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Or as finished as they are going to be, I had continued lacing fail and for the sake of my sanity called uncle. More on that, as well as more pictures under the Cut )
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A little while ago I hit up a local beading store that was going out of business for lacing for my Jodhpurs. Since It was 60% off I bought 40 yards. Today I started to space out the yardage.
Back panels 14 yards x 2 + front panels 13 yards X 2 = total 54 yards!

Soooo I need to buy more lacing, anyone interested in splitting a spool with me?
First choice: http://www.cheeptrims.com/store/item.asp?Category=98&SubCategoryID=371&GroupID&SKU=CR-805
Second choice: http://www.cheeptrims.com/store/item.asp?Category&SubCategoryID&GroupID&SKU=CR-818

Or if anyone is interested in the original cording, it would be nice to apply my investment towards the new stuff. Message me if interested!

Pictures!!! )
Aside from the Lacing Failure, the pants are now 100% done and have been graded by my teacher. Today I started the Collars + Sleeves Section, fallowed by jackets. I am so excited for the Napoleon collar!
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I finished the first of the two pairs of Apparel arts Pants last week, but turned them in this week because I was sick. I hope to finish the Second pair this week. The waistband is almost done, then it is just buttonholes and adding the decorative lacing.

Pictures! )
The pants have a total of 16 1/2 buttons. When i was sewing them on I noticed that I had lost one. I went back to the store and they were all out! Luckily the lady sold me the sample (at a discount even!) Another reason why Stone Mountain and Daughter is awesome!
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I think I have guilted myself out of sewing the Stripe High waisted Pants. I don't know how to really explain this, but it's a combo of several things I have had floating around in my head the past few weeks. The black Pair is completely done, so my School requirement is completely met once I finish the Jodhpurs. The stripy-ness was just for fun, and because I love stripes!

The one kink to this? I already ordered the stripe duck and can't return it. As far as new uses...I have been thinking corded petticoat? I have my romantic corset all cut out, so making a corded petti would come after that. A class I saw advertised online recommended using striped fabric. The finished result would be very Colleen Atwood-esque, and covered by other skirts anyway.
Other possible projects could be a Corset, Bustle, or save the fabric for the Jackets Section of my pattern making course. All of these I have a much less immediate use for than the Quilted petti, which is why they are second in my mind.

Ug, sewing the lining in these pants the other day took forever. It was the height of my sickness and my brain couldn't handle hand-sewing apparently :( On the bright side the Shiny-ness and Stripy-ness of it makes me incredibly amused. I really wish I had more of this fabric (It was a scrap from a dress I made while back) if I had more of it I would use it to line EVERYTHING! It's cotton, and you can't feel the metallic threads at all, that is, they are not scratchy.

And Now I take a deep breath and return to making Flats. The worse Illustrator flaw ever?? Crashing while saving, so you LOSE EVERYTHING!!!
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I have gotten quite a bit done on the Apparel Arts pants! The two pairs has also morphed into *three* pants now, but more about that under the Cut. )
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I'v finally gotten to the section of my pattern drafting course were I get to make two original design pants (I had to draft 10 basic styles first) Yesterday I finished sewing up both of the mock-ups, and today I had a fitting in class. NO MAJOR CHANGES WEEE!!! This is such a releif! So far pants have been giving me a lot of trouble; I had to re-draft my sloper three times :(
Thankfully that all seems to be sorted out now, most of the changes were small and I was able to do them in class. I love that making myself pants counts as homework!

My teacher took some photos while I was in class, but unfortunately she used a flash and they came out a bit...see through :/ I took some new ones in front of the mirror, unfortunately it is a little harder to see the details with the lighting.

Photos )


Oct. 14th, 2010 09:18 pm
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I have officially Finished the Mad Men and the Army Girl dress. These are the two dress designs I had to make to pass into the next sections of my pattern making course. I tried them on in class, had them approved by my teacher and have gotten my new assignment-pockets leading into pants.

I really wish I wasn't making the "gah I have allergies" face in this pic.

I have more information about the two dresses, and more pictures under the cut. )

Also, the vote for my jacket has reached 39 votes, um, I LOVE YOU ALL!!!
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Since I have class tomorrow, today (after I went grocery and fabric shopping) I worked on the Army Girl Dress. I wanted to get it in wearable condition so I could try it on in front of my teacher before I finished it. Along with the MadMen dress that will give me two dresses to try on and (hopefully) finish over the weekend.

Photos of Me Wearing the Dress )
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Yesterday I managed to make it out to Santa Rosa for the 3rd annual Hand Car Regatta. It was VERY not 99 Degrees? But also insanely fun. (http://handcar-regatta.com/) Sadly I did not have my camera with me, So no pictures :( One of my friends was working a booth, and another was actually in the race with his uncle. I think their car was the Cyclone Speeder?

I was good and only bought one thing, the world tiniest hat! It's mounted onto a fancy hairpin.

I'v made a little progress on the Army Girl dress, mainly the massive amount of piping.

I also started working on my dress for the GBACG MadMen Event: http://www.gbacg.org/current/mad-men-cocktails.html I'm using the same pattern as the army girl dress, but with a pencil skirt instead of a flared one. Photos )
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As one of my birthday presents I got this book of Costume Design Illustrations by Ertes. It is of two plays (One late 18th century, the other Mid-Victorian) Done in an Art Nouveau style. They are very pretty!


This White dress was my favorite of the whole book, I am severly tempted to make it...someday!

army girl dress

I also have been working on my second Apparel Arts dress: http://izodiea.livejournal.com/20148.html#cutid2

The Pattern can be seen above, and the mock-up of the dress can be seen Here )
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Having class 8:30-6pm on a Monday was a bad Idea, how the hell do people go to work so long!

Anyway, I'v been making fast progress on the regency gown (Well, fast for me!) Public transit has been very helpful in giving me "time" to hand roll the ruffle edges and other hand sewing bits.

As of writing this, I have my bodice cut out and partially basted, skirt and sleeves assembled, and three ruffles left to hem!


More Pictures etc. )
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I started taking pattern drafting classes (In addition to my full-time school FIDM) last December at Apparel Arts (http://www.apparel-arts.com/). It's a go at your own pace program where you learn skirts, moulage, lines (Like princess empire etc), necklines (Where I am) collars, pockets, sleeves and pants. Everything you do you draft to your own measurements, by the time you finish you have several slopers on tag and about 100 patterns custom fitted to you. It is AMAZING!!!

Pattern drafting, and fitting (especially fitting) is still one of my weaker skills, so being in such a specialized class every week has helped me improve bit by bit!

Most of the time you sew the patterns you draft up in muslin. Then, to graduate out of each section you sew two garments up in fashion fabric. For the skirts section I made the skirts below. For the Lines+necklines I am working on two dresses currently.


skirts! )

Dresses! )


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