Custom made vintage repros...

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by NicolettaRose, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Lola Valentine

    Lola Valentine One of the Regulars

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    Here are the fabric swatches which I got sent with my dress.

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    This is the "Liz" dress I had made. I was having a bad face/hair day so they got chopped. Please also excuse my dog's toys in the corner!

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    Hope that's helpful.
     
  2. Odalisque

    Odalisque A-List Customer

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    Is the brighter green her Leaf Green color? I ordered a dress in that color...
    Your dress looks fantastic by the way!
     
  3. Blondie

    Blondie Practically Family

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    I have noticed she has some blouses as well,
    Has anyone had a blouse made by toprunway ?
    I can't sew for nuts so all you talented seamstresses ~ do you think the fabric she uses would work for a blouse ??
    Or should i ask for a rayon or cotton ?
     
  4. Odalisque

    Odalisque A-List Customer

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    I ordered the 40's pattern blouse. I asked her which fabric she thought would work best and she recommended the H.
    It's a pretty thick fabric with little stretch. I really like it actually, since I'm going to wear it during the winter. Too heavy for summer though.
    Let us know if she offers other fabrics. I'd love some rayon dresses.
     
  5. Goldfish

    Goldfish A-List Customer

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    Helpful? You are amazing :eusa_clap !!! Thank you so much.

    Also, I think I have to get the Liz dress, too. We seem to have the same body type (small torso, round hips) and the dress looks stunning! <3
     
  6. Laura Chase

    Laura Chase One Too Many

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    Lola Valentine, that's tremendously helpful! You can see the texture of the fabrics much better than on the pictures TopRunway has. Is your dress the purple on the first or on the fifth picture? It's really lovely.
     
  7. tempestbella42

    tempestbella42 One of the Regulars

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    ive had a couple of dresses and a suit so far from cynthia and there great!

    just wanted to add that shes got some new fabric, some lovely floral (very forties) in a few colours now..i got them in my swatches ...ill try post a pic!
     
  8. deadpandiva

    deadpandiva Call Me a Cab

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    Here's my first dress. It's a little big but I think I lost weight during my recent move.
    Here's a back view of the collar.
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  9. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    I had my eye on a few of these, but is the shipping to the US really high? I think I remember around 20 GBP?
     
  10. deadpandiva

    deadpandiva Call Me a Cab

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    The two Items I ordered where 28.00USD.
     
  11. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    Oh, that's not so bad. I thought 22gbp would be around 40 bucks, which would have been crazy!
     
  12. StaceFace

    StaceFace One of the Regulars

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    Has anyone ever had a tattered old dress deconstructed, turned into a pattern, and then made into a new dress? I have a few, but I am inept at sewing. Do you think Toprunway would do this for me? Suggestions...?
     
  13. RebeccaMUA

    RebeccaMUA One of the Regulars

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    too cute!
     
  14. RetroModelSari

    RetroModelSari Practically Family

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    Awwww.... I ordered the Liz, too and now I´m even more exited to get it!!!! I´m counting the days!
     
  15. Lulu-in-Ny

    Lulu-in-Ny A-List Customer

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    Weird... that is exactly the question I came on here to ask.
    I have a beautiful navy blue dress for the mid-40's, and it fits me perfectly. Unfortunately, it has a sizable hole in the fabric. (not a seam rip) I was considering having someone turn it into a pattern so a new one can be made, but I'm really nervous about it. I know it's silly because I can't wear it anyway, but still...
    I'd like to hear some success stories (or dire warnings, as the case may be) about this before I proceed.
    Thanks!
     
  16. Darhling

    Darhling Call Me a Cab

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    I just recieved this suit and dress today, made by the Toprunway designer..

    Sorry for the misty pics and my blah face, I have been sick as a dog!

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  17. Miss_Bella_Hell

    Miss_Bella_Hell My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    You look FANTASTIC! So, is the first pic the dress with the suit coat over it? If so, I think I will order it. Which one is it?
     
  18. Darhling

    Darhling Call Me a Cab

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    Thank you MBH!! It is a seperate suit with a skirt and the dress is by itself.. I absolutely love both! The suit is lined so it feels so warm and snuggly, the dress is unlined, but the fabric is supersoft with a little bit of stretch, wo it fits perfectly!

    It is the SPECIAL dress and GRACE suit.
     
  19. deadpandiva

    deadpandiva Call Me a Cab

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    I never thouht I would be able to wear a pencil dress.
     
  20. exquisitebones

    exquisitebones A-List Customer

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    I am waiting for one more item on my etsy to sell and then I am ordering from Top runway..

    But I cant decide what suit I want :(

    and she doesnt have many listed tonight..
    I am so excited.
    has anyone ordered a suit in red?
    Is it nice and bright?
     

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