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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Silk Wedding Dress - 6 Months in the Making on: August 25, 2010 06:06:25 PM
It's been over six months of pattern drafting, muslin-making, pin pricking and hand sewing, but I finally finished this wedding dress for my friend who got married this past weekend. It's a strapless ankle-length dress with a sweetheart neckline, made of silk charmeuse in a nice cream white colour, and I designed the pattern based on this dress:http://www.happyseamstress.com/sewing/the-making-of-a-wedding-dress-part-1  The top edge of the bodice is trimmed in French lace I sewed on by hand with silk thread. In fact the lace is left over from my own wedding dress that I made over two years ago:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217964.msg2345349#msg2345349

The Front:

I went through many many metres of muslin (I think we did 5 fittings) before I had a final pattern for the dress that fit well. That took about 4-5 months. The final month or so was a flurry of silk and thread as I raced to get the dress done on time (made it with a week to spare, ha!). A lot of the work in the end was hand sewing to finish the hem and attach the lace.

Detail of The Back:

The bride wanted a wine-red bow around the midriff and down the back. It was originally going to be made of wide satin ribbon, but that proved to be too flimsy and out of scale with the dress. I ended up finding some fabric that was a perfect colour match, but was way too soft and drapey to support a bow. To counteract that, I lined the bow with two layers of tulle to give it enough body.

More photos and info on the dress at my blog: http://www.happyseamstress.com/sewing/the-big-day
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Three Sweaters into One - With Tutorial Link on: January 19, 2010 04:49:59 PM
I made this sweater by ruthlessly chopping apart three fuzzy sweaters I got at Value Village. I put a tutorial up on my blog: http://www.happyseamstress.com/sewing/sweater-recon-tutorial Hope you enjoy it!

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: The Nerdiest Sweatervest on: January 02, 2010 07:56:08 PM
that is so freakin awesome! You should DEFINATLY sell these puppies!! (PS...in the thumbnail pic I thought your husband was Harry Potter) hehe  Cool

It's funny you should say that, he gets that all the time!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The Nerdiest Sweatervest on: January 02, 2010 01:00:12 PM
I made this sweatervest for my husband, who has been in love with Nintendo (especially Mario games) since he was 5 years old.

Thanks for looking!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Link outfit, now including baby! on: December 29, 2009 02:22:24 PM
I made this baby Link Outfit for my friends who were expecting their first baby. Well, they had their baby boy last September and six weeks later he was just the right size to fit into the costume. I finally got around to posting some photos of him wearing it! You can see more photos on my blog.

Here he is, all tuckered out after a day of fighting monsters in dungeons:
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Link (Loads of images) on: August 07, 2009 03:49:37 PM
Hi Everyone!
I just thought I'd let you know that I'm currently working on a pattern that will be available for free on my website at http://happyseamstress.com

I'll be posting an update to this thread when it's ready.
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Wario Costume for Hubby on: August 06, 2009 04:22:31 PM
Last Halloween my husband decided to get his geek on and go as Wario, his favorite Nintendo character. I made him this Wario costume out of fleece, polymer clay, and lots of love. Hope you like it!

My husband made the nose & attached a felt moustache to it:

Super happy husband action shot:

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Link (Loads of images) on: August 06, 2009 03:55:17 PM
I made up the pattern as I went along, and unfortunately didn't keep track of it as I went! I might just create a pattern for it in the near future...I'll keep you all posted!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Link (Loads of images) on: August 03, 2009 10:25:30 AM
OK I think I fixed the problem with the missing images! If anyone is still having an issue seeing any of the photos, let me know and I'll try to fix it.

Thanks everyone for all the great comments--I'm absolutely blown away by the response!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: It's B'OWL! on: August 02, 2009 10:52:15 PM
I LOVE this Tim & Eric are awesome. You should totally knit a T'IRD!!!
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