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Author Topic: Are you sewing anything right now? Mk II  (Read 68160 times)
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« Reply #100 on: January 11, 2012, 08:16:52 am »

Ever since xmas I have been stuck in make all the things mode. So here is a pile of hats.  Warning there are a ton of pics here.

My latest dragon fire
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White Peacock
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Hands of time
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Mini hats perfect for perching on big hair.
Bones
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Golden dragon
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Dark Fleur
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Green Rosette
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Fiery butterfly
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Blue Teacup
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« Reply #101 on: January 11, 2012, 11:36:10 pm »

 Stella,
Those hats are simply stunning! Shocked I especially like the first one, dragon fire. Beautiful!
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« Reply #102 on: January 11, 2012, 11:45:17 pm »

Thanks I like to think that I am improving with each finished hat.  I am lucky I have a horde of random findings to work with.
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« Reply #103 on: January 12, 2012, 02:13:11 pm »

Does anyone know how to, or can direct me to an tutorial on how to do this? I'm not even sure what it's called to google it.... The Met's fashion archives aren't real detailed in their descriptions....




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« Reply #104 on: January 12, 2012, 02:23:20 pm »

vampyresheep, the swimming costume goes very well with the cow slippers!
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« Reply #105 on: January 12, 2012, 03:13:08 pm »

Does anyone know how to, or can direct me to an tutorial on how to do this? I'm not even sure what it's called to google it.... The Met's fashion archives aren't real detailed in their descriptions....







The back detail or the whole thing?
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« Reply #106 on: January 12, 2012, 04:01:15 pm »

Does anyone know how to, or can direct me to an tutorial on how to do this? I'm not even sure what it's called to google it.... The Met's fashion archives aren't real detailed in their descriptions....







The back detail or the whole thing?


The back detail. Just that twisted knot work...
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« Reply #107 on: January 12, 2012, 04:50:18 pm »

The back is cut with princess seams, inserted into those seams are bow shaped pieces of fabric, then a wide ribbon of the same fabric is looped down the middle.
i can doodle a bad sketch if you like?
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« Reply #108 on: January 12, 2012, 05:34:14 pm »

The back is cut with princess seams, inserted into those seams are bow shaped pieces of fabric, then a wide ribbon of the same fabric is looped down the middle.
i can doodle a bad sketch if you like?

Nah it's cool. I think I get what you're saying. Looking closer at the image after reading that, it makes sense.


EDIT:: Any ideas on the knot at the bottom though?
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« Reply #109 on: January 12, 2012, 05:47:41 pm »

Does anyone know how to, or can direct me to an tutorial on how to do this? I'm not even sure what it's called to google it.... The Met's fashion archives aren't real detailed in their descriptions....







my goodness is that dress gorgeous!  i love that detailing on the back.
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« Reply #110 on: January 12, 2012, 05:51:58 pm »

The back is cut with princess seams, inserted into those seams are bow shaped pieces of fabric, then a wide ribbon of the same fabric is looped down the middle.
i can doodle a bad sketch if you like?

Nah it's cool. I think I get what you're saying. Looking closer at the image after reading that, it makes sense.


EDIT:: Any ideas on the knot at the bottom though?

ahh, the ribbon is either a double one or a VERY long one folded in the middle at the top by the neck and threaded through the loops as one ribbon.
The bow is literally an overhand knot... but don't pull the end part through, just the loop to make a one sided bow.
i don't explain very well...
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« Reply #111 on: January 12, 2012, 11:32:16 pm »

I am attempting to sew a new zip in to Jack, the bit which attaches the pull to the slider broke off.  I trekked around Edinburgh to find a new zip, I found a jacket on which I have sewn the end up and am now trying to stitch the zip in.

I am going to buy some safety pins tomorrow to hold the zip in place while sewing and to help strengthen my sewing.

