A very nice note and tissue paper that I promptly folded and am saving!

Awesome "DRINK ME" Necklace!

How cute is this cross stitch?!

Really cool box that held...

A set of wonderful magnets! They're about nickel sized. Smiley

Hmmm..... Who has an adorable journal that will be used as a planner for college? ME!  Grin Grin

Inside cover:

I love everything! Usagi-Chan thank you so much so the goodies and for being my first ever swap partner! I can't wait until you get yours and I hope you enjoy it as well. Smiley
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6  Would my overlay idea work? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Muffins_Goes_RAWR on: February 19, 2010 09:55:23 AM
So like many girls, I'm making my own prom dress.  Smiley

I've fallen in love with:

I found a pattern that would give me similar results:

For the overlay that the inspiration dress has, I was thinking of cutting an organza or lace layer of the bodice piece much about twice as wide as the base piece, gathering to fit, and then basting it on and treating the two layers as one.

Would this work? I'm also going to cut organza or lace layers of the skirt to get the sheer, layered effect of my inspiration dress. Also, would cutting the skirt on the bias give me that gorgeous draping? I know i would need MUCH more fabric.

Yay? Nay?
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7  Help with fabric for grecian dress! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Muffins_Goes_RAWR on: September 01, 2008 06:04:47 PM
I've chosen the patten for my homecoming dress and decided to do (Short Version) :

Except I dont want the belt. The pattern suggests using crepe back satin but I want something softer and more flowy. I have 6 yards (WAAAY more than enough) of linen and was thinking of using that. Would that still be too stiff?

What would you suggest? Oh and I was also picturing it in a sapphire blue or plum purple with gold trim. Thoughts?
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8  Re: Bloomers Bab-eh! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Muffins_Goes_RAWR on: November 28, 2007 05:08:42 PM
**Bloomers Tutorial**

Basic Diagram

Alrighty then,

1. Measure from the place you want the bloomers to sit, all the way down to where you want them to end. Mine came a bit lower than mid-thigh it doesn't matter how long or short you want them. Add about 2-3 inches for hemming. Yes, this much IS needed.

2. Now measure from the side of your hip to your bellybutton (if you want them to sit lower, just make sure you measure from hip to somewhere parallel to your bellybutton). Add 6 or more inches. Seriously! Other wise they won't bunch up like bloomers and when you sew them, they'll be too small.

3. Measure the front of your thigh. DO NOT just measure around your tigh and divide in half. IT WILL NOT COME OUT RIGHT! Add 6 or more inches

4. Find the length from the bottom edge of the bloomer up to your crotch.

5. Draw in the curve. An easy way to do this is to extend the line from the hip to bellybutton measurement downwards and extend the line from the bottom edge- crotch to the side. Where they intersect is where the curve should be.

6. Measure from your hip to the center of your butt, then measure the BACK of your thigh. These two measurements will be larger than your hip-bellybutton and front thigh measurements. Add 6 or more inches to both

7. Use the edge- crotch measurement again and draw in the curve using the same method from step 5. Your pattern pieces are done! ^_^ now cut them out.

8. Fold your fabric ( right sides facing in), lay and pin the pattern, and cut it out so you have 4 seperate fabric pieces.

9. Stitch the left back piece to the left front piece at the sides. Leave the curve for the time being. Do the same with the right pieces.

10. With the pretty sides of the fabric facing eachother, sew the curve from the left piece to the curve from the right piece. ALMOST DONE!! ^_^

11. And FINALLY all you have to do is sew 1 inch casings on the top and on the bottom edges of the bloomers. Then, thread an elastic that is an inch or two shorter than where the bloomers will sit and distribute the bunches evenly. Do the same with where they end, and enjoy your new bloomers!! ^_^
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9  Bloomers Bab-eh! **Now with tutorial!!** in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Muffins_Goes_RAWR on: November 28, 2007 01:17:46 PM
These have to be the EASIEST thing I've ever done. I drafted my own pattern. In drafting, pinning, cutting, and sewing, it only took a total of 2-3 hours! Wooo!! I can post a tutorial if anyone wants it.

This was my first attempt at bloomers so I'll most likely use this pair as jammies. The next few will be for wearing under skirts since the weather's getting mighty cold.

  Fabric Closeup. Yay! The stripes matched up on all the sides ^_^

Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks for taking a look. <33
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10  Ummm... too much? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Muffins_Goes_RAWR on: August 04, 2007 01:19:09 PM
My homecoming is soon and i already made the mockup of the dress I want so I know it fits right.

It's inspired by this but the bust isn't gathered and it doesn't have the neck strappy thing.

I have this  that I'm using for the bodice and skirt but as i don't think i have enough fabric, I was thinking of using for the sleeves and perhaps some black lace around the neckline and for the ruffle at the bottom.

Would that too much? Should I exclude the ruffle?

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