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Author Topic: Are you sewing anything right now? Mk II  (Read 67147 times)
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« Reply #50 on: December 23, 2011, 05:10:57 am »

I made an octopus for a particular four year old who said she either wanted one of those or a kracken for xmas.  I made the pattern up as I went along and it turned out pretty good I think
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« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2011, 07:32:27 am »

That's an adorable kracken. How did you do the suckers?
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« Reply #52 on: December 23, 2011, 07:35:50 am »

Thanks  The suckers are tiny hair scrunchies I sewed on.  I saw them at a dollar store and they looked perfect.
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« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2011, 03:12:10 pm »

Stella, that has to be the most adorable thing I have ever seen!
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« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2011, 03:45:19 pm »

I absolutely love the Octopus! It's so wonderful. I'm sure the 4 year old with be over the moon and proceed to love it to death for at least the next decade- if not their entire lifetime =]

I'm currently cross-stitching yet another batch of xmas cards- I had less than 3 inches of red thread left when I finished doing all the red bits- perfect =]
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« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2011, 05:20:04 pm »

Thanks Elycium it turned out really happy looking.  I think the chain stitching around the eyes helped.

Flightless Phoenix I cant wait to see her open it xmas morning and name it.  Hopefully it will not end up like her bull she named horny.  We almost burst out laughing and then had to explain why it was a bad name.
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« Reply #56 on: December 24, 2011, 01:26:33 am »

Slight off topic, but slightly connected.  I only have to punch 8 more grommets in the corset I mentiond previously before it's complete.  It should have been done days ago, but I got distracted when I thought it would be a good idea to make 100 different pairs of earrings. 

I think I've skattered all of my marbles across the floor and really lost my mind.

I'm at 75 pairs so far.  My sewing machine is crying from neglect.
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« Reply #57 on: December 27, 2011, 12:07:31 pm »

I'm thinking of making, though with a low probability of fruition, a patchwork waistcoat. Of course, I know nothing about clothiery at all, so any potential end result will be... Interesting, to say the lest.
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« Reply #58 on: December 27, 2011, 04:37:31 pm »

Finally done!

It looks a little wonky on the dress form because I don't have a dress form in the house that's the same size as the friend that's getting it.  It's too small for that particular dress form and it lacks the same curves that the person does so the corset doesn't cinch right.



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« Reply #59 on: December 27, 2011, 05:43:12 pm »

Lovely corset =] your friend will be very happy!

Stella: What did the octopus get called? Hope it's not as bad as horny- although I can't think of a similarly bad name for an octopus!
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« Reply #60 on: December 27, 2011, 08:50:41 pm »

It was named circle head.  I have no idea why but that is but that is four year old logic.  Next time I am sewing it with button thread she has already loved a hole in it.  I forgot how hard they play.
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« Reply #61 on: December 27, 2011, 09:26:46 pm »

Circle Head?  That's so super cute!  At that age I'd probably name him "sucker" or something like that.

I have the same problem with certain people in my life loving holes into brand new creations.  Only they're in their mid twenties and should know better. 

In the mean time I finished my new muff!  I found some faux fur at a really good prize and bought a bundle of it.  It's so nice and soft.  Lined it with red satin. The photos are yet again awful because I'm so terrible with a camera.  My apologies.



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« Reply #62 on: December 28, 2011, 02:23:35 am »





Sheer and velvet silk with peacock print. I have no idea what I'm going to make with this yet, but Merry Christmas to me! Thank's Mom!!

Anyone wanna post any dress ideas? I'm open for suggestions.
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« Reply #63 on: December 28, 2011, 02:56:30 am »

That's gorgeous! How much of it did you get?
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« Reply #64 on: December 28, 2011, 03:00:48 am »

Only 5 yards Sad It was $26p/yd so I really couldn't afford much, BUT it's a 72" width versus the standard 45".... The place I got it sells by the roll instead of the bolt.
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« Reply #65 on: December 28, 2011, 06:01:18 am »

And finally I'm done for the night with the Cloak to match the Muff...




