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Martha.myers, it is an Out of Print... from the mid 70s I think? ... Here's the pattern cover:


Butterick 6833

It's just three pattern pieces - front, back, and side,

I think I used to have that pattern in the 70s! 
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Beautiful top and dress Cherylanne! You're gorgeous pictures always make me want to take a vacation.:-)
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Morticiax, I can see that ensemble steampunked up with some great steampunky jewelry. I bet it's a lot of fun to wear. Good for you to upcycle two bedsheets--I bet no one ever guesses. For the ribbon trim, did you topstitch it on or did you use a product like Steam a Seam to hold it in place, with/without topstitching? And is that a crushed velvet lapel collar? You did a really nice job!


You can kind of tell, because the sheets were slightly different shades of blue, but I managed to make it work. The ribbon is actually just topstitched on. As for the collar, I'm not really sure what it is. I got it in a large bag of material I bought from a friend. It's sheer and has a bit of stiffness to it. It ended up wrinkled in the bag, but I thought it would add I nice texture and contrast as the collar and lapel :)

Morticiax, your outfit reminds me of McCalls 6770. I used the skirt pattern to make a dress for the lady who became Miss Rodeo Canada 2014. I loved that pattern as did the lady. I am sure it will look fabulous with some steampunk jewelry as Kathryn said. Enjoy wearing it.

Ann

That's actually the exact pattern I used. Did you have to do any adjustments on yours? I had to do some alterations to mine so that the waist and hips fit properly. But that may just be because I'm rather curvy.
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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: 2014 Stash Busting Challenge
« Last post by Ann on Today at 02:29:04 PM »
I have been making up some small items for draws at a CareFair in early May. In all I have used up another meter of fabric and have had fun. Next on the list is a toy car carrier. I like the fact I can do something quick and easy for a while.

Ann
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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Duchess of Cambridge as a SWAP example
« Last post by Ann on Today at 02:27:04 PM »
Kate is a wonderful at putting together her wardrobe so she can reuse pieces over the course of her trip. She showed that when she was in Canada last year.

Vogue show cased her in this lovely dress and I am sure the pattern they suggest will fly out of the pattern drawers. I do like it but don't wear dresses.


Ann
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Fabrics / Stretch lace fabric for leggings/tights
« Last post by CindyHa on Today at 02:23:19 PM »
I love making my own leggings/tights, and would like to make some out of a lace or lace looking material.  I've been looking at some sites on the web, but can't tell from descrptions I've seen so far if they'd be beefy enough for tights/leggings.  Does anyone have any recommendations for sources?
Thanks!
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Ruth, a great Ziggi jacket. It is the perfect piece for a monochromatic swap.

Morticiax, your outfit reminds me of McCalls 6770. I used the skirt pattern to make a dress for the lady who became Miss Rodeo Canada 2014. I loved that pattern as did the lady. I am sure it will look fabulous with some steampunk jewelry as Kathryn said. Enjoy wearing it.

Ann
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Site News and Announcements / Re: Sandbox IV
« Last post by fzxdoc on Today at 02:17:46 PM »
Love the hat, Morticiax! You rock!

Congrats on figuring out the photo posting thing so quickly.

Kathryn
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Morticiax, I can see that ensemble steampunked up with some great steampunky jewelry. I bet it's a lot of fun to wear. Good for you to upcycle two bedsheets--I bet no one ever guesses. For the ribbon trim, did you topstitch it on or did you use a product like Steam a Seam to hold it in place, with/without topstitching? And is that a crushed velvet lapel collar? You did a really nice job!

Ruth, I commented over on the StyleArc topic, but I have to say again how kewl your Ziggi jacket is. I can't believe how cracked leather-looking that jersey is. I bet the minute you saw the fabric you knew immediately that another Ziggi was in your immediate future!

Kathryn
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:) Thank you both. I'm actually the kind of odd ball who would wear something like this on a daily basis just cause. I love the style.
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