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

  1. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    Very nice LD, I'll have to hit you up for some copies of patterns. ;) Hey, the lady in the pattern with the pladi jacket is carrying a purse similar to one I bought yesterday.
     
  2. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Sure on the patterns Rosie, we'll be in touch. And thanks Decodoll. Yeah the button gives the coat a cape look that I dig. I have some vintage wool that I am going to make one more out of now that I have my practice ones out of the way.

    I tend to like stiffer fabrics, so they both need a good pressin so theyll drape better. What threw me off was the honkin 5/8" seam allowance! MAN oh MAN :)

    Id love to see what others are workin on!

    LD
     
  3. Those look fabulous LD! I especially love the plaid. I adore plaid coats. And that button looks great on it. If you didn't tell me it wasn't vintage I wouldn't have guessed. :eusa_clap
     
  4. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    Thank you Gals :)

    And Lady Day, those are adorable like always!!
     
  5. OMG!! How did I miss this! Lauren that is MAGNIFICENT!! It reminds me of Jeanette MacDonald in New Moon.:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  6. LolitaHaze

    LolitaHaze Call Me a Cab

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    Lauren... Breath taking!!

    Lady Day... Could you post a photo of you wearng that coat? I want to see how it lays.
     
  7. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    The lining is a stiff twill that I prolly should not have used and it still needs a good pressin, but it hangs great at the back of the shoulders.

    LD
     
  8. VintageJess

    VintageJess One of the Regulars

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    LD,

    Love it, especially the color!
     
  9. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    Looks really good :eusa_clap! Now I want one too.
     
  10. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Last one with this pattern.

    I used my Mother's vintage wool for this coat. It turned out well. I LOVE the buttons.
    I may have to put in a hook above the top button, cause they keep sliding making the coat look uneven.

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    Now that the fall is comming, I need to start on some nice pencil skirts (I have a lovely honey colored herringbone) and some fall dresses. Man, soon all the clothes I own I will have made! :)

    LD

    ps, anyone else made any progress?
     
  11. VintageJess

    VintageJess One of the Regulars

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    LD (or anyone else who might want to chime in),

    I notice that you and many others will often make several different pieces of one pattern, in one sewing spurt. (Does that make sense at all?)
    Anyway, I am hoping to begin sewing soon...do you find that is the most efficient way to sew? So if you have a skirt pattern, you may make 3 or 4 skirts out of it at a time (using different fabrics, obviously?) Or do you skip around or work on different projects at the same time?

    Just curious as to what habits you find best work for you...
     
  12. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    When I am making something, I often make it a staple in my wardrobe. So when I sew, I tend to make two or three variations of something.

    Yes I do, if the first one turns out well, tend to crank them out because I have just worked out the kinks in the design, I know how long it will take to finish, and Ive already picked out three or so types of fabrics that I would love to see the design in.

    I also generally go fabric shopping with a particular garment type in mind. So Im nooking for a type of fabric and specific notations as well.

    LD
     
  13. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Yep, I tend to do that too -- if I find a pattern I really like, I'll make it up over and over again, trying to come up with different variations in fabric, trim, and so forth. There's one pattern in particular that I've made up four times so far -- even though the instruction sheet has pretty much disintegrated from being handled so much. Fortunately, I've memorized how to assemble it by now!

    I do try to take a rest, though, between projects. I find that if I try to do too many one right after another, I get overconfident and don't pay as close attention to detail as I should and end up making mistakes that have to be picked apart and redone. Like, for example, sewing the pieces of a skirt together so that one panel is facing wrong-side-to -- when you start doing that stuff, it's a sign that it's time to take a break...
     
  14. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    Yes, What Lizzie and LD said. When I sew somthing I really like, I may make a few of them but a bit varied. I made a dress a few weeks ago that I really liked so, I made a dress of the same type (I don't use patterns really) but changed the neck line and made the skirt portion more flare.

    Like Lizzie said, taking a break is essential, I cut my finger open during a sewing marathon, not paying attention.

    I usually buy fabric I really like then find outfits to turn them into.
     
  15. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Wow thats is soo cool.

    Massie I saw this dress you posted and was amazed that the pattern was so much like the one I just made.
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    Cept' mine are flowers and yours is Nautical insignia :)

    This was the pattern I used.
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    Good gravy, over 4 yards of fabric! Its like a smock, only 4 actual pieces. But dontwear it ona windy day. I think I flashed a couple of people yesterday :eek:

    LD
     
  16. jitterbugdoll

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    :rolleyes: I really like that dress, Lady Day. A very interesting design!

    Has anyone else noticed that it is only super windy only on the days you wear a circle skirt? I just love walking out the door at work into a big gust of wind and flashing my hapless coworkers :rolleyes:
     
  17. LolitaHaze

    LolitaHaze Call Me a Cab

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    That looks really good on you! I usually don't like the way that they look on the patterns (I perfer the fitted look), but that is nice! :eusa_clap
     
  18. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    Very nice LD :eusa_clap . I'm sketching your pattern now, think I'll make that too.

    As per JitterBugDoll, I wore a circle skirt today and went into a store that was cooling the place off with a giant fan. :eek: I walk in ans swoosh! Luckily I was wearing my petticoat and didn't give everyone too much of a free show. lol
     
  19. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    Hullo. I just put up a site with some of the costumes I made... over time I'll try to add scans from some 30's mags and stuff I have. Still just getting up, but it has dress diaries for a few of my dresses :)

    http://www.wearinghistory.net/
    Oh yeah, and I made a bonnet last week to go with my Regency stuff:
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    I'm LOVING the coats and dress, Lady Day!
     
  20. BettyValentine

    BettyValentine A-List Customer

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    Ack, Lauren, your site is amazing! I'm so enamored of all your things.

    This is the last thing I made, and it was about a year ago, just before I left for Japan. I haven't really done anything since, but I'm not allowed to buy anything new until I finish the 8 projects I started.
    http://www.bettyvalentine.com/photo.php?photoid=5


    BV - I have the whitest legs in the whole world.
     

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