It's black velvet with the same fur around the collar.
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« Reply #66 on: December 28, 2011, 09:02:24 am »

Something like TV 225 or any of their 1890s skirts would look nice... the lines are smooth enough to show off the pattern. Seems a shame to put that lovely of a fabric on an underskirt though... Perhaps a totally decadent housecoat? TV 432 would be drop-dead gorgeous if you could get the layout to work.
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« Reply #67 on: December 28, 2011, 01:35:46 pm »

Something like TV 225 or any of their 1890s skirts would look nice... the lines are smooth enough to show off the pattern. Seems a shame to put that lovely of a fabric on an underskirt though... Perhaps a totally decadent housecoat? TV 432 would be drop-dead gorgeous if you could get the layout to work.


Perhaps not so surprisingly, I was thinking of TV225 myself. Or TV208 ((Skirt A)) with a silver or rich cobalt for the apron. I can make the apron a little shorter too to show off more of the printed skirt. I think if I shorten the train I MIGHT be able to pull it off.  I don't think I have enough to pull off TV432 and to be honest it's not quite my style. Also thought maybe TV294 with TVE41?

Another thought I had was to use it for part of #1478 ((4th one down)) The 1891 Green Velvet & Satin Evening Dress.

The sheer material is so dark looks best with a very bright- almost neon- blue, green or fushia under it. Makes the whole deal really sparkle.
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« Reply #68 on: December 28, 2011, 03:18:00 pm »

I think you could make an awesome Cheongsam out of it.  With the peacocks flowing over the front of the skirt it would look stunning.
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« Reply #69 on: December 28, 2011, 03:19:55 pm »

Got a picture or pattern for that? I'm not entirely sure what a Cheongsam is.... :\
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« Reply #70 on: December 28, 2011, 03:23:57 pm »

Sure! 

Pattern - http://folkwear.com/122.html

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« Reply #71 on: December 28, 2011, 03:33:25 pm »

AH! Yes it would work pretty well one of those! Cheesy I've got several of those things in various brocade silks. There's a shop in my hometown that sells them for cheap.
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« Reply #72 on: December 28, 2011, 03:34:51 pm »

Oooh Nice.  I think they look so elegant.
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« Reply #73 on: December 28, 2011, 04:33:01 pm »

I'm almost finished making a bustle to wear over a skirt for New Year's Eve. had some trouble working out the pattern so i kinda ended up winging it a little. but really pleased with the result.... will get pics when i finally get a chance to wear it!

i got given the material because i "would know what to do with something like that" it's gorgeous, black and grey with a gold embroidered pattern Cheesy

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« Reply #74 on: December 30, 2011, 01:34:00 am »

Something like TV 225 or any of their 1890s skirts would look nice... the lines are smooth enough to show off the pattern. Seems a shame to put that lovely of a fabric on an underskirt though... Perhaps a totally decadent housecoat? TV 432 would be drop-dead gorgeous if you could get the layout to work.


Perhaps not so surprisingly, I was thinking of TV225 myself. Or TV208 ((Skirt A)) with a silver or rich cobalt for the apron. I can make the apron a little shorter too to show off more of the printed skirt. I think if I shorten the train I MIGHT be able to pull it off.  I don't think I have enough to pull off TV432 and to be honest it's not quite my style. Also thought maybe TV294 with TVE41?

Another thought I had was to use it for part of #1478 ((4th one down)) The 1891 Green Velvet & Satin Evening Dress.

The sheer material is so dark looks best with a very bright- almost neon- blue, green or fushia under it. Makes the whole deal really sparkle.


Hmm... That Edwardian combo is lovely. Were you thinking of doing both the skirt and waist in the peacock fabric? I'd be worried that it'd  be too much of  good thing. It'd look splendid if you did the waist in the silver or cobalt you mentioned... I'm not totally enthused with the idea of putting an apron over it, but I think that's just my kneejerk reaction to pretty, pretty fabric and it would likely look fine.

I'm going to stop babbling now and say that I like TV294+TVE41 best, followed by #1478, then the skirt and apron combos.
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