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Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Lady Day, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. hailey greenhat

    hailey greenhat A-List Customer

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    Oh! I saw the tutorial for spats on the Steampunk Workshop! Have you tried to make knee high spats? I really want a pair as i can't find suitable knee high boots :rage:
    Very cool btw, love the "double breasted" placket : D
     
  2. zendy

    zendy A-List Customer

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    Thanks!
    Spats are kinda my thing, I've made tons of knee high and even thigh high ones to be held up with garters :)
     
  3. Gracie Lee

    Gracie Lee A-List Customer

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    Oooo, I'd love to see pics of those tall spats!
     
  4. MaryMary

    MaryMary One of the Regulars

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    Wow, I am totally in love with that dress - and you're right, it does look like authentic vintage...I honestly wouldn't be able to tell the difference!

    SIGH...all you ladies are soooo talented...I really need to learn to sew!
     
  5. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    Thanks gals :eek: That's the ultimate compliment! :D

    Grant Fan, love your dresses. You're so pretty.

    Zendy, the spats are so fun!
     
  6. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    My original was a size 32, so this was quite a job!
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  7. Inky

    Inky One Too Many

    I love it on you Kamikat!!
     
  8. AllaboutEve

    AllaboutEve Practically Family

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    Your dressmaking skills are awesome Kami! :eusa_clap
     
  9. littleblackcar

    littleblackcar New in Town

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    Marian Martin 9359

    Marian Martin 9359 (no date, probably circa 1946). I've made two versions: The first one was out of a navy blue print but I found that I needed to alter the front yoke pattern piece, as it was much too long along the inside [neck-side] edge. Once I did that, it fit perfectly. I thought this was odd since it's technically a half-size [petite] pattern, and I am 5'7". But whatever. It works now. The second, rust-colored version, is made with the re-cut yoke,

    This is also the dress that taught me to always, always, always, baste when working with rick-rack. Saved me hours of inevitable ripping and re-sewing had I just tried to pin it all together instead.
     
  10. zendy

    zendy A-List Customer

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    I Love this! Is that tiki fabric!?!
     
  11. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    Since I have jury duty this week, I dusted off my knitting skills...
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    I did pretty well for not having knit in years. Only had to unravel it a few times!
    I thought I was done twice,only to find I'd dropped a stitch a few rows down. This is a fun beret to knit, it knits up really big then you felt it down to size.
     
  12. HepKitty

    HepKitty One Too Many

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    here is the parade dress again, Butterick 5214 I love how the jacket flares out at the bottom
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  13. HepKitty

    HepKitty One Too Many

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    this is the test B5214 in $1.50/yd fabric it still needs some work (well rework). it's a size bigger than the parade dress and I need to redo the zipper again and I'm mad at it (ok myself) and I'm putting it down for a short time. also not pleased at the collar, apparently I goofed on one of the corners but I don't think it shows in the picture

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  14. HepKitty

    HepKitty One Too Many

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    and this one, which had to be sized down A LOT. it's still not perfect I should try to pull it in more in the waist but I wore it to work today anyway. still need to do the button & button hole on the bolero but it was ok w/o it

    the pattern is the one in blue, upper left

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  15. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    I finally finished it. The Gardenia Dress. Thanks to all who followed my ramblings of it on my blog.
    More finished pics can be seen on the website.

    Thanks all!
    LD
     
  16. ZombieGirl

    ZombieGirl One of the Regulars

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    That is too die for and the shoes just knock it over the edge!
     
  17. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    Hepkitty, the parade dress is very cute!

    LD, WOW! That is stunning and you look amazing in it!
     
  18. deadpandiva

    deadpandiva Call Me a Cab

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    That's amazing lady Day and it fits you perfectly.
     
  19. Drappa

    Drappa One Too Many

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    Stunning! And the appliqué is amazing.
     
  20. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Thanks so much everyone! I fell so diva in the dress its silly!

    The shoes are actually some 40s inspired boots that Payless sold about two years ago, $10 baby! :)

    LD
     

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