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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Calvin and Hobbes! on: October 24, 2011 01:29:29 AM
This is absolutely amazing!
That's the best Calvin & Hobbes crochet i've ever seen, really!
is that difficult to crochet? can you share any tips? Cheesy

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Allsaints Celestina Skirt... <3 on: August 10, 2011 01:28:04 AM
Thanks for the pictures!!

I think that the panel (at least those in front) have an uneven seam rising from one side to another like this draft. I counted seven panels all around the skirt, three in front and four in the back, so adjust the upper side of the panels according.

Meanwhile i received a message on flickr by Enchantedviolin that bought that skirt and explained
".... you are right, there are no pleats on the top or underskirt - the underskirt is made of triangle and rectangle panels and that is why it gathers and flares out at the bottom. It goes triangle, rectangle, triangle, rectangle etc so that the waist of the underskirt is flat and the same size as the overskirt but much, much wider at the bottom."

this in fact is really helpful, so in a bit of photoshop creativity i produced this draft also for undergown. I think that adding two triangles between rectangles will add up even more fullness at the bottom. Rectangles also are slanted. However I think I should carefully make a muslin playing with bottom circumference, as adding more and more fullness will reach the tutu effect and have too much fabric under the upper skirt (which seems a full circle one)

What do you think?

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Allsaints Celestina Skirt... <3 on: August 01, 2011 01:23:44 PM
yes it seems pretty like full circle shirts.. i spotted also on allsaints site this other skirt who seems very similar: http://www.allsaints.com//women/skirts/flag-skirt/flag-red|-calico/wsk045-2694, though the Celestina looks like much fuller.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Allsaints Celestina Skirt... <3 on: August 01, 2011 09:00:01 AM
Thanks a lot you both!
This is very illuminating...
hmm.... As far as I recall while I had the skirt on hands in the shop it had no pleats on the upper skirt. it only flew gently folding on itself along the sides of each panel. 

the underskirt seemed more bulky at the bottom than the upper one, maybe i just need to taper more the bottom side of the panels, with some pleats so to make it less bulky? or some darts will do?

I'll try a muslin tomorrow... Cheesy

(hope this makes sense english is not my primary language!!)


5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Allsaints Celestina Skirt... <3 on: July 28, 2011 11:09:18 AM
So it comes I went to London in a business trip and I discovered the fabulous and expensive world of Allsaints shops amd fell in love almost instantly with the Celestina skirt (http://www.allsaints.com/women/skirts/celestina-skirt/indigo|-chalk-stpe/wsk051-2698)

It comes also that they were out of my size and also on the site they have size 14 but I'm not sure if it fits me.
I love the way it look like to have a pettycoat making the skirt fluffy and flying around. I had a close look at the paneling and I saw there's a lot of fabric, the outer skirt is not the same as the inside one: it seems to have more panels on the inside to make the calico fabric bend and add fullness.
On the site they say it's a triangular paneling, you can see also from the pictures there's a strange horizontal sewing line between upper and lower panels all around the skirt.

If I'd try to draw a pattern to replicate it, do you have any indication from what I can start from?

Thanks, any help very very appreciated Cheesy



6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anthropologie Caden Blouse on: June 15, 2009 03:03:14 AM
Thanks a lot you both Smiley

I think I'll try the super tiny pleats, since I'm doing it in linen I'm afraid of making three panels for the front, the sewing line may sway too away from body line (hope it makes sense, in italian we say "sbecca" Smiley))

I'll keep you informed about progress!! thanks!!

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Anthropologie Caden Blouse on: June 12, 2009 03:43:11 AM
So I'm in love with this nice blouse from Anthropologie site:

it shouldn't be so difficult to draw from a simple bodice, but I can't figure out how to insert pleats in the neckline without enlarging significantly also the front bottom.
any idea?


8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / What about Singer curvy 8770? on: April 09, 2009 08:35:13 AM

It's time to upgrade my 100 machine bought when I first started sewing 5 years ago. It's not that the actual machine isn't working but now I feel missing something (even if I don't know what) and have some money to spend (yay!).
So I started to look around for an electronical machine, which has low shank or snap on feet (to fit with the ones I already have) and that could make my sewing life more easy.
I usually sew clothes from storebought patterns or modify and reconstruct old shirts.
After some search online I spotted the Singer Curvy 8770.
Anyone tried it? Comments?
Other suggestions?

Thanks a lot!!
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Cosplay - PIC OBESE!! Utawarerumono for Luccacomics 2008 in Italy :) on: November 05, 2008 05:53:36 AM
At least I succeeded in sewing both costumes in time for the convention!
I made all sewing stuff, brown dyed juta for shoes and so. My friend made the mask out from Das clay and the fan is made from cut stained steel pieces.

I also post two pics at the end of the post of my attempt of Cooking Mama light cosplay (The second pic with Tracy and Laura Hickman!! Cheesy )

Comments extremely wanted!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Reference pic:
(the Benawi costume is scheduled for march 09)

At the convention!!

Cooking Mama:

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I've been sewing Hoodies lately... on: September 19, 2008 03:16:59 AM
I'm also thinking about making a tutorial on how I made the collars, even though it's so simple I#m not sure anyone would want one... What do you say?
* apest thinks would really love this tutorial  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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