August 24, 2007


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I just have to glue the headpiece to the headband..and then I am DONE. =)


August 23, 2007

Nearing the end

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:22 pm by sewcrazy4fashion

I’m getting closer and closer to finishing the dress. I have the zipper sewn in, so the dress is wearable now. I also have the cape made, and just have to attached the buttons and elastic to hold it into the dress.

I’ve completed the bloomers, and will start the crown tonight. I really want to be DONE by the weekend.

As I was reading back in my blog and saw that I stated on Sunday, July 29, 2007, “Some dressmakers think attaching the skirt to the top is the worst, but I haven’t had much trouble there thankfully”

Ha! I’m eating my words now. This dress was very very difficult to attached, and that’s putting it lightly.

August 21, 2007

From sketch to reality

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August 19, 2007


Posted in Uncategorized at 11:36 pm by sewcrazy4fashion

Okay, now that that’s out of my system….

The Skirt is attached to the top!
I think I’ve aged myself 10 years after that fight….

The Lining

August 17, 2007


Posted in Uncategorized at 2:38 pm by sewcrazy4fashion

The skirt is together! I have to do some adjustments to the top, and then I can sew it to the skirt. My goal is to have the pieces attached and zipper in by Sunday night.

August 15, 2007

Ready for assembly!

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:15 pm by sewcrazy4fashion

After 4 1/2 hours of satin stitching, I had the panels all finished. I got my Dad to cut the boning for me (had to use a special machine, as the wire cutters were worthless) and I cut all of the stiffener.

Before work this morning I got the lining cut out, and borrowed my aunt’s camera for pictures (will post later after she emails them)

Now after I relax a little, and dinner is all cleaned up, I’ll start getting this thing together!

August 14, 2007

"Joann run"

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:37 pm by sewcrazy4fashion

I went to Joann’s today and picked up a very pretty brocade fabric in shades of aqua in a swirled pattern. I also bought two celtic buttons for the cape, and elastic for the bloomers. My thread is going to arrive any moment now, and then I’ll be embroidering like a mad-woman!

A little off topic, but I’ve come up with an idea for the Art contest at the IAANJ feis, so I think I’ll enter….

All appliques ironed on

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:04 am by sewcrazy4fashion

I have all of the appliques iron on, the pleats overlay fabric ironed on, and the back stiffener cut out. My thread is supposed to arrive tomorrow, then I can really get cracking.

August 11, 2007

All appliques are cut

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:30 pm by sewcrazy4fashion

I now have all of the appliques cut out. I ran out of thread though, and have to wait for it to come in the mail.
I had purchased the last three threads of Sulky “Pastel jade” at Joanns a few weeks ago, and they weren’t getting a shipment until Tuesday, and even then there was no guarantee they’d have the color I needed, so I ordered online. They still only had 5 spools of the color though! I’m hoping that’ll get me finished on the dress…

August 7, 2007

Bodice together

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:56 am by sewcrazy4fashion

I’ve put the top together! I’m a little annoyed at some puckering on the top, and I’m thinking I’ll have to do a little tweaking…

(pay no attention to the polka dot pajamas!)

I’m thrilled with the sleeves:

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