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

  1. Rachell

    Rachell New in Town

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    BoPeep - what a swell way to fancy up the slippers! They look perfect ;)

    Wow, what a gorgeous shot of your mother. She is just my age, there, too!
     
  2. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    I made this top using New Look 6808 and some border print challis.[​IMG]
     
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  3. palespider

    palespider One of the Regulars

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    i have to ask since im always on the hunt- what pattern did you use bopeep?
     
  4. swinggal

    swinggal One Too Many

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    I made this lovely 1930s butterfly sleeve shirt months ago. It's a lovely green satin crepe which really doesn't show the true colour here. It's so very elegant and flattering with wide black pants or a long skirt. I will take pic of me wearing it sometime.

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  5. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Cute Swinggal. Ive wanted to try that decades pattern.
    Bo Peep, thats an Eva Dress repro, right? I have that pattern but have never made the pants. Im afraid of how it will look on me.

    But jeans must be on the brain for many of us.
    I finished these last week and just got around to taking photos.

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    More images on NVL.

    LD
     
  6. Foofoogal

    Foofoogal Banned

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    Love that top swinggal. Especially the back.
     
  7. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    Great jeans, Lady Day! what patience you must have to do all those buttons!

    Swinggal, the blouse is lovely!
     
  8. swinggal

    swinggal One Too Many

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    Those jeans are so flattering LD.
     
  9. BoPeep

    BoPeep Practically Family

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    It's actually a modern pants pattern that I adapted. Use any "no-waist" pant (simple styling, no pockets, front and back darts, back zip) and extend the top by about 3-4 inches. Then it's just a matter of shaping the waist and darts to fit your curves. Cut a deeper facing to match and you're good to go!

    Great detailing, LadyDay. Love the coin pocket! I have a habit of leaving off all the "fussy" parts but I can see it's worth the effort.
     
  10. HepKitty

    HepKitty One Too Many

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    gorgeous blouse swinggal!
     
  11. deadpandiva

    deadpandiva Call Me a Cab

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    That blouse is beautiful swinggal.
    LD I love those jeans. I am making a pair soon and would be thrilled if they look even half as good.
     
  12. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    These are the Decades of Style 1930's Kitchenette Pajamas. The bodice is flannel, the trousers are polar fleece. I LOVE them! I had no fitting issues with them, no sewing problems. They are warm and comfy, perfect for the record breaking cold we're supposed to get next week.
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    close up of the flannel
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  13. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    I just saw these on DIY december. I have this pattern.When I made my muslin they came out so big!(I went by the size chart too)What size did you choose, and how did you determine your size?
    I'm glad you made them,other that my own muslin, I've never seen them made up. Love the concept, and I'd like to try again.
     
  14. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Yours look great Kami!
    Are they not the most comfy things ever!?
    With mine, I ended up facing the neckline, did you do that or just fold it under? Im curious to know some of your construction techniques/issues/victories, because Ive never known anyone else to make them up.

    LD
     
  15. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    I used my bust size but I might take in from the waist to the hems. The polar fleece pants get major static cling and ride up my leg, so I won't be going out of the house in these.
     
  16. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    I did a bias binding. On future ones, I'll use packaged bias instead of the fabric bias. I had no issues whatsoever. I didn't even make a muslin. I might consider raising the crotch on future ones as well as taking in the waist to hem side seams. It fits my bust and bum perfectly.
     
  17. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    I brought out my Decades of Style Kitchenette Pajamas pattern for another go. I raised the crotch and
    narrowed the width by many inches. I'd suggest anyone using this pattern look at the finished measurements chart very closely
    before you choose your size. Not finished with the neck and armholes yet, but I like it!

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  18. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    Looking good, crwritt!
     
  19. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Very nice!

    LD
     
  20. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    Thank You ladies. I used bias strips cut from the same fabric as the pants section, stitched to the edge, pressed to the wrong side, and topstitched. It is finished, and I'm enjoying wearing it, but its so cold here I've got long underwear beneath it. You're right, Kamikat, the back is pretty drafty.
    I think "the next time" (is that what they mean by a TNT pattern?) I'll adjust the back neckline so it angles over then down,
    so I can add a button. Similar to the back neck on a Swirl dress.[​IMG]
     
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