This repair is in addition to me wanting to play with the yarn I got at Sainsburys earlier today so I can see if I want to try to get more tomorrow.
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« Reply #112 on: January 15, 2012, 03:42:01 pm »

My big project is finally almost finished (it needs hemmed up ever so slightly), but was done enough to wear. I'll tell you though, after finishing this, I look forward to the "simpleness" of some Victorian skirts and maybe a corset. XD

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« Reply #113 on: January 15, 2012, 04:21:36 pm »

What a beautiful dress. You look wonderful =]
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« Reply #114 on: January 16, 2012, 11:15:15 pm »

My big project is finally almost finished (it needs hemmed up ever so slightly), but was done enough to wear. I'll tell you though, after finishing this, I look forward to the "simpleness" of some Victorian skirts and maybe a corset. XD

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Wow and erm...wow again.

Sadly the untimely death of my camera precludes me from getting photos of my new shirt. Before it died, I got a picture of the collar.

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« Reply #115 on: January 17, 2012, 12:53:32 am »

I'm currently broken from a 3 day sewing weekend at home constructing my Parisian Trained Skirt.  the past month has been spent sewing beetlewings, beads and sequins onto the pieces and the time had finally come to construct it all together!   Smiley  Didn't realise just how massive the skirt would be  Smiley , so the petticoat and bustle cushion that I usually wear won't suffice and I have to now make a "proper" bustled petticoat (as per my other thread asking for advice on this).
I only have three and a bit weeks until Gala Nocturna, with only two free weekends, so slightly panicing now about the amount left to do!  I tried out the top I was planning to wear with it and whilst it looks fantastic, unfortunately discovered a slight issue with lace sleeves catching on the beetlewings on the skirt.  Sad  So I guess I will have to make a new top too.  Aargh!!

And of course, after the ball, I then have to face the challenge of how/where to store the skirt.  I am so pleased with the finished result but it really is enormous, currently hanging on the wall and dominating the living room (I might have got a bit carried away with adding ruffles on the train!).  Might have to resort to finding some of those vacuum storage bags!

Pics to follow, after the event!  Smiley
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« Reply #116 on: January 17, 2012, 12:55:42 am »

I made tiny goggels! Now to make the outfit that goes with it.
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« Reply #117 on: January 17, 2012, 03:35:38 am »

Does anyone know how to, or can direct me to an tutorial on how to do this? I'm not even sure what it's called to google it.... The Met's fashion archives aren't real detailed in their descriptions....







Oh, wow.  That's gorgeous!  It looks like a spinal column.
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« Reply #118 on: January 17, 2012, 10:23:50 pm »

I made tiny goggels! Now to make the outfit that goes with it.
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Wow those look great. Tutorial pretty please?
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« Reply #119 on: January 18, 2012, 12:03:18 am »

Thanks. You are in luck I posted one yesterday.  http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,34532.0.html  I wish I had gotten more shots of me cutting the lenses but I didn't think of it at the time.  I have totally though about making a big set for myself.
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« Reply #120 on: January 18, 2012, 12:47:45 am »

Thank you! You should totally make a full sized pair!
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« Reply #121 on: January 18, 2012, 12:59:03 am »

I like to think of goggels like hand bags they need to match the outfit to really work.  I want to do a set of black and green ones at some point.
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« Reply #122 on: January 18, 2012, 01:25:57 am »

Does anyone know how to, or can direct me to an tutorial on how to do this? I'm not even sure what it's called to google it.... The Met's fashion archives aren't real detailed in their descriptions....







my goodness is that dress gorgeous!  i love that detailing on the back.


Oh, wow.  That's gorgeous!  It looks like a spinal column.


I know right? Metropolitan Museum collection online. AMAZING collection of reference images.

On a slightly different note, Here's my current work-in-progress. Not the dress I was referencing the back braiding for, but still a fun project...

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« Reply #123 on: January 18, 2012, 01:30:10 am »

I like to think of goggels like hand bags they need to match the outfit to really work.  I want to do a set of black and green ones at some point.

I have made a pair in crochet and they didn't take long to make them so I could make different colour ways but the black/grey/white wool fits with most of my outfits.
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« Reply #124 on: January 18, 2012, 01:43:31 am »

I also want to rig lights in them but I think that is just my obsession with shiny things talking.
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