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Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Lady Day, Jul 14, 2006.
Zendy, love the western theme dress! *bang, bang* What pattern is it?
I made this yesterday. I really like it but it's a little big in the waist. I drafted the pattern from a straight skirt pattern I had rather than drafting from scratch. I am goning to wear this as far into fall as I can. I just need to find a slip. Next time I make it I will add a waist band. i love how the pockets turned out.
I love everything everyone has been making. You ladies are so talented.
This is so cute! You know, since I've made those swirl style dresses I
more and more appreciate the wrap style, you never have a problem with the waist fitting! at least you didn't make it too small, that's usually the problem i run into, and harder to fix.
Too cute! I love the pockets as well
Really great fabric, deadpandiva! Was this a tablecloth (I mean that as a compliment) or something repurposed?
Posting two projects, one finished today and one from June which I have only just managed to photograph. Both 30s patterns.
First, a dotted voile blouse. The fabric and glass buttons are vintage and the pattern is one from our lovely Lauren. It looks alot nicer when it is being worn by a person rather than a mannequin. The sleeves are described as lantern sleeves, and they puff out nicely.
And secondly, a cotton evening dress. Modern fabric with dark aubergine coloured background my Mother sent me with a vintage buckle. This looks quite different from the pattern which was meant to have a cowl neck. It was gaping badly under the arms and NOT draping at the neck, so had to have tucks put in the front to get it to sit right! Actually, my boyfriend suggested the fix and pinned it all up, so clever him. It sits about ankle length on me. The skirt is cut on the bias and I couldn't cut it any longer, but it is good for dancing.
i love that dress it is so cute, the belt is fab
Miss Sis, I love the blouse but that dress is just amazing.
I was planning on using a table cloth as the pattern suggests but ended up finding this vintage fabric on etsy.
They are both lovely, i adore the dress so pretty, well done.(Note to self: must learn to sew pronto)! Compliments to ALL the ladies on their lovely creations. I have actually taken the first step and bought an old sewing machine and some basic skirt patterns, so thanks to you all for giving me the impetus to get off my backside and have a go x
thanks to all!
BD No pattern, I just memorized all the lines of a dress I had and draped a pattern with some alterations. The guns are of my own design too
Miss Sis, the fabric you chose for the dress is beautiful! I love the dark background with the overlay of colorful flowers. The whole thing is perfect!
gorgeous! what pattern did you use, or did you?
just finished this yesterday and wore it to a friend's party, should have pix of me in it sometime soon. the patterns was in the first stash of patterns from my mother (upper right in the photo) and the fabric is 100% cotton, $1.50/yd from walmart of all places... bought more fabric for the sleeveless version, brown with pink polka dots... I'm guessing it's a 50s patterns but I can't tell for sure. does anyone know? thanks in advance
fftopic: oh and here are sleep masks for my kids...
I really must learn how to use a pattern! You ladies are making me incredibly envious with all your lovely creations.
yes sometimes the instructions are vague and frustrating, but they are at least marked as very easy on up, so you know know what to expect when you start (translation: "very easy" means not quite to the point of pulling your hair out lol )
Goodness! So Cute! I can't wait to see more pics!
These dresses are so wonderful, you inspire me to try to sew more, too. I wouldn't get such great results (also, it's hard to get nice fabrics where I live) but isn't it a good feeling to wear something you made yourself. You ladies do great jobs, thanks for showing the pics!
I am just amazed by all your woork. I cant sew for toffee!! Lovley work gals! maybe one day.....