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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 59 ENTRIES / Re: "Imma grape" Dress suit to epic-ness (picture overload) on: April 05, 2011 11:04:11 PM
This is the most incredible transformation i have ever seen! i'm so in awe right now. you are truly talented! FANTASTIC JOB!
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: GIR on: September 26, 2010 04:14:05 PM
i ADORE this! you are amazing!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Dress Experiment on: June 10, 2010 11:51:50 PM
wow thanks guys for all your lovely comments Smiley
and to answer about the pick ups i used http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/pick-up-skirt-technique to get me started, but i didnt use lining, instead i took the fabric, folded it so the fold line would be on the bottom and attached the pickups to the part of the fabric that was folded underneath. (i hope that made sense...)
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Dress Experiment on: June 01, 2010 07:06:57 AM
its so gorgeous!!! looks just like the dresses I see online!!!1 great job!!!! Did you use a pattern for the bustier?  

i made the pattern using pattern drafting. it wasn't as hard as i thought, just a lot of measuring...i used the book How to make sewing patterns by donald mccunn for the basic bodice sloper and then i cut out a contoured strapless pattern using that.

and thanks everyone for the positive feedback Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Dress Experiment on: May 30, 2010 12:38:12 PM
oh darn, i don't know how to do the pictures so they show up rotated in the post...
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The Dress Experiment on: May 30, 2010 12:35:07 PM
So for school, our senior project was to research something. We could basically do anything, but it just had to be something we were interested in because it was the majority of what we did for the second semester of AP Comp. So i chose to try to design, make the pattern, and sew my own dress.  Here's what i came up with:

I really liked making my own pattern, it fits me so perfectly Smiley it has boning in it too. here's the bodice part:

And i just took the rest of my material and folded it lengthwise, gathered it, and did a pick up skirt.

And here's the top and bottom, before i sewed them together:

and the finished product:

and sorry the photos aren't great quality, they're from my cell phone because i didn't think to take pictures with my camera for some reason.
so what do you guys think? This is my first attempt at pattern drafting. i just read a book about it and it turned out to be really fun. I kinda wanna wear it to something now Smiley
comments and criticism would be appreciated =)
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Jeans for my GF (PIC HEAVY) on: May 28, 2010 05:15:04 PM
these are simply AMAZING! your gf is soo lucky to get her own custom jeans Smiley
8  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Arghhhh, Cap'n! - Pirate Ship Cake on: April 13, 2010 05:39:17 PM
how incredible!!!
i wanna make this soon! my favorite step is step 8 Smiley
great job on this!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help Please? I'm going to try to sew my prom dress... on: February 03, 2010 10:03:19 PM
thanks craftylittlelady Smiley
i'm pretty excited about this. hopefully it works out
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Keychain Wallets on: January 30, 2010 08:52:56 PM
oh i love this!! i want to make one for when i start college in the fall Smiley
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