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1  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



2  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?


3  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!!
4  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:

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Simplicity 4020 :) (two pics!!) on: July 23, 2008 08:43:09 AM
Here I am, after an afternoon of tracing, resizing, cutting and sewing.

I recommend this pattern over and over, also on the view with no sleeves, it's so comfy that I've used many times last week when I was on holiday at the mountains.
Fabric is a medium weight jersey I bought on ebay, and has spots here and there of silvery freshness Cheesy

Sorry for the funny face (I just scratched my eyes because of some dust)
Comments? It's my third piece of clothing!!

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Michelle ma belle from burdastyle on: May 25, 2008 02:32:05 PM
Second project yay! Made for the third Italian Girl Geek Dinner on last friday, here's my Michelle skirt made of black canvas and a white band of Arkseline IKEA fabric (I love it, i'm so sad they discontinued it Sad )

sorry for the lame pic, more to come

On my blog you can find also the first part of this skirt making tutorial (second is coming... sorry only italian!)

What do you think? Am I or not a real geek girl? Wink
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Sailor dress! help on finding pattern on: May 19, 2008 08:51:29 AM
Hello girls!

I saw this gorgeous dress from andyseyecandy on etsy, and I'd like to replicate it for me altering something here and there...
Seen something similar on patterns?
I think I could give a few tries on collar to get something similar, and the dress itself it's an halter.

thanks a lot!
8  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Eruru cosplay, help on sleeves on: April 08, 2008 06:50:02 AM

I'm planning to make this cosplay (Eruru from Utawarerumono-The One Being Sung) for a convention in October, I have a clear idea about the bodice and the beige apron, but I was a little confused about the sleeves.
The sleeves are attached to the under dress a plain sleeve near the armhole and descending large like a bell sleeve.
Assuming A is more or less a sleeve (sorry, no mouse at the moment, only notebook touch pad!), to get a full sleeve like the one in the pics above, do I have to cut straight down (B) or  alter from the elbow line large down to the wrist (C)? 

In the second pic it seems large also at the elbow, but I can't understand if it's only because she's skinny or the sleeve is baggy itself.
Hope this make sense.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Simplicity 5098 (Cheongsam) Finished!! (Some pics) on: April 02, 2008 06:01:44 AM

It's my first piece of clothing, just finished and worn on Sunday to go to a comic convention (no, it's not cosplay, not this time  Cheesy ).
So I'm quite proud and excited to show you my simplicity 5098 top in a light stretchy cotton (please disregard funny rayman rabbids cosplay face  Cheesy Cheesy hey I made the hat too!)


Rabbid at work!


10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / matrix - trinity dress on: February 07, 2008 08:19:01 AM
Hello everybody!

I have to sew a dress for a boy-scouts camp based on "The Matrix" story and I noticed in particularly this one: http://i31.tinypic.com/51x79d.jpg
Since it will be used for little apparitions here and there and for skits at campfire in AUGUST, I thought that I could take the dress line idea in some black cotton fabric but without the corset thing. Maybe also cheap black lining could be ok because of the shining but since it's too lightweight i'm quite worried about how it could look like.

Any idea? Also, do you remember any pattern which has at least this kind of neckline?
thanks a lot


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