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1  Re: Purple Prom Dress designed by me, for my brothers girlfriend in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by CrAzYhOuSe on: May 15, 2009 01:39:11 PM
Wow that is an incredible dress (and you are one brave person to make it for someone else).

I'm curious about the pleating over the bust, how are the pleats sewn so that there is room for the bust, are they just sewn at the top and bottom, or did you shape them, or what?  I'm really curious as it is a gorgeous effect, and I can't quite envision how it was completed. 

It was slow and complicated, lots and lots of pinning, checking, repeating...lol. I basically sewed the first few pleats, then I would place it on the manequin and adjust to fit. I would baste a pleat in, check it on the dummy, then sew it completely. Measurements aren't everything, it was what looked good to the eye. I started with a basic pleat size, but had to fudge it here and there so the pleat near the zipper was the same size. Here are some in progress pictures. The pleats are just tacked along the top, allows for movement.

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2  Purple Prom Dress designed by me, for my brothers girlfriend in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by CrAzYhOuSe on: May 14, 2009 10:05:44 AM
So I designed this dress for my brothers girlfriend. It was a bit of a task considering I don't normally do my own patterns...lol. She told me what she wanted and showed me a few pics of different styles and we combined them. I think it turned out pretty good. I also made the duct tape dressform it is on because I wanted it to fit her exactly. This dress is fully lined, no crinoline because she didn't want to look "puffy". There is also boning and interfacing because I used taffeta and you know how thin that stuff is. The zipper was a challenge because of the double sash and being able to turn the fabric under, so much bulk! The top is pleated (don't ask the man hours there...yeeep!) I think she will look fab, I am also making my brother a matching tie and pocket square. This is my first attempt at a large dress project and all in all it went very well.

Back shot, has a small train and Me, trying to control the wind!

Frontish view


Finally me, so happy to have it done!!!

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3  Made some Gauchos in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by CrAzYhOuSe on: July 02, 2008 04:48:53 PM
I made these in about a half hour today. I used this blue as a trial run because it was cheap, but I ended up loving them in the colour. It's a jersey material and super comfy. These have a fold over waistband. Let me know what you think. P.s. I won't wear them with my brown shirt, I am making a shirt to go with the pants...lol.

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4  Re: Natural Born Hustler.......shirt in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by CrAzYhOuSe on: May 20, 2008 05:55:43 AM
Hopefully if people read this far into the thread, then they won't be offended by this pic Smiley My LO in his onsie from hustler. The only thing I crafted in this pic is the kid Smiley

That is hilarious, I used to have a onsie that said "daddy's little squirt"...lol
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5  Natural Born Hustler.......shirt in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by CrAzYhOuSe on: May 19, 2008 04:24:00 PM
Ok so I resized a men's XL shirt to fit my 7 year old. Obviously it will never venture to school...lol

Original shirt...

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6  Made a camo hoodie for my boy in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by CrAzYhOuSe on: April 20, 2008 03:31:50 PM
OK my first attempt at a hoodie for my little man. I wanted something that looked cool. So I had some camo print jersey and some black fleece, that I used for the lining, the mornings are a bit chilly still. The white sox emblem was recycled from a holey jersey that was set aside with intentions years ago. I used black rib knit for the cuffs and waist band. Let me know what you think. Please ignore the renovations happening in the background.....lol.

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7  Reversible Dress and bloomers in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by CrAzYhOuSe on: March 14, 2008 02:13:09 PM
I made this reversible dress and bloomers for an upcoming craft show. I like the fact it's 2 outfits in one, or if it gets dirty while your out you can turn it around...lol. I used a decorative stitch all the way around to give it some appeal. Let me know what you think!

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8  Oh so small baby shoes in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by CrAzYhOuSe on: February 09, 2008 07:43:15 AM
I made a pattern for some baby shoes, all my friends are having babies so I thought what the hey. These are the first 2 pairs I made. I want the red pair for myself, I think I have to make a pair in my size.

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9  Patchwork pillow, beauty and the beast in Quilting: Completed Projects by CrAzYhOuSe on: October 29, 2007 06:34:35 AM
I hope this is the right spot, it's kinda quilted...lol. I made this for a friend of my son's, for her birthday. I embroidered beauty and the beast on it, then did the pink patches and finished it up with some vintage buttons and a bow.

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10  Mater...you want me to make you a car?? in Halloween Costumes by CrAzYhOuSe on: October 29, 2007 06:28:48 AM
Ok last year my son decided he wanted to be Mater from cars. SO I thought, how the heck am I going to make a car costume?? So this is what I came up with....

I hand painted the whole thing to match the rusty exterior of Mater, my son helped too, he did a great job.
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